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With members like ours, what’s not to love?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas? No. Valentine’s Day! My favorite holiday. When I was little, my mama made my brother and me feel extra loved. She gave small gifts to her loved ones, including my dad and her six siblings, to let us know how special we were to her. I still have the “Love” cupid pin from Avon that she gave me in kindergarten. It wasn’t about romantic love, but about showering special people in her life with affection. In...

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AAMA Member Profile | Josh Wignall Discusses Messaging, Millennials

Josh Wignall is the Director of Marketing at EFCO, responsible for all product and brand strategy in the company. For today’s member profile, we talked with him about being part of a younger generation of the industry and the importance of both mentorship and strong messaging.Could you describe your role at your company?My team is made up of our product marketing group, which is in charge of all product management functions and product strategy. When most people think of marketing, they don’t necessarily think of...

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AAMA Member Profile | John Moore Talks Future in Robotics

John Moore, Vice President – Marketing for GED Integrated Solutions, provides the vision and leadership to ensure that the marketing strategies and programs align with the corporate objectives while providing a positive ROI for the company. Additionally, he provides strategy direction and guidance on several corporate programs. Today, AAMA spoke with him about his work in the industry as a whole.What products does your company manufacture?GED manufacturers automation equipment and software for manufacturing high-quality, residential vinyl windows. We provide insulating glass unit (IGU) and glass...

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Recognizing Leadership | Why AAMA Bestows Annual Awards

Next month, AAMA will take the time to thank some of its hardest workers during one of my favorite events every year: the AAMA Annual Awards Banquet. This year’s banquet, which will take place during the 82nd Annual Conference, has a classic Hollywood theme, which I’m sure will make it feel at least a little bit like the Oscars. But what I really love about it, and every year’s celebration, is that it gives the association a chance to spotlight the accomplishments of some of...

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Make Your Voice Heard in the Industry | Why Balloting Matters

I’ve been working in AAMA’s Technical Department since 2015 and I’ve learned more about windows, doors and skylights than I ever would have imagined when I graduated with my English and Journalism degrees. I always thought I would end up at a publishing company or working in a library. Yet, I’ve found a comfortable place at AAMA as the association’s Technical Standards Coordinator, working with standards and helping our members develop and improve them.AAMA is known for several things in the industry, but for me,...

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Flashback Friday | Benefits Series | Take Advantage of AAMA’s Marketing Services

I joined the AAMA Marketing Department almost five years ago, and I am proud to be part of a team and an association that is so committed to its hard-working members. AAMA is constantly working toward bettering its member experience and adding to its slate of services and tools offered.In my role as AAMA Communications Coordinator, I specialize in written communications as well as social media. Have you thought about setting up a Facebook Business page for your company, but feel unsure about where to...

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Flashback Friday | Benefits Series | AAMA Keeps Close Tabs on the Industry

Being an AAMA member has many benefits, but one I’d like to highlight this month is the association’s working relationships with other industry organizations. AAMA currently represents our members in interactions with four organizations: IGMA, ASHRAE, ASTM and NFRC. Members of AAMA staff regularly attend these meetings and representatives from these organizations are welcome to attend AAMA Conferences. This level of industry representation is crucial.IGMAThe Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) is the first group that AAMA monitors, in addition to attending their meetings. IGMA’s industry...

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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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Flashback Friday | Benefits Series | Supporting Continuing Education to Build the Fenestration Industry Workforce

Have you participated in an AAMA webinar yet? Over the last several years, the webinar program has had continuous growth since its inception in 2014. Today, AAMA presents at least one informational webinar each month during non-AAMA conference months. Earlier in August, we held a webinar on labeling changes coming soon to California’s Prop 65, and our most recent session on August 14 addressed using Instagram to bolster your brand’s online identity. While our webinar series covers a range of topics, we in AAMA Education...

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What Do You Need to Know About Complying with the New Prop 65 Labeling Requirements?

If you operate in the state of California, you may have heard by now that changes are coming down the pike for Proposition 65 this summer. Officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, Prop 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity, and new labeling is being implemented August 30. These requirements may have a direct impact on your business.An AAMA webinar will be held...

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