Tag Archives: COVID-19

Survey: More Contractors Are Experiencing Project Disruptions than in August

More than three-fourths of contractors currently are experiencing project delays or disruptions, though the reasons vary according to a new survey from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). That’s up from 57% in June. Nearly half of contractors cited … Continue reading

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As Employment Climbs Back, Study Shows Trade Schools Neck in Neck With Colleges

After spiking at nearly 15% in the early parts of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. unemployment settled to around 8% in September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). As employees return to the workplace, notable job gains occurred … Continue reading

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FGIA Conference Emphasizes COVID-19 Safety

Safety remains as critical as ever amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Michael Cook, director of corporate safety for Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE) shared some safety tips in his session, “Safety Awareness in the Pandemic,” during the second day of the Fenestration & … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve Using ‘Full Range of Tools’ to Keep Economy Going

Following initial economic impacts in early 2020, glass companies consistently report that they’re pleasantly surprised—if not perplexed—by robust demand amid COVID-19. “Quite frankly, I’m surprised that demand has been what it is,” says Jeff Jackson, president and CEO of PGT … Continue reading

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Former United Glass Systems Employee Says He Was Fired While Potentially Sick With COVID-19

A former employee of United Glass Systems Corp. has filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court of Southern Florida alleging that the company has violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) … Continue reading

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