Forum Seminars Provide Something for Everyone
As Glass Forum
approaches quickly, the expo's seminar speakers are preparing to
provide excellent discussions and valuable information to attendees.
Keynoting the event, which will be held February 12-13, 2004, at
the Holiday Inn Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, N.H., will
be Yellow-Page expert Barry Maher. He will discuss "Getting
the Most from Your Yellow-Page Advertising" from 12:30 p.m.
to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 12.
Also on the agenda is "New and Innovative Installation Techniques
for Heavy Shower Doors, All-Glass Commercial Entrances and Glass
Railings and Balustrades, presented by a representative from Los
Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc.
Carl Tompkins, Western states area manager for the Madison Heights,
Mich.-based Sika Corp., will present "Selling: Turning Fear
into Fun." He will discuss how to develop a constant outside
selling presence with customers.
Tom Minnon, CSI, CCPR, LEED, for Pella Windows and Doors of Derry,
N.H., will provide "Window Performance Requirements for Commercial
Buildings - Architectural Glass," during which he'll address
wind- and water-resistance criteria for windows in the state of
Bud Oliver, director of product operations for National Auto Glass
Specifications International in San Diego, will hold "The NAGS
Re-Balancing," during which he'll discuss a topic on the mind
of many auto glass installers-the latest possible upcoming Revaluation
and how it could affect them.
Jeff Ritchie, technician training supervisor for Performance Achievement
Group in Madison, Wis., also will provide an auto glass installation
demonstration, in an effort to give those already installing auto
glass some new tips and those who have not yet taken on auto glass
a chance to see how a replacement is done. Ritchie will provide
his demonstration on Thursday afternoon at 3:30, and will follow
the next morning at 8 a.m. with "Proper Auto Glass Installation
Practices," during which he'll discuss technical knowledge
used in the installation of auto glass.
Jerry Kingwill, vice president for Cobb Hill Construction in Concord,
N.H., will provide an overview of how to read blueprints, do a proper
take-off and create accurate estimates.
Debra Levy, publisher of USGlass and AGRR magazines,
will round the two days of seminars out with "What Kind of
Manager are You?" She'll discuss tools to help managers evaluate
where their strengths lie and how to improve relationships with