Glass Processing Automation Days (known as GPAD) Concluded Their 4th Annual Conference And It Was A Huge Success

Date: 7 April 2015
Source: Dip-Tech, Inc.
GPAD announced today that their 2015 conference, where the best minds in the North American glass industry meet annually to discuss advancements and trends in glass automation, was a huge success!    GPAD events are created to provide glass processing executives with an opportunity to gather in one place and learn about the latest machinery and software Innovation, Automation and Integration.  “The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive that our GPAD mission and goals were exceeded at this year’s conference,” said Ronald Crowl, President and CEO of FeneTech, Inc., industry leading manufacturer of glass software systems and Founder of Glass Processing Automation Days (GPAD).  “No other industry event provides this level of detailed discussion, education, and networking while having fun at a beautiful destination.” The 2015 GPAD conference took place at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX on March 18-20, 2015.  The planning committee has already begun the search for next year’s destination and has chosen Nashville, TN.  The event is tentatively scheduled for mid-March, 2016.  With 12 months of advance notice, next year’s GPAD presents a great opportunity for every glass processing executive to combine this unique event to gain insight on competitive advantages and increased profitability through automated machinery and software technology with a fantastic family vacation to celebrate Spring Break.  Attendees welcomed this refreshing symposium style event.  “I was very pleased with the content and format of GPAD,” said Dr.

Charles E. Boyer, Vice President Research, Process & Product Development at Viracon. “The theme of Innovation and Integration was well coordinated. I much appreciated learning about new capabilities and I look forward to more in-depth follow-up in select technology areas.” John Dwyer, President of Syracuse Glass Co. further added, “I enjoyed attending GPAD again because it gave me the opportunity to network with my industry peers in an intimate setting, to learn about the various new machinery and to meet some new potential vendors. The social events were outstanding and well organized.”

There are many industry events around the world but no other event gets you this close to the industry leaders, details on the latest trends and takes glass processing to the next level.

About GPAD

Glass Processing Automation Days (GPAD) is the North American glass industry’s premier annual event to learn about the latest automation technologies available both in machinery and software. Events focus on education, automation strategies to improve business production and profitability and networking opportunities with industry colleagues.

For more information, visit www.gpad-conference.com

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About FeneTech, Inc.

FeneTech develops and markets the industry-leading software systems for window and door manufacturers and glass fabrication companies and provides implementation, training and support services. Products include FeneVision ERP for glass processors and window and door makers. The company was honored in 2011 as the Best Emerging Technology Company in Northeast Ohio and recognized in 2009, 2010 and 2011 for innovation and value creation. FeneTech was formed in 1996. To serve its growing worldwide customer base, the company has offices in Ohio, North Carolina and Luxembourg.

For more information visit www.fenetech.com

About IGE Glass Technologies Inc.

IGE Glass Technologies Inc. is the leading "single source" North American Supplier of innovative glass working equipment that reduces labor, handling and waste while increasing production and profits. Each manufacturer represented focuses on just one type of machinery, and are world leaders in their field. The combination of great manufacturers coupled with great service and readily-available parts has made IGE a truly unique distributor.  Our mutually exclusive manufacturers include Forvet, LandGlass, Turomas, Denver, DFI "FUSE CUBE", Vitrosep, Handong, Hanjiang, Creative Resins, Golive, EVGuard and Windo and more.

For more information visit www.igesolutions.com 

About Dip-Tech, Inc.

Dip-Tech is the world’s leading provider of digital in-glass printing solutions that combine the durability of ceramic inks with the versatility and quality of digital printing. Dip-Tech provides an unmatched and field-proven solution for all exterior and interior flat glass printing applications, spanning a full range of artistic and functional requirements. Dip-Tech helps its worldwide customers to differentiate themselves and accelerate their growth by offering new, high-margin, fast-turnaround products and services to architects, interior designers and automotive glass manufacturers.

For more information visit www.dip-tech.com 

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