Deco ’18 returned to the Hilton Easton in Columbus, Ohio, site of the 2015 show, for another successful gathering. Columbus falls within the radius of driving distance for many members, and the Easton area is an excellent backdrop for a conference, providing numerous dining and entertainment options for attendees.
SGCDpro’s annual Deco trade show and conference kicks off April 7 at the Hilton Easton in Columbus, Ohio. The conference features three days of technical and informational sessions with exhibits on Sunday afternoon.
SGCDpro became aware of implications of the recently implemented Food Safety Modernization Act when a member company was notified that its products were subject to a provision under the law. The association researched the issue and assembled the following information to importers of products that have food contact surface applications.
With little more than a year remaining before significant changes to labeling rules take effect for California’s controversial Clean Water Act, noted Proposition 65 attorney Carol Brophy addressed Deco ’17 attendees with a summary of those changes.
SGCDpro Washington Liaison Walt Sanders attended a December 2016 meeting of the National Association of Manufacturers’ Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Coalition. He assembled the following notes on the meeting.
President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act on June 22, marking the first major overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in 40 years. The president called the legislation “proof that Washington can function despite intense polarization.” He praised both chemicals industry groups and environmentalists for achieving consensus despite their usual differences of opinion.
Deco ’16 kicked off April 16 in Baltimore, Md., marking the show’s first return to the East Coast since 2002 when the group met in Washington, D.C. Approximately 150 decorators and suppliers attended the three-day conference, which featured a keynote speech by Colonel Danny McKnight, Ret. U.S. Army. McKnight, who took part in the Battle of Mogadishu, which was chronicled in the movie Black Hawk Down, discussed leadership and his newly released book.
The annual convention of the Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorated Products (SGCDpro) kicks off April 16 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore. The conference encompasses three days of educational seminars, networking, and product introductions. SGCDpro Vice President David Stanton of Fusion Ceramics will serve as program chair.