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					The Texas Glass Association/North Texas Division
www.tgantd.com                                                             January 2009

                                        Next TGA/NTD Member Meeting
      2009 Board of Directors
       President, Jason Merritt
        Tepco Contract Glazing, Inc.
                                            To Be Announced
             11210 Ables Lane
             Dallas, TX 75229
           Phone: 972-247-1055
            Fax: 972-247-1052
  T
          President@tgantd.com
                                                     2645 LBJ Freeway
                                                     Dallas, TX 75234
                                                    Phone (972) 243-3363
       Treasurer, Monica Lamb
                                                    Fax (972) 243-6682
              Universal Glass
             2421 Glenda Lane
             Dallas, TX 75229
           Phone: 972-241-0116
            Fax: 972-241-3075
          Treasurer@tgantd.com

                                        TGA/NTD Board Retreat
       Secretary, Elaine Tschirgi
        North American Glass Dist.      Tuesday, January 13, 2009
             100 Payne Street
             Dallas, TX 75207
                                               4:30-6:30
          Phone: 214-939-2690
            Fax: 214-939-2689
         Secretary@tgantd.com


  Past President,Kirk Lockenour
      Arch Aluminum & Glass Co., Inc.
                                                10428 Lombardy Ln
           4400 Cambridge Road
            Ft. Worth, TX 76155
                                                 Dallas TX 75220
           Phone: 817-785-1220                   (214) 358-1912
             Fax: 817-785-1224
        Pastpresident@tgantd.com          R.S.V.P. by January 9th with Michelle
                                          michellet@qualitypowdercoating.com
                                                    or call 972-488-0635
Letter from the President




  Well, another year has come and gone. Hard to believe it’s 2009! I hope that everyone had a good and
prosperous year with a bright future. In this unstable economy, we should all feel blessed for the work that
we have. In speaking with other glass companies and vendors in other states, we seem to have it very good in
Texas. Let’s hope that 2009 brings us more prosperity!

The TGA/NTD Christmas party was another huge success. I want to thank Jim Hester and his committee for
giving us another great time. The location, food and entertainment were top notch! It also appeared as
though Santa’s Helpers took in quite a haul. And TGA/NTD made a nice donation to top it off. Thanks also to
Troy Dungan for being a part of our organization again this year. I had a chance to speak with Troy and he is a
super guy. Hopefully he will be able to make next year’s party too. Congratulations to all of the award
winners and to all of the raffle winners. A special congratulation goes to Cliff Helterbran, the recipient of the
Johnny Lamb Award. Cliff has been an outstanding member of our organization and the award was certainly
deserved!

I would like to extend my thanks to all of the remaining board members and to the new board Members, in
advance, for all of the help they are going to give me this year. I am little nervous about taking over the
presidential duties from Kirk, but I know with your help, it will be a successful year. I would also like to say
thank you to Kirk for doing a great job in 2008 and giving me big shoes to fill.

My door is always open. Please do not hesitate to call or email me with any suggestions or comments. We
are all in this together!



Have a great year!

Jason T. Merritt CSI, CDT
Tepco Estimating/Sales
972-247-1055 Ext. 741
214-662-7133 Cell
jmerritt@tepcoglass.com
        TGA/NTD 2008 Christmas Party Benefiting Santa’s Helpers

It was another fantastic Christmas Party!! Over 85 people enjoyed themselves the
entire evening. The food turned out awesome and this year we enjoyed our good
friend Mike Efeney of Armstrong Ceilings spinning some great music for us.

Thanks to all of you that brought so many toys and bought tons of raffle tickets.
We filled up eighteen HUGE lawn and garden bags of great toys. Many kids of all
ages will wake up to an exciting Christmas because of you! That alone made my
evening a complete success!

I want to extend a SPECIAL THANK YOU to the sponsors of the evening:

Corporate Sponsorships of $1000
Door Control and Quality Powder Coating.

Gold Sponsorships
Alecom Metal Works, Astro Sheet Metal, Mammen Glass, Vitro, & Universal
Glass

Silver Sponsorships
Country Glass & Mirror, Hilti, Vision Enclosure Walls and Western Extrusions.

I would also like to shout out a Giant Thank You to Rick at B & B Glass, Kirk at Arch
Aluminum and Glass, Horton Automatics, AGC Flat Glass, HKS Architects and
Universal Glass for their contributions to the raffle give-a-ways and Santa’s
Helpers.
This event was certainly a challenge for me, but I enjoyed every minute of it and I
hope to get the chance to help on next year’s party as well. We were so glad that
Troy Dungan himself made it again and he made sure to let us know he will be
there again next year. And one last BIG GIANT thank you to Michelle Ordonez,
Monica Lamb and Elaine Tschirgi for helping with all the details, and there were a
LOT of details I needed help with.

