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June 3, 2020
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NGA, NAM and ASAE Speak Out Against Injustice

The National Glass Association (NGA) shares the deep concern of many Americans about the events in Minneapolis and across the country. We grieve together at the horrifying death of George Floyd. And, we do not condone violence or destruction of public or private property. We must not allow the unlawful actions of a few to overtake the vital conversation and examination about entrenched inequality and its impact on society, our companies and our country. Read More

How to Reopen the Workplace: Part 3, Considerations from Legal Council
In a recent webinar from the American Subcontractors Association, the organization's Attorneys' Council answered top questions about reopening. Legal questions surrounding COVID-19 range from questions over company responsibilities and liabilities, to what constitutes reasonable health and safety concerns from employees. Read More
*Click here for a related resource from the NGA: Best Practices for Working in Customers’ Homes
More News
House of Representatives Passes Two Bills to Improve PPP
Federal Reserve Releases Additional Information on Main Street Lending Program
Housing Industry Poised to Lead Nation's Economic Recovery
FGIA Releases 2019/2020 Market Studies, Offers Forecast of Fenestration Industry Trends
Deceuninck North America CEO Filip Geeraert to Retire
Cardinal Glass Launches Glass Coating for High-performance, Cleaner Glass
Webinar Offers HR Insights on COVID-19
Product Spotlight
Quanex Is Here and Can Help Reduce Your Screen Time
Struggling with inventory? Devoting too much floor space to screens production? Looking to boost plant efficiency?  
Quanex’s full-service screens outsourcing solutions can help. Built to your exact specifications, packaged to your preference and delivered according to your production schedule, count on Quanex to meet your every need. Eliminate extra inventory, save costs and floor space, and redirect your capital to higher-margin manufacturing. Learn More.
The Talk
Tech Facilitates Social Distancing, Contact Tracing on the Factory Floor
By Norah Dick

As state stay-at-home orders lift, industries are radically reconsidering workplace safety. Whether reopening, or increasing capacity after remaining open as an essential service during COVID-19, all companies are navigating the new safety concerns brought about by the coronavirus.   

The Center for Disease Control still recommends that everyone, including workers, maintain a distance of six feet apart. Workplaces should also have a plan for if/when employees become sick. Contact tracing—finding which employees a sick worker has come into contact with—is an important component of this plan.  

In response to these new difficulties, tech companies are developing several potential solutions for the enforcement of social distancing, as well as contact tracing for sick employees. Read More






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