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February 27, 2019
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NGA Considers Development of Industry-wide Processed Glass EPD

From Glass Magazine

During the 2019 National Glass Association Annual Conference, held Jan. 22-24 in Naples, Florida, the organization’s volunteer Fabricating Committee discussed developing an industry-wide environmental product declaration for processed glass.

An EPD is used to disclose the life cycle performance of a product, derived from a set of product category rules that measure the life cycle impacts of a product. The ongoing push for better building performance and sustainability, along with increasing demand for product transparency declarations, make EPDs an increasingly critical offering for glass companies. The industry-wide EPD would allow fabricators to provide transparency information to architects when requested.

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Glass Magazine Launches Facebook Page along with Magazine Redesign

This month, Glass Magazine staff launched a redesigned magazine, intended to show how we innovate and evolve along with the industry we serve, and strive to effectively communicate industry successes through our content and communication platforms.

To this end, along with the redesigned magazine, staff unveiled an updated logo, refreshed social media feeds, and a brand new Facebook page to fully capture our commitment to serving our readers and the industry at large.

"I am proud of the work of the Glass Magazine team, as we navigated our way toward creating an even better publication to serve our industry and highlight its great work," says Katy Devlin, editor in chief.

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Glass Magazine Presents the World of Glass Annual Report

New Leaders, New Markets, New Technologies

NGA's official publication, Glass Magazine, has published the World of Glass Annual Report, a detailed analysis of today's float glass market, including global and North American production, new entrants, expansions and coating investments, as well as trends and forecasts.

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HEADLINES
NGA Announces Event Dates for 2019-2020
Annual Conference 2019 Photo Gallery Now Available
AGC Glass Begins Production at its Tennessee Plant
Salem Distributing Announces Distributor Partnership with SmartLift USA
Dodge Momentum Index Recovers in January
Energy Department Announces $42 Million in Project Selections for Innovative Buildings Research
Christopher Glass & Aluminum Provides Life Saving Training
In Case You Missed It: Annual Conference 2019 - A New Vision and Fresh Momentum
 
 
NGA EVENT UPDATES
BEC Conference is Only Days Away - It's Not Too Late to Register
The 2019 Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference begins Sunday, March 3 and we've saved a seat for you!

Taking place March 3 - 5, 2019 in Las Vegas, the BEC Conference provides a forum for more than 500 contract glaziers, industry suppliers and technical experts to connect and discuss critical issues and important trends to take our industry, our workforce and the built environment to the next level.

REGISTER NOW or read more to see the schedule of events and hotel booking information.

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Save the Date: GlassBuild America & Glazing Executives Forum

Mark your calendar for GlassBuild America, taking place September 17-19, 2019, and the 14th annual Glazing Executives Forum taking place September 17—both at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

GlassBuild America is North America's largest annual gathering place for the entire glass, window and door industries in North America. With educational forums and Express Learning sessions, abundant networking opportunities and a trade show floor full of the latest and most innovative glass and fenestration industries’ machinery, equipment, products, technologies and services, you will walk away from GlassBuild America with knowledge and information to help you build a better business.

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YOUR PROFITS
Industry Forecast: Strong but Slowing Economy for 2019

The glass industry is riding high as it heads into 2019, with companies so busy they’re having trouble finding workers to keep up with the demand for their services. But the question that seems to be on everyone’s mind is: will 2019 be the year of the dreaded “R” word, recession?

The good news is a recession will most likely not happen in 2019, according to economists. The bad news is that the market is showing signs of slowing, with a potential recession on the horizon, according to several forecasters.

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CHAPTER UPDATES
Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo Registration is Open

The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association's (MGA) Glass Expo 2019 will take place Wednesday, April 17 in Greenbelt, Maryland.  The Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo in the only glass exposition in the Washington, D.C. area and includes 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.

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HAGA Golf Tournament to Benefit Cancer Foundation
The Houston Area Glass Association (HAGA), a subchapter of the Texas Glass Association, will host its Annual Golf Tournament on April 11, 2019 at the Houston National Golf Course. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the HLT Prostate Cancer Foundation.

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WGA Hosting March Dinner Meeting

Join the Washington Glass Association (WGA) for its next educational dinner meeting, taking place Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Embassy Suites in Tukwila, WA.  The educational session will feature a presentation on "Coatings" by Chris Fronsoe of ICD High Performance Coatings.

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NGA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
AllStar Glass Company

Meet fellow NGA member AllStar Glass, located in Spokane, Washington and doing business for 14 years.

The company's keys to success include excelling in all forms of communication with contractors, vendors, coworkers and social media followers, learning to lead well, learning the trade well, and to "Never. Stop. Learning."


The AllStar Glass Team

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