Thanks everyone!
                                     Jim Hester
 Cliff Helterbran Receives Award




The recipient of The 2008 Johnny Lamb Award
 is Cliff Helterbran of Helterbran Associates.




TGA/NTD donates $3000.00 to Santa’s Helpers
Adhesive and sealant procedures and products


Proper surface preparation is one of the most crucial factors that determine the ultimate
success of a sealant. All the technical data that manufacturers publish is based on proper
surface preparation.

At the outset, it is important to note that because individual job conditions can vary greatly,
you should perform a test on the actual substrate to determine the degree of preparation
required. Some applications require primers while others do not. When in doubt, consult with
the manufacturer of the sealant.

Most sealant manufacturers recommend a two-rag wipe to properly clean a joint prior to
sealant application. This is a simple technique in which a clean, lint-free cloth is used initially
to wet and clean the surface, followed by a second, dry cloth to clean the surface. Always
apply the solvent to the rag. Do not dip the cleaning rag into the container of solvent because
this could contaminate the solvent. Use separate rags for each cleaning technique; do not use
rags that contain one solvent for a second purpose.

Apply the primer just before applying the sealant. Be sure the surface is clean, dry and free of
any contaminants. Primers, often called adhesion promoters, are not intended to replace any
recommended cleaning steps.

Always follow the sealant manufacturer’s recommendations regarding the proper application
of primers. In general, apply primers liberally with a natural bristle paintbrush on porous
surfaces. On non-porous surfaces, apply primers with a clean natural bristle brush or lint-free
cloth in a thin, continuous film.

Apply the primer only to the surface to be treated. Do not apply the primer outside of the area
to be sealed, especially on porous surfaces where it may darken the surface.
Be sure to check the effect the solvent in the primer may have on paint or plastic surfaces.
Some primers are flammable. Do not smoke or use primers near sparks or open flames.

Clean surface preparation
Different surfaces require differing cleaning procedures, as listed below. Note, the words
“clean and dry” are used in every case.
• Concrete and masonry. Surfaces must be dry and free of dust and release agents. Be sure
the surface is sound as well. Actual preparation may consist of brushing with a stiff bristle
brush or, in extreme cases, sandblasting. Note, this type of surface requires priming with a
sealer or primer. Do not use paint, as it will not penetrate the surface.

• Stone. Stone includes granite, marble and limestone. Like masonry surfaces, the stone
must be dry and dust-free. Testing is recommended to determine if a primer is needed and if
there are any potential problems with staining.

• Glass. Glass surfaces must be dry and free of dust, dirt, oil and any other contaminants.
Use solvents such as methyl ethyl ketone, MEK, or alcohol instead of soap and water to clean
the glass. Remember to check if the solvent is compatible with the materials it will contact.

• Paints. There are so many different types of paint formulations that testing is recommended.
In general, surfaces must be clean and dry. Use a clean rag moistened with naphtha or
isopropyl alcohol to clean the surface.

• Plastic. The term “plastic” includes a wide variety of products such as acrylics, polyesters,
polystyrenes, polyvinyl chlorides, polyvinyl fluorides and polycarbonates. Because there are
so many formulations, it is advisable to test for solvent and sealant compatibility. In all cases,
surfaces must be clean and dry. Use solvents such as alcohol or naphtha to clean plastics.
Note that certain plastics may contain components that bleed to the surface and affect
adhesion. Always make sure the solvent is compatible with the particular type of plastic being
used.

• Metal. Metal surfaces must be oil- and dust-free, clean and dry. The most common finish
you are likely to encounter is anodized aluminum. This type of finish should be cleaned with
MEK. Stainless steel and galvanized steel can be cleaned with xylene.

• Wood. Unfinished wood will not provide a suitable atmosphere for sealant adhesion. Be
sure the wood is sealed with paint or another type of coating. Once sealed, the surface must
be clean, dry and dirt-free. Wood can be “sealed” with materials that can cause compatibility
concerns. Test for compatibility, even when wood frames are being used.

