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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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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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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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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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 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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How Standards Are Developed

Here on the Member Edge blog, AAMA Technical Standards Coordinator Julia Carlucci has talked about why balloting matters. On Trade Secrets, AAMA Executive Director Janice Yglesias recently wrote about the importance of diversity of voices from different companies in ballot responses. But maybe some folks are curious about how standards themselves are developed?Over time, AAMA has become known for the development of comprehensive standards that provide third-party validation of product performance and quality. We continue to develop specifications, test methods and technical information reports. To...

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AAMA Member Profile | Robert Jutras, Principal Engineer at UL, Prizes Collaboration in His Work

Robert Jutras, principal engineer at UL, is responsible for participating in different organizations for the development of standards and codes, performing trade association-related tasks including technical and Board functions, attending webinars and conference calls mostly related to standards and codes development as well as the development and maintenance of test data sheets. He also provides technical support to the building science team at UL, preparing and dispensing webinars, presentations, day seminars and training sessions related to his field of expertise from fenestration to building science...

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Members Showcase Expertise during GlassBuild America

I’m so excited for GlassBuild America, the largest annual gathering place for the entire glass, window and door industries in North America. AAMA is proud to again be an association partner, working in collaboration with other trade organizations to make this year even more successful than the last. But, AAMA members are also bringing their “A” game, showcasing their expertise via Express Learning and Action Demos. If you’ll be in Atlanta for GlassBuild, I encourage you to take advantage of the expertise these members offer....

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AAMA Member Profile | Solatube Vice President Neall Digert Celebrates Career Stemming from Admiration of Architecture

Neall Digert, Ph.D., MIES, is Vice President of Solatube International and a leader within int AAMA Skylight/Sloped Glazing Council. As Solatube’s Vice President, he draws upon his expertise in the daylighting and sustainable design and consulting arenas to build public awareness of new optical daylighting technologies, guides future product developments and refinements, develops new global sales and marketing strategies and pioneers new design and application tools and protocols to support the successful integration of optical daylighting products. We talked with Neall about his career so far.What...

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