IGM/FW Begins in Boston

The 16th interGLASSmetal/Fenestration world began yesterday at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston. Exhibitors are displaying a variety of products for the glass and fenestration industries, including equipment and machinery, sealants, adhesives, software and more.

Yesterday's seminars included "Understanding Green Building Design and What it Means for Glass and Fenestration Manufacturers and Fabricators" from Valerie Block of DuPont and "How to Get More Sales Than You Ever Dreamed Possible" by John Baker of the Sandler Sales Institute.

On the seminar track for today is "Point Counterpoint: The NFRC's Non-Residential Certification and Rating Program" in which Jim Benney, NFRC executive director and Max Perilstein of Arch Aluminum & Glass and a non-residential program opponent, discuss the pros and cons of the controversial topic.

Another seminar today was "Finding the Value in Your Company's Future." Here, Tom Doyal and James Brown of P&M Corporate Finance talked about how window and door company owners and managers can understand and assess various ownership transition alternatives.

On Thursday, Julie Schimmelpenningh of Solutia Inc. will present "Laminated Glass 101," and will cover the applications for which laminated glass can be used, as well as the benefits and advantages the product can afford.

The IGM/FW show continues in Boston on Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm.

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