                                                                        Adapted from www.glassmagazine.com
M3 Glass Technologies

Roger Erwin joined M3 Glass Technologies of Irving, Texas, as
outside sales representative and Elaine Tschirgi as decorative
glass sales representative.
Before joining M3, Erwin was a sales representative at Complete Line Glass Wholesalers,
Arlington, Texas. He has 25 years experience in the glass industry including working as sales
representative for Gardner Glass Products, North Wilkesboro, N.C., Pilkington, Toledo, and
AFG Industries, now AGC Flat Glass North America, Alpharetta, Ga. He also was vice
president of sales for two tempering and insulating plants in Texas.
Tschirgi returns after spending the past seven years with North American Glass Distributors,
Dallas, and Sevasa North America Inc., Sugar Land, Texas. She will coordinate sales of acid
etch, DecoTherm, Starphire, anti-reflective glass, pattern glass and other decorative glass
products.
                                                                 Adapted from www.glassmagazine.com




PGC International Annual Symposium
November 11-13, 2008 (Arlington, VA)

Glass Week
February 12-15, 2009 (Las Vegas, NV)

BEC Conference
February 15-17, 2009 (Las Vegas, NV)

Glass Fabrication & Glazing Educational Conference
April 6-8, 2009 (Cincinnati, OH)

Glass Performance Days
June 12-15, 2009 (Tampere, Finland)
TGA/NTD General Meetings are held quarterly on the second Tuesday of
the month at the Holiday Inn Select North Dallas located at 2645 LBJ
Freeway Dallas, TX 75234. Cocktails begin at 6:00, Dinner and Presentation
at 6:30. Meetings are open for all TGA/NTD members and guest. Please
continue to make dinner reservations for members and guest.
Preregistration $30.00, registration at the door $35.00. Please join us.
To make reservations, call Michelle Ordonez at 972-488-0635, or email
michellet@qualitypowdercoating.com


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Dallas Flat Glass Distributors

2150 Hutton Dr.
Carrollton, TX 75006
972-506-9580 Phone
972-506-9585 Fax                      2421 Glenda Lane
                                      Dallas, TX 75229
                                     Office: 972-241-0116
                                      Fax: 972-241-3075
        2367 Glenda Lane
        Dallas, TX 75229
        972-243-0676 Phone
        972-243-0693 Fax




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321 Van Zandt County Rd. 4500
   Ben Wheeler, TX 75754
     Phone: 903-833-5815
      Fax: 903-833-5282

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For Membership Inquiries Contact:
John or Monica Lamb 972-241-0116
                                     Membership List
                                      January 2009

A-1 Glass (Garland)                 AAA Glass & Mirror                   Advanced Glass System
Tom McChesney                       Jerry Wright                         Gary Fagan
714 Profit Dr.                      2405 Benbrook Blvd.                  2842 Handley Ederville Rd.
Garland, TX 75040                   Fort Worth, TX 76110                 Richland Hills, TX 76118
Phone: 972-276-6672                 Phone: 817-924-4444                  Phone: 817-589-7702
                                    Fax: 817-924-3281                    Fax: 817-595-1386


Aetna Glass Company                 AGC-Flat Glass North America, Inc.   Alecom Metal Works
Tony Ash                            Linda Marasco                        Jeff Cates
1701 N Greenville Ave #400          1201 Hwy 67 E                        526 N Britian Rd.
Richardson, TX 75081                Alvarado, TX 76009                   Irving, TX 75061
Phone: 972-671-5210                 Phone: 800-777-5171                  Phone: 972-438-1032
Fax: 972-671-5235                   Fax: 817-783-7123                    Fax: 972-579-3025



Alliance Glass                      Alpha Glass & Mirror Co.             Alpha Insulation &Waterproofing
Gary Lane                           Gifford Olin                         Chuck Jahant
P.O. Box 1587                       6122 Wyche Blvd.                     1010 E. Dallas Rd.
Keller, TX 76244                    Dallas, TX 75235                     Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone: 817-379-1936                 Phone: 214-637-5500                  Phone: 972-446-2600
Fax: 817-379-1890                   Fax: 214-637-5511                    Fax: 972-245-7974

                                                                         Arch Aluminum & Glass Co
American Glass & Mirror             Amersol, Inc.                        Inc.
Bill Turner                         Rick Dietel                          Kirk Lockenour
3001 Joyce Dr.                      9750 Skillman                        4400 Cambridge Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76116                Dallas, TX 75243                     Fort Worth, TX 76155
Phone: 817-246-6963                 Phone: 214-503-9977                  Phone: 817-785-1220
Fax: 817-246-8850                   Fax: 214-503-0220                    Fax: 817-785-1224


Astro Sheet Metal Co.               Automatics LLC                       Automatic Door Solutions LLC.
Arthur Paxton                       Keith Wagner                         Missi Smith
205 Sharon                          1350 Manufacturing St. Ste. #109     460 S. Belt Line #442
Irving, TX 75061                    Dallas, TX 75207                     Irving, TX 75060
Phone: 972-438-1110                 Phone: 800-431-8413                  Phone: 866-986-3001
Fax: 972-721-0177                   Fax: 214-393-5996                    Fax: 972-986-3155


