Insulating Division Meeting

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.

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