Volume 34, Number 1, January 1999


USGOpenings Column

GED Offers Training Courses

Glass Equipment Development, Inc. of Twinsburg, OH, offers a number of training courses for its customers. The courses, which are held in its 24,000-square-foot facility, are taught by three full-time instructors and feature instruction in theory and hands-on training. Currently offered by the company are an operator training course for the Intercept™ frame machine, a basic maintenance course for the Intercept frame machine, an extruder/hot melt pump/desiccant station maintenance training course, a cutting system basic maintenance training course, an Integrid operator and maintenance training course and a WinSystem 1® seminar. The courses are open to operators, maintenance personnel, plant managers, IG supervisors and office personnel utilizing GED equipment and software.

Swiggle® Seal Sales Tools Available On CD-ROM

TruSeal Technologies Inc. of Beachwood, OH, has introduced a sales tool called The Simple Facts. According to the company, the sales and marketing kit has been formatted to Windows™-compatible CD-ROMs and disks to provide window manufacturers and dealers with a customizable sales and marketing tool. The kit contains support materials for Swiggle’s thermal performance and durable properties and warranty information.

CWDMA Releases Canadian Study

The Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association (CWDMA) has released the Study of the Canadian Market for Windows and Doors (1997). The study, which covers residential and non-residential for new construction and renovation, has three major sections including construction activity, exterior and interior door markets and window markets. The door section covers residential and non-residential entry and passageway doors and locks, while the window section provides residential unit volumes and non-residential glazing volumes in addition to many other things. The study is available for $1,000 CND.

NWDA Holds Educational Seminars

The Northeast Window and Door Association (NWDA) recently held seminars in Monroeville, PA and Mt. Holly, NJ. The seminars featured Steven Easley, an expert in the construction industry, and Alecia Ward, program manager for the Efficient Windows Collaborative.

"Any sales marketing or production person could have benefitted from what was taught in this seminar," said Monroeville attendee Barbara Jarosinski. "It helped me understand what was going on with the window rating system and how to explain it properly."

The NWDA is planning more seminars but it has not announced any dates or locations.

Intercontinental Glass Technologies Formed

Max Hals has formed Intercontinental Glass Technologies, a company that will specialize in the sales and marketing of specialty glass manufactured around the world. According to the company, it intends to open the United States, Canadian and South American markets to a number of unique products from around the world that are not distributed in these places. The company also intends to provide marketing assistance and distribution support for these products.

Hals was formerly president of Euroglass Corporation, the flat glass group for Saint Gobain in North America.

Jim Spetz Lab Testing For Argon Gas Fill of Insulating Glass

The Jim Spetz Test Lab of Wickliffe, OH, is offering two testing procedures for argon gas retention in sealed insulating glass units. The lab says it offers a gas retention test that can be done with seal durability testing or custom work with manufacturers of sealed insulating glass to evaluate production line gas filling capability.


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