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Randy Zeringue Tribute
Dorothy Gurka
Published on: 5/10/2021
“Living the Dream”
Funyak Named Director of Vitro Certified Network at Vitro Architectural Glass
Glass on Web
Published on: 5/6/2021
Vitro Glass announced that Joanne Funyak has been appointed director of the Vitro Certified™ Network and project management at Vitro Architectural Glass.
In this new role, Funyak will oversee the Vitro Certified™ Network, which provides high-performance coated glass through regional fabricators and glass manufacturers who are dedicated to delivery of quality fabricated glass with short lead times.
FGIA Releases 2020/2021 Industry Review and Forecast
FGIA
Published on: 4/28/2021
The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released the FGIA 2020/2021 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers timely information on window, door and skylight market trends and product relationships.
MAKE WORK COOL AGAIN
Laurie Cowin, Window+Door, Glass Build America
Published on: 4/22/2021
One of the silver linings of the pandemic-related travel restrictions is the ability to attend myriad conferences and events virtually. Although the coronavirus is indelibly shaping the industry, the events of late aren’t hyper-focused on how to deal with the pandemic anymore. Rather, the industry appears to be evolving to a space where we can resume business and conversations as normal, addressing COVID only when it directly affects a given area.

Labor is one such example. Although the skilled labor shortage is a long-discussed topic, it’s a conversation happening with renewed vigor.
NGA Glazier Apprentice Curriculum
NGA
Published on: 4/14/2021
NGA GLAZIER APPRENTICE CURRICULUM

33 online courses via the MyGlassClass.com platform, accessible anywhere, any time, from a desktop computer, laptop or smartphone
NGA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: NEW HIRE TOOLKIT
NGA
Published on: 4/14/2021
NGA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: NEW HIRES

NGA’s New Hire Toolkit contains guidelines, articles, and checklists surrounding orientation, paperwork, safety training, reviews, skills training, and mentoring and career development to set your new employees up for success.
No Cost OSHA Classes in April
Center for Risk Management - Gulf Coast Safety Institute
Published on: 3/30/2021
The Center for Risk Management at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute invites you to attend health and safety classes with no enrollment fee. Since 1999 the College of the Mainland has received generous support from the Texas Mutual Insurance Company to educate employers, workers and community members about occupational safety and health.

SPECIAL NOTE: Due to social distancing requirements associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person classes will have limited enrollment and absolutely NO walk-ins will be allowed. Per college policy, everyone entering the building will be required to wear a mask/face covering over the mouth and nose at all times, without exception. In the event that we are not able to host a scheduled in-person class due to restrictions, the same topic will be offered as a virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams. Details on any changes will be emailed to registered students.
Save the Date for Glass TEXPO '21 May 20-21, 2021
Glass Texpo
Published on: 3/25/2021
Save the Date for Glass TEXPO '21
May 20-21, 2021

Pre-Register by April 27, 2021 to receive Free Member Admission

TGA MEMBER OR USGLASS SUBSCRIBER FULL REGISTRATION - FREE
Includes admission to all educational programs, exhibition floor, and social events on the exhibition floor.

https://www.glasstexpo.com/

The preliminary event schedule is available online:
https://www.glasstexpo.com/event-schedule/
Donation to Fort Bend Women's Center in Memory of Mattie Corrillo
Vita Goodell, CEO
Published on: 3/25/2021
This donation to Fort Bend Women's Center in memory of Mattie Carrillo was funded by the members participation and mulligan donations at the annual Clay Shoot held in October of 2020. Thank you to all who participated.
Quick & On Demand - BEC Presents Spotlights Glazing Trends & Projections
BEC
Published on: 3/17/2021
BEC Presents™ is the latest limited series you need to add to your viewing list. Five episodes will spotlight need-to-know topics of unique interest to installing companies that can be watched on demand, at the viewer’s convenience, in about 30 minutes or less.

BEC Presents episodes include:
A state of the glass, metal and contract glazing industry conversation among market segment leaders
Contract and HR considerations affecting the construction industry after COVID-19
A look at the changing commercial real estate market
Update on what technical codes & standards glaziers should know
And more
Attracting Young Blood to the Glass Industry
Paul Daniels
Published on: 1/5/2021
Reinventing Workers for the Post-Covid Economy. The article talked about many industries in which old jobs may not be coming back and went on to discuss how “training programs are needed to provide skills for more resilient occupations.”