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May 30, 2017
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NGA Announces Glazing Executives Forum Schedule

NGA is pleased to announce the schedule for its 2017 Glazing Executives Forum, the glass and glazing industry's foremost education and networking event taking place September 12 at GlassBuild America in Atlanta.

This year's event will again bring together Industry executives from around the country to learn about current market conditions and best business practices, meet and network with industry peers and vendors, and see the latest architectural glazing industry products and services on the GlassBuild tradeshow floor.

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2017 Glass Magazine Awards and Reader Photo Contest

 

Show off your Feats of Installation, Fabrication, Innovation, and Design

Glass Magazine, the official publication of NGA, is accepting nominations for the 2017 Glass Magazine Awards. The prestigious glass and metal industry awards program recognizes the most innovative products and services the industry has to offer, in addition to the most innovative projects completed within the past year. Glass Magazine is also accepting submissions for its second annual Reader Photo Contest. The deadline for all submissions is June 5, 2017.

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NEWS TO KNOW
Apogee to Purchase EFCO from Pella in $195 Million Deal
Vitro Architectural Glass Breaks Ground on Jumbo MSVD Coater at Wichita Falls Plant
PPG Attempts to Combine with AkzoNobel
Glass Magazine Introduces New Mobile-friendly Version
 
 
YOUR PROFITS
Creative Recruitment: Companies Adjust Hiring Practices to Cultivate a Diverse, Skilled and Talented Workforce
By Bethany Stough, Managing Editor, Glass Magazine

Although the worker shortage continues to be a primary concern for most glass industry companies, many are turning the challenge of finding qualified workers into an opportunity to train diverse, talented people into a workforce of skilled, loyal employees.

To do so, they are thinking outside the box and diversifying their recruitment methods. Glass Magazine spoke with officials from three industry companies who have taken a wide variety of steps to recruit workers, from partnering with refugee educational centers and rehabilitation programs, hiring for values over skills, committing to long-term training, and offering competitive pay and benefits no matter the job.

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CHAPTER UPDATES
Mid-Atlantic Glass Association to Host Annual Crab Feast


The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association will host its annual crab feast on Wednesday, June 14 at Captain James Landing in Baltimore. Last year's event attracted over 100 industry participants for “all you can eat” crabs, Maryland crab soup and great conversation.  

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Minnesota Glass Association Presents Annual Golf Classic

The Minnesota Glass Association will host its Annual Golf Classic on Thursday, June 15 at Oak Glen Golf Course in Stillwater, MN. Register by June 1 and join MGA for fun, prizes, networking and great food!

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TGA Conference Brings Texas Glass Industry Together

The Texas Glass Association, with local divisions the Houston Area Glass Association (HAGA) and the TGA-North Texas Division (TGA NTD), brought the glass industry in Texas together on May 19 for a highly successful day of education and networking. TGA’s inaugural "Improving the Industry Together" 2017 conference drew 110 participants from across the state to see industry experts provide insightful analysis and valuable 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. Register by June 2 to receive early registration rates!

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NGA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Mr. Shower Door

Drew and Tom Whitaker

Get to know fellow NGA member company Mr. Shower Door, doing business in Connecticut and New York for 35 years.

According to president Tom Whitaker, the company's keys to success include hiring the absolute best people you can, creating a culture of pride in workmanship, presenting your company well, and following up to be sure clients are happy.

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