Glass TEXpo™ Opens with Full Seminar Line-Up, Trade Show This Afternoon
April 12, 2012

Glass TEXpo opened today at the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, with an economic update that included Deron Patterson, vice president of the Texas Glass Association and senior account manager of PPG Flat Glass, Jerry Wright, president of the Texas Glass Association and AAA Glass & Mirror Co., and Debra Levy, publisher of USGNN.com™/USGlass magazine.

Mehran Arbab, director of glass science and technology for PPG Industries, delivered a keynote address titled "Glass Buildings - Partnerships in Innovation."

David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C., offered a look at the current and forecasted economic and housing market, as well as the remodeling market.

Rodney Wellborn of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope in Santa Monica, Calif., provided a presentation about impact-resistant glazing systems and what must be considered when selecting these when working with the International Building Code.

Jeremy Kaeding of Sage Electrochromics in Faribault, Minn., offered a look at the solar market and what's in the future for this area.

Bernard Lax of Pulp Studio in Los Angeles addressed decorative glass and its many uses, along with a look at past pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Arlene Stewart with AZS Consulting and Tracy Rogers with Quanex Building Products offered their views on the green industry.

This afternoon, Doug Burns of Don Young Co. in San Antonio, Texas, provided a seminar about expanding into the window replacement market, as an add-on to glass sales.

The Glass TEXpo show floor opened at 3 p.m. and runs through 8 p.m. tonight.

Visit www.usglassmag.com/texpo for more information.

The event is co-sponsored by the Texas Glass Association, USGlass, DWM and WINDOW FILM magazines.

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