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February 27, 2017
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NGA AT WORK
Did You Know? MyGlassClass.com Features 30 Safety Courses



The new MyGlassClass.com offers more than 30 courses focusing on basic safety for the glass and glazing industry. Topics range from personal protective equipment, to safe glass handling, to hand and power tool use. MyGlassClass.com users also now have access to OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 online training.

NGA members receive an exclusive discount of up to 30% off list price on new courses.

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Lee & Cates Glass Matches Donations for Employee's Family


Katie, Ansley and Ben Rice

NGA member company, Lee & Cates Glass, recently matched donations raised by a fundraising effort for the family of one of their employees Ben Rice, a glass technician and the assistant manager at the Lee & Cates branch in the Mandarin section of Jacksonville, FL. 

Ben and his wife Katie were in need of an accessible van with a motorized wheelchair lift for their nearly three-year old daughter Ansley, who suffers from Microlissencephaly and is wheelchair bound.

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NEWS TO KNOW
National Glass Association and Glass Association of North America Appoint Joint Task Force
Vitro to Build Jumbo MSVD Coater in Wichita Falls, Texas
Dr. Jim Doti Provides Economic Forecast, Construction Market Predictions at AAMA 80th Annual Conference
Fire-resistant Glass Market to Reach $7.36 Billion by 2021
 
 
CHAPTER UPDATES
Washington Glass Association to Host Educational Dinner Meeting

Join the Washington Glass Association on Thursday, March 9 for a dinner meeting featuring the topic "Fire Rated Glass and Glazing."  Vijay Ruikar, president of Engineering and Quality Global Link, Inc., will present an informative primer on fire rating, active and passive fire protection, current fire rated glazing products, new products being developed and tips for glazing contractors to avoid problems with projects and specifications.

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Mid-Atlantic Glass Association Announces New Board Positions

The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association finalized its new Board of Directors and adjusted key positions for 2017, including the following industry representatives:

President: Trevor Elliott, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Past-President: L.B. Kline, Amco Metal Products
Secretary: Ed Turner, Hawkins-Solar Seal
Treasurer: Bill Paolucci, Chillum Metal Works LLC

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Dave Dalbke of Maryland Glass & Mirror Co. Passes Away

On behalf of the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association (MGA), its president Trevor Elliott, officers and directors, we regret to inform you of the passing of Dave Dalbke. Dave was part owner of Maryland Glass & Mirror Co., in Baltimore, MD and a long time supporter of MGA. He served on the MGA Board of Directors in several capacities during the 1990’s. His mark on the industry will be remembered.

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GLAZIER BULLETIN
10 Tips for a Better Shower Installation
By Tom Whitaker, Mr. Shower Door

It is key for any successful glass company to be able to provide the best shower installation possible, no matter the circumstances, all while trying to reduce re-orders and keep safety a priority. Here are 10 tips for providing better installations every time.

1. Take detailed field measurements. Installers must have good measurements from the get-go to ensure a quality installation. Some tips for measurements:

  • Note wall conditions including belly
  • Note curb conditions including width and height
  • Measure heights at multiple points
  • Ensure sizes are accurate to 1/16 inch
  • Get an elevation rendering.

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NGA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
City Glass Company

Bryan Bush & Daniel Sutton

Meet Bryan Bush & Daniel Sutton, owners of City Glass Company, located in Omaha, NE and celebrating 25 years in business this September.

According to Bryan, the company's keys to success include "setting the standard of quality for our industry and cultivating long-standing relationships with our clients."

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