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  • Registration is now open for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, to take place September 10-12 in Atlanta. Early bird pricing is available, in addition to member-only rates for trade show-only registrants. To register and review additional information on show events, click here. 
  • The Glass Association of North America announced that the 2014 Annual Conference will take place February 3-7, 2014, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Florida. The conference will feature working meetings of the GANA Divisions, as well as various committee, subcommittee and task group meetings. It also will feature a general session to provide education and technical information for...
  • Scott Thomsen, president of Guardian Industries Global Flat Glass Group, will give the opening speech at Glass Performance Days Finland, scheduled for June 11-15 in Tampere. Guardian technologists and scientists, including Brent Boyce from the company’s Science & Technology Center and Marcus Frank from Guardian Europe, will also present at the conference.GPD 2013 will focus on glass...
  • The final program for Glass Performance Days Finland 2013, taking place June 11-15 in Tampere, is now available. The theme of this year's event will be "glass performance, design and sustainability."Among the workshops to be held is GPD's Coating Technology and Applications session, which will feature presentations on the latest in coating materials, process and equipment technology. According to...
  • When the glass industry comes to Greenbelt, Md., in mid-April every year for the Glass Expo, the consensus is, "it's always a great show!" This year was no different for the April 17 regional trade show hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, a strong chapter organization of the National Glass Association. This year's event attracted more than 75 suppliers from across the country and...
  • glasstec 2014 will take place Oct. 21-24, 2014, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Exhibitor applications will be available online beginning June 2013. The event will once again run concurrently with solarpeq, International Trade Fair for Solar Production Equipment.For further information on visiting or exhibiting at glasstec 2014, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America.
  • Since the 1940s, the Glass House in New Canaan, Conn., has served as a place of inspiration and education across creative disciplines. A site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, it will host the 2013 Conversations in Context beginning this May, supported by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope.During Conversations in Context, visitors will explore the Glass House compound during evening...
  • The 26th Annual Glass Expo, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, will take place April 17, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md. The table-top show is the only glass exposition in the Washington, D.C., area that features the latest products and services related to architectural glass and glazing, automotive glass and repair, curtain wall and storefront...
  • Check out more conference coverage from @KDevlinGlassThe major theme of the 2013 BEC Conference can be summed up in the title of its keynote presentation: Battle for the Wall."Our true competitors are solid surface walls," said Scott Thomsen, president of the Global Flat Glass Group, Guardian Industries, during his keynote talk. "There is pressure to lower the window-to-wall ratio worldwide. ......
  • Registration is now open for GPD Finland 2013, to be held June 11-15 in Tampere, Finland. Final program details will be available soon, according to GPD organizers. To register, visit www.gpd.fi. 
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...