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July 28, 2016
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'Solution Sessions' Take Center Stage at Glazing Executives Forum

In addition to a robust line-up of speakers and networking opportunities at NGA’s Glazing Executives Forum, taking place Oct. 19 at GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, this year’s event will feature a new break-out session format dubbed as ‘Solution Sessions.’

Solution Sessions will group industry peers who share similar interests, but do not compete geographically, into roundtable discussions. Topics will include hiring strategies, customer service, sales & marketing, finance, and new product trends.
NGA Members Get Exclusive Preview of the All-New

NGA members can get a sneak peak of new courses! The new courses, officially launching in October 2016, feature timely, updated content in an attractive, engaging format.  Take a look before they become available to the public! Read More...

Don't Wait! Reserve Your Hotel For GlassBuild America Today

There are several large events happening in Las Vegas during the same week as GlassBuild and popular flight times and hotel rooms will book quickly! We encourage you to register and complete your travel arrangements as soon as possible.

We have many great hotel options available - from hotels conveniently located near the convention center, to hotels in the heart of the action on the strip. Read More...

GlassBuild America App Ready to Download

The 2016 GlassBuild America app is ready to download!  CLICK HERE for step-by-step instructions for your mobile device.

New and improved, this year’s app has been streamlined to make navigation even easier with some cool new features that are sure to enhance your show experience. Read More...

PPG Reaches Agreement with Vitro for Sale of Flat Glass Operations
Tyman PLC/AmesburyTruth Acquires Bilco
2016 Glass Magazine Award Winners Announced
Minnesota Glass Association to Host Annual Twins Game Outing

The Minnesota Glass Association will be hosting its annual Twins baseball outing on Wednesday, August 10. The event includes a pre-game tailgating party at 5:30pm with the game beginning at 7:10pm. Tailgating includes hotdogs and hamburgers prepared by the MGA Board. Read More...

Exit Planning and Succession V - Nine Key Considerations For Successful Succession Planning

Succession is a critical component of a successful business exit. The process involves replacing the owner by moving chosen performers to a championship team, and eventually into leadership. This requires time, training and a strategic succession plan.

A successful succession plan outlines how to educate and build bench strength, groom emerging managers, develop leadership training, and identify future owners. The flexible plan may take several months to write and several years to execute. Depending on the readiness of a company’s management and the type of exit and current payout, a succession plan may last from three to 10 years. On the other hand, if the business is systematized and has clean financials with mature management in place, then the company could be “sale ready” in less than a year. This article presents nine key considerations of succession planning. Read More...

Garrety Glass, Inc.
Get to know fellow NGA member Garrety Glass, doing business for 19 years in Dallastown, PA. According to owner and president Ted Garrety, the company's key to success is maintaining a strong work ethic with all of the right people working as a team. "Our biggest challenge has been to keep up with our growth while keeping safety and quality as our main goals," says Garrety.

The Garrety Glass Team


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