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June 29, 2017
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Register Now for GlassBuild America Early-Bird Rates!


In addition to receiving special member discounts on GlassBuild America and the Glazing Executive Forum, NGA members can save even more with early-bird rates, in effect until June 30!

GlassBuild America 2017, returning to Atlanta September 12-14, will feature Cam Marston, generational expert and keynote speaker at the GlassBuild Opening Session, a new series of Express Learning sessions, and 450 exhibiting companies expected to showcase their most innovative glass and fenestration products and services.

Also taking place at GlassBuild America is the 12th annual Glazing Executives Forum, the glass and glazing industry's foremost education and networking event bringing together Industry executives from around the country.

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NGA Members Receive Free Top 50 Glaziers Report

 

As a member of NGA, did you know that you can receive a complimentary copy of the 2017 Glass Magazine Top 50 Glaziers Report? This valuable report is being sold for $75, but is FREE to you!

The report is available as an Excel file and includes:

  • Contact information, including names, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers and websites
  • Three-year comparison of estimated gross annual sales
  • Number and location of all offices
  • Searchable list of locations
  • Plus historical market information for the special 25th anniversary edition.

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MyGlassClass.com Adds New Course

 

NGA has announced that its online training resource, MyGlassClass.com, has a new course available for glass and glazing company employees.

The new course is Metal Tools of the Trade and upon completion of this course, learners will be able to identify common metal fabrication tools used to cut and drill architectural aluminum, and their appropriate uses.

A free preview of the course is available in the MyGlassClass.com course catalog and NGA members can save more than 20% off list price for all MyGlassClass.com courses.

Haven’t seen the new MyGlassClass.com yet?  Watch this video and take a tour of the site.

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NEWS TO KNOW
Commercial Construction Index Indicates High Revenue, Employment Expectations for 2017
Guardian DeWitt Float Operations Offline for "Extended Repair" After Fire and Explosion
Aldora Adds New Atlanta Location
Vitrum Glass Group Hosts Glass Talks 2017, 20-Year Celebration
Vote in Glass Magazine's 2017 Reader Photo Contest
 
 
YOUR PROFITS
Top 50 Glaziers: 2017 Annual Report - U.S. glaziers report investments and expansions during third consecutive year of strong growth
By Katy Devlin and Norah Dick; Contributions from Bethany Stough


2016 marked the third year of robust growth for U.S. glazing contractors, according to the 2017 Top 50 Glaziers annual report, Glass Magazine's annual survey of the nation's 50 largest glazing firms. Seventy-four percent of Top 50 Glaziers reported year-over-year growth from 2015 to 2016, and combined sales for all top 50 companies reached 3.79 billion.

Amid the strong market conditions, several glaziers announced expansions, either moving to larger facilities or adding locations. More than two-thirds reported notable capital investments, many in equipment to improve efficiency, allow for more complex fabrication, or to handle larger, heavier lites.

“We made significant investments in new CNC and field installation equipment to support growth and improve efficiency. In addition, we signed a new lease [on a facility] in Dallas to add fabrication capacity,” says Rick Cieslewicz, president of No. 29 Dynamic Glass, dynamicglass.com.

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CHAPTER UPDATES
HAGA to Host Summer Mixer Bowling Night

The Houston Area Glass Association, a division of the Texas Glass Association, will host a Summer Mixer Bowling Night on Thursday, July 13.

$25 per person includes 3 hours of bowling, shoe rental and bowling ball. Come on out after a  hard day’s work for BOWLING FUN!

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Minnesota Glass Association Presents Annual Twins Baseball Outing

The Minnesota Glass Association will be hosting its annual Twins baseball outing on Wednesday, August 16. The event includes a pre-game tailgating party at 5:30pm with the game beginning at 7:10pm. Tailgating includes hot dogs, hamburgers and chips with beverages available.

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NGA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Dothan Glass Company

Earl Pittman, III and Earl "Buddy" Pittman, Jr.

Meet fellow NGA member company Dothan Glass Company, with locations in Alabama, Florida and Georgia and doing business for 86 years.

According to president Earl "Buddy" Pitman, the company's keys to success include offering quality products with excellent service and professional workmanship, as well as building relationships through community involvement.

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