On September 14, 2021, 17 vendors presented the latest developments in industrial production at Grenzebach Corporation’s Automationfest in Newnan, Ga.

“Last year, we were unable to participate in any trade show due to the pandemic. But today, we are even more pleased to look at the future of the glass industry and other markets with our customers and partners together and in person,” said John Fluker, CEO of Grenzebach Corporation in Newnan.

For the first time, Automationfest was held in the company’s remodeled building in Newnan. In 2020, the office space underwent façade insulation in addition to heating, air conditioning and sprinkler systems being converted to more efficient systems. Compared to the same period last year, the renovation measures have already resulted in savings of over 20% in electricity and water consumption with a rising tendency.

The Grenzebach Group also hosted a presentation on the digitalization of float glass lines or sustainable technologies for the cold and hot end, and showed customers ways to meet the future challenges and markets.

“The Automationfest was and is a meeting place for the production of tomorrow,” said Steven Althaus, CEO of the Grenzebach Group. “I feel and experience this spirit and desire to drive innovations forward and think ahead here in all conversations with customers, partners, as well as colleagues.”