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PGC International announces first GAC meeting

Post Time:Nov 17,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:132

The Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan.,will host the first meeting of its new Government Affairs Committee on at 10 a.m. on Dec. 15, according to a Nov. 17 release. Created by PGC International President Urmilla Sowell at the organization's Annual Symposium, Nov. 3-4,at the National Institute of Standards and Technology headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md., the GAC will discuss important protective glazing issues and advocate on behalf of the industry to various federal government agencies, as well as on Capitol Hill.

"The Government Affairs Committee is charged with important functions for the entire industry," said Brian Pitman, director of marketing and communications, PGC International, in the release. "One of the key strategies for the organization is to enhance its interaction with the federal government, cementing its position as the primary interface between industry and the government.This first meeting will be an exciting start to what will undoubtedly be a successful achievement of this goal."

Darrell Smith, executive director, International Window Film Association, Martinsville, Va.,will chair the GAC, which currently has members from nearly a fourth of PGC International's members.Other GAC members include key officials from NIST and the Department of Homeland Security.Anyone interested in a position on the GAC is encouraged to contact Sara Neiswanger, PGC International account executive at 785/271-0208 or by e-mail at sara@protectiveglazing.org.

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