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September 29, 2016
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NGA AT WORK
MyGlassClass.com Celebration!

Join us Thursday, October 20 at Noon in the GlassBuild America Express Learning Theatre as we celebrate the relaunch of MyGlassClass.com – NGA’s online training resource! The new MyGlassClass.com features an updated roster of comprehensive, interactive online courses specifically designed to meet the training needs of contract glaziers, full-service glass companies and glass fabricators. 

Come enjoy refreshments, see a demo of our easy-to-use online learning platform, and hear about what the future holds for MyGlassClass.com! Free to all registered GlassBuild America attendees.

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Getting Ready for GlassBuild

GlassBuild America 2016 in Las Vegas is quickly approaching in only 20 more days! Plan now for a successful visit to GlassBuild - from education and demos on the show floor, to affiliated meetings and other opportunities, GlassBuild is THE glass, window & door industries’ gathering place.

Check out the full schedule to see what’s happening during the show and don’t forget to register – rates increase Oct. 1!

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Fired Up: Demolishing Expectations

By Jeff Razwick, Technical Glass Products
(From the pages of Glass Magazine)

I made a big mistake last week, and broke a rule I’d been told many times before: Never test drive a car you can’t afford (or don’t have room in your garage for). You see, I made the mistake of walking past a Tesla showroom with time to spare. Before long, I was on a test drive of the new Model S, all electric sedan, around the streets of Seattle.

After a brief 45-minute drive, I’d like to suggest the following. First, keep your old internal combustion car (better yet, with a manual clutch) for yourself or the scrapyard – your kids or grandkids will have no need or interest in it. Second, you WILL be driving an electric car in the next 10 years.

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NEWS TO KNOW
NGA Partners with Australian Glass & Glazing Association on MyGlassClass.com Education Initiative
Cardinal IG to Build Manufacturing Facility in Arizona
Custom Glass Products Plans $2 million Expansion
 
 
CHAPTER UPDATES
Houston Area Glass Association to Host Annual Clay Shoot

The Houston Area Glass Association, a subchapter of the Texas Glass Association, will host its 3rd Annual Clay Shoot on October 12, 2016 at the American Shooting Center. Awards will be presented for first and second place teams and there will be a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Scholarship Fund.

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Mid-Atlantic Glass Association Golf Tournament

The winning foursome!


NGA was pleased to sponsor the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association Golf Tournament, which took place on September 21 at the Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Maryland. The weather was perfect and the event drew 112 players and over 30 sponsors for a rewarding day of golf, networking, an awards ceremony and prizes.

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YOUR PROFITS
Glass Handling Equipment to Reduce the Risk of Injury and Increase Productivity
By John Czopek, CRL Glass Machinery

Glass fabrication is an involved process that can lead to product damage if best practices are not observed. Even worse, because glass is very heavy, mishandling it can cause serious injury. To help prevent these detrimental scenarios, there are several glass handling tables and tools available, all geared towards reducing the amount of glass handling, and thus reducing the chance for workplace injury. These systems allow employees to work smarter, not harder, and are essential components to any glass shop.

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NGA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Plymouth Glass & Mirror, Inc.


Meet NGA member Plymouth Glass & Mirror, located in Thomaston, CT, and celebrating 35 years in business.

According to owner and founder Darryl Maslak, customer service is the foundation of the company's philosophy. "In customer service, there is never enough emphasis behind the word "service", said Maslak. "Earning repeat business means treating customers respectably on a friendly level rather than as just another number or sale." 

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