GANA Creates New Fire Glazing Committee

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has created a new association-wide committee focused on fire glazing. The Fire Protective Glazing Committee has the following draft scope:

"To serve the Fire Protective Glazing manufacturers, suppliers and users by promoting industry education and guidance for use of Fire Protective Glazing products and to provide a forum for open discussion and consensus development of industry regulations."

"GANA established this committee to serve as the vehicle allowing manufacturers of fire protective glazing products to collaborate, discussing common interests and concerns specific to that segment of the industry," said Stan Smith, executive vice president of GANA. "This committee is paced to resolve many issues related to fire glazing, and quickly accomplish the goals they have set for themselves."

"As fire-protective glazing technologies and building practices evolve, the glass industry must continue to work together to help enhance life and property safety," said Jerry Razwick, interim chair of the committee. "The Fire Protective Glazing Committee provides a way for parties across the industry to discuss issues from product standards and regulations to research, educational training and development of technical resources."

The committee has tentatively scheduled a conference call in January 2007. Those interested in participating in this committee and in GANA membership may contact GANA Headquarters for more information, or visit our website at

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