Giving Glass a Voice

GMIC works hard to make sure that the voices of our members are heard by government organizations, lawmakers, trade associations, suppliers and distributors, and other glass manufacturers.

We act as an advocate for our members with federal and state governments. We represent the interests of our members in response to new legislative threats and opportunities, which has included petitioning the World Trade Organization on unfair trade practices by China and presenting policy statements to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

In the development of legislative engagement tools, GMIC participates in national advocacy initiatives, including Days on the Hill, and state and local legislative activities that include meetings with local Chambers and legislative staff. We also work to build strategic alliances with adjacent industries as we advocate for shared interests and common goals.

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Promoting Glass Usage

Another important GMIC objective is the promotion of the use of glass products and ongoing communication of the benefits of glass as a consumer material. We do this by regularly publishing articles, interviews, editorials, and advertisements in major media and maintaining an active exhibition schedule at industry tradeshows and conferences.

GMIC helps all of our members succeed by both promoting and facilitating the use of glass. We work to educate the U.S. government on the glass industry, which includes communicating the implications of environmental regulations. We strategically leverage the government interfaces of member organizations. And we regularly educate a range of target audiences on the benefits of glass usage and the potential of new opportunities.

The goals of our ongoing advocacy and engagement? A more vibrant glass industry. A positive future for glass manufacturers. Better ways to meet the productivity and technology demands of the industry. Earlier identification of industry threats. And a stronger collective voice for both our members and the glass manufacturing industry as a whole.