Posts Tagged ‘ GANA ’

Bob Lang Retires from Billco

Apr 19th, 2019

After a little more than 50 years since taking his first job in the industry, officials have announced that Bob Lang is officially retiring from Billco Manufacturing. Lang spent his first two years with the company working on the shop floor, while finishing his bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh at night. He was […]

Annual Conference Covers Important Issues

Apr 30th, 2018

The 2018 Annual Conference, sponsored by the newly combined Glass Association of North America-National Glass Association, wrapped up last week in Napa, Calif. Several serious issues of interest to the door, window and glass industries were covered during the three-day event. During the Flat Glass Manufacturing Division meeting, California legislation AB 62 was once again […]

GANA and NGA Plan to Merge, Pending a Vote

Sep 22nd, 2017

Last week, the Glass Association of North America (GANA) and National Glass Association (NGA) announced their plans to merge. GANA members must provide the necessary votes to make it happen. At GANA’s membership meeting during its fall conference, GANA legal counsel Kim Mann told attendees that all full members will be asked to vote on […]

GANA Conference Includes Lively Laminating and Tempering History Discussions

Mar 23rd, 2017

If you’ve ever considered technical meetings to be a bit dry and dull, then you’ve never attended one like that of the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Laminating Division meeting, which took place last week during the association’s Annual Conference in Hilton Head, S.C. Julie Schimmelpenningh with Eastman Chemical moderated a “hot topics” debate […]

GANA Discusses EPD Option

Aug 25th, 2016

The trend toward product transparency doesn’t appear to be changing course any time soon, so the glass industry is reacting accordingly. The topic was discussed Tuesday during the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Fall Conference in Kansas City, Mo. Vik Ahuja of thinkstep gave a presentation during the association’s Energy Division meeting. “If you […]

Industry Alliance Releases PCR for Processed Glass

Aug 22nd, 2016

Two industry associations have jointly released a Product Category Rule (PCR) for processed glass, and they are now determining whether to move forward with the development of an industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) and the Glass Association of North America (GANA) announced they approved and published the new PCR, […]

OSHA’s Controversial Silica Rule Set in Motion

Mar 24th, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its final “Silica Rule,” intended to limit construction and general industry workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule, which has been in the works since 2013, reduces the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for workers. It also requires employers to implement engineering controls, offer medical exams and […]

BEC Keynote Addresses the Question: Is a Glass Shortage on the Way?

Feb 25th, 2016

What’s in store for the glass industry? That was a question Serge Martin, vice president of marketing, building and industrial products with AGC Glass Co. North America, addressed during his keynote presentation on Monday. Martin spoke during the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference, which is taking place in Las […]

GANA Fall Conference Talks High-Performance Façades

Oct 15th, 2015

The glazing world is becoming increasingly complex and is dependent on many factors that need to be balanced. Steve Selkowitz with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL) spoke during the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Fall Conference Flat Glass Division meeting Wednesday about tools and resources that can help create high-performance, integrated facades. Selkowitz explained […]

IGMA Hashes Out Technical Committee Matters

Oct 9th, 2015

Things continue to get technical this week in Denver. The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Fall Conference commenced Wednesday with the Technical Services Committee, chaired by Jeff Haberer of Trulite Industries. One of the more controversial discussions surrounded the tolerances for IG Cavity Width Task Group, which held a closed meeting. The scope of the […]

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