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Contact: Debi Schneider


WASHINGTON, DC  (October 26, 2007) – The National Glass Association (NGA) is pleased to announce that its online training Web site,, is hosting educational programs from the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA).

The first, a text-based course titled “Glazing Guidelines and Practices for Sealed Insulating Glass,” is now available on The second course is a how-to video course showing the basic of glass handling safety and is expected to be available on the site before year’s end.  Additional courses are in the pipeline.

“The rationale for adding this training platform to IGMA's regular educational program is to reach a broader audience and to allow fabricators the flexibility to schedule their in-plant training when it is most convenient to them without requiring plant personnel to be away from the facility,” said Margaret Webb, IGMA Executive Director.

“We are very pleased to offer these IGMA courses on and to have their participation in GlassBuild America,” said NGA Vice President for Association Services, David Walker. “This collaboration allows IGMA to reach a broader audience, while allowing us to provide subject matter outside of NGA’s usual scope to our own members. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

For more information on other courses offered, visit For more information on IGMA, visit their Web site at

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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