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May 14, 2020
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Glass Magazine Special Issue: Essential COVID-19 Resources and Information for Glass and Glazing Companies

Your companies have been tasked with changing the way you operate in response to the coronavirus pandemic. NGA and Glass Magazine developed a range of resources, tools and information to help businesses in all segments of the industry navigate our current realities and emerge ready to capitalize on new opportunities and continue to make the world better and safer with glass. These resource are presented in Glass Magazine's Special Edition, and include: 

  • Resources for complying with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Insights on protecting finances and applying for assistance
  • Tips on virtual selling and keeping employees safe on the jobsite
  • Practices for maintaining project continuity 
  • And more...
 
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE DOWLOADABLE PDF FLIPBOOK.

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Registration for NGA Glass Conference to Open May 19

Registration will open May 19 for NGA Glass Conference, taking place as an interactive online event July 28-30, 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic implications and many company-enforced travel restrictions, the event previously planned to occur in Northbrook, IL, will now be hosted via private online video conference using the Zoom platform. Members and non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Stay tuned for more information at glass.org/event/nga-glass-conference; FAQs on the new conference format can be found HERE.

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WEBINAR: Thirsty Thursday: The Latest IBC Railing Requirements

The next Thirsty Thursday webinar, taking place May 21 at 1:00 p.m. ET, will feature The Latest IBC Railing Requirements, presented by Vicente Montes, Curtainwall Design and Consulting, Inc.

This session will review the most current updates and changes impacting glass railing in the International Building Code (IBC). Thirsty Thursday webinars are offered at no cost. 

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

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HEADLINES
MyGlassClass.com and Friese Foundation Partner to Help Industry
The State of Construction by the Numbers
Commercial Construction Index Predicts Rise of Prefabrication
April's Dodge Momentum Index Shows Effects of COVID-19
From the Fabricator: Forecast Updates
 
 
MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS
Celebrating Longevity Across The Industry

Congratulations to the following NGA member companies celebrating their longevity or anniversary this year:

  • TriStar Glass, Inc., Catoosa, OK – 15 years
  • Hale Glass, Inc., Placentia, CA – 42 years
  • Brown's Glass, York, PA – 75 years
  • Thad Ziegler Glass, Ltd., San Antonio, TX – 142 years
     

If your company is celebrating longevity or an anniversary this year, let us know at wnelson@glass.org and we’ll feature your company in a future Member Update.

Everyone is Wearing Their Mask at Brown's Glass
In addition to celebrating their 75th year, member company Brown’s Glass shared this lighthearted photo showing that everyone at their company is indeed wearing a mask.



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NGA MEMBERS-ONLY RESOURCES & INFO
NGA Sees 49% Increase in Task Group Meeting Attendance

In 2020 to date, NGA is pleased to see a 49% increase in overall task group meeting attendance versus historic attendance figures. New task groups for 2020 include those for Frameless Shower Enclosures, School Security Practice Guide, Bird Friendly Practice Guide and Commercial Fenestration Systems Manual.

For information on getting involved in NGA’s committees and task groups, visit glass.org/about-nga/committees.



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NOW and NEXT Webinars on Demand

The webinars in the new NGA series—NOW and NEXT: Surviving the COVID-19 Crisis—are available free to NGA members on demand on glass.org. Click on the titles below to put the item in your cart in NGA's online store to gain access to the recorded webinar. (Note: You must be logged in to your NGA customer dashboard to access this resource; if you need assistance with logging in, please contact Josh Lowe at 703-442-4890, ext. 127 or jlowe@glass.org.)

Legal Keys to COVID-19, presented by Brian K. Carroll, Sanderford & Carroll, P.C.

Sales and Marketing in a COVID-19 World, presented by Madeleine MacRae

Essential Steps of a COVID-19 Business Plan, presented by Madeleine MacRae, MM MacRae Coaching and Consulting

Emergency Financing and SBA Loans, presented by Marco Terry, Commercial Capital LLC

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Safety Bulletin Available for Download

NGA is now offering members free safety bulletins that satisfy OSHA education and training requirements. The time is always right to be intentional about workplace and employee safety and NGA is pleased to bring you this new resource.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN: BATTERY HANDLING SAFETY

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING NGA EVENTS

Thirsty Thursday webinar | May 21 at 1:00 pm ET | Updates to glass railing requirements by Vicente Montes, Curtainwall Design & Consulting

Thirsty Thursday webinar | June 18 at 1:00 pm ET | Energy Code Evolutions in 2020

NGA Glass Conference | July 28-30 | visit glass.org for updates and to read conference FAQS.

GlassBuild America | September 15-17 in Las Vegas, NV | check out the new GlassBuildAmerica.com for details

NGA Glass Conference: Clearwater Beach | January 18-20 | Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL

Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference | March 21-23 | Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV

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