The GPAD experience
Live presentations on new and upcoming equipment and software enhancements from industry leaders with question and answer sessions.
Table-top displays of all sponsor companies during the breaks for additional and more detailed information - directly from the specialists.
Networking and idea sharing with the top executives of other glass processing companies and suppliers.
Nighttime events including a Mississippi River paddleboat cruise.
Dinner Jazz Cruise on the Mississippi River
When night falls, the paddle wheeler Creole Queen rises to the occasion. Step on board and cruise with us into the night where the sleepless activity of America's busiest port buzzes. The sound of a lively jazz band fill the air as you enjoy a lavish Creole buffet in elegantly appointed dining rooms.
The Creole Queen features outer decks with authentically patterned wrought iron trims inviting guests to stroll back in time as they settle into the mood of a bygone era. The interiors are richly appointed with plush Victorian style draperies, soft period lighting, wooden parquet
dance floors, and Louisiana Cypress bars accented with brass railing for a warm and welcoming setting.
Event organized by Ohio based FeneTech Inc.
GPAD is presented by FeneTech, Inc., developer of FeneVision neo ERP software with offices in Ohio and Luxembourg and more than 200 installations globally. For over 15 years, FeneTech has delivered and maintained integrated software tools that have enabled glass processors and window and door manufacturers to outshine their competition. Learn more at fenetech.com
FeneTech, Inc. develops and markets the industry’s leading software ERP system FeneVision neo ERP for glass processing companies, providing implementation, training, and support services. FeneTech 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, formed in 1996, serves an emerging worldwide customer base with offices in Ohio and Luxembourg
IGE Glass Technologies is the leading single source supplier for glass equipment parts, machine supplies, and tooling. IGE Glass Technologies searches the world to identify the most innovative and reliable technology for fabricating, handling, and processing flat glass, representing and offering only products of the highest quality. Each company that IGE represents focuses on a specific type of equipment, which makes IGE unique in their ability to provide the most reliable machinery lineup ever offered by one distributor anywhere in the world. Companies represented by IGE Glass Technologies include Forvet, LandGlass, Fushan, Turomas, and many more.
Forvet, represented by IGE Glass Technologies in North America, is one of the industry forerunners of today’s glass processing industry. Specializing in CNC machines, Forvet produces some of the leading machines in glass processing. Forvet was formed in 1990 with the goal of manufacturing only highly specialized machines designed to provide unique solutions for glass fabricators.Recognized worldwide, Forvet’s Francesca CNC controlled drilling and milling machine, as well as the Chiara Edge Processor are the leading choices in the glass fabrication industry.
China based LandGlass, represented by IGE GlassTechnologiesin North America, is a hi-tech corporation specializing in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of glass tempering
furnaces. With the philosophy of ‘Integrity, Quality, Innovation, and Excellent Service’, Landglass is committed to the development of glass processing technologies to provide all types of state-of-the-art glass tempering solutions, helping customers upgrade their products
and make continuous progress in technological innovation.
Since 1985, Turomas-Tecnocat, represented by IGE Glass Technologies, has developed machinery for the cutting, handling, and storage of flat glass. Turomas-Tecnocat has evolved alongside their customers by meeting and adapting their products to the changes and improvements required to remain at the forefront of the global glass industry.
Founded in 1997, California-based Diamon-Fusion International (DFI Nanotechnology) manufactures hydrophobic protective coatings and ultra-efficient machinery applications systems. DFI distributes a variety of products designed for the restoration, protection, and maintenance of glass, granite, ceramic tile, porcelain, and stainless steel surfaces, whether applied in the factory, shop, or field. DFI has locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Dip-Tech is the world’s only provider of digital in-glass printing solutions that combines the durability of ceramic inks with the versatility and quality of digital printing. Dip-Tech’s unique ceramic digital glass printing technology provides an unmatched and field-proven solution for all exterior and interior glass printing applications.
Tenon, represented by TSS in North America is the leading brand in the China glass processing machinery industry with more than 350 customers in America, Australia, Europe, and Asia. Products include washing, seaming, and IG equipment.
Mappi is a leading manufacturer of flat glass tempering furnaces produced by using the most sophisticated technological innovations. Products include ATS horizontal and Fox series compact tempering furnaces and Lammiflex laminating furnaces. Mappi is internationally represented with offices in Italy and North Carolina.
Italian-based Adelio Lattuada was founded in 1978, providing services and technical assistance for edging machines. Riding on the success of their initial concept, Adelio Lattuada is the manufacturer of the first automatic corner grinding machine. Following that success, the company began producing straight-line edgers, bevellers, and vertical washing machines. The quality, reliability, ease of use, and minimal maintenance of these products has made Adelio Lattuada a global leader and the preeminent manufacturer of edging machines.
Ashton Industrial Sales offers a complete lineup of glass processing systems including FastTrak and SeamMax-X pre-tempering lines, IG production lines for metal and warm edge spacers, glass handling, and processing equipment. The company success is due in part by
their ability to offer a variety of high quality solutions backed by expert technical knowledge.
SoftSolution, represented by FeneTech in North America is an industry leader in the innovative development of digital image processing, measuring systems, and size and surface quality control systems for glass. This system is currently the most innovative and accurate technology of its kind on the world market - high performance scanning technology combined with powerful software.
Austria based Schraml Glastechnik is a leading manufacturer of high-end glass processing machinery. topDRILL, the first vertical CNC controlled glass drilling line of its kind to be produced in this series, is used today by hundreds of companies worldwide. Machinery options have been expanded in close cooperation with experienced customers, and through continuous enhancement, topDRILL exceeds all requirements for robust compact units, producing technically refined solutions for fully automatic processing lines with full computerized online control. topDRILL M-RX is the perfect unit for fast, straightforward, vertical production of shower doors and similar products.
Based in Italy, Forel is a world leader in the production of machinery for industrial automation in IG unit production and other glass processing applications. Established in 1976, Forel has two production facilities in Italy and recently announced the upcoming introduction of Forel North America in January 2014, based in Minneapolis, MN.
All sponsor companies will show presentations of their latest innovations and talk about automation and how all this technology can be integrated with modern software technology.
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