Membership Value Proposition
Every industry needs a strong and active trade association. GMIC supports the profitability and competitiveness of our members by providing:
GMIC works with US Department of Energy, the EPA Energy Star, and other organizations to identify and accelerate the rate of innovation in energy efficiency for glass melting. GMIC Technical Committees coordinate areas of mutual interest, including: waste heat management, production efficiency, environmental health and safety, recycling and cullet supply, batch and materials, controls and sensors, forming, modeling, and glass strength. GMIC coordinates the Usable Glass Strength Coalition, an industry funded consortium providing fundamental research into usable glass strength.
GMIC provides hard to find courses on both fundamental topics, as well as advanced technical topics. Our day long symposia bring together leading experts to delve deeply into specific topics, such as modeling, sensors and controls, and energy efficiency. The GMIC organized Conference on Glass Problems is the largest conference on glass manufacturing in North America. This content rich conference provides 4 days of lecture, courses, symposia, as well a robust exhibiting and networking opportunities.
Data about the glass manufacturing industry is difficult to obtain. GMIC produces the GMIC Glass Manufacturing Industry Report, a 135 pages of industry data, contact lists, and information emissions regulations.
GMIC supports our members needs to back or defeat legislation, address regulations, and oppose unfair trade practices.
GMIC is actively authors articles and editorials in major journals and website. Our members benefit from feature articles and interviews.
GMIC promotes efficiency in the industry by providing forums for communication and networking, including; conferences, exhibitions, member communications, and leadership events.
Recruiting trained and motivated talent is concern of our members that GMIC addresses through programs directed at engineering students and job seekers. GMIC provides a career center to list industry positions and for job seekers to find opportunities
Our membership is comprised of glass manufacturing industry participants. Membership categories include; glass melting companies, associated service and product suppliers, national laboratories and universities, glass users, industry consultants and individuals. To view all our members please visit our Members page.
How To Join GMIC
If you are a glass industry manufacturer, supplier, or research organization, and you are not presently a member, we encourage you to join GMIC now to ensure the vitality of the industry through your support of the industry’s trade association. Membership dues are based on company size and category. Contact GMIC’s Executive Director for full information.
Robert Weisenburger Lipetz, MBA