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N. AMERICAN EVENTS
February 20-23, 2002
39th Wood Moulding & Millwork Producers Association (WMMPA) Annual Meeting
Sponsored by WMMPA
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Big Island, Hawaii
Contact: WMMPA at 800/550-7889
February 23-27, 2002
WDMA 75th Annual Meeting
Contact: WDMA at 847/299-5200
Feb. 27-Mar. 3, 2002
Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association (IGMA) Annual Meeting
Sundial Beach Resort
Sanibel Island, Fla.
Contact: IGMA at 613/ 233-1510
March 3-6, 2002
Sponsored by EMAP Trenton Ltd.
National Exhibition Centre, Halls 6, 7 and 8
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contact: EMAP Trenton Ltd. at +44 (0)208277 5120
March 20-22, 2002
Sponsored by the National Glass Association (NGA)
George R. Brown Convention Center
Contact: NGA at 703/442-4890
April 18-20, 2002
International Window Film Conference and Expo™
Sponsored by the International Window Film Association and Door & Window Maker magazine
Radisson Bahia Mar Beach Resort
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Contact: DWM at 540/720-5584
April 23, 2002
ASTM Committee C14 on Glass and Glass Products
Sponsored by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
West Conshohocken, Pa.
Contact: ASTM at 610/832-9739
April 23-27, 2002
NFRC Annual Spring Meeting
Sponsored by NFRC
Snowbird Resort and Conference Center
Contact: NFRC at 202/466-7391
June 28-29, 2002
Glass Forum™ 2002
Sponsored by the Maine Glass Dealers Association, Glass Association of New Hampshire, New York State Glass Dealers
Association and Door & Window Maker magazine
Holiday Inn By the Bay
Contact: DWM at 540/720-5584
2001 once again rolled into Toronto this past November, bringing with it a
number of excited attendees, new products and something to stir up interest for
all. The show, sponsored by the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers
Association, was held November 14-16, 2001, at the Metro Toronto Convention
Centre South Building. Attendee response from Canadians was strong, despite the
fact that the show was held just two short months after the September 11
terrorist attacks in the United States.
Among the show’s nearly 150 exhibitors were a number of companies unveiling new products and services for the industry.
Guard Inc. of Stowe, Ohio, made its way to Toronto to show off its High
Performance™ Glass Guard, a complete system designed to seal, protect and
maintain the surface of glass. According to the company, this guard—
durable polymer that chemically bonds to the microscopic pores in the glass
surface—actually creates an optically clear protection that repels dirt and
Novatech of Concord, Ontario, promoted its variety of maintenance-free vinyl door frames, which it says will not yellow, crack or require painting. According to the company, its variety of frames are equipped with 1-inch insulating glass units and a 10-year warranty against seal failure on all glass. The frames are available in traditional, Murano, Harmonie, Infinité, Infinité Bronze, Orchidée, Éternité, Distinction, Napoléon, Duchesse, Monte-Carlo and Baroque, among a number of other innovative styles.
Inline Fiberglass of Etobicoke, Ontario, showed off its fiberglass pultrusion technology. The company’s thin-walled fiberglass lineals can be used in a variety of applications, including both doors and windows. According to the company, fiberglass offers a number of benefits, including its strength, low levels of conductivity, low maintenance, resistance to corrosion and its friendliness to the environment.
This year’s Win-Door is sure to offer even more new products and educational opportunities for the industry. Win-Door North America 2002 is slated for November 20-22, 2002. It will again be held in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building.
NSDJA Finds Success in Reno, Nev.
The National Sash and Door Jobbers Association’s (NSDJA) 2001 annual convention encouraged its attendees and exhibitors to not only face changes in technology, but to get involved with it as well, with its theme, “2001: The Challenge of Change.” The meeting and trade show were held in Reno, Nev., October 27-31 at the Reno/Sparks Convention Center.
Western Reflections of Dallas introduced its Solar Shield frames, which the company says possess strong resistance to weathering from heat and sunlight; resist yellowing from ultraviolet exposure; and resist warping in high-heat environments.
Infinity Glass International of Queretaro, Mexico, introduced Forged Glass, a glass made from combining stained glass with rough, forged metals.
Lineal Veneer & Components of Caldwell, Idaho, has available wood veneer suitable for both windows and doors. According to the company, its wood veneer is flexible, cost-effective, sliced to unmatched tolerances and can be custom-graded to meet the customer’s expectations.
In addition to the trade show and meetings held during the NSDJA’s 37th annual convention, attendees had a number of chances for entertainment. Country music superstar Clint Black performed a special concert at the Hilton Theatre for attendees, following a buffet dinner and dancing—all in keeping with the western theme.
Next year’s NSDJA convention is again set for the west. It is currently scheduled for October 12-16, 2002, in San Antonio.
AAMA Fall Meeting Successful Despite Timing
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) held its fall meeting September 30-October 3 in Marco Island, Fla. Despite its close occurrence to the September 11 attacks, the association staff said members showed up in full force. Approximately 250 member representatives attended the four-day conference.
“Given the rash of meeting cancellations in September and October, our leadership was particularly impressed with the outstanding show of support,” said AAMA executive vice president Rich Walker. “It underscores the strength of our industry and our members’ confidence in the future of the nation’s economy. There’s also no small amount of determination among our members to carry on with our work, despite the continued risk of terrorist violence.”
At the meeting, the association rolled out its strategic plan, which focuses on maintaining it’s technical superiority and strengthening its marketing position. The plan recommendations include partnership initiatives, restructuring of the board, enhanced membership incentives and focusing on the association’s core technical competencies.
AAMA also launched a new council during this fall meeting, the Wood Materials Council, which will focus on developing standards, acting as a communication conduit for members and related industry organizations, providing marketing and certification support and service and offering representation among national and regional code, regulatory and legislative bodies.
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