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June 4, 2020
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NGA Stands With NAM and ASAE

Joins Fellow Associations in a Call for Action, to Speak Out Against Injustice

NGA shares the deep concern of many Americans about the events in Minneapolis and across the country. We grieve together at the horrifying death of George Floyd. And, we do not condone violence or destruction of public or private property. We must not allow the unlawful actions of a few to overtake the vital conversation and examination about entrenched inequality and its impact on society, our companies, and our country.

As NGA member companies join "the front line" to board up buildings and replace broken glass entrances and windows, it is with awareness that the glass and glazing industry is made up of people of all backgrounds, races, and origins. Diversity in the workplace is a well-documented strength of growing American businesses.

As a member of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), NGA supports the following statements: “Timmons: Now is Not the Time to Wait for Action from Others” If we fail, America will not endure” and “Racial Injustice in America.”

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NGA to Host Co-Located BEC + GPAD 2021 at Caesars Palace

NGA has announced the co-location of two solutions-focused educational events in 2021, the Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference for glazing contractors—celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2021—and Glass Processing Automation Days (GPAD) for glass fabricators focused on improving their production capabilities.

Each event will retain its traditional timing and programming focus, with a one-day overlap bridging both audiences and bringing them together for an industry economic forecast and motivational speaker. The BEC Conference will take place March 21 through 23 and GPAD March 23 through 25; March 23 is the “bridge” day for both audiences.   

LEARN MORE about BEC Conference and GPAD.

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WEBINAR: June Thirsty Thursday: Energy Code Evolutions in 2020

Being held June 18 at 1:00 p.m. ET, this session will review the most current codes and standards updates important to the North American glass industry. Updates will include:

  • The latest ICC residential and commercial updates
  • Canadian Building Codes updates
  • Updates from the most recent ASHRAE meeting
  • An overview of what's happening in the CA and NY state codes

Presented by: Tom Culp, Birch Point Consulting and NGA technical codes consultant. Thirsty Thursday webinars are offered at no cost and open to all.

REGISTER NOW

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NGA Glass Conference to Feature Economic Update by Connor Lokar

The NGA Glass Conference (formerly known as Fall Conference), taking place as an interactive online event July 28-30, 2020, will be highlighted by a macroeconomic update presented by Connor Lokar, program economist at ITR Economics.

A highly-regarded speaker at NGA's annual Glazing Executives Forum, Lokar will present an update on the construction industry and overall economy. Specializing in the construction industry, his dynamic approach offers business leaders actionable economic intelligence and helps attendees confidently plan for the future.

VIEW THE NGA GLASS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE and REGISTER.

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HEADLINES
How to Reopen the Workplace: Part 3, Considerations from Legal Council
Best Practices for Glass, Window & Door Companies Working in Customer Homes
From the Fabricator: The Glass Conference
 
 
RESOURCES FROM NGA
WEBINAR: Employee Elements of COVID-19 on June 10

Join us for NGA's NOW & NEXT webinar: Employee Elements of COVID-19, taking place Wednesday, June 10 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Whether you're the employee or the employer, COVID-19 has had varying impacts across the glazing and glass building products industry. Hear from the perspectives of third-party recruiters Megan McDonald and Joe Brklacich of FenSource Recruiting on how employees can adapt to the new workplace situations they may find themselves, and how employers can offer a process that is informed and organized.

REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR

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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 members-only resource.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN: Improving Workplace Security in the Age of Terrorism


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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING NGA EVENTS

NOW & NEXT webinar | June 10 at 1:00 pm ET | Employment Elements of COVID-19

Thirsty Thursday | June 18 at 1:00 pm ET | Energy Code Evolutions in 2020

NGA Glass Conference | July 28-30 | read FAQS for the interactive online event

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

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

Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference | March 21-23 | Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV
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Glass Processing Automation Days (GPAD) | March 23-25 | Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV

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