#19: It’s still not too late to join us! Plus last minute notes and Walker Glass in the Video Spotlight

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We are now just one week away from GlassBuild America and the biggest glass, window, and door show in North America is ready to go!  But the question is, are you?  If you have not made plans yet, there’s still time.  And if you’ve made plans but haven’t registered, that’s OK too.

If you are one of the folks that haven’t made your flight arrangement yet, you are probably not alone.  Las Vegas is famous for people waiting until the very last moment to book.  And some online travel websites like Expedia even have a special section for “Last Minute Rates” so if you want to be here (and you know you do) go ahead and book now!

Other last-minute planning notes:

Our newest feature in 2014 is Express Learning.  Unlike in the past where you had to leave all of the action to go find a classroom for a seminar, this year we bring the insight and information to you!  Express Learning is also FREE!  The schedule of classes is now posted, no advance registration is needed to attend and you can take in as many of the classes as you want.  For the complete information, please CLICK HERE.

The Educational Forums are still a MUST ATTEND event.  CLICK HERE for more information on the Glazing Executives Forum and the WDDA Dealers Forum.

Getting around Las Vegas is usually pretty easy, but we’ve made it even more simple.  Our team broke down all of  the options for you and even got some discounted tickets thrown in!  So whether it’s getting from the airport to the hotel, the hotel to the show, or just getting around town, we have you covered.  The details can be found HERE.

While GlassBuild America is key reason for coming to Las Vegas, the town does have a lot more to offer.  On this note, we know your time is valuable so we set up a free concierge service to help you make those entertainment and dining plans.  Plus we have a link to all of the entertainment shows going while you are here.  All of these details can be found HERE.

In one week thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors from all over the world will be gathering.  We will see you there!


One of the great supporters of GlassBuild America is Walker Glass.  This year they come to the show with some new and very important products to show off including one that has been all over the news as of late.  We caught up with them recently to get a sneak preview.

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#18: What you will be missing….

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If you are attending GlassBuild America (THANK YOU) use this post as a preview of things you will see and experience on the show floor.  If you are NOT attending at this point… well there’s still time and after reading below, you may want to change your mind because you will be missing out!

GlassBuild America is

… the place to find NEW and INNOVATIVE products.  Exhibitors from all over the world bring their latest and greatest to the show.  This is YOUR chance to get in on the ground floor with products that can change your world.    In fact, with the Innovative Product Pavilion, GlassBuild America made it even easier for you to identify new materials and services.

EDUCATION.  Express Learning and the Forums offer the intelligence and information you need to run your business and if you want- advance your career.

… the place where you can see all you need for your business LIVE and in action!  Hey websites are great- we love them as much as anyone.  But there is simply no alternative than seeing products and machinery in person, and the ability to talk to the experts.  All in one place.

… a VERY HOT destination actually.  Pre-Registration numbers have been amazing and we’re expecting one the largest crowds in many years.  While people are very busy and the industry is continuing its comeback, its apparent that the need to be at this show is a priority for many!

… where the industry MEETS.  Either exhibiting or walking the floor, every aspect of the glass, window, and door industry is represented.masses who have signed up so far!

… September 9-11, Las Vegas, NV- The Las Vegas Convention Center.  Registration is still open, so CLICK HERE and don’t miss out!!


GlassBuild America is also where you learn about products and companies you may not be familiar with.  One such company is Boon Edam, they’re new the show and have an exciting product line that will be display at the show:

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#17: The APP is BACK!!

Thank you to Quanex Building Products for sponsoring this post.  To learn more about Quanex, click on their logo at the bottom of this page.

Once again, we are excited to bring the GlassBuild America app back for your use at the show! Now available in the Apple App store as well as the Android Marketplace, this incredibly handy addition to your smartphone or tablet will make your show experience even better!

Download the GlassBuild America App today!

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Scan this QR code with your device’s QR reader for instant download.

If you prefer, you can also use the app on the internet.

app-image-2014The key features?

With the 2014 app downloaded to your smartphone or tablet, you can hold in your hands all of the show details including:

My Schedule: Keep track of your personal show schedule with this interactive calendar. Add events from the Events menu straight to your calendar. Need to set up a meeting with a new contact? Simply add it to your schedule and keep track of all your appointments during GlassBuild America.

