GANAPerspectives  
Lyrical Impressions  
Hit Songs Recap the 2016 Fall Conference  
b y S a r a N e i s w a n g e r  
ANA’s summer soundtrack MusiCal interlude  
peat, and for good reason. Attend-  
Day Two began with the member- ees received a sneak peek into a new  
began with “Kansas City… Kan-  
G
sas City, here I come.” And boy ship breakfast. Stanley Yee, GANA product, Concepts for Analyzing Glass  
did we! The Glass Association of North board president, treated attendees to Tempering Problems, which will launch  
America (GANA) hosted more than 100 an association update with a creative later this fall. Concepts for Analyzing  
attendees at its 2016 Fall Conference, twist. He shared his insights and per- Glass Tempering Problems is an educa-  
August 22-26 in downtown Kansas City, spectives on the status of the associa- tional series produced in partnership  
Mo. The conference soundtrack got bet- tion through song titles, and reminded with GANA and industry veteran Stan  
ter each day. Have a listen with us as we everyone, “Don’t Stop Believing” in Joehlin, S.W. Joehlin Inc. The series  
round out the event playlist.  
the power of our work.  
The Protective Glazing Council chan- sponding textbook and several work-  
neled Hall & Oates’ “Private Eyes” by books for viewers. Joehlin attended  
includes a three-part DVD set, a corre-  
Chart toppers  
Attendees were jamming out to featuring “Wi-Fi: The Soft Cyber Tar- the conference and offered highlights  
Robert Plant on Tuesday morning in get,” presented by Ron McCann of from the video packages. We’re “so ex-  
anticipation of taking a tour (though Viracon. The session highlighted new cited” to launch this unique program,  
not on Led Zeppelin’s bus) of the AGC technology developed by MIT that re- we feel just like the Pointer Sisters.  
Glass Co. Spring Hill plant. Partici- constructs audio signals by analyzing  
pants received an in-depth look at the video recordings of vibrations in ob- Best for last  
float glass line beginning at the batch jects. He also covered other intrusions  
Finally, the fall conference was a  
house, with stops at the furnace and such as laser microphones, passive prominent stage used to acknowledge  
molten tin float bath, and ending with radar and fake wireless access points. outgoing GANA executive vice presi-  
stacking and transportation. Thank The Insulating Division continues its dent (EVP) Bill Yanek for his nine years  
you to AGC Glass Co. for providing extensive rosters of glass informational of service. Yanek was recognized by the  
transportation, and for offering this bulletins (GIB) development. This in- Centric Management and Consulting  
unique experience.  
cludes a document on gross PIB migra- Inc. and GANA board of directors with  
David Bowie and Queen may like tion that’s being written in collaboration tokens memorializing his time in the  
to keep listeners “under pressure,” with IGMA. And, the BEC Division glass and glazing industry. His team at  
but Dr. Stephen Morse’s presentation wants the industry to remain “true to GANA HQ wishes him the best in his  
on ASTM E1300 put attendees at ease your school,” as it’s re-vamping several next endeavor and expresses great ap-  
regarding the anticipation and imple- manuals, including the Project Manag- preciation for his leadership and part-  
mentation of those changes. Updated er’s Reference Manual and the Blue Print nership. We’re making the last song  
load share factor tables, new analyti- Reading Course. The updated course will on the soundtrack the EVP’s choice  
cal procedures, and an approximate be available in early 2017, and an online (though we know it will likely be some-  
glass failure prediction model were all platform is undergoing research and de- thing from his favorite station—the  
covered.  
The Energy Division discussed  
velopment for future release.  
The Decorative Division kicked  
’80s channel on Sirius XM). n  
the possibility of creating an indus- off the final day of the conference.  
try-wide LCA or EPD. Aggregate sur- Task group members hummed  
vey results from GANA members were Michael Jackson’s “Man in the  
presented among various means to Mirror” during a conversation  
approach such a project depending on how to address distortion in  
on demand. Harkening the Beatles, mirrors installed in large spaces.  
S a r a N e i s w a n g e r  
is the account executive for  
the Glass Association of  
North America based in  
Topeka, Kan.  
the question remains: do we “come  
together” yet?  
Throughout the week, two  
topics in particular were on re-  
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