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NGA Recognizes Juneteenth

statement from NGA President & CEO, Nicole Harris

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A strong future for the glass and glazing industry depends on building and strengthening our workforce. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)—the antithesis to discrimination in all forms—is at the forefront of that effort for many industry trade associations, including the National Glass Association (NGA).

In March, NGA celebrated women in construction and manufacturing and this week, we recognize Juneteenth, the day slavery was abolished in the United States. NGA joins many associations and companies in commemorating Black history, culture, contribution and to promote racial equality.

Cathie Saroka, president, Goldray Glass and 2020-21 NGA Board Chair recently shared these words in support of NGA’s DEI activities:

“From both a human and an industry perspective, diversity, equity, and inclusion just makes sense. Unfortunately, sometimes this doesn’t happen naturally so I believe that we must be intentional about it—in our companies, in our Association, and in our industry. It is my responsibility and my pleasure to stand in support of what is right and what makes us all stronger.”

NGA’s official magazines are sharing the many growing DEI conversations and actions in factories, jobsites and offices in manufacturing and construction businesses. Look for equity and inclusion resources on Glass Magazine and Window+ Door.

NGA has compiled additional resources to help companies address and end discrimination in the workplace—visit NGA’s diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace resource toolkit.

As always, thank you for your membership, engagement and support.

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Nicole Harris