Automatic Door Systems              B & B Glass                          BGR Specialties
JD Harris or Ray Navarre            Rick Churchill                       Garner Roberts
2207 Joe Field Rd.                  3214 Beltline Rd. Ste. 426           3149 Lackland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75229                    Dallas, TX 75234                     Fort Worth, TX 76116
Phone: 972-484-5144                 Phone: 972-481-9100                  Phone: 817-763-5831
Fax: 972-243-4078                   Fax: 972-481-9108                    Fax: 817-731-0625
Country Glass & Mirror      C.R. Laurence, Inc.              D.F.W. Automatic Doors
Charles Risinger            Ryan Humphrey                    J.L. Gilchrist
3201 Military Pkwy. #A400   2080 Lone Star Drive             P.O. Box 851650
Mesquite, TX 75149          Dallas, TX 75212                 Mesquite, TX 75185
Phone: 972-216-9100         Phone: 214-634-7305              Phone: 972-247-4006
Fax: 972-216-9306           Fax: 214-631-6519                Fax: 972-247-4222


D.G.B. Glass, Inc.          Dallas Flat Glass Distributors   Dallas Glass & Door Co. Ltd.
Brad Baker                  Tom Holman                       Dallas Owens
Box 123470                  2150 Hutton Dr.                  3008 East I-30
Fort Worth, TX 76121        Carrollton, TX 75006             Rockwall, TX 75087
Phone: 800-894-1955         Phone: 972-506-9580              Phone: 972-772-4915
Fax: 817- 261-9923          Fax: 972-506-9585                Fax: 972-772-4178


Dayton Glass                Devco                            Door Control Services
Tommy Dayton                Gary Devereax                    Don Gilchrist
3165 Bisbee                 P.O. Box 151045                  321 Van Zandt Co Rd. 4500
Forest Hill, TX 76119       Arlington, TX 76015              Ben Wheeler, TX 75754
Phone: 817-531-2700         Phone: 817-467-4234              Phone: 903-833-5815
Fax: 817-531-2800           Fax: 817-467-4325                Fax: 903-833-5282


Fleetwood Windows & Doors   FTS                              Faulkner & Associates
John Lanigan                Don Haerer                       Joe Faulkner
625 Raven Lane              13531 Floyd Circle               2709 Hillside Dr.
Coppell, TX 75019           Dallas, TX 75243                 Lewisville, TX 75067
Phone: 214-668-3050         Phone: 214-869-1066              Phone: 972-251-1353
Fax: 972-462-0294           Fax: 972-792-7149                Fax: 972-251-1781


Garland Glass & Mirror      Guardian Industries              Haley-Greer, Inc.
Raman Lad                   John Maxson                      Jeff Benson
310 Gautney St.             3801 S. 287                      22570 Lombardy
Garland, TX 75040           Corsicana, TX 75109              Dallas, TX 75220
Phone: 972-276-6524         Phone: 903-872-4871              Phone: 972-556-1177
Fax: 972-494-1272           Fax: 903-874-8647                Fax: 972-556-1384


Hall Sales Co.              Helterbran Associates            Hilti
Jake Hall Sr.               Cliff Helterbran                 Jesse Saxon
3333 CR 4040                110 Tennyson Pl.                 195 E. Round Grove Rd. #827
Whitewright, TX 75491       Coppell, TX 75019                Lewisville, TX
Phone: 903-965-7610         Phone: 972-745-0026              Phone: 972-345-7318
Fax: 800-235-2073           Fax: 972-745-0306
Insulation Solutions Contracting, Inc.   Jennings Glass Contractors   JPON Glass Co.
Gene & Penny Wiggs                       Jerry Jennings               Pat O’Neal
3200 Ashford Lane                        P.O. Box 271025              1825 S. Jupiter
McKinney, TX 75070                       Dallas, TX 75227-1025        Garland, TX 75042
Phone: 972-548-7058                      Phone: 972-285-0004          Phone: 214-349-1400
Fax: 972-542-0270                        Fax: 972-285-1080            Fax: 214-349-1314


Kawneer-Alcoa                            Knowles Door Check           Larry Bradley Insurance
Ken Rossi                                Brenda Greathouse
3216 Royalty Row                         302 Hwy 251 South            1409 Forest Lane
Irving, TX 75062                         Olney, TX 76374              Garland, TX 75042
Phone: 972-438-1212                      Phone: 214-637-2896          Phone: 972-276-6266
Fax: 972-438-5462                        Fax: 940-564-3595            Fax: 972-276-9954


