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March 27, 2020
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COVID-19: INFORMATION FROM NGA
A Message from NGA President and CEO Nicole Harris

Our thoughts are with you and your families during these uncertain times. Now more than ever, we understand how connected we are on this planet.

To help you navigate the challenges our industry faces, this month's NGA Member Update focuses on the resources NGA is providing related to COVID-19. Explore our COVID-19 Resources page on glass.org for the latest updates, information and guidance. And let us know how you're doing and how we can assist by completing NGA's COVID-19 Needs Survey. Be sure to scroll through this entire newsletter so you will see the NGA Members-Only Resources available to you.

Please note that although NGA has temporarily closed its headquarters office in Vienna, Virginia, the entire NGA staff is working remotely and are available to serve you and the industry.

We hope that you, your families, friends and co-workers stay healthy as we all do the best we can to support one another with compassion.

Sincerely,


Nicole Harris

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COVID-19 Resources for Your Company

NGA has created a COVID-19 resource page on glass.org to provide you the most up-to-date information on the state of the industry, including a recorded webinar on practical considerations for subcontractors dealing with the Coronavirus, presented by the American Subcontractors Association; information on how to protect your employees; business resources from the Small Business Administration and OSHA; and the latest updates from Glass Magazine and Window + Door.

CLICK HERE  to see these resources and more.

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Webinar: Practical Considerations for Subcontractors Dealing with Coronavirus
Through our alliance partnership with the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), NGA is providing complimentary access to an important and timely webinar from ASA. As our industry navigates the novel coronavirus, it is likely to cause increasing disruptions and impacts to construction material supply chains, business travel, and labor availability. This webinar addresses ways in which your business might be uniquely affected by these disruptions and methods for mitigating these impacts.

WATCH the webinar and download the slides.


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#NGAalerts: Let Your State Leaders Know Construction is an Essential Service
NGA has joined its alliance partner, the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), to reach out to state Governors who are beginning to issue mandates to cease operations without exemptions for personnel in construction markets. Halting construction activities during this health crisis will have a severe, negative impact on both economic and infrastructure needs of every state.

ASA has made their VoterVoice platform available to allow NGA members and customers to quickly and easily send a letter to your governor on this very important issue. Please copy and paste the text provided into the Message Body section of the response form.

LEARN MORE and send your letter.


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HEADLINES
A Glazier's Perspective: Education, Information and Safety During Covid-19 from NGA Board Member, Brian Hale
NGA Board Member, Tim Kelley Tells Us How Tristar Glass is Keeping Fabricating Operations Positive
Survey: NGA Seeks Industry Feedback on COVID-19 Response
4 Things Glaziers Can Do Today, Amid COVID-19 Disruptions
How to Protect Your Company and Employees
Glass Magazine: COVID-19 Coverage and Industry Company Updates
Window + Door: COVID-19 Coverage and Industry Company Updates
 
 
NGA MEMBERS-ONLY RESOURCES
Members-Only Opportunity: Register for "WORKING REMOTELY: Microsoft Team Basics" Webinar

Like many of us, you may suddenly find yourself working remotely and need to stay in touch with employees, customers, colleagues and family. There are many video conferencing resources currently available to help you stay connected face-to-face; some common programs being used by companies and schools are Microsoft Teams, Zoom, GoToMeeting, and RingCentral.

The NGA staff uses Microsoft Teams to stay productive and communicate with each other. NGA’s IT consultant, designDATA, is providing a Microsoft Teams training webinar that is open to NGA members.

CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.

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ASA Resources Now Available

Through NGA’s alliance with the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), NGA members now have access to three valuable ASA documents, free of charge. Click on the titles below to put these items in your cart in NGA’s online store. (Note: Only available to NGA members. You must be logged in to your NGA customer dashboard to see these resources; if you need assistance with logging in or accessing these documents, please contact Josh Lowe at 703-442-4890, ext. 127 or jlowe@glass.org.)

SUBCONTRACTOR NEGOTIATING TIPS: A COMPILATION

SUBCONTRACT DOCUMENTS SUITE 2017

OSHA’S RULE ON RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA

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The Contractor's Compass
Through NGA’s alliance with the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), NGA members now have access to ASA’s monthly publication, The Contractor’s Compass.

CLICK HERE to download your issue. This edition includes special coverage - Coronavirus Is Here: What Does That Mean for Your Project and Your Business? and an analysis of COVID-19 Construction Impact.


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CHAPTER UPDATES

NGA is working with our affiliated chapters to track the status of their regional events — here are the latest updates: (as of March 26)

Event

Original Date(s)

Chapter Host(s)

Status

Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo

April 29

Mid-Atlantic Glass Association

Postponed (date pending)

Jerry Wright Memorial Golf Tournament

April 30

Texas Glass Association

Postponed (date pending)

Glass TEXpo

May 1-2

Texas Glass Association

Cancelled

GlassDay New England

May 1

Connecticut & Massachusetts Glass Dealer Association(s)

Postponed (date pending)

WGA Educational Dinner Meeting

May 14

Washington Glass Association

Status pending


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