Volume 38, Issue 8, August 2003


USGlass Magazine Selected as 
the Official Publication of GANA


The Glass Association of North America (GANA), based in Topeka, Kan., has chosen USGlass as its official publication, effective September 1, 2003. The September 2003 issue will be the first to serve in this capacity.

“We look forward to working with the team at USGlass magazine,” said Stanley L. Smith, executive vice president of GANA. “It is important that GANA expand its presence in the industry and continue serving the needs of our diverse membership. By designating USGlass as GANA’s Official Publication, we believe we can work better toward accomplishing those objectives.” 

“We are extremely honored that GANA chose USGlass as its official publication,” said Debra Levy, publisher of USGlass. “This agreement will formalize that relationship, which we feel will be beneficial for both our readers and their members. We look forward to continuing and growing our relationship with GANA.”

The Glass Association of North America provides the organizational structure for addressing the needs of a diverse membership. Comprised of 
the Building Envelope Contractors, Distribution, Flat Glass Manufacturing, Laminating, Mirror and Tempering Divisions, along with an Affiliate Classification, GANA provides a forum for exchanging information and ideas and presenting a unified voice on matters affecting the glass industry and for developing the management and technical sophistication needed to remain competitive in a constantly changing business environment.

USGlass is the largest glass magazine in the world, with a qualified circulation of more than 28,000. 

Oregon Bans Wired Glass in Hazardous Locations
The effort to ban wired glass in the state of Oregon continues. On August 1, a hearings code officer for the state ruled that the codes administrator there “move forward with the filing of permanent rules” that ban the use of wired glass in hazardous locations.

The ruling, by hearings officer Richard Rogers, directs the state “administrator [to] proceed with the filing of permanent rules and printing of amendments to the Oregon Structural Specialty Codes as proposed, to be effective October 1, 2003…”

Both proponents and opponents of the measure testified. Greg Abel of Advocates for Safe Glass, Kate Steel of O’Keeffe’s, James Bela of Oregon Earthquake Awareness and Oregon Sen. Vicki Walker all spoke in favor of the ban. Thomas Zaremba of Pilkington, Brooke Burns and Thomas Mewbourne all spoke in opposition. 

The code change proposals began moving through the system last August and had been forwarded for public hearing. 


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