Marketing and technical committees of the insulating division met to discuss
the future of GANA's newest division.
In the marketing meeting the group talked about what its activities would be
and how it would focus its efforts.
"We have within our association many of the components that make up an
insulating glass unit-temperers, laminators, the BEC division, etc.," said
Arthur Berkowitz, interim division chair. "We need to use that to our advantage."
The group plans to communicate with and educate the BEC division on the benefits
and issues pertaining to insulating glass.
In the technical meeting, the group talked about future projects as well, including
the possibility of several Glass Informational Bulletins. One bulletin the group
discussed working on would cover how to properly describe an insulating glass
unit. The committee also discussed the possibility of creating a standard for
specifying acceptable sight lines.
During the membership meeting Berkowitz announced that effective in August,
Bob Larson of Craftsman Fabricated Glass would become the new division chair.
Ashley Charest, GANA account executive, announced that the insulating division
has seen considerable membership growth, and is now the third largest GANA division.
Jim Benney with the NFRC also talked to the group about the NFRC's development
of a non-residential rating. Many of the commercial insulating glass manufacturers
are concerned about this because they were not initially involved in this effort
the way they feel they should have been.
Benney responded that he would bring their concerns to the attention of the
NFRC for consideration in the development of this program.