Volume 37, Issue 1, January 2002



February 2-7, 2002
Glass Week 2002
Sponsored by GANA.
PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Contact: GANA at 785/271-0208.

February 23-26
Sponsored by the Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators (SGCD).
Hyatt Crystal City, Arlington, Va.
Contact: SGCD at 301/951-3933.

February 24-26 2002
GANA Building Envelope Contractors Conference
Sponsored by GANA.
Rio Suites Hotel and Casino, 
Las Vegas, Nev.
Contact: GANA at 785/271-0208. 

March 20-22, 2002
NGA Show™ 2002: America’s Glass Expo
Sponsored by the NGA, GANA and AAMA.
George R. Brown Convention Center,
Houston, Texas.
Contact: NGA at 703/442-4890.

March 20-23, 2002
Renovation & Restoration 2002
Produced by Restore Media LLC.
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass.
Contact: Restore Media at 800/982-6247.

March 21-23, 2002
GANA Building Envelope Contractors Project Managers Educational Seminar
Sponsored by GANA.
Hilton Houston Southwest, Houston.
Contact: GANA at 785/271-0208

April 3-6, 2002
Independents’ Days National Convention and Glass Show
Sponsored by the Independent Glass Association.
Hyatt Orlando, Orlando, Fla.
Contact: IGA at 909/659-5972.

April 9-10, 2002
Glass Fabrication 2002
Co-sponsored by GANA and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance.
Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Contact: GANA at 785/271-0208.

April 18-20, 2002
International Window Film Conference and Expo ’02
Co-sponsored by the International Window Film Association and USGlass magazine. 
Radisson Bahia Mar Beach Resort 
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Contact: USGlass at 540/720-5584.

April 23, 2002
ASTM Committee C14 on Glass and Glass Products
Sponsored by ASTM.
ASTM Headquarters, 
West Conshocken, Pa.
Contact: ASTM at 610/832-9739.

May 6-7, 2002
Distribution/BEC Squaretable Meeting
Sponsored by GANA.
Doubletree Inn at the Colonnade, Baltimore, Md.
Contact: GANA at 785/271-0208.

June 28-29, 2002
Glass Forum ’02
Co-sponsored by the Maine Glass Dealers Association, Glass Association of 
New Hampshire, New York State Glass Association and USGlass magazine.
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Maine.
Contact: USGlass at 540/720-5584.

May 14-15, 2002
Glassman Asia 2002
Organized by DMG World Media Ltd. 
Balai Sidang Convention Center, 
Jakarta, Indonesia.
Contact: DMG World Media at 44 (0) 1737 855531.



A GEM of a Show Held in Minneapolis!


Holly Carter, USGlass magazine marketing director, presented Lisa Totino of L.A. Harp, Allmetal’s ad agency, and Dick Schellhase of Allmetal with their marketing awards for Best New Look and Best Alternative Media.

The Mystic Lake Casino Hotel was packed far beyond the thousands of gambling enthusiasts who typically flock there. Nearly 1,000 members of the glass industry traveled to Prior Lake, Minn., for Glass Expo Midwest ’01 (GEMS)—an annual educational and networking event that was held on October 5-6, 2001. 

Exhibiting companies set up shop in the hotel’s ballroom and greeted attendees who browsed the aisles to learn about new products and services during the two-day trade show. The regional educational event also featured an extensive schedule of seminars and demonstrations to enlighten interested industry members.

The expo also provided numerous social and networking opportunities to both exhibitors and attendees. There was a welcoming cocktail party sponsored by Gunther Mirror Mastics where many gathered after the show’s first day of activities. The gathering provided a perfect location for everyone to unwind and gear up for the rest of the weekend.

The eighth annual Glass & Metal Hall of Fame™ dinner and induction ceremony was held in conjunction with the show on Friday, October 5. More than 100 friends, family and guests welcomed Jim Johnson of Sommer & Maca in Cicero, Ill., and Dale Schenian of City Auto Glass in South St. Paul, Minn., into the Hall of Fame. They both received awards recognizing their many accomplished years of service in the glass industry. 

Several of the winners of the First Annual USGlass Marketing Awards were also recognized at the awards dinner. Representatives from Allmetal, E-Skylight.com and Pilkington attended the event on behalf of their companies (for the complete list of winners, see the July 2001 issue of USGlass, page 64. To enter the 2002 competition, see the March 2002 issue of USGlass for the entry form).

Mark your calendars now for Glass Expo Midwest ’02, which will be held on November 7-8, 2002 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis in Indianapolis. Refer to www.usglassmag.com for updated information as it becomes available. For exhibiting information call 540/720-5584 ext. 115 and for attending information call 540/720-5584.

At left: Holly Carter presented E-Skylight.com’s Mike Descoteaux with the third place marketing award for Best Website. At right: Leslie Peterson of Pilkington accepted the USGlass marketing award for Best Print Campaign from Carter.

SGCD Looks Forward to Delayed DECO Show
The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators (SGCD) will host its annual DECO show and seminar February 23-26 in Arlington, Va. Approximately 50 industry suppliers will be on-hand offering colors, decals, lehrs, kilns and more. In addition, a number of seminars are scheduled, focusing on change and preparing for the future in the global decorating market. 

Seminar topics include team building and innovation; the Environmental Protection Agency’s TRI lead rule; decorating innovation; flat glass applications; organic decoration and more.

DuPont Benedictus Awards® Issues Tenth International Call for Entries
Recognizing the innovative use of architectural laminated glass, entries are now being accepted for the 2002 Dupont Benedictus Awards competition. This year marks the award’s tenth anniversary, and a panel of international judges will judge the competition. Judging the competition are: Kisho Kurokawa, FAIA, FRIBA, president of Kisho Kurokawa Architects and Associates; Arthur Cotton Moore, FAIA, with Arthur Cotton Moore Associates, PC; and Professor Dr. Werner Sobek, president Werner Sobek Ingenieure.

Architects may submit portfolios of specific, completed works and a descriptive evaluation that explains why the design should be recognized. All projects must be completed after January 1, 1997. All entries must be received by March 1, 2002.


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