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July 7, 2020
From the NGA
NGA Advocates for Cross-Border Travel of Glass Industry Technicians

Cross-border travel restrictions instituted due to the pandemic have disrupted essential operations of glass manufacturers and fabricators. The NGA urges governments to continue to recognize the essential nature of glass and glazing, and to also recognize the cross-border travel of glass industry service technicians as essential.   

Glass Magazine: Fire-rated Glass Offers Multi-functional Protection  
Fire-rated glass and glazing has evolved into a multi-functional solution. Manufacturers increasingly provide fire-rated glass and glazing solutions that are larger, more complex and better able to meet added performance requirements for thermal efficiency, daylighting, impact safety and more.  

Industry News
PPP Deadline Extended to August
AGMT Glazier Certification Program Now Offering Remote Online Testing
Legislation to Reduce Bird Collisions Passes the US House of Representatives
US, Canadian Economic Outlook Discusses Post-COVID-19 Recovery at FGIA Virtual Summer Conference
Business News
Sisecam Group Sets Up a Global Digital Barrier Against Fraud in Payments
Guardian Glass Signs a Strategic Partnership with ML System
Banner Solutions Unifies Florida Distribution Centers into Single Location
Pujol Group Releases a New Brand Identity
People News
Lou Niles, Former CEO and President of Benson Industries, Passes Away
Roto's President Re-elected to Two Leadership Positions
Petersen Adds Technical Representatives in Canada for Metal Roof, Wall Systems
Kalwall Corp. Promotes Michael Keller to Regional Sales Manager
Product Spotlight
Quattrolifts Express 440S
The Quattrolifts Express 440S allows glaziers to fit and remove glass weighing up to 440lbs with greater safety and efficiency. The Express 440S is lightweight and can easily be transported to site by one person, assembles in minutes, unloads glass off a truck or rack, rotates glass 360°, pivots glass 90° to the side for doorways and can side shift for precision installation. Call Chip for a quote on (301) 748-7127.
Managing Business Metrics During a Pandemic
By Tim Finley
It is critical anyone in business measure the bottom line and ensure the company is operating in a profitable manner. Those that are just holding on or sitting idle have the biggest threat in a pandemic, because the future cannot be forecast exactly with so many factors out of control. 
From the Fabricator: The Mental Game
By Max Perilstein
One of my best friends is a professional coach. He works with business people and athletes and helps them on the mental game. He’s given me tips and directions along the way that have made a huge difference in how I am able to operate. 
Project News
Winco Windows Help Create Virus-Resistant Spaces in Healthcare Settings, Schools
Controlling viruses in health care facilities is now a top priority for architects and facility managers. Transira Prime Window Solutions, from Winco Window Co., resolves several common problems hospitals and clinics face, say company officials.

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