GlassBuild Exceeds Exhibit Sales from Prior Years

To date, exhibit sales for GlassBuild America 2014 are trending ahead of 2012 and 2013 in both total net square feet occupied and number of exhibiting companies.

Over 65% of the exhibit floor has been sold as well as 65% of the Innovative Product Pavilion, which features both first-time exhibitors and companies launching new products to the glass, window and/or door industries.This trend toward increased exhibit sales indicates that confidence among decision makers in the industry continues to grow.

“Sales are steady and we are thrilled with the progress thus far. First quarter signs are pointing to a busy and productive show in September. New trends and new show floor attractions bring a new excitement to GlassBuild America 2014,” commented Denise Sheehan, Vice President of Industry Events for National Glass Association.

Good news is sweeping the industry with construction hiring up (Associated General Contractors of America Report 2014), and Reed Construction Data forecasting an 8.8% growth rate for 2014 with 11% for 2015 (Reed, March 2014). Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) recently hit a post-recession high. These numbers show an industry on the rebound and are an encouraging sign that attendance should climb closer to pre-recession highs.

GlassBuild America 2014 takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center September 9-11, 2014. For more information about becoming an exhibitor or attending this 3-day event, please visit www.GlassBuildAmerica.com.

About GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo: GlassBuild America is organized by the National Glass Association in partnership with the Glass Association of North America, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association. It is the largest gathering of the glass, window and door industries in North America. The 2014 show will take place September 9-11, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information about GlassBuild America, visit www.GlassBuildAmerica.com GlassBuild America is a member of the Global Fair Alliance. For more information about the Global Fair Alliance visit www.global-fair-alliance.com.

About NGA and WDDA

Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the architectural glass industry. Its sister organization, the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, is a trade group for independent window and door dealers. Headquartered near Washington, DC, the NGA and WDDA represent a combined 2,200 member companies and locations. In addition to education and training programs, including MyGlassClass.com and MyWindowClass.com, NGA and WDDA offer the industry's leading trade magazines, Glass Magazine® and Window & Door®, and e-newsletters, including e-glassweekly™, e-glassproducts™ and WDweekly™. For more information on the NGA and WDDA, visit their respective websites at www.glass.org and wddalliance.org.

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