The show was previously slated to be held in conjunction with The CSI Show in Chicago in April 2003. NGA's President, Philip J. James recently announced GlassBuild America's withdrawal from Chicago by stating, "Unforeseeable logistical difficulties have prevented us from going forward with our plans to co-locate with The CSI Show in Chicago. While this is regrettable, we are pleased to premiere our first GlassBuild America in Atlanta, a city in which The NGA Show has seen past success."
Evolving from The NGA Show, GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is a new, all-encompassing event that will bring the glass and fenestration industries together in one venue for the first time in North America. GlassBuild America is jointly sponsored by NGA, the Glass Association of North America (GANA), and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA).