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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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AAMA Member Profile | Kevin Zuege of Tremco Talks Networking and Career Advancement

Kevin Zuege is Senior Director, Technical Services and Marketing, Industrial Products Group for Tremco. He leads the IPG’s Technical Service and Product Management teams, focusing primarily on fenestration applications. We sat down with him to talk about the importance of networking and how to move forward in a fulfilling career and life.What product(s) does your company manufacture?Our Commercial Sealants and Waterproofing Division manufactures a wide range of weatherization solutions for industrial and construction applications, including all six sides of the building envelope. My specific areas...

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AAMA Fall Conference Delivers Value in Content, Connections and More

The AAMA Fall Conference was a great moment in industry history, as it was the final in-person event to take place before the historic unification of AAMA and IGMA. The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), the combined organization, will debut January 2020 and the first-ever FGIA Annual Conference will happen February 10-13 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. In the meantime, here are some highlights you may have missed from this month’s Fall Conference.Skylight Recruitment EffortsAAMA’s efforts to recruit more skylight manufacturers to the association continue....

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AAMA Celebrates Long Partnership with Humanitarian Aid Group World Vision

If you have been coming to AAMA conferences in recent years, you have likely already heard of World Vision, a global Christian humanitarian organization. They partner with children, families and communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. AAMA has enjoyed a partnership with World Vision and with Mary Garcia, Corporation Relations Director, for many years in several ways, primarily through AAMA’s Annual Backpack Build.Every fall, many AAMA member companies and individuals sponsor a total of 500 backpacks ($12,000)...

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5 Ways AAMA Uses Twitter to Connect the Industry

When I started at AAMA, I had to learn a lot about the industry quickly – I needed to do this in order to effectively communicate to members, to industry media and to others at AAMA about what they needed to know most. I am still learning, and will continue to do so, but with each year at the association, I can feel my understanding of fenestration solidify more and more. As this grasp gets stronger, the value I can contribute to AAMA’s social media...

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GlassBuild Delivers on Sales and Innovation

What an outstanding show our industry had last week in Atlanta! Many thanks to the National Glass Association for once again so adeptly delivering with GlassBuild America. The conversation sure did happen here!As I engaged with show participants throughout the event, I repeatedly heard reports of high booth traffic and even higher quality contacts. The volume of on-site sales of products and equipment was also a highlight this year. But beyond exposure and sales for companies that participated, there were also many trends revealed.There was...

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