We are in the midst of the fall show season as I write this, as it seems just about every industry group holds its show from mid-September to mid-November. Everyone in my family knows that I leave after Labor Day and return right before Thanksgiving, with a few “stop-overs” home in between.

If you are going to glasstec in Dusseldorf next month, I hope you will stop and see us in hall 13 stand A102. If you are not attending glasstec but hitting Greenbuild instead, we’d love to meet up with you at booth #1829. Or if you will be at Win-door in Toronto in November, please visit us in booth #1312.

It’s a busy few months, but also a great time to catch up with people and see what’s new in terms of products and technology. I enjoy it and always learn from it. One of the things I’ve learned is that people tend to ask variations of the same questions when they visit our booth. And the questions tend to be the same basic ones we receive in the office. So today, I am going to answer some of the most common ones here in hopes that those answers are helpful to you, too.

How can I get a subscription to USGlass magazine?
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I saw an article about glass widgets in your magazine some time ago. Can you help me find it?
You can actually find it yourself. Our parent company, Key Communications Inc., sports fully searchable archives of almost all articles that have run in all our publications for the past decade. Simply by visiting and putting in a few keywords, you should be able to locate the article you seek, as well as additional information about the subject. There is no charge for this service.

I need to find someone who makes large glass … small glass … laminated tempered …?
You name it, and we get requests for it. We receive multiple queries a day from industry members looking to source products that range from easy to very difficult to find. In an attempt to help people find resources quickly, we have created a “find a fabricator” web resource that’s available at It’s an easy way to locate a fabricator that provides the products you need.

It’s our hope that all these services are helpful to you. See you at the show—any show.