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October 28, 2019
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NGA AT WORK
Implementing a Safety Training Program

Building safety:  train, and retrain, employees.
By Melissa Fischer, Glass Magazine

From slips and falls to cuts and breaks, accidents and injuries in the glass and glazing industry run the gamut. It’s a common assumption that getting hurt on the job in this industry is inevitable, but that can’t be further from the truth. While dangers will always exist, being aware of those dangers and how to properly respond not only increases the overall safety of your crew, but can also help your bottom line.

No one wants to be hurt on the job, and no employer wants to see their people hurt. Medical bills and missing work are just the tip of the extent damages can run to all parties involved in an on-the-job injury; simply put, they are a headache for everyone. That’s why a safety training program is vital to the success of your business.

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Join us for the November Thirsty Thursday Webinar

The next Thirsty Thursday webinar, taking place November 21 at 1:00 p.m. ET, will feature New SGCC Plant Quality Assurance Requirements for 2020, presented by John Kent, president of AMS, Inc.

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 November webinar.

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HEADLINES
Vitrum 2019 Showcases Industry 4.0
From the Fabricator: Getting Involved
Dodge Momentum Index Rises in September
September Construction Starts Decrease 5 Percent
In Case You Missed It: NGA's October Advocacy & Technical Services Update
 
 
YOUR PROFITS
Installation Instructions: They Aren't Just for Troubleshooting

Glass Magazine
By Steve Schohan, YKK AP America

Technology continuously advances to improve energy efficiency, to enhance occupant safety and to make new building practices like modular construction possible. Although the basic methods for installing fenestration systems have remained consistent, many installation methods have also changed with the use of new technology.

Proper installation of fenestration is one of the simplest, yet often overlooked ways to guarantee the highest performance of a building over its lifetime. It is important that as new technologies are introduced, contractors and installers alike continue to stay up to date on the latest installation methods.

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NGA EVENT UPDATES
Register Now for Annual Conference Early-Bird Savings

Important Work | Essential Information | Great Connections

Early-bird registration rates are now available for the NGA Annual Conference, taking take place January 13-15, 2020 in La Jolla, CA at the picturesque Torrey Pines. The deadline for early-bird registration is November 15 and NGA members receive additional savings.

Annual Conference will include meetings of the Advocacy, Fabricating and Forming Committees to address the latest issues 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!

Click here for more information and to register!

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Plan to Attend BEC Conference 2020!
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 soon. Stay tuned for early-bird pricing and the full event schedule.

Click here for more information.


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CHAPTER UPDATES
Mid-Atlantic Glass Association Presents New Fall Event

The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association (MGA) has announced a new fall professional networking event, taking place Wednesday, November 5. The First Annual Brewery Tour will take place at the Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The tour includes dinner and space is limited. MGA members receive a registration discount.

Register for the MGA networking event.

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HAGA Sets Date for Annual Christmas Party

The Houston Area Glass Association (HAGA), a sub-chapter of the Texas Glass Association, will host its Christmas Party & Casino Night on Thursday, December 5. Click Read More below for schedule and pricing information.

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NGA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Glazing Concepts, Inc.

Get to know fellow NGA member Glazing Concepts, Inc., doing business for 19 years and located in Corona, California.

The company's keys to success include its emphasis on communication, character, composure, leadership and adaptability.


(l-r) Greg Olney, Robert Cianciminio,
Tim Lietaert and Kristina Olney


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