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November 27, 2017
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Glass Magazine Presents 2017 Top Metal Companies Report

Photo by Geoff Captain, courtesy of C.R. Laurence-U.S. Aluminum.

Glass Magazine, the official publication of NGA, has issued the 2017 Top Metal Companies report and for the fifth consecutive year, the majority of North America's architectural metal manufacturers reported sales growth year-over-year.

The annual survey of the largest metal manufacturers in North America reports that ninety-two percent experienced an increase in sales in 2016. Echoing positive industry economic trends, Top Metal Companies report a strong construction environment, including increasing requests for larger and more complex project scopes.

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NGA\WDDA Makes Donation for Hurricane Relief
At GlassBuild America 2017, NGA\WDDA announced a pledge of $15,000 to help employees of industry companies in the areas hardest hit by recent hurricanes.

After further research and counsel, we determined it would be best to donate the designated funds to a national organization with proven expertise in relief assistance. For this purpose, NGA\WDDA has donated $15,000 to Operation USA to support relief efforts for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

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NGA Members Get Discounts on GANA BEC Conference Registration

The GANA Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference will be held March 4-6, 2018, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Registration is now open, with early bird pricing ending after December 15.

NGA members receive a 50% discount on non-member registration. Visit the GANA website to check out the stellar programming already in place, book your hotel room and complete your registration now so you don’t have to think about it later!

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NEWS TO KNOW
PGT Assesses Florida Keys Damage Post-Irma
ABI Rebounds in October
U.S. Construction Starts to Climb 3 Percent in 2018
Glazing Technician Certification Program Develops Testing Procedures
OSHA Issues Interim Silica Rule Guidance Memorandum
 
 
YOUR PROFITS
Tool Transformation: Mobile Technology at the Jobsite
By Katy Devlin, Glass Magazine

In recent years, smartphones and tablets have become key jobsite tools for glaziers. Beyond basic communication, glass companies big and small rely on mobile devices for everything from location tracking to file sharing to on-site problem solving.

The constantly growing suite of applications for mobile devices has allowed a simple cell phone to turn into an indispensable and multipurpose tool for glass companies. Glaziers outlined the top uses for mobile devices on the jobsite.

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CHAPTER UPDATES
HAGA to Host Holiday Appreciation and Social

The Houston Areas Glass Association, a sub-chapter of the Texas Glass Association, will host its Holiday Appreciation and Social on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

The event will take place at Westwind Club in Houston and includes dinner and door prizes. Attendees are also encouraged to bring unwrapped gifts to support "Toys for the Industry."

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Minnesota Glass Association Annual Meeting

The Minnesota Glass Association will host its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Roseville, MN. The event will include a legislative update with special guests, social, bingo and great food! Read more for additional information and pricing.

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NGA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Circle City Glass

Meet fellow NGA member Circle City Glass, doing business in the Dothan, Alabama area for 15 years.

According to president Bob Hartzog, the company's keys to success include being honest and fair with general contractors, owners and residential customers, being community minded, and sharing industry knowledge to help architects and contractors best apply glass industry products.


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