07 Research and teaching, trade literature, trade associations and organisations
07.03 Trade associations/Organisations
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association (NGA), www.glass.org, is the largest trade association serving the architectural glass and metals industry, and represents the interests of glazing contractors, glass retailers, glass fabricators, primary glass manufacturers and architects. Its sister organization, the Window & Door Dealers Alliance (WDDA), www.wddalliance.org, represents the interests of retail, wholesale and installing dealers of new and replacement windows, doors, skylights and related building products. The NGA\WDDA provides education and training programs and services for its member companies through manuals and the online training site, www.MyGlassClass.com, and keeps them informed through the Glass Magazine (www.glassmagazine.com) and Window & Door (www.windowanddoor.com) family of print and electronic publications. The NGA\WDDA also produces the industry’s largest annual trade show in the Americas, GlassBuild America (www.GlassBuildAmerica.com) and hosts the Glazing Executives Forum and Window & Door Dealer Days, bringing together thousands of industry professionals to help them build more profitable businesses.