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GlassBuild America 2018 Exceeds Expectations

If you were on the show floor, you know that it felt like the entire glass, window and door industries were in Las Vegas last week for GlassBuild America.  With a final registration count of just over 8,600 and an expanded exhibit floor footprint of 175,000-square-feet, GlassBuild was indeed the place to be.

Attendees and exhibitors from 71 countries gathered at GlassBuild to see products, machinery, equipment and services up close and in person on the trade show floor and during Action Demos; to network and connect with their industry peers and colleagues; to meet with the best of our industry’s technical minds during Fall Conference; and to learn strategies for smart growth and a wealth of knowledge during the Glazing Executives Forum, Express Learning and Knowledge Bar.

So how did GlassBuild America 2018 stack up? Here's what some of our attendees and exhibitors had to say last week:

“This has been the best show in Vegas we’ve ever been to.”
Rich Brevik, Argon Filling Systems, Inc.

“Thank you for letting me be a part of such a huge event for our industry; I got so much great feedback that I was quite literally overwhelmed.”
Dustin Anderson, Anderson Glass, Waco, TX

“Our morning on the second day was absolutely crazy. One of the best days we’ve ever had at a trade show.”
Mark Imbrock, EDTM, Inc.

“It was my first GlassBuild show. Extremely helpful in my selection process for equipment. Thank you for all the hard work.”
Domenic Roselli, Wellbuilt Services, Media, PA

“Customers are coming more informed and ready. They’re serious buyers.”
Heather Monroe, Machines and Wheels

“The Dividend Finance Team had a great time at @GlassBuild 2018 this week. See you next year!”
Paul Watson, Dividend Finance LLC, Austin, TX

“The Opening Reception this year was great. We took a picture with “Dean Martin” and “Sammy Davis Jr.”, and we loved the food being passed around. It’s nice that you guys are taking care of your exhibitors as much as your attendees.”
Mark Chesbrough, Pertici North America, Inc.

“The show’s been great for us. We sold a machine, in the booth, signed on the dotted line. It’s not often you close the whole deal at the show.”
Mike Synon, HHH Tempering Resources

Best in Show 2018 Winners 
At the recently completed GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, six companies were honored with recognition of “Best in Show” for their overall exhibit presence. An anonymous panel of industry participants did the judging.

The winners for 2018 are:

  • Standard Bent Glass Corp. - Small Booth

  • Walker Glass Company - Medium Booth

  • Interlock USA/ASSA ABLOY - Large Booth

  • Billco Manufacturing Inc. - Machinery

  • WTS Paradigm - Software

  • Anthony Innovations - First-Time Exhibitor

to see a video of the Best in Show award presentations, featuring the award winners, NGA's Board of Directors, a high school drum corps, and Elvis!

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NGA Announces New Board Leadership


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From the Fabricator: GlassBuild 2018 Recap

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Highlights from Fall Conference

Fall Conference 2018 wrapped on Friday, September 14 with a meeting of the Forming Committee comprised of the flat glass manufacturer audience. Committee members have been actively engaged in the California AB262 “Buy Clean California Act” legislation. Public comments were submitted on August 10th and further action is pending the conclusion of the comment review period.

Click here to see a full summary of the Fall Conference meetings held daily in conjunction with GlassBuild America.

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GlassBuild America 2018 in Pictures

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Click image below for a look back on the highlights from 2018 GlassBuild America!

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View Educational Articles on the GlassBuild Resource Page

Take another look at some of the valuable educational content presented at GlassBuild America this year! See the GlassBuild resource page for articles on select topics addressed at the show.

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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

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Mark your calendar for GlassBuild America 2019:

  • GlassBuild America – September 17-19, 2019 – Atlanta, GA

And join us for these NGA events coming up soon:

  • Annual Conference – January 22-24, 2019 – Naples Grande, Naples, FL

  • BEC Conference – March 3-5, 2019 – Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV

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