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  • One year ago, the National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America came together in an historic combination to form the largest trade association serving the architectural glass and metals industry supply chain, including glazing contractors, full-service glass companies, glass fabricators, primary glass manufacturers and suppliers to the industry. The NGA...
  • During the 2019 National Glass Association Annual Conference, held Jan. 22-24 in Naples, Florida, the organization’s volunteer Fabricating Committee discussed developing an industry-wide environmental product declaration for processed glass. An EPD is used to disclose the life cycle performance of a product, derived from a set of product category rules that measure the life cycle impacts of...
  • According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, November 2018 construction spending reached $1.3 trillion, seasonally adjusted, up 3.4 percent year-over-year, as reported by the Associated General Contractors of America. The data was released late due to the government shutdown. Commercial construction spending dropped 2.3 percent in November, representing a 1.3 percent year-over-year dip....
  • Pictured: (Clockwise, from upper left) The NGA 2019 Boomerang Award recipients;  C. Gregory Carney Award recipient, Julia Schimmelpenningh; the 2019 volunteer award dinner; the C. Gregory Carney Award.During its 2019 Annual Conference, held last week in Naples, Florida, leaders from the National Glass Association recognized volunteers at an awards dinner. “We’re celebrating our...
  • Summary of new NGA technical resources:Fire-Rated Glazing Today AIA PresentationComponent Substitution for Hurricane Impact Fenestration GIBUnsupported Edge Conditions of IGUs GIB Coming soon:Laminated Glazing Reference ManualEngineering Standards ManualHeavy Glass Door ManualProtective Glazing 101 AIA PresentationCoated Glass AIA PresentationDaylighting GIBGlass...
  • Pictured: Scenes from the 2019 NGA Annual Conference in Naples, Florida, held Jan. 22-24, including NGA President Nicole Harris, providing an association update to membership, and a packed Fabrication Committee meeting. About 120 glass industry technical leaders gathered in Naples, Florida, last week for the 2019 Annual Conference for the National Glass Association. During the three-day...
  • Beta participants perform PBT tasks for the Architectural Glass and Metal Technician Certification program at the Finishing Trades Institute in Philadelphia.Members of the Architectural Glass and Metal Technician Certification program traveled to Philadelphia to beta test the program's exam in a new region. The Finishing Trades Institute of Philadelphia hosted the knowledge and performance...
  • According to reporting in the Windsor Star, Xinyi Glass Canada will consider a few locations for its planned $450-million float plant. The publication says that the company is looking at Stratford, London, Welland and Amherstburg, all in the province of Ontario, as potential new locations. Xinyi originally chose Guelph/Eramosa Township, Ontario, as the site for the new plant, but its application...
  • Saint-Gobain Group in Poland modernized its float glass production line at its facility in Dąbrowa Górnicza. The investment will increase Saint-Gobain Poland’s float glass production potential for the construction sector by 25 percent, say company officials. "I would like to express my pride that I am here today with you to participate in the inauguration of this remarkably modern line," said...
  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, part of CRH’s Building Products Division, completed the divestment of Toronto-based Antamex International, OBE's fenestration subcontracting business, to New York City-based private investment company O3 Industries. “We are continuously evaluating our portfolio to align with our vision of being the leading supplier of glazing-focused interior and exterior products and...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, part of CRH’s Building Products Division, completed the divestment of Toronto-based Antamex International, OBE's fenestration subcontracting business, to New York City-based private investment company O3 Industries. “We are continuously evaluating our portfolio to align with our vision of being the leading supplier of glazing-focused interior and exterior products and...
  • The National Glass Association named Paul Bush as the volunteer leader of the NGA Advocacy Committee. Bush, director, quality and technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass, also serves as chair on the National Fenestration Rating Council board of directors, and as first vice president of the Glass Materials Council at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.    “Paul is...
  • The National Glass Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Haring as vice president of business development. Haring will be responsible for identifying and executing new opportunities to further the association’s mission. He will work closely with staff in the areas of the education, publications, events, membership and advocacy to develop strategic initiatives to grow...