GANA 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 and transportation.

  • 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 contract glaziers.

  • 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 within LEED.

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.

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