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GlassBuild Tradeshow Abounds with Innovative Solutions and Learning

The GlassBuild America 2018 tradeshow will impress with an estimated 450 exhibitors on a vibrant and expanded show floor encompassing 175,000 square feet. Companies representing a broad spectrum of the industry, including manufacturers, distributors, fabricators, retailers, and dealers of flat glass and residential windows and doors, will exhibit the latest in innovative products and services.

The tradeshow floor will also be abuzz with the return of the popular Express Learning series, the new GlassBuild Opening Reception, live Action Demonstrations, and the premiere of the GlassBuild Knowledge Bar, providing expert answers to your industry and business questions.

View the tradeshow floor map and the full GlassBuild schedule for more information.

CLICK HERE to register now for GlassBuild America.

Learn Strategies for Smart Growth at the Glazing Executives Forum
The 13th annual Glazing Executives Forum, taking place September 12 at GlassBuild America, will focus on smart growth strategies to help companies fully capitalize on current market conditions while planning effectively for the future.

This year's Forum will feature the much anticipated industry economic forecast, with economist and entertaining speaker Connor Lokar of ITR Economics, a panel discussion on Navigating the Supply Chain, as well as Ask the Expert presentations and coaching sessions led by industry experts. Forum attendees are also invited to join their colleagues at the new GlassBuild Opening Reception on the trade show floor.

CLICK HERE to see the Glazing Executives Forum schedule of events.

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Join Glass and Glazing Colleagues at Fall Conference

Fall Conference is your opportunity to help define industry standards and elevate design and construction communities by creating the expertise that advances the use of architectural glass.

The Conference, taking place Sept. 11-14, 2018 in conjunction with GlassBuild America, will feature meetings of the Fabricating Technical, Installing and Forming Technical Committees to address hot topics and trends. Registration also includes entrance to the GlassBuild America trade show and the GlassBuild Opening Reception.

Fall Conference registrants from glass installing companies also receive complimentary access to the Glazing Executives Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 12, following the Fall Conference morning meeting. Installers will receive an email in August with more details. 

CLICK HERE to view the Fall Conference schedule. Special registration savings is available for NGA-GANA members. CLICK HERE to register today!

Learn the 'Truth About Trial and Error' at Window & Door Dealer Day

Madeleine MacRae
Join your fenestration industry colleagues at Window & Door Dealer Day on September 13 in Las Vegas for an insightful look at "What’s the Truth about Trial and Error?"

Presented by Madeleine MacRae, CEO, MM MacRae Coaching and Consulting, this enlightening session will offer a new perspective on the role of trial and error within your business, exploring three fundamental challenges and how to strike a balance between the urge to wing it and the need to follow a formula.
Attendees will discover how to:
  • Solve the staffing problem
  • Build out advertising campaigns that produce results
  • Establish business goals that create success
This year's full-day event will also feature a keynote presentation on how to Build Depth and Create a Succession Plan in 8 Steps, presented by Liz Weber, executive coach and business training expert; an insightful Industry Benchmarking Report presented by The Farnsworth Group; a Business Solutions session presented by Spader Business Management; and Dealer to Dealer forums focusing on sales, marketing and business operations. The event also includes breakfast, lunch, the Dealer of the Year reception, and access to the GlassBuild America tradeshow floor taking place nearby.

to register now, or HERE for more information.

Visit the GlassBuild Knowledge Bar - Ask the Experts!

Friday, Sept. 14, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  |  Booth #927

A fantastic opportunity for attendees has just been added to the GlassBuild schedule. Stop by Booth #927 on Friday, Sept. 14 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm to discuss your industry, technical or codes questions one-on-one with our experts. Hosted by NGA and GlassBuild America, Knowledge Bar experts are glass, window and door industry and staff specialists who can help you find solutions to your "what's keeping you up at night" challenges.

The Knowledge Bar is conveniently located in Booth #927 on the show floor and is complimentary for registered attendees!

Kickoff GlassBuild at the Opening Reception!

Weds., Sept. 12, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  |  Trade show floor

After shopping the trade show floor on Wednesday, you’re invited to the Opening Reception to relax and mingle in an informal setting.

Enjoy refreshments, live entertainment and fun activities while catching up with friends, vendors and colleagues.









August 2, 2018



  • Allied Glass & Mirror
  • Burris Windows
  • Countryside Glass & Mirror
  • G&H Glass and Metal
  • Illinois Design Solutions, Inc.
  • MI Windows and Doors
  • Moule Paint and Glass
  • Redhawk Glass
  • Western States Glass

This is just a sampling of attendees. Click here to view the current 2018 attendee list to date.


  • AllYourHardware
  • Door Controls USA, Inc.
  • Eurotech Showers
  • Moisture Intrusion Solutions
  • Percepto, Inc.
  • S.E.A. Group – wet processing machinery
  • Xinglass America

Click here
to view the 2018 GlassBuild America exhibitor list to date.


"We had such an amazing time at GlassBuild. We can't wait to get back and share what we've learned with our staff."
- Dustin Anderson, Anderson Glass. LLC, Waco, TX

Photography by Robb D. Cohen.
Brought to you by the National Glass Association and Window & Door Dealers Alliance.

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