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USGNN Original StoryCONSTRUCT 2009 Opens the Doors in Indy
June 17, 2009

The architectural glass industry has found a home at CONSTRUCT 2009 with a number of glass-focused exhibitors showcasing their latest products. The show, which is co-located this year with the TFM Show, opened today in Indianapolis at the Indiana Convention Center to a steady crowd. More than 250 exhibitors were ready and waiting as the doors opened and the tradeshow floor is expected to be bustling through Friday as attendees make their way through the exhibitions. Educational seminars started yesterday and will continue through Friday as well.

“We are just getting started, but we are having some quality contacts coming through,” said Chris Holmes of PPG Industries Inc. PPG is focusing on low-E glass and its coating systems this year at CONSTRUCT. In addition, Dr. Dennis O’Shaughnessy, associate director for research and development for PPG, is scheduled to give a seminar tomorrow morning titled “Global Megatrends and Next-Generation Architectural Glass,” which will focus on energy conservation and the science behind glass technologies.

Also exhibiting, C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. is featuring its new Taper-Loc dry glaze railing system for residential and commercial tempered glass railing applications. In addition, the company is also offering information on its new bonding system, which details guidelines, suggestions and product information.

Room partitioning systems are the focus at the DORMA Group Co. booth where the Moveo® retractable glass partition is on display. The system is designed to help users manage space efficiently.

And as far as what to expect from CONSTRUCT, DORMA’s Troy Pavy seemed confident the show would be a good one--despite the state of the economy.

“Business is going strong,” he said.

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