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PRESS RELEASES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Association Services Dept.
703/442-4890
AssocSvcs@glass.org

NEW NGA MEMBER BENEFIT
COMPREHENSIVE LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS THROUGH STATESCAPE

WASHINGTON, DC  (February 22, 2006) – The National Glass Association (NGA) today announced a new service that allows its 4,000 members to access real-time legislative and regulatory information pertinent to their business through the members-only area of its web site, www.glass.org. The service, provided by StateScape, focuses only on state and federal policies germane to the auto and flat glass industry.

David Walker, vice president of association services for the NGA, described it as an important addition to a rapidly expanding menu of value-added services offered by the association.  “Our members have asked us to provide accurate, up-to-date information on developments in Washington and around the country that affect our industry.  We believe StateScape delivers exactly what they’re looking for, in a format that is most useful to today’s glass shop owners and managers.”

StateScape® blends the human touch with powerful technology to deliver fast, accurate, and comprehensive legislative and regulatory information to executives seeking a competitive edge in government affairs. Through www.glass.org, StateScape will provide:
·        Legislative and regulatory monitoring on key glass industry policies
·        Coverage of all 50 states and the federal government
·        Issue analysis and political intelligence
·        Real time updates, and more

“We spent a great deal of time looking for the best information-gathering policy service for our members, and believe StateScape is the ideal fit,” said Walker.  “Not only are they tracking everything that’s important to the glass industry, but they deliver the information in a streamlined manner customized to our members’ specific needs.”



About NGA
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the automotive and architectural glass industry. Based outside Washington, DC, NGA offers certification, education, and training and serves the industry with the leading trade publications—Glass Magazine, Window & Door, and AutoGlass. In addition, NGA serves the industry and general public with its Web sites: www.glass.org, www.GlassBuildAmerica.com, www.GlassMagazine.net, www.AutoGlassmagazine.net, www.WindowandDoor.net, and www.myautoglass.org. NGA also hosts the industry's premier annual trade events: GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo and the National Auto Glass Conference & EXPO.