GANA Expands With Addition of Decorative Division

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) signaled a new era of growth for the association as its board of directors officially created a new Decorative Division, which becomes the association's seventh division. The new division will be the residence for member companies that are involved with a decorative glazing product, including acid-etched, silk-screening, multi-colored and printed interlayers and more.

"GANA has seen phenomenal growth in the past four years," said Ashley Charest, GANA's account executive. "We have increased our membership by more than 25 percent in that time, and the new decorative division is the result of responding to the requests of both members and non-members within the industry who felt that GANA could make a difference in the decorative glass industry."

The first official meeting of the new division will take place as a part of GANA's Fall Conference, scheduled for September 20-22, 2006, at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The organizational meeting of the division will be held on Tuesday, September 19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N245, which coincides with the GlassBuild America trade show. The meeting will last from 4-5 p.m., with a free reception afterwards.

"At the organizational meeting, members and potential members are invited to refine the scope and mission of the new division," explains Charest. "GANA will be visiting non-members on the floor of the GlassBuild America tradeshow to give invitations to those who would benefit greatly from membership in the new division."

Both GANA members and non-members will be able to sign up for the new division on the GANA website at www.glasswebsite.com soon.


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