GANA New Sticker idea

As i’ve said in the past with any breaking news pertaining to poor quality heat treated glass & GANA… i would take the liberty & inform those interested.

So…its quite obvious this “high road” Gana refers to is just another feeble attempt to protect those less then desirable fabricators.

[URL=“javascript:var win =”] [URL=“”]GANA Addresses Window Cleaning During Glass Week Meeting
The Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Glass Week kicked off today at the Rio in Las Vegas. Early in the day the tempering division’s construction subcommittee touched on the issue of glass cleaning, an issue that has seen much debate between the glass association’s members and the window cleaning industry. (CLICK HERE to read the International Window Cleaning Association’s (IWCA) recent request to GANA to retract its glass cleaning informational bulletin.)
In particular, GANA has urged window cleaners not to use metal scrapers to clean glass, as it can result in scratches, while IWCA and other window cleaners indicate that these scratches result from the presence of fabricating debris on tempered and heat-strengthened glass that is pulled along the surface of the glass.

          The GANA construction subcommittee members stressed that it was                important to get the word out about the damage caused by metal scrapers.                "GANA has taken the position that we are here to educate and                will continue to educate the window clearners," says Brian                Pittman with GANA. 
          It was suggested that a sticker on certain glass products might                help in this education process. 
          The subcommittee expressed interest in the idea, noting that a GANA-supplied                sticker would carry more weight than individual company-supplied                stickers. In addition, stickers would have to be supplied to nonmembers,                subcommittee members agreed. Some individuals suggested having these                stickers applied by the glazing contractor, although there was concern                about liability should the contractor neglect to use the sticker.                One listener added that there would likely be push-back from the                commercial glazing industry should stickers be required on the exterior                of the glass. 
          Should this practice be followed-up, Greg Carney, GANA technical                director, pointed out that the sticker would be most useful in the                initial cleaning, when cement and other new construction debris                are most problematic for glass.
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There is also talk about a ASTM standard change as well. Basically… I’d expect that to take place quickly & probably before we really hear about it.

Wow, Is this Gana Association part of the U S Government? They sure do act like it… All of the bulletins and meetings on this for what? Clean your heat treating ovens dumb asses! That sticker should resemble a Band Aid. :smiley: It should read : “Please dont scrape me " I have a boo boo.” Geez!

Absolutely! Although lets not forget how important the glass washer maintenance is as well. Kind of a 2 fold problem.

Regardless…i’ll bet this “sticker idea” goes over like a fart in church:D


We should make stickers too, saying

[INDENT]“Attention Consumer: You have been suckered by lazy, narrow-minded manufacturers that refuse to stand behind their product or guarantee the highest level of quality. NEVER buy window products from this manufacturer ever again, or any window ‘approved’ by GANA.”[/INDENT]

It’s go time in the sticker wars.

If GANA were in the cookie business, they’d be issuing press releases claiming that “It’s impossible to prevent our employees jewelry from falling into the cookie dough, so please bite with caution, and thank you for your continued patronage. It is simply not our fault that human tooth enamel is so weak so as not to be able to sustain the impact against our employees small jewelry items…”

If I didn’t already have a life, I’d be inclined to make a fool of these folk.

Fortunate for them, I do.

[COLOR=Blue]WOW! COOL! You mean GANA is going to help me get my waivers signed! YES!!!

“Hi Mr. Customer, you see this bright orange sticker? It means that if I scrape your glass ever, it might get ruined from scratching. That means I can use chemicals at 2 1/2 X the normal $$$$ (which might damage the seals) or you can sign this fab debris waiver and we can scrape for regular price. Which do you prefer?”[/COLOR]

[B][COLOR=Red]NOTE: This has now opened a door for dialog with that customer that you could fly a 747 through.[/COLOR][/B]

[COLOR=Blue]“Mr. Customer, would you like to know why they put that sticker there and what you can do about it?”


I like your brand of thinking Steve! There are several ways to interpret it. For now im just curious to see how it plays out?