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April 26, 2017
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NGA AT WORK
Glazing Executives Forum Now in its 12th Year

The 12th annual Glazing Executives Forum, the glass and glazing industry’s foremost education and networking event, will be held September 12 at GlassBuild America in Atlanta.

Glass industry executives from around the country will gather to see the latest architectural glazing industry products and services on the GlassBuild America tradeshow floor, learn about current market conditions and best business practices, meet and network with industry peers and vendors, and connect with the right solutions to help make their businesses more profitable!

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Glass Magazine Presents AIA Architecture Expo Product Preview


Glass Magazine, the official publication of NGA, offers a preview of the glass and metal products that will be on display this week at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 and Architecture Expo.  Sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, the event will bring together glass and glazing suppliers with nearly 800 exhibitors April 27-29, in Orlando. See NGA and Glass Magazine in Booth 2038.

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Updated Glass and Metals 201 Now Available

The updated Glass and Metals 201: A Guide to Glazing Specifications is now available on GlassMagazine.com. The guide, which is the second installment of a six-part series entitled "All About Glass and Metal: A Guide to Glazing for Architects and Specifiers," provides an introductory resource to help architects tackle the challenges in developing accurate glass and glazing specifications.

The guide also presents common errors, general tips, resources, and an updated list of common glass and glazing standards and test methods. It also addresses the more complex task of specifying fire-rated glass and glazing products.

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NEWS TO KNOW
Saand Acquires Guardian Massachusetts Fabrication Facility
Clarity Glass Wholesalers Expands, Moves to Larger Location
Dodge Momentum Index Up for Sixth Consecutive Month
The 2017 Glass Magazine Awards: Nomination Form
 
 
YOUR PROFITS
Seven Tricks to Improve Cash Flow
By Marco Terry, Commercial Capital LLC

One great way to start the business year is to take steps to improve your cash flow. If owners take some small steps today, they can ensure that their businesses end the year stronger than they started.

This article discusses seven steps that help improve cash flow. The first six are things that an owner can do today to make their company stronger and more resilient. Most steps are easy to take and require only a time investment. Having stronger cash flow allows the company to weather challenges more effectively while positioning it to take advantage of opportunities.

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CHAPTER UPDATES
Texas Glass Association Presents GLASSCON '17

The Texas Glass Association (TGA), with local divisions the Houston Area Glass Association and TGA-North Texas, is bringing the Texas glass industry together for a day of education and networking on Friday, May 19 in Waco. The program will feature industry experts to provide insightful analysis, and opportunities for networking, discussion, and Q & A.

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INDUSTRY EVENTS
Canadian Glass Connections Conference Taking Place June 7-8

The 2017 Glass Connections Conference, hosted by the Canadian Glass Association (CGA), will take place June 7 - 8 in Burnaby, British Columbia. The event offers a highly-focused educational and networking experience for glaziers, architects, engineers, designers, spec writers, commercial construction contractors and building owners.

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NGA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Precision Glass


Tim Wilcoxen

Get to know fellow NGA member Precision Glass, a family-owned company doing business in Kansas City for 26 years. 

According to owner Tim Wilcoxen, the company's keys to success include delivering good service, quality workmanship and a strong warranty. 

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