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GlassBuild America 2017: Successful Showing in Atlanta

The industry’s resilience and passion made sure the show was far from a washout despite weather challenges.

What was shaping up to be the second largest GlassBuild in its history was thrown a curve ball when first Hurricane Harvey hit in Texas, and then Hurricane Irma hit Florida and Georgia just days before the show. Not surprisingly, these weather events took a toll on the exhibits and attendance numbers, but the industry’s resilience and passion made sure the show was far from a washout.

The final scorecard had 458 exhibiting companies occupying 180,395 net square feet on the show floor, and the total verified attendance was just shy of 6,000 over the 3-day event. What might have been lost in quantity, was certainly made up for in quality with exhibitors and attendees alike appreciating the business done in Atlanta this week.

“WorldSpacer had a tremendously successful show at GlassBuild America in Atlanta this week. Given the hurricane woes it was better than we could have imagined.” –Glasslam (Exhibitor)

“Great show, well organized and exciting offerings from educational sessions to well-represented stands. Thank you for having us.” –Patrick Kearsey, Savignac, South Africa (Attendee)

“This was our most successful show, better than last year. While the weather took its toll on the number of people, it didn't affect the quality. The people who were in the booth were there to buy.”—Bill Briese, GED Integrated Solutions (Exhibitor)

“What a great day @GlassBuild! Thanks for a great show!”—Jack Klumb, Pacific Glass and Door Inc., Mukilteo, WA (Attendee)

“We know spending time away from businesses and families is hard enough; adding in the challenges of Hurricane Irma made this year’s journey that much harder,” said Nicole Harris, NGA\WDDA president & CEO. “We are appreciative of everyone who was able to make it to Atlanta to make GlassBuild 2017 a success.”

On the final day of the event, GlassBuild announced a pledge of $15,000 in hurricane relief to help members and industry companies in the areas hardest hit by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Distribution of relief funds will be reported in future issues of NGA\WDDA publications.

GlassBuild America 2018 will be held Sept. 12-14 in Las Vegas.

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Hear What People Are Saying on Social Media
H.B. Fuller
We're wrapping up another great year at @GlassBuild, thanks for everything! #GlassBuild

Deceuninck NA
Thanks to everyone who made this year's #GlassBuild a success!

Groves Incorporated
Another successful show in the books! @GlassBuild!

ClearShield Technologies
Thank you to the organizers of #glassbuild 2017. Nothing was able to stop them from having a terrific show! See you in 2018.

Dustin Anderson
Made it home safe to Waco. Thank you @GlassBuild for another great show! #glassbuild

@GlassBuild Thank you for another great show! #glassbuild see you in Vegas. Loved the Vegas kick off #elvis

A+W Software
#GlassBuild is a wrap! A+W Software had a blast. See you in 2018!

We took #Atlanta by storm! Hurricane Irma couldn't put a damper on #GlassBuild. Thanks for another great show!

Sunview Patio Doors
Great show at this year's @GlassBuild convention in #ATL - Sunview is excited to return next year!

Look Back Through the Eyes of Glass Magazine and Window & Door

See GlassBuild America through the eyes of Glass Magazine and Window & Door editors who tweeted live from the show floor. View their Twitter feeds at  and, and and

Video Highlights from Day Three

Highlights from the final day of GlassBuild America bring us a look at the show's hot products, Viva Las Vegas party fun and some closing thoughts on GlassBuild America 2017. Click the image below to view highlights!


Click on image to view GlassBuild Day 3 video highlights.








September 19, 2017



Photos by Robb Cohen Photography & Video
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