PGC Annual Symposium comes back to the D.C. area
Urmilla Sowell, president, PGC International, Topeka, Kan., welcomes attendees to the annual symposium.
Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., hosted its Annual Symposium Nov. 2-4, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md. Even though the symposium typically takes place in the metro D.C. area, last year, it co-located with GANA’s fall conference in Kansas City.
The members formed a new task force, the Government Affairs Committee, to interface with the federal government in light of the pending revision of the Interagency Security Committee Security Design Criteria.
"The purpose of the Government Affairs Committee is to enhance the direct link to essential government agencies that are involved with the use of protective glazing products and technologies in a variety of ways: product specification, development of standards and test methods, design criteria and more," said Urmilla Sowell, president, PGC International, in a release. "This committee will be instrumental in developing strategy in governmental relations with the protective glazing industry, developing a mechanism to report actions back to the membership, as well as advocating on behalf of the industry to government officials. As the prime resource for information on protective glazing technologies used by government agencies, PGC International will continue to act as the industry's liaison with the Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration and other divisions of the federal government."
Following are reports from the symposium.