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WASHINGTON, DC  (February 26, 2008) – The National Glass Association (NGA), in partnership with the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), is pleased to announce the addition of two new video courses for Glass Installers to

The new courses cover "Glass Handling Safety" and "Spacer Systems and Internal Muntins/Grids." The courses were recorded on location at Edgetech IG in Cambridge, Ohio, with staff members Mike Burk and Tracy Rogers.

"We're tremendously excited to add these courses to our growing content library," said David Walker, the NGA's Vice President of Association Services. "Mike Burk's safety course should be shown in every glass shop in America, and Tracy Roger's presentation on Spacer Systems is clear and informative."

Margaret Webb, Executive Director of IGMA added, "This is a great next step in our ongoing partnership with the NGA. Now this material is available to workers, allowing them to view it when it's convenient for them, rather than having to leave the facility."

The NGA created, a state-of-the-art online technical school, to benefit the hundreds of thousands of professionals that comprise the flat/architectural and auto glass industries. serves as an affordable, flexible, and time saving resource for improving worker skills, enhancing workplace safety, complying with training requirements and achieving professional certification.

The program offers 114 courses specifically designed for both the flat and auto glass industries, ranging from safety instruction to re-certification. It was developed in partnership with leaders in the glass industry and is continually updated and enhanced to reflect industry needs. Three new courses on windshield repair were also added in February.

To discuss options, call 866/342-5642 ext. 126 or 703/442-4890 ext. 126 or email

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 – 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:,,,, and 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