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Contact: David Walker
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ENERGY EFFICIENCY SEMINAR ADDED TO GLASSBUILD AMERICA® PROGRAM
EDGETECH SPONSORS EXPERT PANEL ADDRESSING KEY TECHNOLOGY, POLICY

WASHINGTON, DC  (May 12, 2009) – Furthering its dedication to education and elevating the industry, Edgetech announced today its sponsorship of the GlassBuild America® Energy Efficiency Seminar, scheduled for October 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center. The panel-style discussion will bring experts together to explore the technologies, rules and policies needed to encourage greater efficiencies in the future.

“Given the current state of the technology and the substantial emphasis on energy efficiency policies by the Obama Administration, this panel discussion will be a must-attend event at GlassBuild America,” said David Walker, vice president of association services at the National Glass Association. “We’re very pleased to offer this timely seminar where show attendees can get a first-hand view of the constraints and opportunities posed by the energy efficiency movement, particularly those in the window and door, and commercial, market segments.”

Rich Walker, President and CEO of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), has agreed to moderate the panel. Other distinguished panelists include Marg Webb,  Executive Director, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), Richard Karney of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Star Program, and Brandon Tinianov, Chief Technology Officer, Serious Materials.

“The Energy Efficiency Seminar will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of this year’s show,” said Erin Johnson, Edgetech’s director of marketing. “We anticipate a lively discussion that will help us all gain insight, take advantage of available opportunities, and poise ourselves, as an industry, for future growth.”

For a complete line-up of activities, and to register for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, scheduled for September 30 through October 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, please visit www.glassbuildamerica.com.

About NGA
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the flat (architectural) and auto glass industries. Based outside Washington, DC, and representing more than 3,000 member companies and locations, NGA offers certification, education and training, including MyGlassClass.com – a state-of-the-art online training resource. NGA publishes the industry’s leading trade magazines: Glass Magazine® and Window & Door®; and e-newsletters: e-glass weekly™, WDweekly™, and For Technicians Only™ e-bulletin. In addition, NGA serves the industry and general public with its Web sites: glass.org, GlassBuildAmerica.com, GlassMagazine.com, WindowandDoor.com, and MyAutoGlass.org. NGA also hosts the industry’s premier annual trade event: GlassBuild America®: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. For more information on NGA, visit www.glass.org.

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Edgetech I.G. Inc., a Lauren International Company, is a global leader in the fenestration industry producing Super Spacer® – the world’s only TrueWARM®, all-foam edge seal product line that provides maximum condensation resistance, durability and energy performance. Through Edgetech’s value promise – We’re there for you at every turn! 360® – the company goes beyond the manufacture of Super Spacer to offer a comprehensive portfolio of value-added products and services for the window, door and glass industries. Edgetech also assures product quality to the highest standards as an ISO 9001:2000 certified company. With manufacturing facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom plus a distribution division in Germany, Edgetech’s proven technology is improving the performance and energy efficiency of insulating glass systems worldwide. In business since 1989, Edgetech is a fully-owned subsidiary of Lauren International, Inc., a global multi-divisional company serving a variety of industries. Visit www.superspacer.com or www.laureninternational.com to learn more about the company’s products, services and global initiatives.