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September 30, 2019
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GlassBuild America 2019 Reflects Industry's Strength


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The glass and fenestration industries convened in Atlanta earlier this month for the largest GlassBuild America in Atlanta in recent years. The essential industry trade show drew 8,200 attendees to a 187,000-net-square-foot exhibit floor with more than 420 exhibitors demonstrating the latest in industry innovations. Click on the image to view a GlassBuild highlight video and click on Read More to see what people are saying about GlassBuild America 2019.

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Glass Magazine Awards: At the Cutting Edge

Award Winners Demonstrate the Inspiring Possibilities of Glass
Norah Dick, Glass Magazine

The winners of the 2019 Glass Magazine Awards showcase cutting-edge design and engineering, next-level innovations, collaborative and creative problem-solving, exciting aesthetic possibilities and more. Winners boast everything from a striking wave-form façade in the heart of New York’s downtown to a gravity-defying thin glass exhibit. Glass Magazine, the official publication of NGA, once again enlisted a panel of expert industry judges to vote for the Project award categories.

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Join us for the October Thirsty Thursday Webinar

The next Thirsty Thursday webinar, taking place October 17 at 1:00 p.m. ET, will feature ASTM Updates Related to Insulating Glass, presented by Jeff Haberer, director, technical services at Trulite Glass and Aluminum Solutions.

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 October webinar.

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HEADLINES
NGA Announces Board Leadership for 2019-2020
Photo Gallery: GlassBuild America 2019
From the Fabricator: Gigantic GlassBuild Gigantic Recap
GlassBuild Attendees, Exhibitors Tour Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Mild Slowdown Ahead, says Glazing Executives Forum Economist
In Case You Missed It: From NGA's Advocacy & Technical Services Department
Dodge Momentum Index Moves Lower in August
 
 
YOUR PROFITS
Automate Your Business to Stay Ahead

How estimating software can help curb the skilled labor shortage
Glass Magazine

By Mark Suehiro, C.R. Laurence Co.

Technological advances are helping glazing contractors weather the shortage of skilled labor by improving business efficiencies. According to the 2019 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Survey from the Associated General Contractors of America, more than 40 percent of contracting companies said they will increase investments in technology this year.

Several software technologies are expected to see a rise in adoption. They include project management software, scheduling software and building information modeling, or BIM. Another is manufacturer-supplied estimating software. Such software offers several advantages in the face of an insufficient workforce.

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NGA EVENT UPDATES

NGA Annual Conference: Coming to La Jolla
Important Work | Essential Information | Great Connections

The NGA Annual Conference will take place January 13-15, 2020 in La Jolla, CA at the picturesque Torrey Pines. The Advocacy, Fabricating and Forming Committees will meet to address the latest issues of the industry and make progress on the development of industry resources. In addition, the Volunteer Celebration & Awards dinner, the 5th annual Fun Run/Walk and golf at Torrey Pines are added forms of networking not to miss!

Registration opens October 2nd. Click here for more information and to register!

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Save the Date for BEC Conference 2020!

Plan to join us for the 24th annual Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference, being held for the first time in Nashville, Tennessee! BEC 2020 will take place March 1-3 at the JW Marriott Nashville. 

Registration opens in mid-October. Stay tuned for early-bird pricing and the full event schedule.

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CHAPTER UPDATES
TGA Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors

The Texas Glass Association (TGA) is the unified voice for the glazing industry in Texas, coming together to address the challenges which affect all glazing businesses. Serving on the TGA Board of Directors is a great way to contribute your knowledge and insight and create positive ways to make a difference through TGA and its affiliate organizations. Let us know if you or someone you know is interested in helping to shape the glass industry in Texas and having a voice on the TGA Board of Directors.

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WGA to Host October Dinner Meeting

The Washington Glass Association (WGA) will host a dinner meeting, featuring an educational session on hardware, on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Embassy Suites, Tukwila. Learn vital information and make valuable contacts. WGA members receive a discount on registration and visitors are welcome!

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NGA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Pioneer Cladding & Glazing Systems

(l-r) Tom Heinold and Tim Hoh

Meet fellow NGA member Pioneer Cladding & Glazing Systems, doing business for 20 years with six locations in Indiana, Maryland, Ohio and Tenessee.

The company's keys to success include its company culture, adapting to changing market conditions, and early collaboration in the design assist process.

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