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October 13, 2020
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Booting Up: A glass industry guide to adopting new software
The pandemic has, undoubtedly, changed the way that many companies do business. One of the results has been an uptick in the integration of software and digital tools into company processes, as a way to aid remote work, or streamline work processes with onsite staff who must socially distance for safety. While industry leaders emphasize how today’s software offers a variety of options for maximizing efficiency, they also underline that a software investment requires companies to consider what is needed from digital tools. 
FGIA Fall Conference Examines COVID-19 Fallout for U.S., Canada
Last week's Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance Fall Conference offered a look at the state of glass and fenestration regulations and trends in the wake of COVID-19 in the U.S. and Canada.


Industry News
Dodge Momentum Index Increases in September
Uncertainty Prevails in COVID Economy, says Conference Speaker
Sisecam Completes Merger of its Subsidiaries
Salem Distributing Co. Rebrands and Restructures
HHH Equipment Resources Expands Fabrication Equipment Line-up and Technical Team
Two Decorative Glass Resources from NGA Available for Download
Event News
Expert at FGIA Virtual Fall Conference Advises Employers Adapt Workspaces, Ensure Safety During Pandemic
Thirsty Thursday: Widening the Curve with Bent Glass Design & Fabrication
glasstec Virtual: Exhibitor Web Sessions, Conference and Matchmaking
People News
Salem Appoints New Division President, New Eastern Region Sales Director
A+W Announces New COO for the A+W Clarity Division
Dean Seger Named as Tubelite's Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain
Laraia Named Commercial Account Manager for Vitro Flat Glass for Midwest U.S.
Rhyno Glass Hires New Senior Estimator to Support Special Projects Division
Product Spotlight
Quattrolifts Horizon Auto
Glass handling in shop is well served by the Quattrolifts Horizon Auto. The Horizon Auto is a mobile glass lifting machine operated by one man and is ideal for laying glass weighing up to 770Lbs from vertical to horizontal. Also standard are side and forward shift capabilities, along with the capacity to rotate glass 360 degrees. The Horizon Auto can also be upgraded to a dual vacuum system. Call Chip for a quote on (301) 748-7127.
The Integrity of Estimates - What is Fair?
By Chris Phillips
Every contractor knows how difficult it is to find the right formula for calculating estimates. In fact, many will say it’s the single most difficult part of being a glass shop owner. As I gained experience in bidding projects, I came to realize that I was looking at it all wrong. 
From the Fabricator: Continuing the Comeback
By Max Perilstein
FGIA's economic forecast featured a prediction that the airline and hotel industries will come back. I hope this call on the return to success by airlines and hotels happens and happens soon.  
Project News
New Venue at National Aviary Features Energy-Efficient, Bird-Safe Glass

The National Aviary in Pittsburgh completed the installation of glass windows and doors at The Garden Room, a new glass-enclosed venue for weddings, special events, and educational programs that also will serve as a showcase for energy-efficient, bird-safe glass.


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