Membership Value Proposition

Every industry needs a strong and active trade association. GMIC supports the profitability and competitiveness of our members by providing:

Technical Initiative Coordination-

Technical Education

Industry Intelligence

Advocacy

Glass Industry & Material Promotion

Networking

Workforce Development

Technical Initiative Coordination

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.

Technical Education

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.

Industry Intelligence

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.

Advocacy

GMIC supports our members needs to back or defeat legislation, address regulations, and oppose unfair trade practices.

Glass Industry & Material Promotion

GMIC is actively authors articles and editorials in major journals and website. Our members benefit from feature articles and interviews.

Networking Forum

GMIC promotes efficiency in the industry by providing forums for communication and networking, including; conferences, exhibitions, member communications, and leadership events.

Workforce Developement

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

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Membership Categories

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.

Executive Director
Robert Weisenburger Lipetz, MBA
Phone: 614-818-9423

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The Glass Problems Conference

Hosted November 6-9, 2017 the 78th Conference on Glass Problems takes place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

The Usable Glass Strength Coalition

Sustainability is a key strategic objective of industrial organizations. A fundamentally stronger usable glass would revolutionize the efficiencies of glass production and uses.

Glass Manufacturing Industry Report

A detailed and comprehensive reference source for intelligence on the glass manufacturing industry produce by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council