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November 28, 2016
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Take a Video Tour of the New MyGlassClass.com

NGA is offering a free tutorial video for the new MyGlassClass.com, providing "how to" steps for setting up an account, finding and purchasing desired courses and tracking training progress.The tutorial is available now on MyGlassClass.com 

Phase I of the new MyGlassClass.com is open for registration, focusing on basic safety for the glass and glazing industry with more than 30 new safety courses available. Topics range from personal protective equipment, to safe glass handling, to hand and power tool use.

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Glass Magazine Announces Top Metals Companies for 2016

Glass Magazine, the official publication of NGA, has published its list of the Top Metal Companies for 2016. This year’s Top Metal Companies list, based on annual sales volume, features the leading suppliers of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance systems, commercial interior and exterior railings, aluminum composite panels and exterior sun-control products to the glass and glazing industry.

In addition to the list, this year’s Top Metal Companies coverage includes market statistics related to sales volume, product demand, acquisition plans, employee recruitment and regional growth, as well as notable projects from a selection of top metal fabricators.

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NEWS TO KNOW
Perspectives from 2016 GlassBuild America: Glassblog
Top Glass Fabricators 2017 Survey
J.E. Berkowitz Joins Consolidated Glass Holdings
Court Blocks Saint-Gobain's Sika Takeover Bid
 
 
CHAPTER UPDATES
Minnesota Glass Association to Host Meeting, Seminar and Dinner

The Minnesota Glass Association will be hosting an educational seminar, annual meeting, happy hour and dinner on December 8 from 4:00pm to 7:30pm. The event will take place in Roseville, MN and will feature Carl Tompkins of Sika Corporation to present "Sealant Demo: Do it Right the First Time," and Rick Hillesheim of Hillesheim Architectural Products, Inc. to present "Understanding Fenestration U-Factors and Energy Code Compliance."

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GLAZIER BULLETIN
The Architectural Significance of Unitized
By Chris Giovannielli, Kawneer North America

Architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris was right when he called architecture a “learned game.” It’s also an evolution. Design trends change, products advance and the ability for manufacturers and contractors to contribute to the game’s progression is greater than ever before.

Architects and building owners are driving the industry to reduce costs and the time it takes to close buildings. However, the need to balance aesthetics, performance and budget cannot be met solely by an architect or contractor. Manufacturers are tasked to constantly improve products to make them increasingly versatile, while glazing contractors are often faced with more variety or customization in the installation.

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NGA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
American Glass & Mirror

(l-r) Benjamin Selinske, operations mgr.; Guy & Mary Selinske, co-owners.

Meet fellow NGA member American Glass & Mirror, serving the Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding communities for 33 years. 

The company's keys to success include providing the highest level of customer service: delivering service with a smile, going the extra mile, and always following through on what’s promised.

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