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The Newly Formed Utah Glass Association

Updated: Aug 3, 2019

Professionals in the glazing industry joined in March 2019 to create the Utah Glass Association, a local chapter of the National Glass Association.

It has long been discussed that in order to "elevate the image of glass as a viable, thriving and exciting career path" and to maintain the level and quality of professionals needed to take the glass industry into the next century, that Utah required it's own education chapter.

The glazing profession is one requiring training and expertise in areas such as:

  • Identifying and using different glazing materials and coatings

  • Installing glass in storefronts, doors, windows, ceilings, and more

  • Setting up and using welding equipment to combine and cut pieces of glass

  • Reading and interpreting blueprints or specifications to determine which types of glass to use and how to install them

  • Understanding the criteria of LEED, the national green building standard, and how it relates to blueprints, windows, and types of glass

  • Creating and installing metal or glass moldings

The primary goal of the Utah Glass Association is to mirror the goals of the National Glass Association; To educate and promote the glazing industry.

Educate: Drive excellence, safety, and results through education and training.

Promote: Elevate the image of glass as a safe, healthy, sustainable and inspiring building product and advance the industry as a viable, thriving and exciting career path.

Advocate: Be a strong advocate to defend and promote the glass industry.

Grow: Build UGA's membership to develop influence, impact and results.

Josh Lipman, UGA Interim Chapter Administrator, announced the inaugural Board of Directors. These professionals bring a collective 200 years of glass / glazing industry experience to the chapter.


Tom Jackson, President, Steel Encounters, Inc. https://www.steelencounters.com

Mike Miller, Vice President, Mollerup Glass

Nate Allen, Project Coordinator, Skyview Glass https://wwww.skyviewglass.com

Chris Noorda, President, Noorda BEC https://www.noorda.com

Don Godfrey, Principal, B&D Glass

Heinz Flurer, Beehive Glass https://www.beehiveglassco.com

Mark Naylor, Valley Glass https://www.valleyglass.com/contact-us

Eric Reynolds, Midwest / Bountiful Glass http://d-visionsolutions.com

If you would like to view the video of the kick-off meeting where Tom Jackson fields questions from the crowd, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZStp3yzTes&list=PL6K0YnyR100JETWbwqoQIqjeK7CQx8Hhj

For more information on the Utah Glass Association and how you or your company can get involved contact:

Josh Lipman

Josh Lipman

Utah Glass Association

Interim Chapter Administrator

P. 801.478.8100


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