FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Debi Schneider
WASHINGTON, DC (November 13, 2006) – The National Glass Association (NGA) announced today that it has reached an agreement with Glass Doctor® that will make its innovative on-line training program, MyGlassClass.com, available to all of Glass Doctor’s 140 franchises and hundreds of glass technicians. Glass Doctor is the nation’s largest full-service glass company, specializing in auto glass replacement and repair and residential and commercial windows and doors.
“We are extremely pleased to have worked out this agreement that will give our franchises the opportunity to offer a training program as comprehensive and accessible as MyGlassClass.com at preferred pricing,” said Mark Dawson, President of Glass Doctor. “This on-line training dovetails nicely with our existing internal training, and we believe it will be a huge benefit to our franchises and their employees.”
MyGlassClass.com launched in June and offers dozens of courses specifically designed for both the auto and flat glass industries, ranging from safety instruction to professional development to industry certification. It was developed in partnership with leaders in the glass industry and will be continually updated and enhanced to reflect industry needs, with more than 100 course offerings planned for the first year.
“We at the NGA are thrilled to have yet another world-class company like Glass Doctor embrace MyGlassClass.com,” said NGA President and CEO, Phil James. “This deal will truly broaden the nationwide reach of our on-line training program.”
The NGA’s Vice President for Association Services, David Walker added, “Our alliance with such a high-caliber company is strong testimony to the quality and affordability of MyGlassClass.com, and highlights the importance of this innovative member service to the entire glass industry and to independent franchises.”
For more information on the alliance between Glass Doctor and the NGA, or information on MyGlassClass.com, contact the NGA’s Debi Schneider toll-free at 866/DIAL NGA (342-5642), ext. 126.
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the entire flat glass industry. Based outside Washington, DC, NGA offers certification, education and training, and recently debuted MyGlassClass.com—a state-of-the-art, online training resource. NGA publishes the leading trade magazines—Glass Magazine®, Window & Door®, AutoGlass™, and new e-newsletters: e-glass weekly™ and WDweekly™. In addition, NGA serves the industry and general public with its Web sites: www.glass.org, www.GlassBuildAmerica.com, www.GlassMagazine.net, www.AutoGlassmagazine.net, www.WindowandDoor.net, and www.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 & EXPO.