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GANA’s Decorative Division forms Education Committee

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The Glass Association of North America’s Decorative Division formed an Education Committee during Friday’s sessions of Glass Week, Feb. 13-17, at the Rio All Suites Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. “The idea is to create a new committee to address creating all educational products for the Decorative Division, products such as AIA presentations as a immediate need and possible future projects such as educational seminars for creating and installing decorative glass products,” said Kris Vockler, division chair, and vice president, operations, ICD High Performance Coatings, Vancouver, Wash. The target date for the first American Institute of Architects presentation would be AIA’s 2009 conference, May 15-17, in Boston. “I think it’s a worthy goal,” said Brad Austin, senior vice president sales and marketing, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., and president of GANA, Topeka, Kan. The Technical Committee of the division formed a task group that will gather information about Leadership in Energy and Environment Design opportunities for decorative glass. During the marketing committee report, Cathie Saroka, marketing director, Goldray Industries, Calgary, Alberta, said an online survey about decorative glass had generated 58 responses. A decision was made to shorten the survey by taking away boxes for written comments. “We’re trying to get a sense of what they are looking for and what we can do as a division to help sell more products,” Vockler said Saturday at the GANA membership breakfast. Saroka said the survey has shown that people want to use decorative glass, “but they don’t have the technical knowledge to use it.” The committee suggested more technical information be made available on the GANA Web site at www.glasswebsite.com.Share this article:

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