Post Image

AAMA to Host Webinar on California’s Assembly Bill 262, 1827

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host a webinar discussing California’s Assembly Bill 262 and 1827, more commonly known as Buy Clean California. This legislation requires facility-specific Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for flat glass and other selected products. John Jewell, senior consultant at thinkstep, will lead this complimentary webinar taking place at 11:30 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, March 26. Register now for “California’s AB 262: Their Law Requiring EPDs.”California’s Department of General Services (DGS) is currently creating a methodology for interpreting the law, which...

Read More >
Post Image

Economics Speaker John Manzella Breaks Down Labor, Skills, Workforce at AAMA Annual Conference

Economics speaker John Manzella spoke about the skilled labor shortage crisis in manufacturing and posed possible solutions for how to best address this industry issue. Manzella led an open session on the topic in addition to a closed executive session about international business and trade policy during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Annual Conference (February 25-28).Manzella began by noting that the current American unemployment rate is only 4 percent.“This is fantastic,” he said. “But we have a dismal worker participation rate for both men...

Read More >
Post Image

UL/CLEB Compares U.S., Canadian Differences in Evaluating Field Performance of Windows, Curtain Walls in Large Buildings

Robert Jutras (UL/CLEB) hosted a seminar on the differences between how Canada and the United States evaluate field performance of windows and curtain walls in large buildings during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 82nd Annual Conference in Palm Springs (February 25-28). Jutras, who is Canadian, focused more on the Canadian codes and practices for the benefit of a mostly American audience at the conference.Jutras’s presentation compared building codes, including the 2018 International Builders Code (IBC) and the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBC),...

Read More >
Post Image

AAMA Keynote Speaker Addresses Psychological Blind Spots, How to Avoid Them at Annual Conference

A former real estate leader turned white collar inmate delivered a keynote address at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Annual Conference (February 25-28). Kevin McCarthy, now a professional speaker who advises on how to avoid “blind spots” in making judgement calls, spoke to AAMA conference participants about the motivations behind choices and how to avoid poor decision making both at work and at home. He also hosted a roundtable discussion about understanding what makes different personality types “tick.”

Read More >
Post Image

AAMA Board of Directors Votes Unanimously to Name Kim Flanary Honorary Member

As announced at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 82nd Annual Conference, the AAMA Board of Directors voted unanimously to designate former association leader Kim Flanary as an AAMA Honorary Member. Flanary, who passed away in November, is now the 14th person in the association’s history to receive honorary membership. The last member to be honored in this way was Bill Deuschle, who retired from Kawneer in 2016.“Kim is more than deserving of the distinction,” said Ray Garries (VP of Engineering and Innovation, MI Windows...

Read More >
Post Image

AAMA Recognizes Industry Leaders for Excellence, Marketing, More During 82nd Annual Conference

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the 82nd Annual Conference Awards Banquet held Tuesday night in Palm Springs, CA. Award presenters noted the importance of these member contributions, which serve to progress the work of the industry overall.Outstanding Member Award – Mike DeSoto (MI Windows and Doors)Mike DeSoto, Chief Operating Officer for MI Windows and Doors, was named Outstanding Member, as presented by former recipient Doug Holmberg, Quality Manager at Apogee Enterprises,...

Read More >
Post Image

Last Call for Registration | AAMA Annual Conference Offers Wealth of Networking Chances

Later this month, industry leaders will meet in Palm Springs for the AAMA 82nd Annual Conference, to be held February 25-28. The conference will be at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells and participants can still register. The AAMA Western Region 2019 Winter Summit will immediately follow the conference in the same location, with registration required. Both events are opportunities for those new to the industry or those who wish to become more involved to work closely with leaders to help shape the industry landscape.Optional networking...

Read More >
Post Image

January 29 AAMA Webinar to Cover Canadian Energy Codes, Regulations

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host a webinar on Canadian energy codes and regulations and their movement toward higher performance levels over the next decade. Jeff Baker, President of WESTLab Canada and Fenestration Canada’s technical consultant, will present the current state of energy codes and regulations across Canada. He will also share proposed changes coming in the next ten years. Register now for “Canadian Energy Codes and Regulations – Where Are They Going?” taking place at 11:30 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, January 29.“The...

Read More >
Post Image

AAMA to Host 5K Run/Walk in Honor of Kim Flanary

In honor of Milgard Windows and Doors Engineering Director and AAMA Board Member Kim Flanary, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is hosting a 5K run/walk during the AAMA Annual Conference. The event will take place at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, honoring a lifetime of leadership. Flanary, who passed away earlier this fall, was active with AAMA for 14 years. During that time, Flanary served on 74 committees including 9 of AAMA’s 11 top-level governing Board committees.“AAMA has been sorely impacted by Kim’s absence,”...

Read More >
Post Image

2019-2020 AAMA Events' Sites, Dates Set

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced future 2019 and 2020 conference dates and locations, currently available on the AAMA Events web page. Early bird registration is now open for February’s AAMA 2019 Annual Conference in Indian Wells (Palm Springs), CA, but AAMA events' sites and event dates for the rest of 2019 and on into 2020 are now also available.AAMA 2019 EventsAAMA 82nd Annual Conference: February 25-28 - Hyatt Regency Indian Wells - Indian Wells, CA (followed by the Western Region Summit Meeting in...

Read More >