#2: New Web Look and BUILDing Expectations of 2013 with Glassopolis

The show is only 226 days away and we here on The Road to GlassBuild are busy BUILDing a great show experience for attendees, exhibitors, and the entire glass industry.

First, we brought you the new look and plan for The Road — and there are so many more exciting things to come on The Road this year and we are looking forward to sharing all our plans with you as the year rolls on.

And now, we are proud to show you the 2013 edition of www.GlassBuildAmerica.com– a new look and new features so that you experience the show year-round.

website screenshot for blogBUILD your “must see” exhibitor list on the Interactive Floor Plan – it is updated each time a new exhibitor confirms their place on the show floor so visit that page often!  BUILD your network of colleagues and industry friends by tweeting along with us using #GlassBuild starting NOW and through the show.  Start BUILDing your itinerary for the show dates NOW with education and show times already posted on the website.

GlassBuild America Show Management is working hard behind the scenes BUILDing the foundation of this year’s show.  Now, you can share in that excitement with the new 2013 show website.

Interview Spotlight with Glassopolis

Rob Botman, General Manager, of Glassopolis, a specialty glass distributor, spoke with us recently about his BUILDing expectations for 2013 and why GlassBuild America is an integral part of the marketing plan at Glassopolis.

Road: What’s on the horizon for 2013?

RB: Well, we launched a new product at GlassBuild last year called FIRESWISS from Glas Trosch. It’s a top-selling fire-rated glass widely used across Europe but it’s new to the US market. We spent last year getting the product approved for use in the US and Canada and building a new plant to fabricate it here. We will be continuing the drive behind this new product. It has significant market share in Europe and will find its place in the market over here.

Road: What marketing plans do you have for the year?

RB: Well, we will be back at GlassBuild in Atlanta. We love the show. For a growing company like ours, it’s always helpful to see our customers and meet new ones at the show. It reinforces our brand and gives us an opportunity for some additional customer interaction.  It goes back to our focus on glass contractors and fabricators. We service the market well and we want to be present where our customers are. And it looks like the economy is picking up so we want to be front and center with our customers.

Be sure to BUILD time in your schedule to visit Glassopolis at www.glassopolis.com and see them on the floor at GlassBuild America in booth #67.


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