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Together Again, Alleluia

In the end, the best part was just being back together. It sounds corny, I know, but Glass TEXpo, held last week in San Antonio was a landmark event in many ways. It was the first live event in the glass industry since the pandemic hit. It offered just under 1,000 attendees a chance to visit with more than 100 vendors and choose from 10 power-packed seminars. It also showcases its sponsors, the Texas Glass Association and USGlass magazine. But mostly, it was about just being back together. “I really don’t know what to expect,” said Mark Imbrock, president of EDTM, while he was setting up for the show. “I’m… Read More »

In the Heart of Texas

If this picture of pallets packed and ready to go says anything, it says that the industry’s first event since the COVID pandemic hit is going to happen next week. Glass TEXpo ’21 will be held May 20-21 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. The two-day event, which includes education, a 100+ booth trade show, demonstrations and networking, is co-sponsored by USGlass magazine and the Texas Glass Association (TGA). Being the first is a role we take very seriously. USGlass magazine was the first to produce a daily e-newsletter, USGNN.com; and the first to have a web presence years ago, the first to offer personalized market… Read More »

In the Heart of Texas

The crowds were steady both at the seminars, above, adn the Glass TEXpo trade show.

Well, every once in a while you get to have a really special experience that touches you on both the personal and professional level. A visit to San Antonio last week did just that for me. The original reason for my half-week visit was Glass TEXpo™ 2016, the semi-annual regional trade show that is sponsored by USGlass magazine and the Texas Glass Association, but it turned into even more. On Thursday I got to visit the Façade Tectonics symposium being held at the University of Texas Downtown San Antonio location. I was able to participate in two sessions that were eye-opening, and I’ll cover them in weeks ahead. But I will confess… Read More »

Jerry Wright

AAA Glass and Texas Glass Association President Jerry Wright passed away last week.

The glass industry is full of men of character and men who are characters. Jerry Wright of AAA Glass in Fort Worth, Texas, was both. Even now, a full week after his untimely passing, it’s hard to talk about Jerry in the past tense. That’s because he was so unique, and such a life force, that imagining our daily world without him is not yet possible. No one who ever met Jerry, even for a passing moment, would forget him. You just couldn’t. He was that unique. I’ve known and worked with Jerry on various different projects and things for more than 33 years. During that time, I never saw… Read More »

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