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Contact: David Walker
866/342.5642, ext. 153
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LEADING ECONOMIST CONFIRMED FOR GLASSBUILD AMERICA®
DIETRICH TO OFFER LATEST FORECAST, DISCUSS WINDOW & DOOR RETAIL MARKET

WASHINGTON, DC  (March 31, 2009) – Attendees at the GlassBuild America expo  in Atlanta will be treated to an outstanding array of distinguished speakers and leaders of the global glass industry, including noted economist Jeff Dietrich of EcoTrends.

Dietrich, one of the most popular speakers at previous NGA events, will offer his most up-to-date economic forecast for the nation as a whole, as well as for the North American glass industry specifically. He will specifically incorporate his insights on the Window & Door retail market, recognizing the unique nature of the industry.

During his presentation in February at the National Auto Glass Conference in Orlando, Dietrich warned that we are further from the “bottom” of the current economic cycle than we’ve been led to believe. His analysis suggested that the nation will not begin to feel the effects of a broad-based recovery until early-to-mid-2010. 

All eyes will be on Dietrich in Atlanta when he updates his forecast and looks ahead to 2010 and beyond. His projections have proven to be invaluable to glass industry executives as they develop their short- and long-term strategic plans.

Dietrich will likewise address the 4th annual NGA Glazing Executives Forum, held September 30, in conjunction with GlassBuild America.

For a complete line-up of speakers and to register for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, scheduled for September 30 through October 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, please visit www.glassbuildamerica.com.

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.net, WindowandDoor.net, 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 Conference. For more information on NGA, visit www.glass.org.