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Therma-Tru Fabricates Face Shields for Ohio Healthcare Workers

April 27, 2020

Therma-Tru is making protective facial shields with 3D printing machinery facilities in Maumee, Ohio, and Edgerton, Ohio, for hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout Ohio. Therma-Tru plans to deliver more than 80 face shields every week for the foreseeable future.

FGIA Transitions Summer Conference to Virtual Event

April 27, 2020

From Glass Magazine

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will hold its Summer Conference virtually due to the spread of COVID-19 and requests by government leadership to shelter-in-place.

New Home Sales Fall 15.4 Percent in March on Coronavirus Concerns

April 23, 2020

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 15.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 627,000 units in March, coming off a downward revision in February, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Senate Approves Package to Add Funds to Small Business Lending Programs

April 22, 2020

The Senate approved a package on April 21 to replenish the depleted Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan programs.

USO Receives Donation from the Friese Foundation for COVID-19 Response

April 22, 2020

From Glass Magazine

The Friese Foundation donated $100,000 to the USO. The donation, which comes during the COVID-19 pandemic, is meant help the organization to continue its mission of providing service members and their families with essential resources and services.

White House Issues Guidance for Re-opening America

April 21, 2020

President Trump unveiled a three-phase approach to re-opening America. Based on the advice of public health experts, the steps are designed to help state and local officials when re-opening their economies, getting people bakc to work while maintaining safety considerations.

OSHA Issues Alert for Manufacturing Safety Amid the Coronavirus

April 21, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an alert listing safety tips employers can follow to help protect manufacturing workers from exposure to the coronavirus.

Pennsylvania Construction Set to Resume May 8

April 21, 2020

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that public and private residential and non-residential construction may resume statewide starting Friday, May 8, in accordance with safety guidance the administration will issue.

PGT Innovations to Consolidate Florida Manufacturing Facilities

April 20, 2020

PGT Innovations Inc. plans to consolidate its Florida manufacturing facilities to optimize operations and reduce fixed costs, according to the company.

WDMA to Hold Technical & Manufacturing Conference Online

April 20, 2020

The 2020 WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference will now be held virtually on the original conference dates of June 9-10.