April 21, 2020
From the NGA
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.
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Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance
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.
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 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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