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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...

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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...

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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,”...

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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...

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AAMA Annual Conference Early Bird Registration Open Through January 28, Speakers to Cover Leadership, Labor Shortage, Trade

Registration is now open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 82nd Annual Conference, to be held February 25-28, 2019, in Indian Wells (Palm Springs), CA at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells. The early bird rate is guaranteed through January 28, and attendees are encouraged to book before this date. The AAMA Western Region 2019 Winter Summit will immediately follow the conference in the same location. Separate registration is required.Keynote Speaker Kevin McCarthy, author of BlindSpots – Why Good People Make Bad Choices, will teach...

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AAMA to Host Webinar on Updates to AAMA Air-Water-Structural Certification Program

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host a webinar covering recent additions to the AAMA Gold Label Certification Program in the New Year. AAMA Certification Manager Jason Seals will review the recent approval of AAMA by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as a Product Quality Assurance Agency. He will also discuss changes to the AAMA air, water and structural extension program, plus testing and labeling of combination assemblies. Register now for “Updates to the AAMA Air-Water-Structural Certification Program,” taking place at...

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Shintech Director of Technical Development Discusses Attributes of PVC Resins, Compounds at AAMA Fall Conference

Those attending the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2018 Fall Conference heard from Sylvia Moore, Director of Technical Development at Shintech, regarding PVC resins and compounds and their different attributes. She discussed the versatility of the material, as well as the importance of sustainability efforts pertaining to PVC.“This presentation is geared toward explaining the different attributes of PVC resins and how to evaluate resins coming into the plant,” said Moore. “It’s also about how the different attributes related to finished product quality and how different...

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Sustainable Solutions Co-Founder Discusses Transparency, EPDs During AAMA Fall Conference

The co-founder of a firm specializing in corporate sustainability programs led those attending the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2018 Fall Conference in a discussion about why sustainability should matter to the fenestration industry. Tad Radzinski, PE, ISSP-CSP, LEED AP, SFP and co-founder of Sustainable Solutions, presented “Transparency Training: Utilizing LCAs and EPDs to Drive Sustainability,” which outlined what is driving transparency and why it is crucial for a successful enterprise.First off, Radzinski noted that customers, architects and young people are asking for sustainability more...

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Social Media Workshop Lays Out Differences Between Platforms During AAMA Fall Conference

A social media workshop about using different platforms provided ideas for effectively communicating a singular message to various audiences during a recent industry event. American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Communications Coordinator, Meryl Williams, led the session entitled “Getting Your Message Across on Multiple Platforms” at the AAMA 2018 Fall Conference in Tucson, AZ.First, Williams gave a short overview of the previous three social media workshops conducted at AAMA conferences about LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram, explaining that the current workshop was a culmination of those three...

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AAMA Fall Conference Keynote Speaker Meagan Johnson Draws Positives from Generational Differences

A “generational humorist” discussed how Baby Boomers and Millennials can better work together as the keynote address during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2018 Fall Conference. Meagan Johnson, a Gen-Xer, said she has been speaking about how to work with the younger generation since 1998.Johnson’s intent is to help employees think differently and act decisively when dealing with multiple generations. Each generation has been influenced by the major historical events, social trends and cultural phenomena of their time, said Johnson. Consequently, each has different...

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