Tag: covid-19

Duro-Last Retools to Manufacture PPE

July 31, 2020

Duro-Last Inc., Saginaw, MI, quickly retooled after the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus to manufacture medical personal protective equipment (PPE). Employees in engineering, sales, manufacturing, and research and development got together on March 20 and were manufacturing gown and mask designs a week later, they report. The company manufactures flexible thermoplastic roofing membranes, so retooling […]

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Construction-Related Events Rescheduled Due to COVID-19

May 01, 2020

Scores of construction-related conventions, meetings, and conferences have been postponed or even canceled due to the worldwide novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). These include, of course, the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants’ (IIBEC’s) 2020 Convention and Trade Show, which was to have occurred in March. By now, interested parties know that IIBEC convention papers will […]

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Reopening of the Michigan Economy Responsibly with the Roofing Industry

April 29, 2020

IIBEC and its Great Lakes Chapter were two of 16 organizations in the roofing and insurance industry that signed a letter requesting Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer consider the roofing industry and its supply chain as essential in the safe reopening of that state’s economy. The industry letter outlines five specific reasons why the construction industry […]

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IIBEC Is Signatory to Letter to NE Governors on Importance of Construction Industry Amid COVID-19

April 27, 2020

A coalition of 109 companies and organizations, representing a broad span of the construction industry, delivered a letter to the governors of Northeastern states underscoring the ability of the industry to operate safely in the face of the pandemic and the significant role the construction industry will play in leading the region’s economic recovery. IIBEC was one […]

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CARES Act Small Business Provisions

April 03, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020. This Act has certain provisions that apply to small businesses in need of assistance due to the pandemic. The programs listed below are primarily designed to help employers rehire or retain employees. The CARES Act provides avenues […]

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Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Act

April 03, 2020

The Parliament of Canada has formulated a response plan to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. This response plan includes assistance for both individuals and businesses. The COVID-19 Emergency Response Act was recently passed by Parliament to provide an estimated $107 billion in assistance. This article will focus on support […]

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