Irma came, saw and kicked some serious glass. Without a doubt, Hurricane Irma had a major impact on the 2017 GlassBuild America trade show held in Atlanta, Ga., from September 12 to 14. Attendance figures weren’t available at press time, however pretty much every attendee had some sort of flight casualty story including cancellations, major delays and insane landings.
Emotions were running a little higher than normal amid the fun of the Ontario Glass and Metal Association’s fall golf tournament Sept. 21 at The Country Club in Woodbridge, Ont. Frank Fulton of Fultech Fenestration Consulting was presented with his Lifetime Achievement Award by longtime friend andfellow award recipient, Ennio Rea of Trulite.
Sept. 14, 2017 - Day Three at GlassBuild America in Atlanta featured the "Best in Show" Awards, presented to six companies in recognition of their overall exhibit presence. Winners were chosen after review by an anonymous peer panel including sales, marketing, and operations professionals from the residential and commercial glass industries.
Sept. 14, 2017 - Day One at GlassBuild America kicked off with the Opening Session, which featured a dynamic message from keynote speaker and generational expert Cam Marston as well as an important announcement from the National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America (see event news below). The 12th Annual Glazing Executives Forum, Window & Door Dealer Days, and a full lineup of Express Learning educational sessions also highlighted Day One at GlassBuild America.
Sept. 7, 2017 - GlassBuild organizers have posted a message online updating the industry as to the status of the show in light of the approaching hurricane Irma. The show is still scheduled to go forward at this time.
Sept. 7, 2017 - With strong roots in the North American IGU markets, Inagas - the leading supplier of gas filling solutions - will be back at GlassBuild America 2017 with even more innovations. It’s fitting that Inagas is showcasing its range in conjunction with distributor partner, Quanex Building Products on Booth 1919 under theme of The Future of Fenestration is Here.
Sept. 7, 2017 - Registration for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2017 Fall Conference in Greenville, North Carolina, is now open, and AAMA members can register online. Early bird rates are available until Sat., Sept. 23, and the conference takes place Oct. 15-18 at the Hyatt Regency Greenville.
Aug. 9, 2017 - The GANA Fall Conference is a gathering of the leading glass and glazing experts in North America. The Conference is your opportunity to help define industry standards and elevate design and construction communities by creating the expertise that advances the use of architectural glass.
The Canadian Glass Association’s Glass Connections conference hit a home run when it returned to Burnaby, B.C., in June, offering high caliber educational and networking opportunities with local, national and U.S. glazing leaders. The welcome reception on June 7 was a success with many sticking around until late singing everything from “Sweet Caroline” to “Sweet Child o’ Mine” at the casino’s dueling piano bar.
July 20, 2017 - FENBC has been listening. This year our annual conference has some changes.
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance will host its Summer Conference next week, July 31 to Aug. 1 at the Sheraton Centre Montreal. IGMA conferences represent one of the best opportunities in the industry to learn about the latest science and technology and coming updates to codes, standards and test methods for architectural glazing.
July 13, 2017 - Every two years, LiSEC Germany organizes the meanwhile established technology days. This year, the technology days were held in Isernhagen near Hannover on June 20th and 21st under the motto "Solutions that fit". Around 60 specialists from the glass industry caught up on current topics and trends of glass processing.
June 23, 2017 - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) invited Michael Collins, Building Industry Advisors, to address those at the 2017 AAMA Summer Conference about both the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in the wake of the new Trump administration. Collins gave a forecast on how Trump's influence on matters such as immigration, China trade, health care and other big news topics could have on the industry.
June 23, 2017 - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) heard an overview of U.S. trade orders on Chinese aluminum extrusions and their impact on the curtain wall industry, thanks to Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) President Jeff Henderson. Henderson spoke during a session at the AAMA National Summer Conference, June 18-21 in Newport, Rhode Island, about a 2011 AEC victory in a trade case against the People's Republic of China, and the impact of its ruling.
June 23, 2017 - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) hosted Chip Gentry, founding member of Call & Gentry Law Group, to advise those at the conference about the important role of both proper installation and good insurance when it comes to avoiding litigation.
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