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FGIA Seeks Ways to Ease Members’ Burdens Resulting from COVID-19

Now that the holiday season has arrived, things are winding down for 2020. But what is not taking a break is FGIA’s commitment to our industry, more important now than ever with the unexpected changes brought by COVID-19. Last month, FGIA sent a survey to members to ask how companies have fared this year, and what FGIA can do to continue to ease their burdens. Three things were frequently requested by membership: education opportunities; a return to in-person conferences; and ways to combat the labor...

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AAMA Members Show Off Their Best at GlassBuild

GlassBuild is a force to be reckoned with no matter how long you’ve been in the industry, and AAMA staff and members lived to fight another year. Attendance at the 2018 show in Las Vegas was good and traffic at AAMA’s booth was up compared to the 2016 show in the same venue. We were able to visit with many different AAMA members and connect with several potential members and certification program licensees.The big topic of conversation at the AAMA/IGMA booth was the potential unification...

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What Can the Industry Do About the Current Skilled Labor Shortage?

It’s no secret that availability of qualified labor is a big problem for both the construction industry and for manufacturers. In the former’s case, NAHB reports that the cost and availability of labor has skyrocketed from being the most significant problem faced by 13 percent of builders in 2011 to 82 percent in 2017. On top of this, the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte consulting concluded that, due to baby-boomer retirements and manufacturing growth (partly to counter the offshoring of jobs), industry is projecting a whopping...

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