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Contact: David Walker
866/342.5642, ext. 153
NGApress@glass.org

NEW TRAINING WEB SITE GOES LIVE

WASHINGTON, DC  (August 25, 2009) – MyWindowClass.com, an online training Web site developed by the National Glass Association in partnership with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and Architectural Testing Inc., is now live. The site, which provides InstallationMasters™ training for employees of window and door manufacturers, distributors and dealers, will officially launch at GlassBuild America.

"Two years ago, the NGA introduced the online training platform known as MyGlassClass.com, geared toward technicians and others in the auto and flat glass industries. Since that time, thousands of professionals have taken courses and many have gone on to secure their NGA Certification," reports David Walker, vice president of association services for NGA.

"Working with AAMA and ATI, NGA is launching MyWindowClass.com to provide the same world-class training tools and benefits to the residential window and door industry," he continues. "This state-of-the-art online training platform now offers InstallationMasters™ courseware customized to the unique needs of residential window and door dealers, as well as any companies involved in the installation of vinyl, wood, aluminum and other types of residential products.”

MyWindowClass.com currently has 35 InstallationMasters™ courses, which can be used in preparation for testing and certification. A course catalog on the site provides a list of available courses.

NGA's MyGlassClass.com includes an additional 123 courses designed to meet the varied needs of installers, managers and sales professionals involved in flat glass and auto glass. NGA plans to roll out more courses for both MyGlassClass.com and MyWindowClass.com in the coming months.



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.com, WindowandDoor.com, 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 Forum. For more information on NGA, visit www.glass.org.