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February 26, 2018
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NGA AT WORK
Video Update from NGA's Nicole Harris

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Nicole Harris, NGA president & CEO, has recorded a brief video update on NGA's combination with GANA. 

The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America announced the organizations officially combined on Feb. 1, becoming one, united voice representing the flat glass and glazing industry.

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NGA and GANA: Combination FAQs

To help answer member questions, the association has also provided updated FAQs regarding the NGA and GANA combination.

Q: Is there a new name for the combined Association?

A: The newly combined association will be known as the National Glass Association; a name change will be considered within two years of the closing date. The GANA name will remain on technical documents and related materials during this period.

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Fired Up: Another year, another goal

From Glass Magazine's glassblog...
By David Vermeulen, TGP

As the calendar rolled over to 2018 last month, I came across a quote online from author Melody Beattie that really resonates with me: “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”

As a sales manager, to actively “write the chapter” for the coming business year, I start each year analyzing territories, identifying competitive challenges, outlining territory coverage, and other related tasks. Many of you likely do the same, while others feel they are too busy putting out daily fires to make time for setting goals and developing strategies.

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NEWS TO KNOW
BEC Conference Taking Place March 4-6
Annual Conference Open for Registration
Education, Fabrication Challenges, New Publications and More at IGMA Winter Conference
AGC Begins Installation of New MSVD Coater in Tennessee
Giroux Glass Inc. Invests in New Fabrication Equipment
Prepare Your Talking Points, the Battle for Glass is Back
2018 Construction Forecast
MyGlassClass.com Announces New Courses
 
 
YOUR PROFITS
International Code Requirements for Commercial Glazing Systems

Glass Magazine - Courtesy of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association


The I-codes, the family of codes published by the International Code Council (ICC), consist of several different codes that each address specific applications. Commercial buildings in the codes include all buildings except one- and two-family dwellings, townhouses and condominiums that are no more than three stories in height. The requirements for fenestration in commercial buildings are set forth in the International Building Code (IBC), the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

This article summarizes the major requirements for glazed assemblies, doors, skylights and other fenestration products in commercial buildings in the 2018 edition of the I-codes. The previous editions of I-codes were published in 2015. The following discussion of the 2018 I-codes requirements for commercial buildings emphasizes the changes between the 2015 and 2018 editions that are pertinent to fenestration and glazed installations in commercial buildings.

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CHAPTER UPDATES
Washington Glass Association Presents First Dinner Meeting of 2018

The Washington Glass Association (WGA) will host the first in its 2018 series of informative dinner meetings on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Embassy Suites in Tukwila, WA. The meeting program will feature "Energy Codes & Opportunities for the Glass Industry," presented by Duane Jonlin, FAIA, Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor with the City of Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections.

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HAGA to Host Golf Tournament Fundraiser on March 29

The Houston Area Glass Association (HAGA) will host its 2018 Golf Tournament Fundraiser on March 29, 2018 at the Houston National Golf Club. The event supports the HAGA Scholarship Program.

On-site check-in for the tournament will begin at 11:00am, with lunch at 11:30am and the shotgun start at 1:00pm.

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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
Dependable Glass Works


Norman Foxworth, president

Meet fellow NGA member Dependable Glass Works, serving the Covington, Louisiana area for fifty years.

According to president Norman Foxworth, the company's keys to success include innovation, re-investing in business and technology, constantly evaluating and correcting course, and a commitment to improving quality through employee training.

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