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August 27, 2018
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NGA Submits Public Comments on California's AB 262 Legislation
NGA's Flat Glass Manufacturing Division (FGMD) has issued public comments regarding California's AB 262 legislation to the state's Department of General Services. Known as the Buy Clean California Act, AB 262 will ask bidders on public works projects in California to submit an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), for specified flat glass products.

Among the issues the legislation presents is the requirement that flat glass EPDs adhere to a maximum Global Warming Potential, or GWP, calculated using industry-average data. The problem? Not all float glass manufacturers have published data, so any "industry-wide average" would not accurately represent the industry.

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In Case You Missed It: NGA Names Leadership for Forming, Fabricating, Installing Committees
At the Annual Conference in April, the National Glass Association dissolved the legacy Glass Association of North America divisions to form three core committees—Forming, Fabricating, Installing—under its newly combined structure. Now, the NGA is pleased to announce the volunteer leaders for the three committees for the 2018-2020 term.

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Amplifying Our Unified Voice: 3 Special Sessions at GlassBuild America
GlassBuild America attendees will benefit from three special presentations just added to the program for Thursday, September 13. These sessions are free to GlassBuild registrants and conveniently held in the Express Learning Theater, booth 913, on the trade show floor. The newly announced presentations are:

  • From NGA’s Technical Services and Advocacy Department: Technical Codes Update

  • Edge Grinding and the Issues Surrounding Fabrication Prior to Heat-Treatment: A Q&A Session

  • Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Why You Need Them

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HEADLINES
GlassBuild America Discounted Hotel Rates Good Until Friday - Book Your Room Today!
Glazing Executives Panel to Explore Supply Chain Management
Save the Date for the New NGA Thirsty Thursday Webinar Series
Glass Magazine Accepting Submissions for 2018 Top Metal Companies
Vitro Glass Launches Operations of Jumbo MSVD Coater at Wichita Falls
EFCO Promotes John Bendt to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Xinyi Glass Does Not Appeal Decision Affecting Canadian Float Facility
Important Alert: Do Not Accept an Offer to Purchase a GlassBuild Attendee List
 
 
EVENT NEWS
Last Chance for GlassBuild Discounted Advance Rates

In addition to substantial NGA member discounts on registration for the Glazing Executives Forum and Fall Conference, taking place in conjunction with GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, attendees can save even more by taking advantage of advance rates, in effect until September 2. 

This year's GlassBuild America trade show will feature the popular Express Learning educational program, a new Opening Reception, Knowledge Bar and Action Demonstration area taking place on the show floor, and an estimated 450 exhibiting companies expected to showcase their most innovative glass and fenestration products and services.

CLICK HERE to register for Glass Build America, the Glazing Executives Forum or Fall Conference.

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Fall Conference: Big Glass, Can You Handle It?


Calling all glazing contractors! On Wednesday morning, September 12th, Fall Conference will welcome Bryan Strobel and Daniel Meuchel of Wood’s Powr-Grip Co. to present Big Glass, Can You Handle It? (Note: This presentation is also included in the Glazing Executives Forum registration.)

This insightful presentation will focus on the essentials of handling glass and the equipment needed for a successful lift. As glass gets larger and heavier, special considerations must be made both in the shop and in the field. Using the right equipment and right process for the job is necessary to keep everyone safe and productive.

REGISTER NOW for Fall Conference or read more for details.

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Glass Magazine Presents 2018 GlassBuild America Product Preview

Glass Magazine, the official publication of NGA, has published its 2018 GlassBuild America Product Preview.

The preview presents a look at the innovative glass, metal and equipment products that will be on display at the GlassBuild America trade show, taking place September 12-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Products marked as “NEW” indicate those that will debut at the show, according to submitting companies. View the products here.

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YOUR PROFITS
Introduction to Estimating

Seven steps to an accurate project bid for new estimators
By Melissa Fischer, Glass Magazine

For a contract glazing firm, a bid estimate can make or break a project. An estimate that is too high can cost a bidder the job, while one that is too low or omits elements of a job can cut into margins and affect overall company profitability.

“If a project is underbid, all subcontractors, not just the glaziers, are placing themselves in quite the predicament,” says Chuck Knickerbocker, curtain wall manager, Technical Glass Products. “If something is missed in the estimate and it is contractually obligated to be delivered, the glazier is essentially giving it away for free. This not only has the potential to negatively impact their bottom line for the project in question, but also for the company as a whole.”

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CHAPTER UPDATES
Mid-Atlantic Glass Association to Host Annual Golf Tournament

The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association (MGA) invites the glass industry to its Fall Golf Tournament, taking place Monday, September 24, 2018 at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Maryland.

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HAGA Presents 5th Annual Clay Shoot

Join your glass industry friends and colleagues for the 5th annual Houston Glass Association (HAGA) Clay Shoot, taking place September 27, 2018. HAGA is a subchapter of the Texas Glass Association.

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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.

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NGA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Jay-Bee Logistics Co.

(l-r) Jeffrey Auletta, Dee Bidwell, Jim Bidwell

Meet fellow NGA member Jay-Bee Logistics, located in Lake Worth, Florida and doing business for 39 years.

The company's keys to success, according to president & CEO Jim Bidwell, include employing polite and experienced operators in the industry, providing safe, on-time delivery to the job site, and most importantly, being reliable and honest.

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