Several building and contracting associations have joined with a host of other groups across the country to support what is known as the Safe to Work Act. S. 4317 was introduced on July 27 by Senator John Cornyn, R-TX, and was referred to the Judiciary Committee. The legislation was introduced as the “Safeguarding America’s Frontline Employees to Offer Work Opportunities Required to Kickstart the Economy Act,” would regulate COVID-19-related lawsuits, while allowing businesses to obtain [more]
Construction Safety Week is this week, and while safety should be the number one priority on any jobsite year round, this week gives glaziers and glazing contractors an opportunity to come together and recommit to jobsite safety. However, many glazing contractors say that construction safety week is every week at their company.
Giroux Glass holds mandatory, bi-weekly safety meetings in-house to keep its workers prepared consistently. Director of marketing Barbara Kotsos says the company regularly inspects [more]
The glass and fenestration industry came together last week, September 9-10, for a unique virtual event, GlassCon Global VE-Glass Expo VE. Watch the video for a look back at some of the seminars, the trade show and networking opportunities.
Banks and aluminum warehouses accused of intentionally inflating prices in the primary aluminum market have submitted a memorandum in support of their motion for summary judgment against all “umbrella” claims made by the plaintiffs. They were accused by first level purchasers (FLPs) and individual plaintiffs (IPs) in an ongoing suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
In the memorandum, the financial defendants, who are affiliated with either Goldman Sachs & [more]
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the headcounts of 50% of contractors that responded to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk’s 2020 Workforce Survey. While half of firms reported no change in headcount, 29% have furloughed or terminated employees due to the pandemic and 31% have recalled or added employees. If looking at the past 12 months, 41% of firms have reduced headcount while 27% have increased headcount and 32% have experienced no [more]
GlassCon Global VE-Glass Expo VE’s sessions provided a look at the industry’s latest innovations and trends while it’s exhibit hall brought attendees and exhibitors together virtually to exchange information in a new way. While most in-person meetings were cancelled this year, the industry is finding methods to connect and push forward together.
“There was so much more interaction than we could have ever hoped for …,” said Anthony Darkangelo, CEO of the Finishing Contractors Association (FCA) [more]
GlassCon Global VE-Glass Expo VE is giving attendees and exhibitors a chance to interact virtually in a way they haven’t been able to during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s also providing plenty of relevant industry educational seminars and networking events.
The first day of the show included two educational tracks, with a variety of session topics. Topics included: vacuum insulating glazing; closers for glass doors; sloped glazing replacement with BIPV; artificial intelligence for the glass industry; large [more]