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April 21, 2020
From the NGA
NOW and NEXT: Emergency Financing Webinar, with Q&A
In the first NOW and NEXT webinar from NGA, financial expert Marco Terry will provide insights on emergency financing options for companies during COVID-19. Terry’s webinar, All about SBA Loans, will take a deep dive into the financing options currently available from the Small Business Administration for companies affected by the pandemic. 
Technology can aid in business continuity efforts as the coronavirus changes how companies operate. For building professionals working to maintain their business pipelines, “the virtual element is inescapable, irrefutable and absolutely required.” Find out how industry companies are moving to virtual sales. 
This week is National Volunteer Week, which is dedicated to celebrating the impact of volunteer service and the collective power of our volunteers to come together to tackle tough challenges and build a stronger, more resilient community. Thank you to our many volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to the initiatives of the association in our glazing and glass building products community. 
Project Management: 7 Considerations for Glaziers Going Digital
Conversations surrounding automation and digitization have been ongoing in the glazing industry, and in construction in general, for quite a while. The COVID-19 pandemic could add urgency to this conversation, especially with regards safety concerns for workers in the field.

Industry News
AIA Officially Cancels 2020 Conference on Architecture
OSHA Issues Alert for Manufacturing Safety Amid the Coronavirus
Cash Management: Five Ways Builder Customer Expectations May Change
Construction Starts Decline in March
Tracker Follows Impact of COVID-19 on Contractors
Business News
PGT Innovations to Consolidate Florida Manufacturing Facilities
George Stathopoulos, Owner of Ajay Glass, Passes Away
Glass for Europe Creates White Paper on Float Furnace Hot Holds
HHH Tempering Resources Releases Service Update
Product Spotlight
Quattrolifts Vector 880
The Vector 880 is designed to allow glaziers to unload, transport and install large plates of glass with extreme precision. Standard features include a dual vacuum system and variable speed dial, with many upgrade options available to extend the machines capabilities. With its 880lbs lifting capacity, the Vector 880 maintains a narrow foot print and is highly maneuverable with precision adjustment for glazing. Call Chip for a quote on (301) 748-7127.
From the Fabricator: Remembering Two Industry Leaders
By Max Perilstein
This week, there are two very sad notes from our world. The great family business Ajay Glass lost its leader with the passing of George Stathopoulos, and I got word that Jim Gresehover, vice president of international development for Pleotint/Suntuitive Glass passed away.
Need Emergency Financing Due to COVID-19?
By Katy Devlin
What is the status of emergency financing? What assistance and relief options still exist? And what strategies should owners employ to ensure they are able to stay afloat during the pandemic and thrive once it is over? Financial expert Marco Terry will lead a webinar presentation and Q&A this week to answer these questions and help businesses leaders navigate financing options to help today, tomorrow and once the crisis has passed.
Project News
Crystal Windows Offer Views for Cedarbrook Residents
Crystal Window & Door Systems’ Chicago production facility is providing views for the newly constructed senior residence Cedarbrook at Rochester with 1,341 new Crystal commercial aluminum windows and terrace doors. The new independent, assisted and memory care facility is located in Rochester, Michigan, just north of Detroit.  

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