Lloyd Consulting & Engineering           M3 Glass Technologies        MGM Glass Corp.
Ken Lloyd                                Chris Mammen                 Tom J. Roppolo
143 Classon Dr.                          2924 Rock Island Rd.         3207 Peachtree Rd. #102
Dallas, TX 75218                         Irving, TX 75060             Balch Springs, TX 75180
Phone: 214-340-1517                      Phone: 972-790-4527          Phone: 214-882-2574
Fax: 214-340-1519                        Fax: 972-790-4544


Mid Am Metal Forming, Inc.               North American Glass Dist.   Oak Cliff Mirror & Glass Co., Inc.
Blaine LaRue                             Elaine Tschirgi              Sam Hill
                                         100 Payne Street             2202 N. Beckley Ave.
Terrell, TX 75160                        Dallas, TX 75207             Dallas, TX 75208
Phone: 800-767-2884                      Phone: 214-939-2690          Phone: 214-747-4875
Fax: 972-563-3980                        Fax: 214-939-2689            Fax: 214-747-4878


Oldcastle Glass                          Precision Door               Quality Automatic Door Service Inc.

1101 Fountain Pkwy                       925 22nd Ave. #106           P.O. Box 1539
Grand Prairie, TX 75050                  Plano, TX 75074              Van, TX 75790
                                         Phone: 972-423-6182          Phone: 800-221-6534
                                                                      Fax: 800-503-5566


Quality Powder Coating, LP.              R.E. Watson & Assoc.         Read Architectural Products LLC.
Jim Hester                               P.O. Box 691                 Kevin Read
1838 Forms Dr.                           620 Tower Dr.                5601 Democracy Dr. Ste. 220
Carrollton TX 75006                      Kennedale, TX 76060          Plano, TX 75024
Phone: 972-488-0635                      Phone: 817-478-4401          Phone: 972-378-6700
Fax: 972-488-0636                        Fax: 817-478-3736            Fax: 972-378-6755
Redbud Glass, Inc.         Somaca-Dallas                    Soudal-Inc.
Jan Voskamp                Harold Zeh                       Glenn Kallgren
4325 SW 29th               2750 Electronic Ln.              8888 Governors Row
Oklahoma City, OK 73119    Dallas, TX 75220                 Dallas, TX 75247
Phone: 800-943-0883        Phone: 214-350-0350              Phone: 214-905-9333
Fax: 800-813-7991          Fax: 214-350-0764                Fax: 214-905-9332

Southern Stretch Forming   Southwest Glass, Inc.            SSI-Dallas
David Arthur               Jim Prater                       Don Moore
P.O. Box 50047             2333 Glenda Ln.                  2367 Glenda Lane
Denton, TX 76206           Dallas, TX 75229                 Dallas, TX 75229
Phone: 940-591-0410        Phone: 972-243-0402              Phone: 972-243-0676
Fax: 940-271-0570          Fax: 972-484-2827                Fax: 972-243-0693


Sun Out Window Tinting     Tepco Contract Glazing, Inc.     Texas Commercial Glass
Tom Watterson              William Keen                     Glenn McCarty
5508 Grantmont Dr.         11210 Ables Lane                 P.O. Box 2048
Arlington, TX 76016        Dallas, TX 75229                 Weatherford, TX 76086
Phone: 817-457-9000        Phone: 972-247-1055              Phone: 817-594-4477
Fax: 817-457-1522          Fax: 972-247-1052                Fax: 817-594-4484


U.S. Aluminum              United Rentals Aerial Division   Universal Glass
Don Walker                 Craig Ruhe                       John Lamb
200 Singleton Dr.          3130 Spur 482                    2421 Glenda Ln.
Waxahachie, TX 75165       Irving, TX 75062                 Dallas, TX 75229
Phone: 800-627-6440        Phone: 972-579-1590              Phone: 972-241-0116
Fax: 800-289-6440          Fax: 972-579-1841                Fax: 972-241-3075


Vistawall Architectural    Vitro America                    YKK AP America
Diane Lacy                 Greg Ohlers
803Airport Freeway         12900 Nicholson Rd.              2025 W. Belt Line Rd. #130
Terrell, TX 75160          Farmers Branch, TX 75234         Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: 800-869-4567        Phone: 972-484-3691              Phone: 972-245-9551
Fax: 972-551-6323          Fax :972-620-7530                Fax: 972-245-9522

				
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