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Volume 6   Issue 8               September  2005

Fall Show - Sneak Peak
Learn what you can expect from IGM/FW 2005 and
Win-door North America 2005

Don’t miss the upcoming fenestration excitement. Boston is the site for interGLASSmetal/FENESTRATION world 2005, also known as IGM/FW, and Toronto will be the host city for Win-door North America 2005 again this year. What can you expect to see at IGM/FW and Win-door? The answer is amazing product demonstrations and exhibitions, industry discussions, educational seminars and the greatest networking opportunities this fall.

interGLASSmetal/FENESTRATION world 2005 is scheduled for November 1-3 at the brand new Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston.

Buyers and sellers in fenestration machinery, flat and architectural glass, and the world of windows and doors will get a chance to meet face-to-face amidst exciting new technology, live assembly lines and demonstrations, and a fresh roster of educational seminars, according to show organizers.

The 15th biennial edition show is ideal for those seeking advanced technologies in processing equipment, materials and services for the fenestration and flat glass and industries. Manufacturers and fabricators of residential/commercial windows and doors or completed or assembled products and systems for residential and/or commercial glazing will benefit from the show, as well as glass retailers, distributors, wholesalers, architects and specifiers.

There are many dynamic companies planning to exhibit at IGM/FW 2005. An overview of the show floor is available at www.igmfw.com, and may be accessed by clicking on floor plan. 
Sensational Seminars

IGM/FW has put together a series of cutting edge seminars for 2005. Low-maintenance glass, glazing, lean manufacturing, gas filling, field testing, sound control, the future of the industry and much, more will be discussed in detail. Sign up now to reserve your seat, and all seminar attendees receive free unlimited admission to IGM/FW 2005’s exhibit hall, according to show organizers.

Those who just want to visit the show floor can register online at no charge. Go to www.igmfw.com. Under the attendee menu, click on “Registration.” Your badge will be waiting for you at the show.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
The new Boston Convention and Exhibition located in the heart of Boston at 415 Summer Street, is the largest exhibition center in the Northeast. Just minutes from 35,000 hotel rooms in such historic locations as the Seaport District, downtown, the financial district, Back Bay and Cambridge, BCEC is also just a short walk from the city’s best restaurants, city sights and landmarks. It is also less than 10 minutes from Logan International Airport.

Hotel Information
The hotels recommended for the show’s website are the NINE ZERO Hotel at 90 Tremont Street, Hyatt Harborside at Boston’s Logan International Airport at101 Harborside Drive, the Hyatt Regency Boston - Financial District at One Avenue de Lafayette, the Seaport Hotel at One Seaport Lane and the Hilton Boston Logan Airport at 85 Terminal Road. For more information, visit www.igmfw.com

Being in Boston
Marvel at “The Big Dig” and how it has transformed Boston. From curbside at Logan Airport to the convention center in under 10 minutes. 

Make the most of your time by taking advantages of the many attractions that adorn greater Boston, such as walk the Freedom Trail, visit Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, experience a recreation of the Boston Tea Party, visit the Boston Common and the Public Garden or visit the Boston Harbor Islands. As the progenitor of early and revolutionary-era America, Boston’s history is revealed in its abundance of quaint streets, lively markets and captivating museums. Even the most experienced shopping connoisseur will find delight at Newbury Street, Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.

Don’t miss the October issue of DWM for a preview of products that will be featured at the show. 

(See pages 32-39 for more info).

Making Plans for Win-door North America 2005
One of the largest fenestration and door industry events in North America will take place at Win-door North America 2005, to be held November 15-17 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building. The show is being sponsored by the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association (CWDMA). Exhibitors choose to demonstrate products and services at Win-door because is the perfect venue to demonstrate products and services and because it’s a great opportunity to boost sales, expand markets cost-effectively in three days, meet buyers from across North America and around the world under one roof and learn about the latest industry standards and trends. 

“Win-door North America was designed to be the most effective sales tool for members and non-member companies to meet the entire Canadian fenestration market in one place at one time,” said Patrick Shield of Shield Associates, the host of the show. “The focus has been maintained by a dedicated group of industry exhibitors on the show committee.” 

Attendees can stroll the aisles of the show to see the latest exhibits from leading companies in the door and window industries. It is also a great opportunity to network with peers by participating in discussions about the future of the industry. Those attending include interested decision-makers looking for what’s new in today’s marketplace, industry specialists demonstrating new ideas, new technology and creative solutions and more than 2,500 door and window manufacturers from across North America and around the world, according to show organizers.

“Knowledge and information are key ingredients to the success of any manufacturing business today,” says Ron Vandenbrink, show chair, of Trimlite Canada of Vancouver. “Therefore the association and the show have responded to survey results from show visitors for topical seminars on issues relating to many aspects of their fenestration businesses.”

For more information, visit www.windoorshow.com.

Seminars and Technical Sessions
There will be a wide range of educational seminars and technical sessions to attend at the show, including Condensation - the Whys and the Hows, which will take a look at the conditions that cause condensation and some of the ways to reduce the potential of condensation forming, and Opportunities for Installer Certification, a session designed to look at certification programs, and potential opportunities for CWDMA to play a key role in raising the bar for professionalism within the industry (see box above for complete seminar schedule).

“Knowledge and information are key ingredients to the success of any manufacturing business today” says Ron Vandenbrink, show chair, of Trimlite Canada of Vancouver. “Therefore the association and the show have responded to survey results from show visitors for topical seminars on issues relating to many aspects of their fenestration businesses.”

Getting Around
Attendees can park free at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building underground parking garage (Bremner Blvd. and Lower Simcoe Street) adjacent to the show floor. It is also walking distance from the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district. 

Official hotels for Win-door 2005 are Fairmont Royal York Hotel located at 100 Front Street West, the InterContinental Toronto Centre at 225 Front Street West, the Renaissance Toronto Hotel-Skydome at1 Blue Jays, and the Radisson Admiral Toronto Harbourfront at 249 Queen’s Quay West. For more information, visit www.windoorshow.com

Tour of Toronto
Toronto is Canada’s largest city and is where cultures, art and business collide. Situated along the northern shore of Lake Ontario, the city lies on the shore of Lake Ontario, the easternmost of the Great Lakes. Home to more than two million people, the city is the key to one of North America’s most vibrant regions, the greater Toronto area. 

You won’t to miss the sights and sounds of Toronto, from the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Ontario Science Centre, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, just to name a few. One famous attraction is the CN Tower, a structure with elevators that shoot upwards at 15 mph and cover a distance of 1,135 feet in 58 seconds.

Looking out on a clear day, one’s view can include Niagara Falls and Rochester, N.Y. 

Harbourfront is a lively area with a hive of cultural and artistic activity on the shore of the lake.

Harbourfront Centre holds more than 4,000 theatrical and musical events every year. For animal lovers, the Toronto Zoo has more than 5,500 animals representing 460 different species. 

Casa Loma is a castle that overlooks the city on land that once marked the shoreline of Lake Iroquois 12,000 years ago. Lastly, Niagara Falls is only an hour’s drive from Toronto and has 35 million gallons of water rushing over the falls every minute. 

Win-door New Product Area Sponsored by DWM
In its inaugural year last year, the new product area was such a hit that organizers are bringing it back this year. Exhibitors will display their new products in this one central location where attendees can stop by to view product information, etc. To learn how to be a part of the new product area, contact Holly Biller at 540/720-5584 x 123. Don’t miss the November issue of DWM for a preview of products that will be featured at the show. 

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