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September 28, 2018
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NGA Announces New Board Leadership


Ken Mariotti (right) passed the gavel to incoming chair, Angelo Rivera.

NGA is pleased to announce its board leadership for the 2018-2019 term.

At its meeting at GlassBuild America in Las Vegas on September 14, the NGA board of directors welcomed Angelo Rivera, Faour Glass Technologies, Tampa, Fla. as chair for the upcoming term, while Chris Bole, Pikes Peak Glass Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo. was voted in as chair-elect. Doug Schilling, Schilling Graphics Inc., Galion, Ohio continues as treasurer, and Ken Mariotti of Woodland Windows and Doors, Inc. in Roselle, Ill. will serve as immediate past chair.

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NGA Appoints Andrew Haring as Vice President of Business Development

NGA is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Haring as vice president of business development. Haring will be responsible for identifying and executing new opportunities to further the Association’s mission. He will work closely with staff in the areas of the education, publications, events, membership and advocacy to develop strategic initiatives to grow the association.

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Thirsty Thursday Webinar: Updates to ASTM Glass Railings Standard

Be sure to sign up for the next Thirsty Thursday webinar: Updates to ASTM Glass Railings Standard, taking place October 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. The session will be presented by Vicente Montes, of CDC.
NGA's Thirsty Thursday series presents 30-minute online sessions designed to be a convenient way to receive education that addresses your top challenges. Sessions are complimentary and offered to NGA members only.

CLICK HERE
to register now or read more to see additional webinars.

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HEADLINES
U.S. Announces Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Imports, Including Glass
Economic Forecast Points to Mild Slowdown on the Horizon
OSHA Releases New Resources on Crystalline Silica Rule
Glass Magazine Awards Recognize Innovations in Glass
From the Fabricator: The Complete GlassBuild America Recap
Highlights from Fall Conference 2018
Glazing Executives Forum Tackles Supply Chain Issues, Labor Challenges, Smart Growth and More
GlassBuild America 2018 in Pictures
 
 
NGA EVENT UPDATES
Registration Now Open for Annual Conference

Annual Conference will be held Jan. 22 - 24 in Naples, FL. The conference features dedicated time for the NGA’s Fabricating and Forming Committees to meet and discuss open work items, new resource development, and trends and issues facing the industry. The event kicks off on the morning of Tuesday 1/22 with an optional golf scramble for charity, and the first meeting starts at 1:30 pm; the conference is expected to wrap up by 3:30 pm on 1/24. Networking highlights will be a welcome reception, a volunteer celebration dinner and annual fun run.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

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FeneTech and NGA Partner to Host GPAD 2019
FeneTech will welcome the National Glass Association as an official partner of Glass Processing Automation Days (GPAD) 2019 to be held in San Antonio, Texas, March 26-28, 2019.

GPAD was founded in 2014 by FeneTech Inc. as a unique two-day opportunity to investigate new and innovative technologies in the glass fabrication industry and discover the additional benefits of automation and integration.

“We are excited to have NGA step forward and provide an active role in helping to plan, promote and execute this event. NGA serves as an active voice in the industry and their involvement will undoubtedly make GPAD an even better event,” says Ron Crowl, president and CEO of FeneTech.

CLICK HERE for more information on the event.

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GlassBuild America 2018 Exceeds Expectations

At times, it felt like the entire glass, window and door industries were in Las Vegas this year for GlassBuild America. From September 12-14, more than 8,600 participants from all segments of the industry attended the event, with nearly 400 exhibitors on an expanded 175,000-square-foot show floor.

GlassBuild America 2018 also included Fall Conference, the Glazing Executives Forum, Express Learning sessions, the Glass Magazine Awards, Action Demos and awards for Best in Show.

CLICK HERE for a full recap in the GlassBuild America wrap-up newsletter.

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YOUR PROFITS
EPD: The Acronym You Can't Afford to Ignore...Literally

EPDs, LCAs, PCRs: all of these acronyms can be tempting to ignore in today’s busy glass industry. But what if I told you these acronyms, and the legislation associated with them, could translate to substantial profit loss? What if I told you they affected the use of flat glass in publicly funded projects throughout the state of California? What if I told you fabricated glass products were potentially next in line? Got your attention? Good.

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CHAPTER UPDATES
Washington Glass Association to Host Educational Dinner Meeting

Learn vital information and make valuable contacts at Washington Glass Association (WGA) dinner meetings in the Puget Sound area. The industry-specific meeting topics affecting the glass and glazing trade will equip you to grow your business to new levels of success.

The next WGA dinner meeting, "Flashing in Storefronts," will be held Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Embassy Suites in Tukwila, WA.

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NGA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Wakefield Equipment

Get to know fellow NGA member Wakefield Equipment, located in Cleveland, Ohio and doing business for over 20 years.

The company's keys to success, according to co-owners Owen Cleary and Kellen Wise, include being responsive, being proactive when it comes to fixing mistakes and striving to gain and maintain the trust of your customer.

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