GANAPerspectives  
STANDARD DOORS  
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Who, What, When & How  
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What to Expect in the Future  
b y S a r a N e i s w a n g e r  
s you may have heard, the Glass commitment has been an integral part of  
Association of North America both groups, and will continue to be crit-  
(GANA) is exploring the oppor- ical to achieving the association’s annual  
tunity to combine with the National Glass and long-term goals as set by the board of  
Association. We wish to offer our mem- directors.Following the consensus process,  
bers and readers as much information as committees and task groups will focus on  
possible about how we’ve arrived at this technical, codes, standards and advocacy  
point and what to expect moving forward. priorities to advance the association’s aim  
We want you to feel informed and com- to protect and strengthen the industry.  
fortable with the progress, knowing you  
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have a strong association home and can VOLUNTEER EFFORTS  
expect us to continue making decisions  
that are best for the industry.  
The association staff will also tap indi-  
vidual volunteers for “micro-volunteer-  
ing” activity such as establishing course  
curriculum for education and training  
THERMALLY BROKEN  
STOREFRONT  
A COMBINED ASSOCIATION  
MERIDIAN  
Combining into one, unified organi- programs, writing questions for an in-  
zation will maximize the effectiveness dustry trends survey or providing input  
and efficiency of our efforts related to on event programming. The approach  
advocacy, technical resources, edu- can also be used for advocacy, with mi-  
cation and training, and information cro-volunteers serving as leaders in their  
sharing. It will also trim time and ex- state or region to encourage involvement  
pense for our members and volunteers in key issues.  
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so they can better focus on their com-  
Additionally, GANA’s oversight of the  
panies’ growth and objectives, and the Glazing Industry Code Committee and  
long-term health and welfare of the the Flat Glass Manufacturing Division  
HIGH PERFORMANCE  
CURTAIN WALL  
glass and glazing industry.  
The two boards are addressing final due  
will carry over to the new association.  
Until closing is reached as noted above,  
PINNACLE  
diligence items, after which time the re- both associations will continue to operate  
spective membership bodies will vote on as separate and collaborative entities. So,  
the opportunity to combine.We anticipate for example,GANA’s BEC Conference (Las  
the closing to occur in early- to mid-2018. Vegas,March 4-6) andAnnual Conference  
In the new, combined organization, (Napa, April 23-28) are scheduled with  
you can still expect the most vital as- planning in progress by GANA staff.  
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pects of both associations to continue.  
We look forward to sharing updates  
Members may see changes in the mem- via e-blasts and GANA’s Glass Reflec-  
bership structure. For instance, GANA’s tions weekly e-news. s  
fabrication divisions (Tempering,  
Laminating,Insulating,Decorative)  
will be grouped into one Fabrica-  
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tion division to reduce duplication  
of effort, but we’re striving to keep  
changes to a minimum from the  
members’ perspective.  
Industry volunteers’ longstanding  
S a r a N e i s w a n g e r is  
the account executive for the  
Glass Association of North  
America in Topeka, Kan.  
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