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October 30, 2017
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Did you see? GlassBuild America 2017 Videos and Slide Presentations

For those who were unable to make it to GlassBuild America this year due to the weather or those who attended and would like to review the dynamic educational content, we are making available videos and slides for many of the presentations.

Despite the weather challenges, GlassBuild America 2017 successfully provided attendees with a myriad of educational speakers and topics.


Ask the Expert

With response by Nicole Harris, NGA\WDDA president & CEO

Will the President’s recent executive order–that he says will lower health insurance premiums by allowing the availability of association health plans to expand nationwide to allow more employers to participate—give us access to additional health insurance options through our membership?

The association community, led by ASAE, of which NGA is an active member, has been pursuing legislation to achieve this for many years, so far unsuccessfully. The health insurance industry has vigorously opposed legislation, fearing competition from association-sponsored nationwide plans that meet only the requirements of a single state—presumably the one that regulates the least—while the existing health insurance plans have huge regulatory burdens and expenses in each of 50 states.


The Glass Magazine October 2017 Equipment Issue is Here!
NGA and GANA: Combination FAQs
Technology on Display at Vitrum 2017
PGTI Sells Assets to Cardinal
Pella Corp. Acquires Bonelli Windows & Doors
ABI Slows in September
By Investing in Maintenance, You Invest in Sustainable Growth
Set Up for Success

To cultivate quality, long-term employees, invest in getting the onboarding process right
By Bethany Stough, Glass Magazine

Onboarding, or the process of preparing new employees for job success, is vital for employee integration and retention. According to a 2007 study by the Wynhurst Group, when employees go through structured onboarding, they are 58 percent more likely to remain with the organization after three years. An onboarding program is an investment in a quality, long-term workforce. To be effective, sources say, onboarding should be an intentional and ongoing process with each new hire.

“Onboarding is not just the employees’ first day, first week or first month, but an ongoing process for months thereafter,” says Laura Klee, vice president, human resources, Consolidated Glass Holdings. “The better we can be at the process, the more successful our new hires will be.”

Onboarding encompasses orientation, paperwork, safety training, reviews, skills training, mentoring and career development. Setting up a new employee for success starts with shaping their place within the larger company culture, by communicating what they do and why they do it.


Minnesota Glass Association Presents Ethics at Work

Join the Minnesota Glass Association for breakfast and a seminar on "Ethics at Work," presented by Dr. William Brendel of the Center for Ethical Organizations. The event will take place November 14, 2017 at Midland Hills Country Club in Roseville, Minnesota.


Spring Glass & Mirror, Ltd.

Spring Glass & Mirror has been doing business in the Spring, Texas area since 1981.

According to president Denise Bardwell Baker, the company's keys to success include always doing business with integrity, strong communications and great customer service.




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