AAMA + IGMA have unified as of Jan. 1, 2020 to create the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance, or FGIA. Learn More
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Attend the Inaugural FGIA Annual Conference

The countdown to the inaugural FGIA Annual Conference has begun: This historic industry event is taking place February 10-13 in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, FL and FGIA staff is hard at work making sure it is the best event we can offer our members. Join us at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort for a week of excellent speakers, seminars and work group sessions with a schedule made to fit each member company’s interests. Plus, enjoy the Annual Awards Banquet, during which members are recognized for their...

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FGIA Organizational Structure and Voting Eligibility, Explained

As soon as 2020 began, so did a new era: The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance is now your trusted industry resource, setting the standards for fenestration and glazing products. AAMA and IGMA, two industry leadership organizations, have come together to form an exponentially stronger alliance. Designed to help all of our members excel in a dynamic and fast-moving future, FGIA is focused on building better industry synergies from glass to finished fenestration. More details will become available at next month’s inaugural FGIA Annual Conference...

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Follow FGIA on Social Media

It’s only the third day of 2020 and a lot has happened in the industry already. As of January 1, AAMA and IGMA “united for good” to officially become the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA)! After a 2019 vote by both bodies to unify, the two organizations have come together to create an exponentially stronger alliance. This big move means there are new social media accounts to follow to make sure you stay in the loop with what’s new in the industry.New Social Media...

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Get Ready to Welcome FGIA in 2020

With every new year comes change and growth, but in 2020, I am especially excited to kick off a new era as the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA)! As of January 1, 2020, AAMA and IGMA will be combined as this new organization and bringing the most critical fenestration and insulating glass content under one roof, providing members and other industry professionals more streamlined access to what they need to know.This unification affords opportunities to enhance education program offerings of value to the entire...

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AAMA Achieves Success in Representing Member Interests in ICC Group B Code Process

As 2019 draws to a close, so does the International Code Council (ICC) Group B building code proposal process. AAMA achieved significant results in 2019 code action, working on behalf of our members.ICC Public Comment Hearing (PCH) HighlightsUpdating AAMA reference standards in I-Codes - ADM47-IBC-19, ADM47-IRC-19The current versions of AAMA standards 711 (topic), 714 (topic), 450 (topic) and 2100 (topic) will be referenced in 2021 I-Codes as part of this AAMA proposal.Opposing imposing third-party certification requirements - ADM23-19AAMA opposed this proposal that would have added...

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What AAMA Marketing Staff is Reading and Listening to | Some Recommendations

One of my favorite things is personal newsletters, in which my favorite writers and creatives share the things they have been reading, watching and listening to, whether it’s in the realm of pop culture or their fields of expertise. Along these lines, I wanted to know what my fellow Marketing folks were interested in. Below is a list of recommendations from your AAMA marketing team – in case you needed a great read or listen for a flight home for the holidays!Lori Benshoof, Senior Coordinator,...

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Coming Soon: FenestrationMasters 2.0 | What You Need to Know

An updated portion of one of AAMA’s flagship education programs comes out in December. FenestrationMasters® version 2.0 offers an update and re-design of the current coursework, which was first launched in 2012. Here is what certified professionals, and those who seek to become certified, need to know about the latest changes to the program.The FenestrationMasters program provides training content based on consensus-based AAMA standards. It is a nationwide program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries. To earn...

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Member Shout-Outs | Share Your Good News with AAMA

Summer and fall were busy seasons for the industry, but AAMA member companies still found time to give back to their communities in a variety of ways. Giving back is an important pillar of our core values, and we can tell philanthropy is important to our members, too. Every few months on this blog, we like to recognize these companies for the good work they are doing in their local ecosystems. Below are some examples of the positive things our members have been up to...

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AAMA Member Profile | Rich Allen, MI Windows and Doors, Champions Proper Installation and Product Knowledge

Rich Allen is the National Account Manager for MI Windows and Doors. His company works with vinyl windows and patio doors, and he has been involved with AAMA since 2017. We spoke with Rich about his career and what he is proudest of accomplishing so far.What is a typical day like for you?I host product and installation training at Window World locations throughout the U.S.What is your professional background and how did you become involved in the industry?When I was leaving the Army in 1985,...

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Three Social Media Tools for Which to be Thankful as 2020 Draws Near

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means 2019 is winding down. It’s time to start making plans for holiday coverage across social media platforms and to brainstorm ideas for what to write and share with members in 2020. It’s also a time to stop and think about what we are most thankful for, and in my role as AAMA Communications Coordinator, there are at least three marketing tools I have relied on a lot in 2019. Here is my list of must-have resources and...

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