Glass TEXpo™ ’08 opened today at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Seminars started this morning with a question: “Are You Smarter Than An Architect?” asked Greg Oehlers, sales manager of Vitro America. Although the title may have been in jest, Oehlers offered some serious tips to help his audience navigate the (often challenging) interface that exists between contract glaziers and architects.
TEXpo attendees had a variety of seminar topics to choose from this morning, and more choices in activities when the trade show opened this afternoon.
On a more technical note, Tom Minnon, sales manager for YKK AP provided an overview of hurricane-resistant glazing. The session explained impact-resistant glazing requirements, including large and small missile testing, an overview of where impact-resistant products are required, the labor required for installing these impact-resistant products and the types of products available.
Attendees interested in general business sessions were able to sit in on Don Cashman Jr.’s session on computer basics. Cashman provided information on this topic to help less tech savvy business owners assess technology decisions.
Dan Molloy, president of Molloy Business Development Group, followed Cashman with tips for increasing sales in an increasingly challenging economy. His presentation focused on how an “under-cover customer” might be an asset in helping ensure his audience’s clients received the experiences intended for them.
TEXpo continues through the afternoon with the trade show and additional seminars. The show runs through tomorrow.