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April 28, 2020
From the NGA
GlassBuild America 2020 and COVID-19 FAQs

As COVID-19 continues to impact everyone and everything, the National Glass Association is sharing what we know and what we are planning for.

Communication in the Time of COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic has caused many companies to shut their physical doors and move operations online where possible. Among the challenges some face is how to best communicate to maintain relationships with existing customers and partner companies and how to attract new business

Now and Next webinar: Essential Steps of a COVID-19 Business Plan
Madeleine MacRae, founder of MM MacRae Coaching & Consulting, provides a practical, action-based virtual training on how to keep control of your business even when the world feels out of control. In this 45-minute webinar, MacRae will provide steps on how to stop panicking and start doing with five steps business owners need to take to protect their business.

NGA Releases Building Compliance FAQs
The National Glass Association (NGA) is pleased to offer a new resource in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that address compliance of glass in buildings in accordance with the California AB262 legislation, also known as the Buy Clean California Act.


Industry News
Senate Approves Package to Add Funds to Small Business Lending Programs
Emergency Financing: Options for urgent, short-term and mid-term funding
Pennsylvania Construction Set to Resume May 8
FGIA Transitions Summer Conference to Virtual Event
ABI March 2020: Architecture firm billings plummet as a result of COVID-19
USO Receives Donation from the Friese Foundation for COVID-19 Response
Business News
YKK AP America Appoints Yassir Chbouki as Controller
PGT Innovations to Hire Over 150 New Employees Across Florida Facilities
Roy V. Van Buskirk, Former President of Bacon & Van Buskirk Glass, Passes Away
Thad Max Ziegler Retires from Thad Ziegler Glass
Doug Sampsel, Glass Industry Veteran, Passes Away
Glaston Production Facilities Maintain Full Operation
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Lessons from a Pandemic
By Pete de Gorter
There are many things to remain optimistic about and we will continue to do just that. The enormous momentum we came in with is allowing our industry to continue to support jobs and provide security during a time with many unknowns; we should all be thankful for this. 
From the Fabricator: The Work Doesn't Stop
By Max Perilstein
The latest Architectural Billings Index was released, and I think we all expected bad. And dreadfully bad is what we got. The index came in with a 33.3, which is way below the break-even index of 50. 
Project News
University's Aquatics Center Achieves LEED Gold with Tubelite Systems
Southern Methodist University's new Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium stands as a gateway for the growing east campus and builds on a legacy of proud Olympians, world records and 155 national titles. Earning LEED Gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council, the project also exemplifies SMU's commitment to sustainability.

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