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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

Lessons from a Pandemic

There are many things to remain optimistic about and we will continue to do just that. The enormous momentum we came in with is allowing our industry to continue to support jobs and provide security during a time with many unknowns; we should all be thankful for this. 

By Pete de Gorter | April 27, 2020

The Work Doesn't Stop

The latest Architectural Billings Index was released, and I think we all expected bad. And dreadfully bad is what we got. The index came in with a 33.3, which is way below the break- even index of 50. 

By Max Perilstein | April 27, 2020