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USGNN Original StoryPGC Annual Symposium Begins Tomorrow

The Protective Glazing Council (PGC) International will host its annual symposium starting tomorrow at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The event is titled "Protective Glazing in a Green World: Sustainability and Protection," and will feature a variety of presentations and speakers addressing the convergence of protective glazing technologies with the ongoing "green" movement of environmentally friendly buildings.

According to Brian Pitman, PGC director of marketing and communications, this is the first event PGC has ever done that has incorporated a "green" theme.

"It's exciting to see the protective glazing industry acknowledging the ways that these products can be both green and sustainable and still provide protective performance," says Pitman.

The keynote speaker of the event will be Harvey Bernstein of McGraw-Hill. Bernstein, who is vice president of industry analytics, alliances and strategic initiatives, specializes in green building initiatives and will discuss the future of the green movement in construction.

Other speakers will discus topics such as "green" protection from the building owner's perspective, as well as other protective glazing technologies.

The event is free for architects, government officials, building owners and glazing contractors.

In addition, PGC and the Glass Association of North America will also hold a joint strategic planning session tomorrow morning.

"It's great to see these two powerful organizations working together to make the protective glazing market better for both our members," says Pitman.

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