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IGMA Summer Conference registration is open


June 21, 2013
By Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance

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halifaxJuly 2, 2013 – Registration for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance 2013 Summer Conference is now open on the IGMA website. The program will focus on insulating glass quality and testing. The conference is scheduled for August 7th to 10th, 2013, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel and Resort. IGMA events feature the top minds from the IG industry with many networking opportunities at interesting events such as the Strolling Culinary Tour and Tall Ship Dinner Cruise.

halifaxJuly 2, 2013 – Registration for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance 2013
Summer Conference is now open on the IGMA website. The program will focus on
insulating glass quality and testing. The conference is scheduled for August 7
to 10 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel and
Resort. IGMA events feature the top minds from the IG industry with many
networking opportunities at interesting events such as the Strolling Culinary
Tour and Tall Ship Dinner Cruise.

The major focus of the conference is product quality, specifically through
certification, testing and in-house quality systems with presentations by Dan
Braun (ATI) on NFRC 706, IG Certification requirements for thermal performance
and current prequalification strategies under development at IGMA. The Thursday
session will feature “Current Failure Trends in the Industry” presented by Bill
Lingnell, of Lingnell Consulting Services and IGMA Technical Consulting.

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Mike Burk (Quanex), an adult education specialist will lead a hands-on training
session titled “In-House Testing for Manufacturing Facilities.”

“Continuous quality improvement can lead to a higher first time pass rate on
Insulating Glass certifications,” said Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director.
The talk will focus on key failure modes and in-house testing throughout the
insulating glass production that can help improve end product quality and
consistency. Using a team approach to problem solving, Mike will develop cause
and effect diagrams (fishbone diagrams) to visually identify root cases of
common effects. This will help bring out a more thorough exploration of the
issues behind each identified issue and will also give each attendee a tangible
take away from the session, which can be used in the facility.

“IGMA has always done an excellent job combining technical expertise with fun
networking opportunities,” said IGMA President Frank Caporiccio of PPG Industries.
This year, the event will have three unique networking events. The Harbour
Queen I Dinner Cruise will feature the harbour area and the strolling culinary
tours will take in the flavours of the area. On Tuesday evening, there is also
a joint reception with the IGCC.

Related Link
www.igmaonline.org



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