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About NGA

The NGA member community is 1,800+ 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. 

Member companies

International Year of Glass

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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 Mission

NGA's mission, in support of its member companies, is to:

  • Provide world-class education, training, technical and business products and services.
  • Promote best practices, safety and ethics in the workplace.
  • Protect the interests of our industries through legislative, regulatory and inter-industry advocacy.

NGA'S Goals

  • Advocate: Be a strong advocate to defend and promote the glass industry
  • Educate: Drive excellence, safety and results through education and training.
  • Workforce Development: Advance the industry as a viable, thriving and exciting career path.
  • Promote: Elevate the image of glass as a safe, healthy, sustainable and inspiring building product.

Board of Directors

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

Current Officers

Ron Crowl

Ron Crowl

FeneTech, a Cyncly company
Aurora, OH
Years of Service: 2019-present
Brian Hale

Brian Hale

Immediate Past-Chair
Hale Glass Inc.
Placentia, CA
Years of Service: 2016-present
Rick Locke

Rick Locke

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

Tim Kelley

TriStar Glass Inc.
Catoosa, OK
Years of Service: 2018-present

NGA's Governance and Initiatives

NGA’s Committees, their work and how to volunteer


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

Technical, Advocacy & Business Resources

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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 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

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 at the 2022 BEC-GPAD Conferences in Nashville.

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

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