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January 29, 2018
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MyGlassClass.com Announces New Courses

NGA is pleased to announce that MyGlassClass.com, our online learning portal, has introduced two new courses: Basics of Storefront and Entrances, and Basics of Curtainwall.

NGA also offers a free tutorial video for MyGlassClass.com, providing 'how to" steps for setting up an account, finding and purchasing desired courses and tracking training progress. NGA members receive an exclusive discount of up to 30% off list price on MyGlassClass.com courses.

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NGA Members Get Discount 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. 

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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Be a Part of Glass Magazine

Katy Devlin, editor, Glass Magazine

Being featured in Glass Magazine allows industry companies to connect with customers, introduce new products and recent projects, share company news and recognize the achievements of employees. Highlighting a company’s work and its workers in the magazine can foster pride and ownership among employees, while demonstrating achievements to customers.

As we enter a new year at Glass Magazine, I wanted to take some time to remind you of the various editorial opportunities available to industry companies. Whether it’s a product introduction, a personnel announcement, breaking news or an innovative project completion, Glass Magazine wants to know what’s happening at your company.

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NEWS TO KNOW
GANA Annual Conference Open for Registration
International Code Requirements for Commercial Glazing Systems
Aluminum Extruders Council Files New Petition on Chinese Aluminum Extrusions
Filipino Glass Manufacturer Acquires AGC Flat Glass Philippines Inc.
Şişecam Science and Technology Center Receives R&D Award
Viracon to Close Utah Facility in March
2018 Construction Forecast
Stop a Scam Before it Starts
 
 
YOUR PROFITS
Supply & Demand

After a 2017 defined by supply woes, the North American float industry eyes normalization and growth in the coming year

By Katy Devlin and Norah Dick, Glass Magazine


At the close of 2017, Glass Magazine asked representatives from several leading glassmakers to describe the state of the North American glass industry in one word. The responses: “tight," "challenge," "resilient." Richard Beuke, vice president of Vitro Architectural Glass, looked to Charles Dickens for the best descriptor: “‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.’ When it comes to the glass industry in 2017, no statement could be truer," he says.

The glass industry of 2017 was defined on the one hand by high demand and strong market conditions, and on the other by significant supply constraints. “‘Where can I get glass?"' is the biggest concern of North American customers, says Stephen Weidner, vice president of NSG Group.

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CHAPTER UPDATES
CGDA Partners with NGA to Offer New, Improved Glazier Apprentice Training

The Connecticut Glass Dealers Association (CGDA), has partnered with NGA to offer new, improved glazier apprentice training through the NGA’s MyGlassClass.com online learning portal. The three-year training program provides apprentices access to online courses that teach them job skills and knowledge unique to the glass and glazing industry; reflect advances in product design, technology, and best practices; and are easy to use and understand.

The new glazier apprentice training is available to all 2018 year-one students enrolled in the CGDA state approved glazier apprentice training program.

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Mid-Atlantic Glass Association Presents Glass Expo 2018

Join the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association (MGA) for Glass Expo 2018 on Wednesday, April 18. 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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Glass Day New England 2018 Scheduled for April 27

The Connecticut and Massachusetts Glass Dealers Associations are pleased to announce the 2018 Glass Day New England educational conference and product show will take place Friday, April 27 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Visit New England's only premier product showcase featuring the finest glass industry suppliers:

•  See the newest products!
•  Learn about the latest industry trends!
•  Attend a knowledge bar!
•  Meet with your suppliers!
•  Network with your peers!
•  Demonstrations on the tradeshow floor!

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NGA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Architectural Glass Works

Meet fellow NGA member Architectural Glass Works, doing business in Tinley Park, Illinois.

According to vice president Kevin Lynch, the company's keys to success include maintaining an experienced and adaptive staff, being versatile within the industry and a valued partner that operates with integrity and keeps a major focus on teamwork.

(l-r) Kevin Lynch  and Pete Trainor

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