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Ceramic Decorating: The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorated Products' 50th Anniversary

The Sheraton Station Hotel will serve as host property for the event, which will be held April 5-7.

The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorated Products (SGCDpro) will celebrate 50 years during Deco ’14 in Pittsburgh, Pa., birthplace of SGCDpro. The Sheraton Station Square will serve as host property for the event, which will be held April 5-7.


Deco ’14 Events

The program for Deco ’14 will feature Ann Northup, former Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) commissioner and Kentucky congresswoman, as keynote speaker. Northup will speak during the Awards Luncheon on Monday. The society’s popular Basics in Decorating seminar will return on Saturday with a focus on materials and mediums. The session will be coordinated and moderated by David Stanton, general manager of the Glass division at Fusion Ceramics. The session will be held from 1-4 p.m.

A concurrent session for management personnel will be held on Saturday with a focus on lean management strategies. SGCDpro President Chad Yaw will coordinate and present the program for this session. Saturday sessions will be followed by a welcome reception featuring a Champagne toast.

The annual “Ask the Experts” session will take place on Sunday, with Wayne Zitkus as moderator. Several emerging topics will be covered, including proposed changes to CPSC voluntary recall rules, changes in the OSHA silica rule and new labeling regulations for California Proposition 65 labeling. The annual exhibition will follow Sunday’s session, with lunch in the exhibit hall.

The society’s annual members’ meeting will be held on Monday, April 7, at 8:00 a.m. New officers and directors will be installed. Emerging technology will be presented during Monday’s technical session, followed by the annual Awards Luncheon.

The following companies have agreed to provide special souvenirs for the meeting: Libbey, Inc.; Moderne Glass; Custom Deco; Commercial Decal of Ohio; and Homer Laughlin China Co. Event sponsorships and booth spaces are available. Complete details are available at www.sgcd.org. 

Any views or opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not represent those of Ceramic Industry, its staff, Editorial Advisory Board or BNP Media. 

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