Across the U.S., people are getting ready to celebrate a day of feasting with friends and family. Some glass companies chose to participate in a giving event in observation of Thanksgiving.

Tremco gave all of its employees a gift card to a local grocery story, with the option to donate them to a charity of their choice.

“Thanksgiving also kicks off our Season of Service, a three-week period during which Tremco employees and family members participate in community service outings to several local charitable organizations including food banks, nursing homes and others,” says Elise Bigley, digital media specialist. “We also are participating in a Giving Tree gift-drive for local county Children and Family Services groups. On a more fun note, one subset of our company also does an annual White Elephant Exchange! It’s a fun time for all!”

Wheaton Sprague Building Envelope became part of a larger effort through a local church to provide Thanksgiving dinner for needy families in the company’s area who might otherwise go without. Employees from corporate headquarters, located in Stow, Ohio, contributed ingredients for four families with enough food to feed 32 to 48 people. Food baskets were assembled on November 20 and then turned in to the church for delivery to the families that day.

According to a statement, the Wheaton Sprague team believes it is important to make an impact where they reside. The team is pleased to be a part of an important activity this holiday season.

Vetrotech also practiced the art of giving this holiday.

“Saint-Gobain [Vetrotech’s parent company] does an annual charitable giving gift and allows each division an amount to donate to a charity of their choice for the holidays. This year we chose God’s Food 4 Life, a monthly food distribution service for those in need. Our donation will feed 62 families this season,” says Lori Jerome, marketing project manager.

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The company will be closed Thursday through Sunday in observation of the holiday.

A company statement reads, “However, come Monday, November 27, we’ll be packing up the leftover turkey and fixings for lunch and back to normal business hours.”

Holiday Hours

Most glazing industry companies in the U.S. will be closed on Thanksgiving, and many will be closed on Black Friday. Here’s a limited list of company closings:

Vitro Architectural Glass: “Production facilities continue to run over the holidays, but the research lab and office is closed Thursday and Friday. Mexican and Canadian facilities continue uninterrupted since it is a U.S. holiday,” says Rob Struble, director of brand strategy and communications.

C.R. Laurence: The supplier and manufacturer of glass and glazing products will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

SageGlass: SageGlass is not open Thursday or Friday so that team members can share the holiday with family.

IGE Glass Technologies Inc.: The glass fabrication machinery provider will be closed on Thanksgiving, but will reopen for regular hours on Friday.

J.E. Berkowitz: The architectural glass fabricator and distributor will be closed Thursday and Friday.

Strybuc: The window and door hardware distributor will be closed both Thursday and Friday.