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May 30, 2018
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GlassBuild America Prepares Industry for the Challenges of Tomorrow with Innovation, Education and Solutions

According to many industry representatives, the glass industry and construction markets are anticipating continued growth throughout 2018. This growth makes it even more vital for companies to keep up with new trends and technologies coming down the line and to adapt to market conditions. For more than 15 years, industry professionals have been attending GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo to achieve just that. 

From Sept. 12-14, thousands of glass industry representatives will convene at the Las Vegas Convention Center for GlassBuild America 2018, the largest annual gathering of the glass, metals, window and door industries in North America. Over a show floor of 175,000 square feet, visitors can track trends, meet customers, and discover solutions to top challenges. This year’s GlassBuild America will host an estimated 450 exhibitors and bring together a broad spectrum of companies on the show floor, including manufacturers, distributors, fabricators, retailers, and dealers of flat glass and residential windows and doors.

(Excerpted from an article featured in the June issue of Glass Magazine - read full article here )

Discounted early-bird registration prices are in effect until June 30 and NGA members receive special member rates.




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Fall Conference Schedule Announced
Fall Conference, taking place September 11-14, 2018, is a gathering of the leading glass and glazing experts in North America.

The conference is your opportunity to help define industry standards and elevate design and construction communities by creating the expertise that advances the use of architectural glass. Fall Conference 2018 will be again paired with GlassBuild America in Las Vegas.

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Security Window Design Workshop & Training Registration Open

with the Protective Glazing Council & Protection Engineering Consultants

The National Glass Association's Protective Glazing Council and Protection Engineering Consultants will host the first joint Security Window Design Workshop & Training, taking place August 14-16, 2018 just outside Washington, DC at the Westin Tysons Corner in Vienna, VA.

Participant capacity is limited, so please register early. CLICK HERE to register or click read more for schedule highlights.

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NEWS TO KNOW
Glass Magazine Awards Nomination Deadline is May 31
GlassBuild Exhibitors: Now Accepting Submissions for GlassBuild America Product Preview
Increased Energy Performance Requirements on the Horizon in ASHRAE 90.1-2019
Technical, Advocacy and Education Activities Move Forward at Annual Conference
Saint-Gobain and Sika End Dispute after 3-year Legal Standoff
Arcadia Inc. Acquires Metal Window Corp.
Construction Starts Ease in April
Updated: NSG Announces New U.S. Float Plant for Solar Market
 
 
YOUR PROFITS
Top 10 Curtain Wall Trends

by John Wheaton, Wheaton & Sprague Engineering Inc.
Glass Magazine

The exterior wall defines the look of the building. It’s often complex. It’s dynamic. It protects occupants from the outside environment. Tracking façade trends is critical for everyone in our industry.

Every year, hundreds of projects come across my desk and into our firm. We win some and we lose some, but we get to at least assess or review all of them. In reviewing those projects, I see the trends that are shaping the façade industry, from more glass to the reemergence of stone to an increase in design-assist. This column presents 10 leading trends to watch.

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CHAPTER UPDATES
NGA Attends Texas Glass Association Awards Luncheon

NGA president & CEO Nicole Harris and other NGA representatives were pleased to attend the Texas Glass Association's Industry Awards Luncheon on May 10 in San Antonio, held during Glass TEXpo™ 2018.

The event featured welcome comments by Nicole Harris, highlighting the benefits of NGA's recent combination with the Glass Association of North America and the resulting wealth of educational resources available to NGA members. TGA glass and glazing companies were encouraged to sample a free course on MyGlassClass.com, NGA's online learning program consisting of over 40 courses designed for glaziers who are new to our industry.

Other luncheon highlights included the presentation of the Lou Green Award to Sam Hill of Oak Cliff Mirror & Glass in Dallas for his dedication to TGA and the local glass industry.

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Mid-Atlantic Glass Association to Host Annual Crab Feast

The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association will host its annual crab feast on Wednesday, June 20 at Captain James Landing in Baltimore. The "feast" regularly draws over 100 industry participants for “all you can eat” crabs, Maryland crab soup and great conversation. The deadline for registration and payment is June 1. Read more for registration information.

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Minnesota Glass Association Presents 2018 Golf Classic

Join the Minnesota Glass Association for great fun, great prizes, great networking and great food at its Annual Golf Classic, taking place Thursday, June 28 at Oak Glen Golf Course in Stillwater, MN.

Register by June 14 to take advantage of early bird discounts!

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Houston Area Glass Association Announces Annual Scholarships

The Houston Area Glass Association (HAGA), a sub-chapter of the Texas Glass Association, is proud to announce its three 2018 scholarship recipients.

Weston Ozment, son of HAGA past president, David Ozment with Binswanger, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship. Weston attends University of Houston Clear Lake. Katie Emmons was awarded a 2018 Scholarship of $500 on behalf of HAGA. Katie attends Texas A&M University. Lina Solorzano was awarded a 2018 Scholarship of $500 on behalf of HAGA and is attending University of Houston.

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Meet NGA and WGA at Pacific Northwest Expo

NGA will be exhibiting at the Glass Expo Pacific Northwest™, an event co-sponsored by the Washington (State) Glass Association (WGA). Come visit NGA staff at booth #213, and visit WGA at booth #202.

The trade show takes place Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1 in Bellevue, Washington. Read more for schedule and registration information.

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NGA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Modern Glass Company


Meet fellow NGA member Modern Glass, serving northern Idaho and eastern Washington for over 70 years.

According to president Kathy Millard, the company's keys to success include: drawing from experiences of the past, while keeping an eye toward the future; finding balance between "what we know works" while embracing MODERN processes and ideas; and through it all, taking care of community, our customers and our employees.

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