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August 29, 2016
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Express Learning to Feature a Full Slate of Industry Topics

Now in its third year, Express Learning at GlassBuild America will offer a full slate of educational sessions taking place conveniently on the tradeshow floor. These TED Talks-style sessions will address the trends affecting each of the industry’s unique segments, from full-service glass companies and contract glaziers, to glass and metal fabricators, to residential window and door manufacturers and dealers. Read more for a look at 2016 Express Learning topics.

Novagard Solutions and Sapa Anounced as Glazing Executives Forum Sponsors

NGA is pleased to announce Novagard Solutions and Sapa as Silver Sponsors for the 11th Annual Glazing Executives Forum, taking place Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo.                             

“We are pleased to welcome Novagard Solutions and Sapa as sponsors of this year’s Glazing Executives Forum,” said Michele Nosko, NGA’s director of membership and marketing. “Their support illustrates the Forum’s importance as an education and networking resource, and community-builder, for our members.”


Calling All Top Metal Manufacturers and Finishers!
Now in its fifth year, the Glass Magazine Top Metal Companies list spotlights the largest metal fabrication companies in North America. Highlighted in the November issue of Glass Magazine, NGA's official publication, the Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior and exterior railings, aluminum composite panels and exterior sun-control products to the glass and glazing industry.

For the first time, the November issue of Glass Magazine will also feature top-ranking metal finishers in its inaugural Top Metal Finishers list.

UPDATED: PPG Reaches Agreement with Vitro for Sale of Flat Glass Operations
Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products Acquires Louisville Plate Glass
NFRC Announces New Plans for the Commercial Market
Mid-Atlantic Glass Association to Host Annual Golf Tournament

The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association invites the glass industry to its Fall Golf Tournament taking place Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Whisky Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Maryland. All reservations and payments must be received by September 12, 2016.


WGA Presents 31st Annual Golf Tournament
The Washington Glass Association will host its 31st Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, September 9, 2016 at the Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club in Federal Way, Washington. Enjoy networking and camaraderie with fellow glass industry professionals while playing a great game of golf.

Exit Planning and Succession VI - Seven Pitfalls of a Business Exit
Business owners intuitively understand and manage their everyday risks in a measurable manner, but most owners have never exited a business and are unaware that the odds are against them. Fewer than 20 percent of the companies brought to market actually sell, and fewer than 30 percent of family businesses will transfer to the second generation.

For business owners who have invested their life and time into building a successful business, and who have more than 70 percent of their illiquid wealth trapped inside the business, creating a strong exit plan to help overcome those odds is essential. Beacon Exit Planning LLC and Beacon Merger & Acquisitions Advisors LLC, has identified seven recurring pitfalls that can derail owners from successfully navigating their inevitable exit. Identifying and understanding these common problems, risks and concerns of exiting a business can help business owners prepare for and manage their own future exits.

Omni Glass & Paint, Inc.

l-r: David Miller, Karl Keas, Carrie Johnson, Dave VanderZanden

Get to know fellow NGA member Omni Glass & Paint, doing business in Wisconsin for nearly 50 years. 

According to president David Miller, the company's keys to success include a skilled labor force and unwavering determination.  "As a full service commercial glass and paint contractor, we are dedicated to fulfilling every project, whether small or large, with a total commitment to quality and professionalism." said Miller. "Omni’s large, qualified workforce has earned a reputation as the best in the area."


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