Date: 22 January 2020
Key topics on the agenda included bird-friendly glazing, glass recycling, glass rack tracking, and looking ahead to the next decade and beyond.
Industry technical leaders met in La Jolla, California, last week for the Annual Conference of the National Glass Association. Key topics on the agenda included bird-friendly glazing, glass recycling, glass rack tracking, and looking ahead to the next decade and beyond.
The three-day conference, held Jan. 13-15, included meetings the NGA’s Advocacy and Fabricating Committees, which made progress on many of their current projects and resources under development. The Installing Committee will gather next month at the BEC Conference in Nashville.
In addition to committee work, some conference attendees were challenged by a game of golf at Torrey Pines golf course and participated in the 5th Annual Fun Run/Walk. The Annual Conference also featured a welcome reception as well as its Volunteer Celebration Dinner. The Volunteer Celebration Dinner is the association’s opportunity to recognize all who offer their time and expertise to the betterment of the industry through participation in NGA committees and task groups. In addition to recognizing the top performers from the golf scramble at Torrey Pines, the NGA presented two awards:
Volunteer of the Year 2020: Sylvain Denis, Walker Glass Co.
C. Gregory Carney Award: A. William Lingnell, Lingnell Consulting
The NGA also announced new branding for its technically based conferences. NGA’s Annual and Fall Conferences will now be known as NGA Glass Conferences, delineated by the specific location of the event. Head to NGA Glass Conference: Chicago, July 28-30, for the next meeting of NGA’s committees.
COMMITTEE UPDATES FROM ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020, LA JOLLA
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