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July 29, 2019
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Express Learning Educational Sessions Return to GlassBuild America
Express Learning is back once again on the GlassBuild America trade show floor. Since the educational program began, these 20-minute educational sessions have drawn standing-room-only crowds. This year, NGA's content experts are producing a new series of free Express Learning sessions, aimed at providing attendees with specific product- and business-related information they can use to build more profitable companies. 

This year's program includes seminars on "Protecting What Matters Most!  Security Glazing for Schools,"  "Protect Your Company from Inside Threats," "Technical & Codes Update" and much more.  Click on Read More below to preview the full Express Learning program.

From NGA's Advocacy & Technical Services Department

NGA's staff, consultants and industry partners and volunteers are working to ensure glass remains at the forefront in discussions that involve building regulations and innovations. Click on Read More below for an update on our most recent activities, including recently published resources, future resource development, committee reports, volunteer opportunities and calls to action.

Join us for the August Thirsty Thursday Webinar

The next Thirsty Thursday webinar, taking place August 22 at 1:00 p.m. ET, will feature Designing with Multi-Cavity Insulating Glass Units, presented by: Joe Erb, Commercial Sales Specialist, Quanex Building Products.

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 August webinar here.


Video: See NGA's July Thirsty Thursday Webinar
GlassBuild America Welcomes Brand Ambassadors
In Case You Missed It: NGA Releases New Laminated Glazing Reference Manual
GPD 2019 Spotlights Glass Industry Trends, Performance and Manufacturing
Dodge Momentum Index Increases in June
US Supreme Court Will Not Hear Metal Tariff Appeal
Inside GlassBuild: Gain the Most Value from GlassBuild America
A Smart Future in Glass

By Katy Devlin, Glass Magazine

The future of the glass industry is smart—smarter glass for smarter buildings in smarter cities, according to presenters and organizers at the 2019 Glass Performance Days, June 25-28 in Tampere, Finland. “Smart cities, smart buildings and smart glazing are our future,” said Jorma Vitkala, chair of the GPD organizing committee, during the GPD Opening Ceremony. “Changes are happening faster than ever before. But we need to continue being the catalysts for ideas and innovation. … We must embrace new ideas, new technologies, new relationships. We must be ready to meet the needs of our customers and our customers’ customer.”

Many of GPD 2019’s seven simultaneous, all-day sessions—covering a variety of topics including smart technology, glass and sustainability, R&D, façade and market trends, and more—looked at the next-generation glass products that could be essential to bringing the industry to the next level. Read more for 5 valuable takeaways.

In Just 2 Weeks: Fall Conference 2019

NGA's 2019 Fall Conference, taking place August 13-15 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Toledo, OH is coming up quickly! Fall Conference is the right choice for companies of any size who are engaged in:

  • Glass fabricating processes
  • Flat glass manufacturing
    Or interested in:
  • Defending and promoting the glass industry
  • Learning about codes, standards and regulations that positively affect the use of glass
  • Educating industry stakeholders about the benefits of glass

Don't forget to register! Click on Read More for topics and registration details.


Glazing Executives Forum Full Program: Building for Tomorrow

This year’s Glazing Executives Forum, taking place September 17, in conjunction with GlassBuild America in Atlanta, will feature a dynamic program focused on Building for Tomorrow.

The full-day of education and networking is designed for companies seeking to capitalize on growing demand. It will help glazing company owners and managers grow profits, expand reach, and develop businesses for long-term success. Click on Read More for presentation topics and speakers.

Top 3 Reasons to Attend GlassBuild America
Andrew Haring, vice president of business development for NGA, summarizes the top three reasons to attend GlassBuild America this September in Atlanta. “Everything you liked about GlassBuild America will still be there, but there will be so many new things this year, how it’s presented and content,” he says. “If you think you know GlassBuild America, you don’t.”

Register now for GlassBuild—click on Read More for the top 3 reasons to attend.


HAGA to Host Annual Clay Shoot in September

Join your glass industry friends and colleagues for the Houston Area Glass Association (HAGA) annual Clay Shoot, taking place September 25, 2019. HAGA is a subchapter of the Texas Glass Association.


Mid-Atlantic Glass Association Annual Golf Tournament

The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association (MGA) invites the glass industry to its Fall Golf Tournament, taking place Wednesday, September 25 at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Maryland.


WGA 34th Annual Golf Tournament: Register Now

The Washington Glass Association (WGA) will host its 34rd Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, September 6, 2019. Enjoy networking and camaraderie with fellow glass industry professionals while playing a great game of golf!


Scholarship Awards Presented at WGA June Dinner Meeting

The Washington Glass Association (WGA) met on June 20, 2019 in Tukwila, Washington to enjoy an educational themed evening featuring the WGA Scholarship presentation, awarding $6,511.00 in educational scholarships, the largest total amount of scholarships ever awarded — thanks to the glass and glazing industry. The dinner meeting also included a WGA table top event and industry expert, Mike Dutton, with KPFF Engineering speaking on “Environmental Loading: Wind and Seismic.” Read more to see photos of the event.


Gardner Glass Products, Inc.

Melisa Lackey, CFO/CIO; Randy Brooks, president

Get to know fellow NGA member Gardner Glass Products, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina with locations in Huntsville, Texas and Indianapolis.

The company's keys to success include building integrity and respect for customers and staff, and encouraging teamwork, diligence and servant leadership.


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