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Expert Shares Tips for Safety Awareness in the Pandemic at FGIA Virtual Fall Conference

At the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Fall Conference, an industry professional with more than 36 years of health and safety experience shared his company’s best practices for keeping plant workers safe during the spread of COVID-19. Michael Cook, Corporate Safety Director for Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, called on employers to do all they can to adapt workspaces and ensure their employees’ safety in the pandemic.Cook began with a reflection on January 1, 2020, when things in the world were somewhat normal – there was...

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FGIA Virtual Fall Conference Keynote Speaker Dr. Chris Kuehl Discusses Post-COVID-19 Economy

An economist gave an assessment of the current economy and what the industry might expect from an eventual post-COVID economy during the keynote address at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Fall Conference. “The impact this current recession has had will either push us back to where we were in 2019 or continue into 2021, 2022,” said Dr. Chris Kuehl, a managing director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, who provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world.Kuehl...

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FGIA Cancels 2020 IG Fabricators Workshop, Plans to Release Online Video Series

Due to the continued health concerns related to COVID-19, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has cancelled the Insulating Glass (IG) Fabricators Workshop, previously scheduled to take place November 10-12 in Plano, TX. The in-person workshop is typically held each November, which is a schedule that will continue in 2021 and thereafter. However, FGIA had previously explored extending the reach of this event by addressing the topics covered in the annual workshop through a new online video series which is targeted to be...

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FGIA Releases Update to 2019/2020 Market Studies, Offers Adjusted Forecast of Fenestration Industry Trends

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released updated industry market data in the FGIA Industry Update of the U.S. Market for Residential and Non-residential Windows, Doors and Skylights. This report serves as an updated overview of the reports released by the association in May. New forecasts included in this update are based on projections of construction activity as of mid-September 2020, including a consensus of current economic and construction forecasts along with input from industry participants on year-to-date shipments.“Forecasting at a time of...

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Announcing the 2021 FGIA Virtual Annual Conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will hold its 2021 Annual Conference virtually due to the continued health concerns around the spread of COVID-19. This event, previously scheduled to be held at Omni Plantation in Amelia Island, FL, will be hosted on Zoom for the convenience of participants. The event dates remain largely unchanged with the conference taking place Tuesday, February 23 through Thursday, February 25.“At this time, we feel that the most prudent and practical approach is to continue offering our high-value events...

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FGIA Virtual Fall Conference Keynote Speaker Chris Kuehl to Forecast Post-COVID-19 Economic Pattern Changes

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, will serve as the keynote speaker at the Virtual Fall Conference taking place October 6-8. On Tuesday, October 6, Kuehl will present “The Post COVID-19 Economy: Ten Patterns Likely to Change.”“As an economist and forecaster for many industries, Dr. Kuehl is in a unique position to shed some much-needed light on the trajectory of the next few months as the economic picture of COVID-19...

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FGIA to Participate in GlassBuild Connect 2020

FGIA is pleased to announce it will participate as an association partner in GlassBuild Connect: The Glass & Fenestration Online Experience, taking place September 1-30 at GlassBuild.com. Although the live GlassBuild America trade show is cancelled for 2020 in Las Vegas, GlassBuild Connect seeks to bring together attendees and exhibitors online for a month-long product- and education-focused event – GlassBuild Connect. Starting September 1, registered visitors to GlassBuild.com can connect to learn about thousands of products and services from nearly 350 of the industry’s leading glass...

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U.S., Canadian Economic Outlook Discusses Post-COVID-19 Recovery at FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

Two experts offered a financial outlook for both the U.S. and Canada at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Summer Conference. Moderator Michael Collins, Managing Director of Building Industry Advisors, asked questions of Katherine Judge, Economist for CIBC Capital Markets, and Bill Norris, Chief Investment Officer of CIBC Bank USA, reviewing recent economic activity and forecasting the national outlook with economic indicators for both countries.Norris first described the situation in the U.S., saying the current economic circumstances differ from other times of financial...

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Experts Share Financial Relief Program Terms for U.S., Canada at FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

A panel discussion of financial relief programs for those in the U.S. and Canada took place at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Summer Conference, offering options for large and small businesses for individuals and employees impacted by COVID-19 and its related financial hardships. Moderated by Paula Goedert of Barnes & Thornburg (and also legal counsel for FGIA), panelists Mary Comazzi also of Barnes & Thornburg and Karen Cooper of Drache Aptowitzer shared their knowledge of several emergency funding programs, their terms and...

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HR Expert Advises Employers on Managing Remote Workforces at FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

Those participating in the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Summer Conference heard a presentation from Lisa Sterling, founder and CEO of R3-Engage, on ways to cultivate a successful remote workforce, keep employees physically and mentally well and properly re-integrate employees into an office setting. Sterling advised that the current work from home experience many are living today is not a normal representation of what remote employment is and suggested employers give their workers the tools and resources they need to succeed in the...

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