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  • Solar as a trend has so far been mainly in Europe, says Russell J. Ebeid, president, Glass Group, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills. Mich. “Europeans have always been into use of glass of unique nature; whereas U.S. is more vanilla [in its use of unique glass], not exotic,” he said. “And that’s because the builders in the U.S. don’t pay for exotic.” The U...
  • In addition to solar technology and products, the 20th glasstec was a treasure house of gorgeous and innovative decorative glass. Other than decorative glass booths that looked like pieces of art, stunning decorative glass panels—painted, acid-etched, silk-screened, sandblasted and more--surrounded the glass technology symposium area. The eye-catcher of the show was a bent bridge of cold-...
  • Despite the abysmal economy in the U.S. and abroad, glasstec ended on a successful note with more than 1,300 exhibitors and more than 55,000 visitors from across the world. The attendance was a slight improvement over last glasstec, according to a Messe Dusseldorf release, Oct. 25. About 58 percent of the visitors were from outside of Germany. France, Italy and the U.S. posted increases in their...
  • In the face of hard financial news, GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo gave the industry reason to hope business conditions could improve. Many exhibitors and attendees deemed the show Oct. 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center a success.Show management reported its verified visitor figure as 8,019 and total registration figure as 9,292. The 2008 show featured 485 exhibitors,...
  • Despite economic crisis, execs see new products, markets as key to profiting
    Businesses across the U.S. struggle to keep afloat as the U.S. goes though a financial meltdown and spreads it globally. At the Glazing Executives Forum, Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst, Institute for Trend Research, Concord, N.H., presented less-than-sunny reports in his economic forecast presentation. Negative growth rates will continue through the fourth quarter and result in further contraction...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., hosted local architects during the Architects of a Better Mind educational seminar presented at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Oct. 6 and 7.
  • GlassBuild America concluded at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Show management reported its verified visitor figure for Las Vegas as 8,019.
  • Topeka, Kan.-based Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association's proposed voluntary standard for the manufacture and installation of bath enclosures was submitted this past week to ASTM Subcommittee C14.08 on Flat Glass for adoption.Ron Biberdorf, marketing manager for Craftsman Fabricated Glass, Houston, and member of BEMA’s Standards Committee, shared the news during the association’s...
  • North America’s largest glass and fenestration trade show had its final day at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
  • Las Vegas seems to be like a second home to the glass industry. In 2008, Glass Week and the Building Envelope Contractors Conference went back to back there. It will happen again in 2009. The Glass Fabrication & Glazing Education Conference also met in Vegas this past spring. And GlassBuild America sets up shop in Sin City every other year, including this year.So, what do you do in Vegas when...
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