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GlassBuild America Announces Best in Show Exhibitor Awards

Day two at GlassBuild America in Las Vegas featured the "Best in Show" Awards, presented to six companies in recognition of their overall exhibit presence. A parade to present the awards to the winners included staff, NGA Board members, a local marching band and of course, Elvis. Winners were chosen after review by an anonymous peer panel including sales, marketing, and operations professionals. Look for photos of the winners in the wrap up GlassBuild newsletter next week.

The winners for 2018 are:



Booth #

Standard Bent Glass Corp.

Small Booth


Walker Glass Company

Medium Booth



Large Booth


Billco Manufacturing Inc.



WTS Paradigm



Anthony Innovations

First-Time Exhibitor


Today at GlassBuild America

All events at the Las Vegas Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

  • Fall Conference*
    8:00am - 10:00am, Rooms N255/257

  • Exhibit Hall Open
    10:00am - 2:00pm

  • Express Learning
    10:30am - 11:30am, Booth #913
  • Action Demonstrations
    10:30am - 1:30pm (times vary),            
    North Hall Aisle 100

  • Knowledge Bar
    11:30am - 1:30pm, Booth #913/927
    Free to all registered attendees.

These are schedule highlights only. See the full GlassBuild schedule for complete information.
*Separate registration required.


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Visit the GlassBuild Knowledge Bar and Ask the Experts in Booth #927

Join the National Glass Association as it hosts a Knowledge Bar on Friday, Sept. 14 from 11:30am to 1:30 pm in Booths #927, 913. This first-time GlassBuild opportunity gives attendees a venue to discuss industry, technical or codes questions one-on-one with glass, window and door industry and staff specialists. The Knowledge Bar is complimentary for all GlassBuild registered attendees. 

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Highlights from Fall Conference 2018

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Increased Energy Performance Requirements on the Horizon

The glass industry will see the next step in stringency for U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient requirements for glass and glazing in the 2019 version of ASHRAE 90.1, according to National Glass Association Code Consultant Tom Culp. Culp presented a technical code update at the Express Learning theater yesterday on the GlassBuild America trade show floor. U-factors decreased 5 to 15 percent between the 2013 and 2016 versions of ASHRAE 90.1, and this downward trajectory will continue in 90.1-2019, with U-factor requirements decreasing another 5 percent and 17 percent in the various climate zones.

Read full article in Glass Magazine.

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View video highlights from day two!

Benefit of coming to GlassBuild: seeing everything up close and in person!

See more of the story on the Glass Magazine gallery page and the Window & Door gallery page.

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Ceremony Recognizes Glass Magazine and Window & Door Award Winners

Winners of the 2018 Glass Magazine Awards and the 2018 Crystal Achievement awards were recognized during a joint ceremony at GlassBuild America. Each magazine’s awards program honors excellence in industry innovation. Awards for 10 Glass Magazine award categories were given, as well as seven Crystal Achievement Awards. Complete coverage of the winners and projects can be found in the September issues of Window & Door and Glass Magazine.

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Glass Magazine and Window & Door editors are here and tweeting live from the show floor.  Follow along on their Twitter feeds at  and, and and

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