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July 26, 2017
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NGA Members Save on Glazing Executives Forum Registration

Not yet registered for NGA's Glazing Executives Forum?  NGA members save $100 off regular non-member rates to this premier education and networking event!

The 12th annual Glazing Executives Forum, taking place September 12 at GlassBuild America in Atlanta, will feature "25 Years of Top 50 Glaziers," presented by Katy Devlin, editor in chief of Glass Magazine, offering valuable insight into where the industry has been and where it's headed; keynote speaker and generational expert Cam Marston at the GlassBuild America Opening Session; the much-anticipated annual economic forecast by Alex Chausovsky of ITR Economics; the state of the industry by Julia Schimmelpenningh of Eastman Chemical Co.; and Solution Session roundtable discussions—moderated by industry experts and connecting glaziers to share common challenges and solutions.

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Have you Downloaded your Free Top 50 Glaziers Report?

 

As a member of NGA, you can download 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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NEWS TO KNOW
Dodge Momentum Index Up in June
Change to Canadian Anti-Spam Laws Could Affect Industry Businesses
Norsk Hydro to Purchase Sapa
AGC Glass to Install New Coater in North America
2017 GlassBuild America Trade Show Floor is Largest in Recent History
 
 
YOUR PROFITS
Vinyl Emerges as a Viable Option in High-rises, Despite Market Hurdles
By Joe Erb and Eric Thompson

One building solution that is gaining traction as a real, viable option in the architectural community, and as another step forward in the performance of the building envelope, is the use of vinyl windows in high-rise applications. Vinyl provides an alternative to conventional commercial systems—one that allows architects to reach their energy performance goals in a simple, cost-effective way.

PVC windows install the same as conventional commercial systems; look the same as conventional systems; are as structurally sound as conventional systems; and are comparable in price to standard conventional systems. But when it comes to performance, PVC windows are anything but the same as conventional commercial systems. Vinyl windows can achieve improved performance without resorting to exotic gases and glass packages.

Even though PVC has its merits, there are still some hurdles to overcome before it becomes more widely adopted for heavy commercial projects.

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CHAPTER UPDATES
WGA to Host its 32nd Annual Golf Tournament

The Washington Glass Association's (WGA) 32nd Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club in Federal Way, Washington. 

Enjoy networking and camaraderie with fellow glass industry professionals while playing a great round of golf. WGA members are encouraged to invite friends and colleagues in the glass and glazing industry to join the fun.

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Mid-Atlantic Glass Association Announces MGA Glass Expo 2018
Save the date! The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association (MGA) will host the MGA Glass Expo 2018 on April 18, 2018. The event venue will be Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The MGA Glass Expo is the only glass exposition in the Washington, DC area and includes the latest in architectural glass and glazing products, curtainwall and storefront systems, equipment and machinery, tools, mirrors, bath enclosures, sealants, adhesives, doors and hardware, software and much more.

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NGA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Heartland Glass

Meet fellow NGA member Heartland Glass Co., located in Minnesota and doing business for 37 years.

The company's keys to success, according to president Bill Sullivan, include having a superb team with many years of experience, developing loyal customers, maintaining a safe and positive work environment, and ensuring excellent communication with customers, staff, and vendors.

Bill’s passion is customer service. “Helping solve people’s problems-- that’s the magic for me,” Bill said. And his staff delivers on his promises. “Our team is made up of caring people who truly want to deliver the best customer service they can.”


 

 Bill Sullivan

 

Ryan Torgerson

 

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