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May 5, 2020
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Float Glass Faces Economic Strain: What We’re Watching
Along with the rest of the glass industry, float glass manufacturing has felt the effects of COVID-19, from supply chain issues to potential closures due to state stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders. As of now, most float manufacturing facilities appear to remain operational in the U.S., with a few exceptions. Nevertheless, there has been fallout from COVID-19, largely due to the pandemic’s economic impacts.


Industry News
LIXIL to Sell Permasteelisa to Atlas Holdings
Giroux Glass Inc. to Open New Office Location in Orange County
Adelio Lattuada Starts to Reopen
Guardian Glass Cancels Participation in glasstec 2020
MI Windows Closes Two Milgard Production Facilities
Glaston Reports Sales Growth in Q1
Horn Glass Industries Expands Facility
Retired NFL Player to Give Keynote Address at FGIA Virtual Summer Conference
NGA News
Now and Next: How to Survive and Thrive in a COVID-19 World: Sales and Marketing Steps
NGA Glass Conference 2020 Moves Online with Expanded Format
NGA's AIA-Approved Presentations Now Eligible for Live Virtual Delivery by Member Companies
NGA Welcomes Colorado Glazing Contractors Association as Affiliated Chapter
People News
The Glass Guru Promotes New VP of Franchise Business Development
Davlyn Group Appoints Vice President of Sales
A'20 Conference on Architecture: Virtual Product Showcase
By Norah Dick
The AIA Conference on Architecture 2020, which was scheduled to be held May 14-16 in Los Angeles, was cancelled due to COVID-19. Glass Magazine is showcasing some of the products that were slated to be exhibited or debuted at the show. 
From the Fabricator: What the Recent Index Means
By Max Perilstein
If the ABI continues to scuffle, and we expect it will, the angle of strategy and diversification takes a much bigger role. If you are not looking hard at what you can do to be ahead of the game right now, you are missing out.
Project News
The Vessel Becomes an Iconic Part of Manhattan's Hudson Yards
The Vessel is a landmark, built as part of the Hudson Yards redevelopment project in Manhattan. Built to plans by British designer Thomas Heatherwick, the elaborate honeycomb-like structure rises over 16 floors and consists of 154 flights of stairs, 2,500 steps and 80 platforms that visitors can climb. The copper-clad steps, which are arranged like a jungle gym and modelled after Indian step wells, can each accommodate 1,000 people.

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