By Belinda Raines
The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) are pleased to announce receipt of a $15,000 grant from Air Products of Allentown, Pennsylvania, to foster innovation by the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals.
The Air Products Foundation presented a check to both organizations at the 78th Conference on Glass Problems. The GPC, which is presented by the GMIC, took place November 6 – 9, 2017, at the Greater Columbus (Ohio) Convention Center.
“For more than 50 years, Air Products has been committed to helping glass producers improve their operations with innovative combustion and industrial gas technologies,” said Rick Beuttel, director of Business Development‒Americas at Air Products. “We are excited to share our passion for innovation with the next generation of glass professionals through this donation to the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation.”
Marcus Fish, director of development for the CGIF expressed his appreciation, “We are extremely grateful to Air Products for championing our efforts in student outreach. This gift will support our mission to attract and train the highest quality talent available to work with engineered systems and products that utilize glass and ceramic materials.
“This donation demonstrates how everyone benefits when progressive organizations like Air Products commit to investing in the future of their industry,” said Robert Weisenburger Lipetz, GMIC’s executive director. “It will allow us to provide student travel grants to the Conference on Glass Problems, which will afford students the valuable opportunity to interact with industry leaders.”
For more information on the 78th Conference on Glass Problems, click here.