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  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is launching a new education program during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-11, 2014.The content experts at Glass Magazine and Window & Door, official publications of the National Glass Association, are producing a series of 20-minute glass and fenestration business and product sessions free...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association held its annual Glass Expo April 30, drawing 76 vendors and 823 total participants to Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md. Attendance numbers were slightly down from the 2013 Glass Expo, which organizers attributed to rain storms.“Despite the rain and weather the atmosphere had a positive feel to it and most everyone seemed excited about the turnout and the...
  • Fenestration Canada's 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference will be held June 12-14 at the Fort Gerry hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The advance hotel reservation deadline—to secure a single or double room at the reduced rate of $149/night—is Monday May 12th. Registration information, program content, forms and link to a room reservations portal are all available on the Association's website...
  • Registration is now open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference. Those interested can register by Wednesday, May 14, to take advantage of the discounted early bird rate of $875. 
  • Exhibitor registration numbers for glasstec 2014 are comparable to the 2012 event, despite an uncertain economic situation in the flat glass sector, tradeshow officials report. In 2012, 1,175 companies representing glass engineering, glass manufacturing and glass crafts participated, with 66 percent attending from outside Germany.For further information on attending or exhibiting at glasstec...
  • The 27th annual Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo will be held Wednesday, April 30, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md.The event, hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, will feature tabletop displays highlighting: architectural glass and glazing products, automotive glass and repair products, curtain wall and storefront systems, equipment and machinery, tools, mirrors,...
  • Registration is now open for Canada’s national commercial glazing conference, the 2014 Glass Connections Conference and Trade Show. The event, hosted by the Canadian Glass Association, is set to take place June 4-5 at the Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview & Conference Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.Glass Connections Conference & Trade Show is a highly focused educational and networking...
  • The glass industry is entering a time of major change that will present challenges and opportunities, and drive innovation, according to speakers during the Building Envelope Contractors Conference, March 16-18, in Las Vegas.“The only way to get from where we are now to where we need to be in the future is through innovation,” said Mic Patterson, vice president of strategic development at the...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council is offering a virtual attendance option for the Spring Committee Week meeting being held March 24-26 in Memphis, Tenn. “We recognize...that schedules do not always allow the time for travel,” says Jessica Finn, NFRC membership coordinator. “Because participation is the number one benefit of NFRC membership, this year we are providing the opportunity...
  • More than 100 attendees gathered in San Francisco last week for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance 2014 Winter Conference. The meeting included several days of committee and task group meetings, followed by two days of educational seminars.In addition to the group’s extensive technical activities, the meeting agenda included discussion of Life Cycle Assessment for windows and processed...
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  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...