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2012 Glazing Executives Forum Welcomes NSG Group as Bronze Sponsor

WASHINGTON, DC (July 13, 2012)—The National Glass Association announced today that the NSG Group will be a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 7th Annual Glazing Executives Forum (GEF), being held September 13, 2012, in Las Vegas.

The NSG Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products for the building, automotive and specialty glass markets. The Pilkington brand of glass is synonymous with flat glass manufacturing excellence and pyrolytic coating innovation. The NSG Group has a reputation for leading many important technological advances in the glass industry, including the float process, now the world standard for high quality flat glass production.

"Glaziers are some of our most important customers and partners, so it's a natural extension for us to support one of the industry's most important annual events," said Stephen Weidner, Regional Director Sales and Marketing Architectural Glass North America. "We've recognized the importance of the Glazing Executives Forum for some time, in particular its emphasis on evolving best practices; so it just made sense for us to take on a more proactive, engaged role. We're excited to be a part of the 2012 event."

The NGA's 7th Annual Glazing Executives Forum, presented by the NGA Architectural Glazing Committee and held in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window, and Door Expo®, will take place on Thursday, September 13, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The program was created by and for owners, presidents, CEOs and senior managers in the North American glazing and architectural glass industry to help build enduring relationships and to provide a collegial forum for collaboration on common challenges. The day-long event features dynamic and informative speakers, peer-to-peer sharing, and fresh updates on challenging topics impacting the industry. It has become the most important annual networking opportunity for leaders of the glazing industry.

"We're very pleased to welcome NSG aboard as a sponsor," said David Walker, Vice President at the National Glass Association. "They are an outstanding company, a global leader in the glass industry, and their support of the Forum is yet another indication of its importance to the industry. This year's event is going to be our best yet, hands down, and the level of interest we're generating from glaziers and sponsors alike underscores that."

About the NGA
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the architectural glass, and window and door industries. Based outside Washington, DC, and representing nearly 2,200 member companies and locations, NGA offers education and training, including and NGA publishes the industry's leading trade magazines: Glass Magazine® and Window & Door®; and e-newsletters: e-glass weekly™, WDweekly™, and For Technicians Only e-bulletin™. NGA also hosts the industry's premier annual trade event: GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo®. The Window & Door Dealers Alliance, an organization for independent window and door dealers, is an initiative of the NGA. For more information on NGA, visit