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GlassBuild America Makes a  
Positive Impact in 2016  
undreds of exhibitors from all  
facets of the glass industry  
took part in GlassBuild Amer-  
ica 2016, held October 19-21 in Las  
Vegas. Many agreed that the show  
was a success, with signs of growth  
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throughout the industry. The three-day  
event featured some of the industry’s  
newest products, with something for  
all areas of business.  
Transportation and handling equip-  
ment had a big presence. F. Barkow Inc.,  
based in Milwaukee, featured its Next  
Ledge removable upper ledgeboard. Many GlassBuild 2017 exhibitors agreed that the three-day event offered a  
These can be added to an existing Bar- solid number of networking opportunities.  
kow rack to double its transportation ca-  
pacity. They’re made of stainless steel  
and can carry up to 400 pounds.  
Billco Manufacturing featured a new equipment in person, but also I feel like  
96-inch washing machine that has a our industry is a real community and at-  
John Weise, owner, said the first compact footprint. Called the Z Washer, tending Glassbuild makes you feel like  
day was great. “We’ve sold ten pairs it is specifically packaged with certain a part of our glass community. That’s  
of these [Next Ledge] today.”  
features that allow the company to something you can’t get through web  
Unruh Fab showcased its interior offer it at a competitive price point. pages and phone calls,” she said. “The  
flat glass slider base, offered in both The company’s Steve Rodgers said it’s aisles at the show were always busy. It  
diamond and triangular cleats. Robin a “one-stop washer for everyone.”  
Donker, sales representative, said the Other machinery companies agreed show while also catching up with all of  
new triangular system has more rub- the show was a success.  
was hard to make it through the entire  
the great industry people I ran into.”  
There was also at least one thing  
todi, added, “This is the busiest show about the show that she said stood out.  
ber on its surface, which allows for  
safer transportation of the glass.  
John Lloyd, vice president of Ma-  
Justin Lineberry of Bohle described I’ve seen in 15 years.”  
the company’s new Aquadrill as “the Many others agreed they were she said, “and the unit that Sedak  
hit of the show.” The cordless, hand- pleased with this year’s event.  
“Bigger glass is not going away,”  
provided in the Lisec booth was defi-  
held drill helps users save time and  
increase productivity, he explained.  
“This has been the best show we’ve nitely an eye catcher.”  
ever had,” said Chris Sheppard, national  
In addition to the trade show, Glass-  
Many equipment and machinery sales manager with Groves Inc. “We’ve Build America also included a number  
exhibitors were also busy. Mappi fo- gotten so much traffic at our booth.” of seminars, which covered a variety  
cused on its ATS 4.0 tempering line. Attendees also said GlassBuild was of timely topics for the glazing indus-  
Company president Nancy Mammaro a worthwhile event. Tara Brummet, a try. Some of the sessions focused  
said the machine is in line for use sales representative with Vitrum Glass on areas such as bird-friendly glass,  
with the upcoming Industry 4.0 that is Group in Langley, British Columbia, at- window walls and curtainwalls, safe  
coming in Europe. This coincides with tended and said the show offered a lot shower installations and more.  
the movement toward the Internet of of opportunities.  
Things, which addresses the overall “[GlassBuild] is not only important will take place September 12-14 at  
optimization of the way all processes to me for the networking, relationships the Georgia World Congress Center in  
in a fabrication plant work together. and being able to see products and Atlanta. n  
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Reflections of history.  
Handmade craftsmanship.  
Up&Coming  
January 16-21, 2017  
April 27-29, 2017  
AIA National Convention  
Organized by AIA  
Orange County  
BAU 2017  
Organized by Messe  
München GmbH  
Messe München Exhibition  
Center  
München, Germany  
More info:  
www.bau-muenchen.com  
Convention Center  
Orlando, Fla.  
More info: www.aia.org  
June 1-2, 2017  
Glass Expo West™ 2017  
Co-sponsored by USGlass,  
DWM and WindoW Film  
magazines  
Irvine Marriott  
Irvine, Calif.  
January 23-26, 2017  
IGMA Winter Conference  
Organized by IGMA  
Sheraton Sand Keys Resort  
Clearwater, Fla.  
More info: www.igmaonline.org More info:  
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February 6-8, 2017  
GANA BEC Conference  
Organized by GANA  
Caesar’s Palace  
Las Vegas  
More info:  
www.glasswebsite.com  
June 28-30, 2017  
Glass Performance Days 2017  
Organized by Glaston  
Tampere Hall  
Tampere, Finland  
More info: www.gpd.fi  
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February 12-15, 2017  
AAMA Annual Conference  
Organized by AAMA  
J.W. Marriott Desert  
Ridge Resort  
September 12-14, 2017  
GANA Fall Conference  
Organized by GANA  
Georgia World Congress Center  
Atlanta  
Phoenix  
More info:  
www.aamanet.org  
www.glasswebsite.com  
March 13-15, 2017  
GPAD  
September 12-14, 2017  
GlassBuild America 2017  
Organized by AAMA, GANA,  
IGMA, NGA and WDDA  
Georgia World Congress Center  
Atlanta  
Organized by FeneTech  
J.W. Marriott  
New Orleans  
More info:  
www.gpad-conference.com  
More info:  
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www.glassbuildamerica.com  
March 14-17, 2017  
GANA Annual Conference  
Organized by GANA  
Hilton Head Marriott  
Hilton Head, S.C.  
More info:  
www.glasswebsite.com  
October 3-6, 2017  
Vitrum 2017  
Come To The Source for  
the Perfect Entrance  
Our custom entrances offer design  
flexibility with durable commercial  
fabrication. Narrow, medium and wide  
stiles can be enhanced with special  
colors, grids, muntins and panels.  
Organized by GIMAV  
Fiera Milano  
Milan, Italy  
More info:  
www.vitrum-milano.com  
March 19-22, 2017  
Iron Workers/IMPACT Labor-  
Management Conference  
Organized by IMPACT  
Sheraton San Diego  
October 4-6, 2017  
Auto Glass Week™ and  
International Window Film  
Conference and Tint-Off™  
Co-Sponsored by AGRR™ and  
WindoW Film magazines and a  
number of industry organizations.  
Includes the Automotive  
Glass Repair and  
We also make sliding and folding  
entrances and windows, as well as  
casement, hopper, vent and fixed  
windows.  
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San Diego, Calif.  
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March 30-31, 2017  
Glass Expo Northeast™ ’17  
Co-sponsored by the Long  
Island Glass Association,  
USGlass magazine, USGNN.  
com™ and the Architects’  
Guide to Glass & Metal  
magazines  
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