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Contact: Matt Rumbaugh
mrumbaugh@glass.org

REDESIGNED GLASS MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE RETURNS AS ONLINE EDUCATION PROGRAM IN MAY 2008

WASHINGTON, DC  (January 7, 2008) – The National Glass Association announced that its Glass Management Institute (GMI) professional development program has been redesigned to offer the most comprehensive management training in the industry.

Launching in May 2008, GMI's reinvigorated format provides education through a combination of online instruction via NGA's MyGlassClass.com, interactive webinars, instructional books, case studies and teleconferences. This redesign will save companies and their employees both time and money while providing exceptional training.

GMI's 40-week program offers the most advanced curriculum available anywhere to mid- and upper-level glass company executives from companies of every size and in every segment of the industry. Top executives from such innovative companies as Harmon, Inc., Heinaman Contract Glazing, Trainor Glass Co., Decotherm and Viracon have already signed on to help lead the program.

GMI's four distinct training modules, taught by some of the leading executives and brightest minds in the U.S. glass industry, run approximately 10 weeks, leading to a graduation ceremony in May 2009. The modules include: Bidding and Estimating; Sales and Marketing and Project Management; Finance and Legal; and Strategy/Leadership Development.

For more information, contact Matt Rumbaugh, NGA's Division Manager of Education, Training & Certification at 703/442-4890, ext. 182 or mrumbaugh@glass.org.



About NGA
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the flat (architectural) and auto glass industries. Based outside Washington, DC, and representing over 3,000 member companies and locations, NGA offers certification, education and training, including MyGlassClass.com – a state-of-the-art online training resource. NGA publishes the industry’s leading trade magazines: Glass Magazine® and Window & Door®; and e-newsletters: e-glass weekly™ and WDweekly™. In addition, NGA serves the industry and general public with its Web sites: glass.org, GlassBuildAmerica.com, GlassMagazine.com, WindowandDoor.com, and MyAutoGlass.org. NGA also hosts the industry’s premier annual trade events: GlassBuild America®: The Glass, Window & Door Expo and the National Auto Glass Forum. For more information on NGA, visit www.glass.org.