Posts Tagged ‘ GlassBuild ’

My Take on GlassBuild

Sep 15th, 2017

This was definitely a different show thanks to Hurricane Irma, but GlassBuild 2017 in Atlanta was still a great venue to talk to both suppliers and window and door manufacturers about the state of the industry. Here are some of my key takeaways/observations: Doors are booming: The big news at the Roto booth was a […]

GlassBuild: That’s a Wrap

Sep 15th, 2017

GlassBuild America closed its 2017 run at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center on Thursday, and the show highlighted several trends that have been prominent in the door and window industry for the past few years. For example, contemporary designs are still big, as seen on products ranging from hardware to window profiles. Also big: Lots […]

GlassBuild Day 3: Late Arrivals Lift Attendance

Sep 14th, 2017

Wednesday’s GlassBuild America show in Atlanta featured bigger attendance as the remains of Hurricane Irma cleared the area, allowing for more attendees and exhibitors to make their way to the Georgia World Congress Center after numerous airline delays and cancellations. In response to the travel troubles, the National Glass Association (NGA) extended the show’s hours […]

GlassBuild Day 2: Products Take the Stage

Sep 13th, 2017

Despite travel troubles caused by the remnants of Hurricane Irma, the GlassBuild America show continued its run at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center on Wednesday with enthusiastic attendees checking out some of the newest fenestration products in the industry. Sturtz officially launched a new logo at GBA. It was displayed prominently in its booth in […]

GlassBuild Day 1: Robots on the March

Sep 12th, 2017

GlassBuild America opened its three-day run today in Atlanta amid travel disruptions for attendees and exhibitors from the remnants of Hurricane Irma, which pummeled the region with tropical-storm-force winds for much of Monday. Several companies confirmed that they have backed out of the show at the Georgia World Congress Center, and others told DWM on […]

Getting to GlassBuild May be a Challenge, But It’s Worth It

Sep 12th, 2017

The busy season is now upon us. September through October is almost like the Christmas season in the door and window industry. If you are a window component or fenestration equipment supplier and have been in the business a while, then you already know that this is the worst time of the year to get […]

The Trade Show, The Market, The Winners

Oct 27th, 2016

When I return from a big industry trade show, I often put together a list of the best. After returning from GlassBuild America, this time my reviews have more to do with the market than the players. But of course there a few standouts that I just have to mention. Company that can truly say: Mission […]

GlassBuild Gets Moving with Machinery, More

Oct 19th, 2016

The 14th GlassBuild America show opened its run at the Las Vegas Convention Center today, and more than 400 exhibitors representing every aspect of the fenestration industry welcomed thousands of attendees. Machinery and equipment always have a big presence at GlassBuild, and the exhibition hall was filled with companies in those fields showcasing their products. […]

Hope, Confidence and Mid-Term Elections

Sep 22nd, 2014

Hope, Confidence and Mid-Term Elections Unemployment numbers are slowly creeping down. Housing starts were up 15.7 percent in July, according to the Commerce Department. Business owners are showing more confidence in the Fed’s direction. And, if that’s not enough to feel encouraged, attendance at North America’s largest fenestration trade show – GlassBuild America – posted […]

People are Buying and Industry is Delivering

Sep 12th, 2014

“People are buying again. That’s why we brought the equipment,” says Sarah Colberg with Witte. That’s music to the industry’s ears as it reflects that the residential market has truly rebounded. All throughout GlassBuild America, which ended yesterday in Las Vegas, the mood was positive. On the first day of the show, Diane Huybers, Windowmaker […]

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