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About NGA

The NGA member community is 1,700 companies strong and represents all aspects of the glazing and glass building products industry.

  • We are contract glaziers.
  • We are full-service glass companies.
  • We are fabricators, manufacturers and suppliers.

NGA takes pride in building community for our members—within our industry and with
related stakeholders. 

NGA was founded in 1948. In 2018, we combined with the Glass Association of North America (GANA) to create the largest trade association serving our industry. 

1700+
Member companies

2022
International Year of Glass

1948
NGA founded

Technical, Advocacy & Business Resources

float glass plant

We bring together some of the best minds in the glass industry to develop standards, create technical resources, and promote and advocate for glass in the built environment. Through our events, publications and resources, we create value for our members and the industry.

We produce:

  • Informational bulletins, technical papers, manuals and business resources that help guide you and your company to success
  • Online training courses at MyGlassClass.com that teach basic job skills and knowledge that complements your company’s on-the-job training
  • Two official publications, Glass Magazine and Window + Door, that deliver industry news, product announcements, financial insights and more to your inbox and mailbox 
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, the largest annual show for the glass and fenestration industries in North America
  • Conferences: two annual NGA Glass Conferences, Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference and others that provide a gathering place to learn, share, engage and make connections to help you and your business grow
  • The NGA Store, offering many technical resources at no cost to members along with member savings on all manuals, guides and books. 

Learn more about resources and membership 


NGA Resource Hub

Board of Directors

NGA is governed by a highly engaged board of directors representing the entire glazing and glass building product supply chain.

Brian Hale

Brian Hale

Chair
Hale Glass Inc.
Placentia, CA
Years of Service: 2016-present
Guy Selinske

Guy Selinske

Immediate Past-Chair
American Glass & Mirror
Prior Lake, MN
Years of Service: 2014-present
Ron Crowl

Ron Crowl

Chair-elect
Fenetech
Aurora, OH
Years of Service: 2019-present
Rick Locke

Rick Locke

Treasurer
Montana Sash & Door
Bozeman, MT
Years of Service: 2016-present

 

NGA's Purpose, Vision and Goals

The NGA Board of Directors and other industry volunteers and stakeholders have identified the Association’s Purpose and Vision and set our Goals for the next few years.

NGA'S Core Purpose

NGA is the authority and resource for its members and the industry to grow successful businesses and to champion the benefits of glazing and glass building products.

NGA'S Vision

We envision a future in which glass is the material of choice to enhance spaces where people live, play, learn, work and heal.

NGA'S Goals

  • Educate: Drive excellence, safety and results through education and training.
  • Promote: Elevate the image of glass as a safe, healthy, sustainable and inspiring building product and advance the industry as a viable, thriving and exciting career path.
  • Advocate: Be a strong advocate to defend and promote the glass industry.
  • Grow: Build NGA's membership to increase influence, impact and results.

NGA's Governance and Initiatives

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Installing committee meeting

Committees

NGA’s Committees—Advocacy, Forming, Fabricating and Installing—develop new resources and address critical industry issues.

NGA’s Committees, their work and how to volunteer

Committees

Committee task groups & members

Task groups

NGA's official bylaws
 

Bylaws (pdf)

NGA Annual Report
 

Read the Report

News about NGA
 

Association News

501(c)3 for industry education & advocacy

NGA Foundation

NGA Staff

NGA staff members

NGA's staff and consultants offer a wide range of industry expertise, from advocacy and technical services, to education and training, to business development and more. Pictured, NGA staff members who attended the 2022 BEC-GPAD Conferences in Nashville.

All Staff

To learn more about how NGA can help, visit the Resources Hub or contact us!

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