Event reports
Glass is playing an ever increasing role in the generation of heat and electricity through sunlight, which means an increasingly lucrative market is now opening up for the glass industry.
Glassex, the U.K.’s only dedicated window trade exhibition, passed away on Jan. 20 after a long illness.
PROSTARS, an alliance of independent glass shop retailers in the U.S., has expanded to Canada with Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) in New York, conducting the recruitment for the program.
The mood at the GlassBuild America show held this year in Las Vegas, Nev., from Oct. 6-8 could be summed up in two words; cautiously optimistic. Yes, attendance was down and the show had fewer exhibitors than previous years, but as with all things in life and business, the event is about quality not quantity.
With layoffs continuing in the manufacturing sector in both Canada and the United States and fuel prices steadily rising, the outlook for North American economy is uncertain. Glass Canada spoke to representatives of several companies to see how they are coping.
With more than 1,000 exhibitors reserving more than 705,000 square feet of exhibit space, glasstec 2008 promises to be the largest trade show to date in its history.
Ross Wady, president for the Glass Trades Association (GTA) of Northern Alberta in Edmonton, submits this report: “Business is good here in Alberta. Nevertheless, our buoyant economy produces some challenges and the GTA is addressing a number of these. One challenge is a chronic shortage of skilled trades people.
Barber Glass Industries in Guelph, Ontario, will soon offer 130 by 240 inch oversized glass fabrication when it opens its newest facility in Collingwood, Ontario.
Victor Day, Regional Auto Glass in Simcoe, Ontario.
With component manufacturers constantly developing better products and window dealers promoting their added value to consumers, the window industry has seen a steady acceptance in the market for quality products.
Unique partnering of companies sets a new precedent in the autoglass industry.
Continuing its reputation of listening and acting upon feedback from exhibitors and visitors to the Win-door North America show, organizers returned to the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) after an overwhelming number of show participants gave it ‘two thumbs up’.
The Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association (CWDMA) will host Win-door North America 2006 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building) from November 14 to 16.
Warren Bennewies of Warren Auto Glass is a prime example of how quality workmanship breeds success.
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