Glass Fabrication 2009 registration opens
Registration for the 2009 Glass Fabrication & Glazing Educational Conference is now open, according to a Jan. 21 release from the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan.. The annual event, which features education for glazing contractors and fabricators of insulating, laminated and tempered glass, is scheduled for April 6-8, 2009 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The event marks the first joint GANA-Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance meeting in many years.
“IGMA and GANA recognize the tough economic climate facing our industry,” said Margaret Webb, executive director, IGMA, Ottawa, Ontario, in the release. “Savvy manufacturers know that the best way to survive these tough times is to provide a quality product and training and education is one of the tools IGMA and GANA provide to our members. As IGMA and GANA forge a stronger relationship, it just makes economic sense to combine the best of our two programs so insulating glass fabricators can get the best value for their training dollars.”
The event will feature two general sessions: one for glazing contractors and project managers, and a second general session for fabricators of glass, according to the release. Additionally, there are four separate breakout tracks on the second day of the event: one for each type of attendee present at Glass Fabrication. 40 different speakers will spend the next two days educating attendees, answering questions, and help prepare them to make a positive impact for their companies when returning from the event.
“With a down economy, many companies are looking inward right now,” said Ashley Charest, GANA’s account executive, in the release. “The best way to increase market share in the economic upswing is to have better educated staff. This event is a perfect opportunity to increase product and staff quality for minimal investment.”
Registration for the event is $375 for members of GANA or IGMA and $600 for non-members, according to the release.