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November 25, 2019
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We Need Your Input: Recyclability & Re-Use of Glass Survey

The NGA Forming and Fabricating Committees are in the process of updating the association’s Recyclability of Architectural Glass Glass Technical Paper (GTP). In an effort to reflect the most current industry trends and practices, task group members have developed a survey to gather information on company data and processes regarding specific recycling practices and goals. Please take just 5 minutes to provide your input in this important survey by Friday, December 20.  

Complete the survey.


Glass Magazine Presents Top Metal Companies 2019
The Top Metal Companies annual report, now in its eighth year, showcases the leading architectural glass and metal companies. Surveyed companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance systems, commercial interior and exterior railings, aluminum composite panels and exterior sun-control products to the glass and glazing industry. This year's report includes a ranking of companies based on annual sales, a closer look at market growth and product trends, standout projects and more.

See the 2019 Top Metal Companies report.


BEC Conference 2020 Registration is Open!

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

Get more information and register now to save with early-bird rates.


Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in October
Construction Starts to Decline in 2020, per Dodge Outlook
From the Fabricator: Glass Getting a Positive Push
Instagram vs. Reality: Presenting Your Company Online

By Pete deGorter, vice president of DeGorter Inc. for Glass Magazine

“Don’t judge a book by its cover,” sounds great, and I’m not one for presumptions. However. If I am honest, I’m guilty. I judge some things positively, and others negatively, but I have noticed these days my judgement is routinely related to websites.

You’ve seen the Instagram vs. Reality memes, right? Perhaps earlier generations recall when Sprite famously said, “Image is nothing.” How can a marketing campaign with the most recognizable athletes say, “Image is nothing,” and why are we concerned with presenting an image better than reality? This got me thinking, how much truth remains in this idiom? If we aren’t going to judge on appearances, we wouldn’t use resources that tailor images, which is literally a multi-billion-dollar industry.


Connect with the Industry at Annual Conference 2020
Join us at the NGA Annual Conference, taking place January 13-15, 2020 in La Jolla, California at the picturesque Torrey Pines.

In addition to meetings of NGA's Advocacy, Fabricating and Forming Committees to address the latest issues and develop industry resources, attendees can enjoy the Volunteer Celebration Dinner, participate in the 5th annual Fun Run/Walk and golf at Torrey Pines!

View the full schedule and register!


Join us for the December Thirsty Thursday Webinar

The next Thirsty Thursday webinar, taking place December 12 at 1:00 p.m. ET, will feature Preventing Scratches and Edge Damage, presented by Mike Burk, North America technical representative, Sparklike.

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 December webinar.


Minnesota Glass Association to Host December Meeting and Social

The Minnesota Glass Association will host its annual meeting, followed by a social and feather bowling, on Wednesday, December 5, 2019. The event will take place at Pryes Brewing Company in Minneapolis, beginning with the annual meeting (open to members only) at 3:45 p.m. and the social and feather bowling open to all from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Get more information and registration instructions.


Frameless Hardware Company (FHC)

Barry Sutherland and Chris Hanstad

Get to know fellow NGA member Frameless Hardware Company (FHC), a new start-up business located in South Gate, California.

The company's keys to success, according to president & CEO Chris Hanstad, include a consistent emphasis on "service, service, service," production innovation and maintaining available inventory that is ready to ship.


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