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July 25, 2018
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From NGA's Technical Services and Advocacy Department

NGA’s Technical Services and Advocacy Department, led by Urmilla Sowell with consultants Tom Culp and Thom Zaremba, engage in important code activities on the behalf of our members, the industry and stakeholders important to the industry. NGA members will receive exclusive reports and information with updates on these activities.

On that note, here is a REPORT of recent activities for ASHRAE and ICC-700 for your review.


NGA Announces New Accredited Glazing Specialists
NGA is pleased to announce the following individuals have completed the Blue Print Reading & Labor Estimating Course to become Accredited Glazing Specialists. Congratulations to:

     Brian Karp
     Eagan, MN

Corey Holloway
Dallas, TX

  Jennifer Holloway
  Dallas, TX

Visit for information on NGA's new course, Glass and Glazing Estimating Essentials!

Knowledge Bar Just Added to GlassBuild Lineup!

Ask the experts in Booth #927.

NGA and GlassBuild America have announced the addition of a Knowledge Bar to its lineup for Friday, Sept. 13 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm in Booth #927.

This new opportunity will give attendees a venue to discuss their industry, technical or codes questions one‐on‐one with glass, window and door industry and staff specialists. The Knowledge Bar is conveniently located in Booth #927 on the show floor and is complimentary for registered attendees.

Deadline Approaching for Comments on NFSI Petition
The Glass Magazine 2018 Annual Sourcebook is Here
Industry Growth Raises New Issues
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Acquires Sigco LLC
Guardian Glass Will Launch Jumbo Coater in August
Report: Rise in Material Costs Not Yet Affecting Future Projects
From the Fabricator: Big Second Half Ahead
Fall Conference Schedule Highlights

Got questions on Fall Conference? Review the schedule here and read on for highlights.

The first day will encompass the Fabricating Technical Committee and discussions will be focused on Insulating, Laminating, Tempering, Decorative, Energy, Fire-Rated Glazing, and Protective Glazing. Day one also includes compelling breakfast and lunch speakers open to all Fall Conference registrants.

The morning of day two has the Installing Committee meeting for Building Envelope Contractors, and all individuals from installing companies are invited to then participate in the day-long Glazing Executives Forum program.


What Do You Know about Protective Glazing?

Natural and man-made threats make security window design critically important. The upcoming Security Window Design Workshop & Training, hosted by NGA’s Protective Glazing Council and Protection Engineering Consultants, provides essential information to those who seek to enhance their knowledge of window threats and technologies, blast design approaches and analysis tools, and criteria requirements.

The workshop and training will take place August 14-16, 2018 just outside Washington, DC. Registration closes Friday - register NOW.


Glazing Executives Forum Presents Coaching Speakers and Topics
The 2018 Glazing Executives Forum, taking place September 12 at GlassBuild America, will feature Ask the Expert presentations and coaching sessions led by industry experts in their respective fields. Forum attendees will have the opportunity to participate in Q&A and coaching with the experts of their choice. Scheduled topics and speakers are:

  • How to Get Paid - Matt Johnson, Gary Law Group
  • Managing Cash Flow - Marco Terry, Commercial Capital, LLC
  • Employee Recruitment Tactics - Dustin Anderson, Anderson Glass
  • Exit Planning and Succession - Kevin Kennedy and Joe Bazzano of Beacon Exit Planning, LLC

Prepare for the Challenges of Tomorrow with Innovation, Education and Solutions at GlassBuild America

By Olivia Parker, Glass Magazine

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 with an estimated 450 exhibitors, visitors can track trends, meet customers, and discover solutions to top challenges.


Join Minnesota Glass Association for Annual Twins Baseball Outing
The Minnesota Glass Association will be hosting its annual Twins baseball outing on Thursday, August 23. The event includes a pre-game tailgating party at 5:30pm with the game beginning at 7:10pm. Tailgating includes hot dogs, hamburgers and chips with beverages available.

Washington Glass Association to Host 33rd Annual Golf Tournament

The Washington Glass Association (WGA) will host its 33rd Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, September 7, 2018. Enjoy networking and camaraderie with fellow glass industry professionals while playing a great game of golf!

Members are encouraged to invite friends and colleagues in the glass and glazing industry to join the fun. WGA members qualify for special discounts on registration.

Lafayette Metal and Glass

Hillary Hulteen, CEO;
Jack Walsh. president

Get to know fellow NGA member Lafayette Metal and Glass, doing business out of Lake Success in the New York area for 119 years!

According to CEO Hillary Hulteen, the company's keys to success include inspiring and promoting their team, building relationships (not leads), and embracing challenge and change. The biggest challenge for the year ahead is the relocation to our new 40,000 square foot facility.




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