Editorial: December 2010
By Mike Davey
By Mike Davey
In creating this Buyers Guide, our overriding goal was to make sure
that every segment of our readership was served. Whether you’re an
architect, a glazing contractor, a window manufacturer, a designer or a
fabricator, the 2011 edition of the Glass Canada Buyers Guide can help
you find what you need, when you need it.
Welcome to the Glass Canada Buyers for someone to provide tools, products, machinery or software, you’ll find them here.
In creating this Buyers Guide, our overriding goal was to make sure that every segment of our readership was served. Whether you’re an architect, a glazing contractor, a window manufacturer, a designer or a fabricator, the 2011 edition of the Glass Canada Buyers Guide can help you find what you need, when you need it. It’s information right at your fingertips, whether you’re in the office, in the shop, or at a job site.
Finding out who offers the products and tools you need is a snap. Say you’re looking for gas filling machinery. Simply turn to the “Equipment & Machinery” listings and run your finger down the list until you get to the subcategory for gas filling. You’ll find a comprehensive list of companies involved in gas filling machinery sales and service. Then you can look them up in the “Industry Suppliers” section to find out more about each individual company.
You can also access an online version through www.glasscanadamag.com . All entries are clearly categorized and marked, making it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Each entry in the “Industry Suppliers” section offers complete contact information, including address, telephone and fax numbers, and company website. Very often there’s a contact name as well, so you’re not stuck on your end of the phone saying, “I want to speak to someone who deals with…”
I think that alone makes this a great resource for the glass professional. However, the Buyers Guide can do a lot more for you than simply help you find the suppliers you need quickly and easily. There’s also a comprehensive listing of professional associations for every aspect of the Canadian glass industry. If you’re a member of one of these associations, then you already know how valuable they can be. If you’re not, it might be time to reconsider.
Two of our feature articles in this issue focus on association-related events. First up, we have our comprehensive coverage of Win-Door 2010. This is a great event to see what’s new in the world of windows, and it’s largely because the influence of the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association (CWDMA) is as expansive as it is.
The other big association event is our review (and preview) of Glass Connections, the inaugural event for the Canadian Glass Association (CGA). Our coverage of this event is good, but there’s nothing that can compare with actually being there. Luckily, that’s something you still have a chance to do. The CGA has announced that it will hold another Glass Connections event in May 2011. This time the venue will be the Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto. You can find more information on this upcoming event on page 7 of this issue, and online at www.canadianglassassociation.com . •