Volume 44, Issue 3 - March 2009


Glass Fabrication 2009 Registration Opens

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) have announced that registration for the 2009 Glass Fabrication & Glazing Educational Conference (Glass Fab) is now open on the GANA website. The annual event, which features education for glazing contractors and fabricators of insulating, laminated and tempered glass, is scheduled for April 6-8, 2009, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati.

“With a down economy, many companies are looking inward right now,” says Ashley Charest, GANA’s account executive. “The best way to increase market share in the economic upswing is to have better educated staff. This event is a perfect opportunity.”

The event will feature two general sessions: one for glazing contractors and project managers and a second general session for fabricators of glass. Additionally, there are four separate breakout tracks on the second day of the event, one for each type of attendee present at the conference. 

The event also marks the first joint GANA/IGMA meeting in many years.

“IGMA and GANA recognize the tough economic climate facing our industry,” says Margaret Webb, IGMA’s executive director. “Savvy manufacturers know that the best way to survive these tough times is to provide a quality product and training and education is one of the tools IGMA and GANA provide to our members. As IGMA and GANA forge a stronger relationship, it just makes economic sense to combine the best of our two programs.” 

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