Glass 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 New Hampshire.

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 employees.


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