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June 30, 2020
From the NGA
Top 50 Glaziers: Building a New Normal

This year’s Top 50 Glaziers survey, which opened in mid-March, captured responses from an industry facing unprecedented challenge and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Results from the survey, collected over a month, show the cascading effects of the coronavirus on the glazing industry. Despite the disruptions, and sometimes because of them, companies have adapted and innovated, blazing trails and moving forward into uncharted territory. 

GlassBuild Connect is Coming This September 
GlassBuild Connect, an entirely new glass and fenestration online experience, will be held Sept. 1-30. GlassBuild Connect will showcase exhibitors' products and services for buyers and prospects to explore. Online attendees will also have access to educational events, economic and trends forecast presentations, product demonstrations, and other informative programming throughout the month.

Industry News
FGIA Virtual Panel Discusses Manufacturing During Pandemic
ABI Declines for Third Consecutive Month
Business News
Guardian Glass to Stop Float Glass Production at Luxembourg Facility
Fenzi Group Updates Milan facility with Logistics Center
Kyle Hendrickson Joins Soft Tech
Gregory Ore Joins Graboyes Commercial Window and Glass Solutions
A GlassBuild to Meet 2020 Challenges
By Katy Devlin
COVID-19 has turned 2020 plans upside down for us all. It has asked us to adapt and change; to find new ways of connecting, working, collaborating and problem solving. Now it’s forcing us to pivot once more when it comes to our industry’s gathering place.
Glass Magazine Awards Present: Innovation in Crisis
By Norah Dick
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading glass and glazing companies quickly pivoted to produce solutions for safer and healthier workspaces. These companies are invited to submit their essential products, projects and/or achievements for consideration for recognition as part of Glass Magazine's new awards program, which will highlight the industry’s role in responding to COVID-19.  
From the Fabricator: The Massive Importance of GlassBuild
By Max Perilstein
I think for all of us in the industry we may take GlassBuild for granted. It’s always been there, but it’s actually more than a show―it’s the lifeblood of the industry and the NGA. It’s what is needed to be able to have the technical chops, guidelines, bulletins and conferences.  
Project News
Miami's Iconic Office Tower Completes $7M Renovation
One Biscayne Tower, a 39-story concrete structure built in 1972, was Miami’s tallest building for 44 years. This iconic office building, at 2 S. Biscayne Boulevard, recently completed a $7 million renovation that modernized the main entrance and lobby. The original entrance system was pre-Hurricane Andrew and had a non-impact frameless glass entrance system.

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