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April 30, 2020
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NGA AT WORK Courses Available for Free in May

A Message from NGA President and CEO Nicole Harris 

NGA exists to help our members and the industry to prosper in good times and bad. And we want to help you come out stronger after the COVID-19 crisis. One way to do that is to have your employees take advantage of online training on To give glass and glazing companies a head start in preparing for what comes next, NGA has partnered with the Friese Foundation to offer all courses to the entire industry for free in May.

Online employee training is a great way to invest in employees while preparing for the future. Providing all courses at no cost to the industry would not be possible without the Friese Foundation’s inspiration and generous financial support and for that, we are very grateful.

Beginning tomorrow May 1, visit for more information.

We hope that you, your families, friends and co-workers stay safe and healthy as we all do the best we can to support one another.



NGA Releases Building Compliance FAQS
NGA is pleased to offer a new resource in the form of Frequently Asked Questions that address compliance of glass in buildings in accordance with the California AB262 legislation, also known as the Buy Clean California Act. The FAQs go into detail on additional topics, including:

  • The definition of a public works project and how it fits into CA AB262
  • Key legislation dates that affect eligible materials accepted
  • Definitions of flat glass and processed glass according to the legislation verbiage
  • Requirements to bid on a California state-funded project
  • Methods to locate data and address questions surrounding data for Global Warming Potential and compliance with AB262.
  • And more

VIEW AND DOWNLOAD the FAQs, available on NGA’s Advocacy webpage.

WEBINAR: Sales and Marketing Steps to Survive and Thrive in a COVID-19 World

The next webinar in NGA's new webinar series—NOW and NEXT: Surviving the COVID-19 Crisis—will take place Wednesday, May 6 at 12:30 p.m. ET. How to Survive and Thrive in a COVID-19 World: Sales and Marketing Steps, presented by business growth strategist Madeline MacRae, will provide business owners a sales and marketing playbook for COVID-19 and beyond.




GlassBuild America 2020 and COVID-19 FAQS
Roy V. Van Buskirk, Former NGA Chair, Passes Away
Thad Max Ziegler Retires From Thad Ziegler Glass
Doug Sampsel, Glass Industry Veteran, Passes Away
Communications in the Time of COVID-19: Tools and Best Practices
Lessons From a Pandemic
Emergency Financing Options for Urgent, Short-Term and Mid-Term Funding
From the Fabricator: The Work Doesn't Stop
NOW and NEXT Webinars on Demand

The first two webinars in the new NGA series—NOW and NEXT: Surviving the COVID-19 Crisis—are available free to NGA members on demand on Click on the titles below to put the item in your cart in NGA's online store to gain access to the recorded webinar. (Note: You must be logged in to your NGA customer dashboard to access this resource; if you need assistance with logging in, please contact Josh Lowe at 703-442-4890, ext. 127 or

Emergency Financing and SBA Loans, presented by Marco Terry, Commercial Capital LLC

Essential Steps of a COVID-19 Business Plan, presented by Madeleine MacRae, MM MacRae Coaching and Consulting


Offer Your Customers and Clients Virtual Lunch and Learns

NGA's AIA-Approved Presentations Now Eligible for Live Webinars

NGA is an approved AIA Provider and, thanks to the involvement of our volunteer members, has nine (9) approved presentations as part of its resource library. NGA members only may use these presentations as a resource when reaching out to architects and other interested parties. Now is the time to stay in front of your stakeholders—become an approved presenter and use NGA’s AIA-accredited presentations now to host live virtual meetings.

GET MORE INFORMATION and become an approved presenter. 

Safety Bulletin Available for Download

NGA is now offering members free safety bulletins that satisfy OSHA education and training requirements. The time is always right to be intentional about workplace and employee safety and NGA is pleased to bring you this new resource. 

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN: Are You Prepared for an Emergency? from the NGA Store.


ASA Resources for NGA Members

Through NGA’s alliance with the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), NGA members now have access to three valuable ASA documents, free of charge. Click on the titles below to put these items in your cart in NGA’s online store. (Note: Only available to NGA members. You must be logged in to your NGA customer dashboard to see these resources; if you need assistance with logging in or accessing these documents, please contact Josh Lowe at 703-442-4890, ext. 127 or





The Contractor's Compass
Through NGA’s alliance with the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), NGA members now have access to ASA’s monthly publication, The Contractor’s Compass.

CLICK HERE to download your issue.


Thirsty Thursday webinar | May 21 at 1:00 pm ET | Updates to glass railing requirements by Vicente Montes, Curtainwall Design & Consulting

NGA Glass Conference | July 28-30 | visit for updates in the coming weeks regarding schedule, format and programming

GlassBuild America | September 15-17 in Las Vegas, NV | check out the new for details

NGA Glass Conference: Clearwater Beach | January 18-20 | Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL


WGA to Host Virtual Meeting With NGA President & CEO Nicole Harris

The Washington Glass Association (WGA) will host its first Educational Zoom Meeting, featuring a presentation by NGA president  & CEO Nicole Harris, on Thursday, May 14 at 12 Noon Pacific Time. Harris will provide an industry update and will highlight NGA benefits available to WGA members. The virtual meeting replaces the education dinner meeting originally scheduled.

CLICK HERE for registration details.


NGA is working with our affiliated chapters to track the status of their regional events — here are the latest updates: (as of April 30)


Original Date(s)

Chapter Host(s)


Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo

April 29

Mid-Atlantic Glass Association

Postponed (date pending)

Jerry Wright Memorial Golf Tournament

April 30

Texas Glass Association

Postponed (date pending)

Glass TEXpo

May 1-2

Texas Glass Association


GlassDay New England

May 1

Connecticut & Massachusetts Glass Dealer Association(s)

Postponed (date pending)

WGA Educational Dinner Meeting

May 14

Washington Glass Association

Changed to webinar format at 12:00 noon PT


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