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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Housing Starts Down in March on Coronavirus Effects

April 17, 2020

Reflecting the growing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, total housing starts decreased 22.3 percent in March from a downwardly revised February reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.

SBA Exhausts Funds for Loan Programs

April 17, 2020

The Small Business Administration ran out of its $350 billion funding on April 16 for its Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, both of which were created under the CARES Act to help small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Tracker Follows Impact of COVID-19 on Contractors

April 16, 2020

The Farnsworth Group and Home Improvement Research Institute partnered to provide manufacturers and retailers with updates about COVID-19's impact on the home improvement industry.