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Contact: Matthew Rumbaugh
866/342.5642, ext. 153
mrumbaugh@glass.org

NGA, AAMA ANNOUNCE ONLINE TRAINING ALLIANCE
ASSOCIATIONS WILL COLLABORATE ON WINDOW, DOOR AND SKYLIGHT COURSES ON MYWINDOWCLASS.COM

MCLEAN, VA (June 4, 2009) – Leaders of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the National Glass Association (NGA) today announced a new alliance whereby the two leading organizations will provide a series of online training modules specifically for the residential and commercial window, door and skylight markets.  The courses will be offered exclusively via the NGA’s state-of-the-art training sites, MyWindowClass.com and MyGlassClass.com. 

Existing technical material originally developed by AAMA is expected to be re-purposed as online content by January 2010.  It will instantly become the most comprehensive collection of online courses for fenestration manufacturers and dealers in the industry.

“This represents another key watershed in the evolution of MyGlassClass.com,” said Phil James, NGA president and CEO.  “AAMA’s technical materials are second-to-none, and they are a welcome and important addition to our course catalog.”

“We’re very pleased to enter into this strategic  alliance with our friends at the NGA,” said Rich Walker, president and CEO of AAMA.  “We’re impressed by what they have created in MyGlassClass.com, and we believe the addition of our window, door and skylight content will enhance the value to members from both associations.”

Much of the world-class training content now available on MyGlassClass.com has been developed through similar alliances with other industry groups, including IGMA, GANA, Architectural Testing, ContactPoint and 360Training.  For more information, visit www.myglassclass.com, or call the NGA’s division manager of education and training, Matt Rumbaugh at (703) 442-4890, ext. 153, or via email at 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 nearly 4,000 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.com, and MyAutoGlass.org. NGA also hosts the industry’s premier annual trade events: GlassBuild America®: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, The Glazing Executives Forum and the National Auto Glass Forum.  For more information on NGA, visit www.glass.org.

About AAMA
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is the leading trade association dedicated to the promotion of quality window, door, curtain wall, storefront, and skylight products.  Founded in 1936, the organization has been developing product performance standards for 70 years and has been certifying products for over 40 years. The association also engages in product testing, market research and continuing education programs for industry professionals.  For more information on AAMA, visit www.aamanet.org.