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April 27, 2018
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GlassBuild America is Open for Registration

Registration for this year's GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, is now open! Now in its 16th year, GlassBuild America is the largest annual gathering place for the glass, metals and window and door industries in the Americas. Join us September 12-14, 2018, in Las Vegas, NV.

Education and networking highlights for 2018 include a new Opening Reception on the trade show floor, return of the popular Express Learning program, the 13th annual Glazing Executives Forum, the Fall Conference, the 4th annual Window & Door Dealer Day, and the GlassBuild America trade show featuring suppliers from around the globe.

Discounted early-bird registration prices will be in effect until June. NGA members receive special member rates. For more information, visit


Glazing Executives Forum to Feature Expert Coaching

The 13th annual Glazing Executives Forum, taking place September 12 in conjunction with GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, will feature Ask the Expert presentations and interactive coaching sessions led by industry experts in their respective fields.

Attendees will hear from experts on leading business concerns of today’s contract glaziers and participate in Q&A and coaching sessions with the industry experts of their choice.


2018 Annual Conference Wraps Up
More than 120 representatives from leading glass fabricators, manufacturers, industry suppliers and more gathered in Napa, California this week for the Annual Conference of the now combined National Glass Association and Glass Association of North America. The NGA and GANA officially merged on Feb. 1. (See following article below about the merger and the histories of the two associations.)

“This is the first Annual Conference with NGA in the mix, and we’re excited by the synergy here this week,” said Nicole Harris, NGA president and CEO, following the association membership meeting on April 24. “The membership meeting just wrapped up, and Julia Schimmelpenningh, one of the members of the Integration Task Force, introduced the new committee structure where membership will be grouped in three broad industry segments, each with its own technical committee. We also talked about the expansion of an industry advisors pool of engaged volunteers, many of whom are legacy NGA volunteers active in developing education and training curriculum. The presentation included an overview of how staff will lead volunteer initiatives throughout the project creation process to result in timely delivery of a final product.

Click here to see the presentation.

NGA and GANA: One Unified Voice


Why the combination is important for the glass industry and its companies
By Bethany Stough, Glass Magazine

On Feb. 1, 2018, the National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America merged to form the largest trade association serving the architectural glass and glazing supply chain, including glazing contractors, full-service glass companies, glass fabricators, primary glass manufacturers and suppliers to the industry.

Trade associations reflect the industries they serve, and with ongoing consolidation among architectural glass and metal companies, combining two legacy member organizations was due for consideration.


Mark Your Calendar!
Mark your calendar now to attend the 2019 Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference being held March 3-5, 2019 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

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Glass and Metals 301: A Guide to the Interior

By Katy Devlin, Glass Magazine

The growing popularity of interior glass and glazing, combined with demands to push the envelope of system design and performance, make tracking trends, best practices and code requirements even more critical.

The following pages present an update of part three of the six-part series “All About Glass and Metal: A Guide to Glazing for Architects and Specifiers.”  Glass and Metals 301: A Guide to the Interior presents architects and specifiers with the most up-to-date information on interior glass usage.


Glass Day New England 2018 taking Place April 27

The Connecticut and Massachusetts Glass Dealers Associations are pleased to present the 2018 Glass Day New England educational conference and product show, taking 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. Onsite registrations welcome!

Minnesota Glass Association Hosts Cardinal Float Glass Plant Tour

Join the Minnesota Glass Association for a tour of the Cardinal Float Glass Plant on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

Participants will meet at 12:30 pm and travel by bus to the facility for a one-hour tour, followed by dinner at Lake Monster Brewing.


TGA Presents Jerry Wright Memorial Golf Tournament

The Jerry Wright Memorial Golf Tournament, presented by the Texas Glass Association, will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at SilverHorn Golf Course in San Antonio. Onsite check-in begins at 11:45 a.m and shotgun start begins at 1:00 pm. Pre-registration is required. Join the best of TGA in a fun afternoon of golf and networking with peers in the glass industry!


Mid-Atlantic Glass Association Hosts Successful 31st Glass Expo

The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association (MGA) hosted a successful 31st Glass Expo on Wednesday, April 18 in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The MGA Glass Expo, the only glass exposition held in the Washington, DC area, included 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. Read more for photos of the event.


Discount Glass and Mirror

Discount Glass & Mirror leadership team

Get to know fellow NGA member Discount Glass and Mirror, serving the San Diego area for the past 30 years.

According to president Anthony Bortz, the company offers full service commercial and residential glazing, including high end shower door and mirror installations, glass railing systems, wine cellars, skylights, storefront entry systems and custom fabrications to fit any need.




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