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Looking Back at Glass Expo Northeast

Glass Expo Northeast 2011 (GENE) just hit the history books and with it, a number of great memories for me. Among them was a most excellent education program. It included the most relevant BIM program I have ever seen, presented by Joel Kaskela, vice president of operations for LTS Drafting and Engineering Company in Centennial, CO. Unlike the many BIM “experts” out there, Joe has actually completed a number of projects using BIM. He was able to detail the ups and downs, cost savings, additional expenses as well as the new vocabulary used … Likewise, a detailed mirror installation program by Long Island’s own mirror master, Michael O’Sullivan of Hampton Glass and Mirror, was hands-on with lots of demonstration. It was very nice of O’Sullivan to impart his mirror wisdom to colleagues and competitors alike and to give up part of your Saint Patrick’s Day when your name is O’Sullivan was especially appreciated … Speaking of Saint Patrick’s day, the incredibly crowded trade show floor featured a fun “Everyone’s Irish” party complete with green beer and  sported lucky-charms-look-alike leprechaun courtesy of TwinPane. There was lots of wearing of the green … And the trade show floor was packed and full of new products, nice to see innovation again. Among the companies debuted was Sadev USA, a new glass and glass partition hardware supplier, and Glassologist of Freeport, NY, which displayed the new Glass Interceptor™. Myglasstruck.com sold its truck to a company from Western Canada – they came to Glass Expo Northeast to pick it up and drive it the 27 hours back home … indeed we saw people from Calgary too, and as far away as California and Florida. Thanks to everyone for being part of it … Next up is our Glass Expo Midwest 2011 (GEMS) just three weeks away in Indianapolis. If you missed GENE, hope you can join us for GEMS.

Here’s some photos of Glass Expo Northeast: