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July 14 FGIA Webinar Panelists to Cover Security Glazing for Storefront, Fenestration

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Security Glazing for Storefront and Fenestration” as presented by Bill Lingnell, FGIA Technical Consultant, on Tuesday, July 14 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Lingnell will be joined by a panel of industry experts, including Julia Schimmelpenningh (Eastman Chemical Company), Vaughn Schauss (Kuraray) and Ivan Zuniga (Kawneer). This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.“Join us for an interactive presentation on this important safety topic,” said Kaydeen Laird, FGIA Education Manager. “Bill Lingnell will...

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FGIA Responds to Member, Industry Needs During Pandemic

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is responding to the results of a recent member survey requesting feedback about how FGIA can adapt existing programs and services and create new resources to deliver critical support during the pandemic. With 47 percent of corporate member companies responding, FGIA is implementing changes to aid members and the industry in several key areas, including technical education.“Although we are all focused on managing through the current pandemic, it’s important to stay current and keep our knowledge banks sharp...

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May 19 FGIA Webinar to Share Financial Management, Value Preservation Guidance in COVID-19 Economy

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar about profitability and value as COVID-19 persists. “Financial Management and Value Preservation in a COVID Economy” will be led by Michael Collins, partner and Managing Director of Building Industry Advisors, LLC on Tuesday, May 19 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.“You've worked hard to identify, hire and retain a great team and to offer compelling products in a competitive market only to have the COVID-19 pandemic threaten...

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In Wake of COVID-19, FGIA Offers Member Rate for FenestrationMasters® Through August 31

Through August, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is offering FenestrationMasters® professional certification courses and exams at 50 percent off the regular published member and non-member rates, available to all in the industry – regardless of FGIA member status. These discounts are being offered to provide support for those interested in seeking professional development during the pandemic.“Through the end of August, we’re offering the online FenestrationMasters program at the discounted member rate to all—whether you’re an FGIA member or not,” said Kaydeen Laird, FGIA Education...

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PGT Highlights the World of Glass

During the Southeast Region Winter Meeting, Jim Heise, Public Affairs and Code Specialist for PGT Custom Windows + Doors presented “Virtual World of Glass.” The AIA-approved continuing education course covers how glass is made, cutting of glass and the processes for making tempered, laminated and insulated glass.Replete with photos, imbedded video clips and process diagrams, the program depicts the making of annealed glass, cutting machines, trim edge operation and final cutting in preparation for further processing (if required). It goes on to discuss the manufacture...

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Window Safety Week Observed April 5-11

As spring arrives, the Window Safety Task Force of the National Safety Council encourages parents and caregivers to recognize the importance of practicing window safety during Window Safety Week, being observed April 5-11. However, open windows any time of year can be dangerous for young children who are not properly supervised. These measures and levels of supervision are even more important now, as the spread of COVID-19 has led to many families to stay indoors for long periods of time.“During this time when families are...

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