GPAD 2019 Platinum Sponsors

All Platinum and Gold sponsor companies will present their latest innovations and address automation, describing how this technology can be integrated with modern software.

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Since 1996, FeneTech, Inc. has developed and marketed the industry’s leading ERP software system FeneVision Ultimate for glass processing companies, providing implementation, training, and unparalleled support services. FeneTech has been honored as a Best Emerging Technology Company in northeast Ohio and was a recipient of the 2017 USGlass Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for its FENml initiative. FeneTech has developed FENml (Fenestration Manufacturing Language) as base line communication standard that will allow all machinery, software, and suppliers to talk the same language . FeneTech serves customers worldwide with offices in Ohio and Luxembourg.


Forel is a world leader in the design and production of machinery for industrial automation of Insulating Glass Unit (IGU) production and other glass fabrication applications such as grinding, polishing, milling & drilling, and laminated glass processing. Most recently Forel has developed and introduced a new automated high-speed flexible spacer IGU processing line to meet the increased productivity, quality, and capacity requirements of the window & door industry in North America. Forel is based in Treviso, Italy and was established in 1976 and will celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary in 2016. Forel also operates a wholly owned subsidiary in St. Paul, MN for Service, Parts, and Sales to the North American market.


Glaston is a leading company in glass processing technologies and delivers machines and services for the production of heat-treated glass.  Glaston provides the glass fabrication industry with the machinery and technology to customers worldwide who want the highest production energy efficiency and best end glass quality. Glaston’s product offering includes high-quality heat-treatment machines and services for architectural, solar, appliance and automotive applications.

IGE Glass Technologies


IGE Glass Technologies, Inc. has a long history of serving the needs of North America’s glass industry. They are a leading single source provider of high quality glass fabrication machinery, service and supplies for nearly three decades and are continuing to search the world to find the most innovative and reliable equipment manufacturers for fabricating, handling and processing flat glass. Each of IGE’s manufacturers specializes in a certain type of machinery and all of their equipment is characterized by innovative features, long lasting durability and high reliability.



The National Glass Association is the largest and most influential trade association serving the architectural glass, and window and door industries. The NGA represents nearly 2,200 member companies, produces the industry’s leading events and publications, and provides cutting-edge education and training programs. The NGA’s annual events—including GlassBuild America and the Glazing Executives Forum—serve as a centralized meeting place for thousands of professionals.