Fall Conference Takes Place in Las Vegas
Members of the Glass Association of North America (GANA) met last
week in Las Vegas for their annual Fall Conference, which took place
at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino. In addition to the inaugural
meeting of the new decorative division (CLICK
HERE), the association's other divisions also met to cover and
discuss a number of industry topics and issues.
Following are some key points from the last week's division meetings:
- The Tempering Division is involved in a number of projects including
the creation of a Proper Procedures for Architectural Glass Products
bulletin; several test methods and practices for the optical distortion
subcommittee; a manual with a number of key documents that would
cover spandrel glazing, decorative flat glass, appliances, construction
- In the Laminating Division a number of documents are being drafted
including one on blast mitigating glazing, bullet-resistant glazing
and detention glazing.
- An insulating glass presentation is being developed by the Insultaing
division for the Building Envelope Contractors Conference that
will cover the basics of insulating glass designed to educate
- A new video was recently developed by the Mirror division and
it has been very successful. There was also a discussion about
updating the group's website and a number of ASTM bulletins are
also being revised.
Three general session presentations also took place. Garrison Wynn,
who had also spoke at GANA's Glass Week meeting earlier this year,
was back by popular demand with his presentation "Getting Great
Results: Turning Talent into Performance."
Jane Skeeter of UltraGlas Inc. spoke about decorative glass opportunities
and Henry Taylor of Kawneer spoke about glass and glazing opportunities
Be sure and check out the November 2006 issue of USGlass magazine,
which will include an in-depth feature article on GANA's Fall Conference.
More information about GANA meetings is available at www.glasswebsite.com