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Lee & Cates Glass is NGA’s March 2012 Member of the Month

Washington, DC (March 5, 2012) – The National Glass Association (NGA) is proud to announce that Lee & Cates Glass is the March 2012 Member of the Month.  Lee & Cates Glass was founded in 1926 by the brother-in-law combination of Thomas Lee and Raymond Cates.  They are celebrating their 86th year in business this year and their 40th year as an NGA member.

Lee & Cates Glass, Inc. is one of the largest independent glass companies in the Southeast. Their corporate offices are located in Jacksonville, Florida, and they have 14 locations in North Florida and South Georgia. As a full service glass company, they serve customers in Auto Glass, Residential Glass, and Commercial Glass.

"Our involvement in the National Glass Association goes back as far as I can remember," says Tom Lee, III. "I readily remember my father attending the glass association national meetings in such glamorous locations as Detroit, Michigan. My father’s active involvement in the association was a precursor to my getting heavily involved including a stint on the board of directors."

"The NGA has enjoyed a long and beneficial relationship with Lee & Cates," says David Walker, Vice President of Association Services at the NGA. "We are proud to help them celebrate 86 years in business and their 40th anniversary as an NGA member. Lee & Cates has been, and will continue to be, an asset to the industry and an example of a great glass business."

To celebrate their anniversary, Tom Lee, III is sharing their story on the NGA's membership blog:

About the NGA
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the auto and architectural glass, and window and door industries. Based outside Washington, DC, and representing nearly 2,200 member companies and locations, NGA offers education and training, including and NGA publishes the industry’s leading trade magazines: Glass Magazine® and Window & Door®; and e-newsletters: e-glass weekly™, WDweekly™, and For Technicians Only e-bulletin™. NGA also hosts the industry’s premier annual trade event: GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo®. The Window & Door Dealers Alliance, an organization for independent window and door dealers, is an initiative of the NGA. For more information on NGA, visit