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2021 FGIA Annual Conference to be Held Virtually

September 23, 2020

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance 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, Florida, will be hosted on Zoom for the convenience of participants. 

ICYMI: Was There a Second Shooter? PLUS: Video Demos and More

September 22, 2020

GlassBuild Connect Week 3 offered 10 webinars, more than a dozen product demonstration videos, machinery showcases and more. In case you missed it, here are links to on-demand highlights. 

Glasstec Releases Virtual Conference Program

September 21, 2020

glasstec VIRTUAL released its virtual conference program, including 20 lectures and additional digital content, offered over three days. The program will be held online at, Oct. 20-22, and will feature the over 650 exhibitors registered for glasstec, International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products, to be held in June 2021.

DOL Revises Regulations for Paid Leave under FFCRA

September 21, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division revised regulations that implement the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Construction Starts Post Solid Gain in August

September 18, 2020

Total construction starts rose 19 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $793.3 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Nonresidential building starts rose 16 percent.

Apogee Enterprises Announces Planned Retirement of CEO Joe Puishys

September 18, 2020

Apogee Enterprises Inc. announced that Joseph F. Puishys has communicated to the Board his intent to retire from his role as chief executive officer and member of the company’s board of directors effective Feb. 27, 2021, the conclusion of the company’s fiscal year.

Apogee Enterprises Reports Fiscal 2021 Second-Quarter Results

September 18, 2020

Apogee Enterprises Inc.  released the results for the second quarter of fiscal 2021 and provided a business update. Second-quarter revenue was $319.5 million, compared to $357.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2020, reflecting COVID-19 and market related volume declines in three of the company’s segments, say officials.

Saint-Gobain Starts New Jumbo Coater at Polish Plant

September 17, 2020

Saint-Gobain’s Dąbrowa Górnicza plant in Poland started a new jumbo coater in July.

Trump Administration Lifts Reimposed Canadian Aluminum Tariffs

September 17, 2020

The Trump administration lifted the 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada, which had been reimposed in August, according to CBC.CA.

ICYMI: 5 Glass Industry Megatrends, Industry Forecast and more

September 15, 2020

Week 2 of GlassBuild Connect provided attendees with 10 webinars, more than 20 education demos, product introductions and more. Register and log in at to access on-demand showings and new content, every weekday through Sept. 30.