Exhibitors: See the exhibitor list alphabetically or search by category. Each exhibitor’s profile includes a description of the company, product categories, and contact information. From their profile, you can mark an exhibitor as a favorite, make notes, schedule a time to visit with them, and even locate them on the exhibit hall map.

Maps: A detailed map of the exhibit hall and the Las Vegas Convention Center is included in the app. See quickly where the Glazing Executives Forum, Dealers’ Forum, and Express Learning sessions are taking place and where to find your favorite exhibitors. Not sure how to get from one booth to another? The interactive map is there to help – simply tell the app what booth you are close to and where you want to go. The app will show you exactly how to get there!

PLUS…Photo Gallery, Twitter, Locate Me, Road to GlassBuild, and much more! Click here to see all that the GlassBuild America app has to offer.

VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: Where Business & So Much Else Get DONE!

This week we look back at the show, with a little reminder video of what happens on the show floor of the largest glass, window, and door event in North America!

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#16: Four Weeks Until The SHOW- Last Minute Plans & the return of Linetec

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As we head down the road, we can now start to see signs of GlassBuild in the distance.  In just under one month, the doors will open at the Las Vegas Convention Center and hundreds of exhibitors from around the world will waiting to welcome thousands of attendees!

Have you registered yet?  If not- click HERE now and get to it!

Have you arranged a hotel yet?  If not- click HERE and make that happen!

Have you looked at the floor plan, or the Innovative Product Pavilion, or the Express Learning Subjects yet?  If not, just go HERE and start getting familiar with all of the networking, education, and business that is about to happen…September 9th to the 11th, Las Vegas, NV!


We are thrilled and honored to have Linetec back on the floor of GlassBuild America!  We recently caught up with them to see what they’d be showing at their exhibit.

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#15: The advantage of the Forums and Video Spotlight on tesa tape

GlassBuild America is where business happens.  Each year thousands of glass, door, and window professionals gather to take the opportunity to work the show and along the way bring home vital information for their business and career.

The annual forums are a main stop for many who want to get a step up on what is happening in their industry and in 2014, both the WDDA Dealers Forum and the Glazing Executive Forum have the agenda to deliver the insight people crave!

The WDDA Dealers Forum features a full day of expert education and peer-to-peer networking. This program will include a Dealer’s Guide to Liability and Regulation with D.S. Berenson, noted expert in home improvement law and financing, the Fenestration Financial Forecast and developing operational strategies.

On the Glazing Executive Forum side, the always “must see” presentation by Dr. Jeffrey Dietrich (Economic Forecast) leads a very strong and interactive agenda.

To learn more and register CLICK HERE.


As a first time exhibitor at GlassBuild America, tesa tape is prepared to make a major splash.  We caught up with them recently to see some of the products they’ll have on display in Las Vegas.


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#14: Innovative Product Pavilion Preview

Innovation is what drives the overall success of an industry.  Innovation also fuels a major part of GlassBuild America with our Innovative Product Pavilion.  This area of the floor is jam-packed with exhibitors from all over the globe showing the latest and greatest products.  In addition, these exhibitors have to apply to be a part of this program, and their products & technology are vetted to ensure they are truly innovative and worthy for the industry.

On our Video Spotlight for this week, we get a preview from two of our Innovative Product Pavilion exhibitors and the products you’ll be able to see first hand in September!


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#13: Hotel Deadlines Fast Approaching & Video Spotlight with CR Laurence/US Aluminum

On our last post we showed how flight costs are so incredibly affordable so this week it’s time to talk hotels.  The accommodations that GlassBuild America offers gives you great variety and excellent pricing.  But time is starting to run out, so you need to go to our accommodation page and make those plans!  Some hotels have unfortunately filled up, don’t wait or you may miss out on your first choice.

Our page can be accessed HERE.


As a great supporter of our industry, CR Laurence each year at GlassBuild America takes a major role.  CR Laurence also continues to develop new technology and in 2014 introduced a new product line through their US Aluminum division that has them excited. This product will be on the floor at the show in September, but for a quick preview, view the video spotlight below:

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