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A Glass Technology Forum Presented By Hotwork & Fosbel 

Hotbels 2019 

The 34th Hotbels Seminar

Tuesday & Wednesday

April 23rd & 24th, 2019


The 34th Hotbels Glass Industry Seminar was held in Lexington, KY, USA on April 23rd and 24th and featured a number of informative and well-received presentations by glass industry suppliers and glass makers.  This year’s conference was very successful: multiple representatives from 40 glass production facilities were in attendance, in addition to attendees from 23 different organizations that supply essential services and products to our glass industry.

The highlight of each Hotbels Seminar is the presentation of the Business & Technology United (BTU) Award.  This annual award was established in 2007 giving distinguished recognition to an individual or a group that has contributed significantly to the evolution of Hotbels and the education of the glass industry.

This year’s BTU Award was presented to Mr. Brian Naveken with Toledo Engineering Company, Inc. (TECO).   Congratulations, Brian!




Hotbels 2019 Seminar Information: 


Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa 

The Griffin Gate Marriott is located at 1800 Newtown Pike in Lexington, Kentucky.

Getting Here:
In addition to the Lexington - LEX (12 miles) airport, the hotel is also in close proximity to the Cincinnati - CVG (68 miles) and Louisville - SDF (80 miles) airports, which may provide more affordable    flight options.

Wednesday Afternoon Activities: 

Keeneland Park Race Track 

Tour and Tasting at West Sixth Brewery 

The BTU Award:

Congratulations to Mr. Brian Naveken, TECO, recipient of the 2019 Hotbels BTU Award!

Left to right:  Demetrius Rankin (Hotwork), Tom Graham (Hotwork), Brian Naveken (TECO), Eric Yaszemski (Fosbel), Bob Chambers (Fosbel)