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Current Issue: March 2020

Notes from the Chair

As I begin my term as NGA Chairman of the Board for the 2019-2020 term, I find myself considering the growth and development of the industry and this association, and the ambitious goals on the horizon for the coming year. 

Growing and Changing

Leading fabricators in North America continued to invest and expand in 2020, opening new facilities and buying equipment to keep up with market demand and trends. While demand for glass remains high, fabricators face a continued labor shortage…

Do’s and Don’ts for New Machinery in 2020

The future factory features high-speed, efficient, automated machines whirring away, connected by the Internet of Things. Shop floor workers, rather than piecing together products with their hands and tools, are busy working with software to…

How Will Coronavirus Affect Manufacturing and Construction?

Now that cases of coronavirus have increased across the country, and cities and states have instituted more extreme measures to control the spread, the construction and manufacturing sectors could be in for more serious disruptions. Some reports…

Heavy Glass Doors

In the last two decades, the heavy glass door trend has continued its upward trajectory. To address this market demand, the National Glass Association published an update to its Heavy Glass Door Design Guide, replacing the previous 1999 edition…

Damages Waivers

When faced with negotiating damages waivers, it is critical to recognize the language used and what it tries to capture. That way, if a breach occurs, the parties are not forced to rely on what a judge believes falls within the broad legal…

Envelope Backstops in the Energy Codes 

A new type of requirement is coming in the latest energy codes that places limits on what can be “traded off” to meet performance requirements. Calls for envelope backstops will require a minimum level of envelope performance no matter what else…

All in the Family Part 2: How to Sell Your Company to the Next Generation

Part I of the “All in Family” article series looked at several key considerations for business owners looking to sell to family members. It covered determining company direction, addressing management plans, pricing and more. Once those topics…

COVID-19 Coverage from Glass Magazine

Glass Magazine is dedicated to covering the constantly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects our industry. This is your hub for all related articles and news briefs. Find information from industry sources, the latest updates on events…