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Tuesday September 17 - Wednesday, September 18

Location: Express Learning Theater / Booth 4029
Free to all registered attendees.

Express Learning is BACK once again on the GlassBuild America trade show floor.  For the last several years these 20-minute educational sessions drew standing-room-only crowds. This year, the content experts at the National Glass Association are producing a new series of FREE Express Learning sessions, aimed at providing attendees with specific product- and business-related information they can use to build more profitable companies. 

Tuesday, September 17

11:00 am
Finding Good People is Hard. Training Them is Not.
Presented by Jenni Chase, Director of Education & Training, NGA
Recognizing that in-house training programs can put a financial burden on glass companies, the National Glass Association has relaunched MyGlassClass.com to assist the industry in its training efforts. Learn how your company can take advantage of this new resource, as well as the deep discounts available to NGA members.

12:00 pm
The Importance of Glass in Biophilic Design
Presented by Elizabeth Cotton, product manager, AGC Glass North America
Research reveals that people want building structures that provide psychological restoration, reducing fatigue and stress levels. This stimulating session with AGC Glass North America will cover how glass in its current and future development will play a major role in satisfying our needs to be more aligned with our environment and nature.

1:00 pm
Annual Economic Forecast
Presented by Connor Lokar, ITR Economics
Back by popular demand, Connor Lokar will return to GlassBuild America to give an energetic and informative session on business-cycle trends and a look at the year ahead. His economic insight and forecasting experience play a key role in ITR Economics’ 94.7 percent forecast accuracy.

2:00 pm
After Automation: Next Steps for Fabricators
Presented by Joe Erb, commercial sales specialist-IG systems, Quanex
Automated production lines can help fabricators generate more units than ever before. However, knowing how to strategically manage orders, outputs and jobsite requirements can make the difference between total efficiency and production logjam. This session will help companies address the production challenges that come with automated machinery, from logistics to communication.

2:30 pm
The Labor Dilemma: Engage Your Front Line to Improve the Bottom Line
Presented by Mack and Ria Story, Top Story Leadership
Many leaders don’t realize the competition for customers is only one of two types of competition. Disengaged leaders lose more than customers to competitors; they also lose their team members. High-performance employees are looking for more than great pay; they want growth and development opportunities that keep them engaged and loyal to your organization. In this session with the founders of Top Story Leadership, you’ll learn how to build engagement in your team which will lead to increased productivity and bigger profits.

3:00 pm
Protecting what matters most!  Security Glazing for Schools – All your specification and install questions answered 
Presented by Ben Baum, VP of Security Sales for Consolidated Glass Holding Bob Cummings, VP of Architectural Sales and Marketing for Consolidated Glass Holdings
Security Glazing in a school setting has gained a tremendous amount of attention lately.  With this expanded focus, design and glazing professionals are working with education officials to improve safety and security and exploring new glass options. Learn about the different security glazing makeups; including extensive physical attack, forced entry, and bullet and bomb blast options, as well as installation insights and approaches.

Wednesday, September 18

10:30 am
Finding Good People is Hard. Training Them is Not.
Presented by Jenni Chase, Director of Education & Training, NGA
Recognizing that in-house training programs can put a financial burden on glass companies, the National Glass Association has relaunched MyGlassClass.com to assist the industry in its training efforts. Learn how your company can take advantage of this new resource, as well as the deep discounts available to NGA members.

11:00 am
Technical & Codes Update
Presented by Urmilla Sowell, NGA Director of Technical Services and Advocacy, and Tom Culp, NGA Code Consultant
Learn about the codes and standards affecting the glass industry, how your company can respond, and what NGA is doing to help.

11:30 am
Navigating the Challenges of Exit Planning and Succession
Presented by Katy Devlin, editor in chief, Glass Magazine
The exit process is full of roadblocks, and fewer than 30 percent of businesses actually succeed in transferring ownership. Learn about the primary hurdles in succession and exit planning, and how to begin the succession and exit process with Katy Devlin, co-author of the award-winning book “An Owner’s Guide to Exit & Succession Planning: A Complete Introduction, with Case Studies from the Glass Industry.”

12:00 pm
Edify Studios Podcast: Who will be the Next ‘Uber’ of the Glass Industry?
Join the “Brads” from Edify Studios—a firm specializing in technical consultation for building envelopes—alongside building scientist Steve Selkowitz and architect Steven Rainville for a live podcast on disruptive change in the architectural glass industry. Who will be the next “Uber” of our industry? What factors could change the way we do business? Listen in to find out. Attendees can earn 1 AIA LU|HSW for attending this special one-hour session.

1:00 pm
Protect Your Company from Inside Threats: Key Takeaways for All Business Owners
Presented by Dustin Anderson, resident glazier on HGTV's "Fixer Upper" and owner of Anderson Glass Texas
At Anderson Glass, a dishonest controller almost sank the company. In this session, Dustin Anderson shares his personal experience to help other glass company owners avoid the same fate.

1:30 pm
The Best and Most Interesting Shower Enclosures of 2019
Join the moderator of the popular Facebook group “Shower Door Professionals” Chris Phillips as he walks attendees through some of the best shower enclosure installations on social media, while providing insights on the most profitable trends of the year.