Volume 37, Issue 12, December 2002
Reviews & Previews
Plans Underway for NWDA Winter Meeting and Tabletop
The Northeast Window and Door Association (NWDA) has announced that its 2003 winter meeting and tabletop show will take place January 13-14 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Philadelphia.
The meeting will include a number of educational programs. Mark R. Fortney, PA Housing Research Center, will led a presentation, “New Requirements for Residential Window Manufacturers Resulting From the New Pennsylvania Building Code Adoption;” Don Burger, president of Automated Manufacturing Systems, will present “An Overview of the Various Benefits and Drawbacks of Optimization Systems;” and Dr. Richard Lancioni, a professor of marketing from Temple University, will present “How to Sell Against Price.”
In addition, up to 50 leading vinyl window and door industry suppliers will take part in the tabletop exhibition.
Exhibitor Reservations Now Accepted for iGm/FW 2003
Those interested in exhibiting at interGLASSmetal/FENESTRATION world 2003 can sign up to exhibit on the show’s website, www.igmfw.com. The event will take place November 4-6, 2003, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Show organizers say they are expecting more than 6,000 visitors to attend the 14th biennial event, which will feature more than 200 exhibiting companies.
Come Ashore for Glass Expo Hawaii™ 2003
Looking for a way to escape those winter blues of February? Then make plans now to attend Glass Expo Hawaii, February 13-15, at the Outrigger Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii, sponsored by USGlass magazine.
The educational expo will offer seminars covering a range of relevant industry topics, as well as a trade show. Seminar topics include sales and marketing for glass shops, the state of the contract glazing industry, what's new in architectural glass and many more. Exhibitors will also offer the latest in products and services.
But all work and no play is no way to spend a trip to Hawaii. With that in mind, an authentic Hawaiian luau will take place the evening of Friday, February 14. Other ways to spend some extra time include visiting the beaches, golfing, volcano tours and plenty more. To learn more visit www.glass.com and click on educational events.
46th Annual CSI Show Rolls Through Las Vegas
Las Vegas played host in June to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) convention and exhibit, when the fourth annual event rolled through June 26-30. More than 1,000 exhibitors from 16 different specification classes took part in the event.
A number of glass- and metal-related companies, including Arch Aluminum, exhibited at the 2002 CSI show.
The glass and glazing segment’s primary manufacturers such as Guardian, PPG and Visteon, were on hand, while AFGD, Arch Aluminum, General Glass, Interpane, Oldcastle and Viracon headed up the fabricator segment.
Attendance was strong, as conventions in Las Vegas usually seem to be, and exhibitors appeared pleased by the heavy traffic volumes that visited their booths.
Next year the CSI show will join forces with the Facility Forum group to form the new Construct America show in Chicago, April 9-11, 2003.
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