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The Glass Conference

I’ve noted this previously but here goes again; there’s a ton of content out there right now and it’s a challenge to determine what is worthy and what is not. One event that is absolutely worth it―even more than ever this year―is the Glass Conference coming in July.

By Max Perilstein | June 02, 2020

Tech Provides Smart Solutions for the COVID-19 Workplace

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. 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.

Essential Connection

Even in isolation, glass creates the possibility for an essential connection—connection to the outdoors, to nature and, most importantly, to people. 

By Katy Devlin | May 26, 2020

Safety and Security: An Important Work In Progress

I’m sure we can all agree that protecting those around us has likely never been more top of mind than it has been the last few months. At TGP, a subset of this focus has been on students. With early school closures, educational facility retrofits and renovations have been bumped up, bringing school safety back into the conversation in a real tangible way as we produce and fill orders.

By David Vermeulen | May 26, 2020

Being Ready

So many times, I hear “Well as soon as things change we’ll push more, we’ll go then,” and that attitude is chasing the wave, instead of being on top of it. The play should be: Ready. Stay Ready.

By Max Perilstein | May 26, 2020

Quick Hits

The Dodge Momentum Index was only slightly down in its latest reading for May. But before we get too positive, this report is a 3-month moving average, and so expectations are that this index will see some serious drops in the next month or two. It bears watching for sure.

By Max Perilstein | May 19, 2020

Forecast Updates

I sat in on the ConstructConnect webinar this week that was an update to bring folks up to speed on the current construction forecast landscape. Bottom line? We all have to keep being strategic, diverse―design and code changes will help glass―and active in fighting and marketing for our businesses and world.

By Max Perilstein | May 12, 2020

Upping Your Digital Game to Win in an Era of Physical Distancing

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague the planet. Manufacturing organizations face new operational challenges because frontline staff can’t take their work to the safety of their homes, and potential customers are blocked from the market by social/physical distancing requirements. How can businesses of all sizes meet these new requirements?

By Chris Kammer | May 08, 2020

What the Recent Index Means

If the ABI continues to scuffle, and we expect it will, the angle of strategy and diversification takes a much bigger role. If you are not looking hard at what you can do to be ahead of the game right now, you are missing out.

By Max Perilstein | May 05, 2020