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June 27, 2019
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From NGA's Advocacy & Technical Services Department

Click on Read More below for an update on our most recent activities, including recently published resources, committee reports, volunteer opportunities and calls to action.

NGA Releases New Laminated Glazing Reference Manual

NGA has published its newly updated Laminated Glazing Reference Manual, replacing the original 2009 edition. The revised Manual presents useful technical and performance data, as well as installation guidelines for laminated glass products.

NGA members save 50% off the regular purchase price.


Join us for the July Thirsty Thursday Webinar

The next Thirsty Thursday webinar, taking place July 18 at 1:00 p.m. ET, will feature Energy Building Codes – Next Steps for High Performing Glass and Facades, presented by Tom Culp, Owner and Consultant of Birch Point Consulting.

NGA's Thirsty Thursday series presents 30-minute online sessions designed to be a convenient way to receive valuable education and information.

Register for the July webinar here.


Video: June Thirsty Thursday Webinar - Bird-Friendly Glazing Design
Glass Magazine Presents Top 50 Glaziers 2019 Report
Construction Starts Up 10 Percent in May
IGMA Glass Safety Awareness Council Shares Best Practices, Guidance for Preventing Workplace Injuries
Finding Connection Points at AIA 2019
Dodge Momentum Index Falls in May
Changes at OSHA, EPA Top Regulatory Updates to Track
AAMA Code Update Offers Positive Developments from Group B Hearings
Fired Up: A Little Reminder About How Awesome Glass Is
Fall Conference 2019: Key Topics Not to Miss

Join us for NGA's 2019 Fall Conference, taking place August 13-15 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Toledo, OH, to learn from a panel discussion and Q&A on "Solutions to Fabrication Challenges," as well as other key "can't miss" topics. Read more for program and registration details.




Glazing Executives Forum Early-Bird Rate Ends Tomorrow
Register by Friday, June 28 to save $125 with early-bird registration for the 2019 Glazing Executives Forum. NGA members save an additional $100 off non-member rates.

The 14th annual Glazing Executives Forum will take place September 17 in conjunction with GlassBuild America in Atlanta, bringing together glazing company owners and managers to learn and share best practices for managing growth and building for tomorrow.



Register by July 18 for Your Chance to Win a VIP Tour!
We’ve got the keys to one of the world's most spectacular sports and entertainment venues. Mercedes Benz Stadium is the latest architectural icon in Atlanta designed by HOK and home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC. And, it’s right next door to GlassBuild America!

Go behind the scenes and get an up close, insider’s look at the architectural glass and metal systems featured in the stadium. Experts from key project partners Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope and Clover Architectural Products will be your guides.

The tour will take place Wednesday, September 18th before the show begins and spots are extremely limited. The only way to win is to register for GlassBuild.

Register for Glassbuild by July 18th to be eligible to win the VIP tour!


Investing in the #1 Asset: Strong Personnel Relationships Build Better Businesses

By Bethany Stough, Glass Magazine

Business leaders often say people are their number one asset. People make business run. The industry is feeling this need for people now more than ever as demand is up, but the labor shortage and struggle to keep top-quality employees continues.

Ensuring people know their value could be a key element in alleviating some of the pressure. Simply saying people are the number one asset is not enough. Actions from top management down to the manufacturing line effect positive change within a company’s culture. Making investments in people pays dividends to a company’s bottom line, impacting employee recruitment, retention and overall success.


HAGA to Host Summer Bowling Mixer on July 11
The Houston Area Glass Association (HAGA), a division of the Texas Glass Association, will host its annual Summer Mixer Bowling Night on Thursday, July 11 at Willow Lanes in Houston. Come on out after a hard day’s work for bowling fun!

Mid-Atlantic Glass Association Annual Crab Feast: Photo Gallery

The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association hosted its annual crab feast on Wednesday, June 19 at Captain James Landing in Baltimore and NGA staff were there to enjoy the fun.  "Feast" participants enjoyed "all you can eat" crabs, Maryland crab soup and great conversation. Read more for photos of the event.


Splendor Glass Products

Tom Wanamaker

Get to know fellow NGA member Splendor Glass Products, doing business for over 40 years with its headquarters in Holland, Ohio and branches in Indiana and Virginia.

The company's keys to success include creating a safe work environment in which employees feel respected and in turn develop a drive to become committed to the Splendor brand.


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