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FGIA to Participate in GlassBuild Connect 2020

FGIA is pleased to announce it will participate as an association partner in GlassBuild Connect: The Glass & Fenestration Online Experience, taking place September 1-30 at GlassBuild.com. Although the live GlassBuild America trade show is cancelled for 2020 in Las Vegas, GlassBuild Connect seeks to bring together attendees and exhibitors online for a month-long product- and education-focused event – GlassBuild Connect. Starting September 1, registered visitors to GlassBuild.com can connect to learn about thousands of products and services from nearly 350 of the industry’s leading glass...

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August 11 FGIA Webinar to Share Ways FGIA Can Help with Florida Product Approval Program

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “The Florida Product Approval Program – How FGIA Can Help” on Tuesday, August 11 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar was originally scheduled to take place July 28, but was rescheduled due to a conflicting meeting on the same topic. Presented by Jason Seals, FGIA Certification Services Manager, Fenestration, this webinar is complimentary and open to the public.The 7th edition (2020) of the Florida Building Code goes into effect January 1, 2021. As...

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U.S., Canadian Economic Outlook Discusses Post-COVID-19 Recovery at FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

Two experts offered a financial outlook for both the U.S. and Canada at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Summer Conference. Moderator Michael Collins, Managing Director of Building Industry Advisors, asked questions of Katherine Judge, Economist for CIBC Capital Markets, and Bill Norris, Chief Investment Officer of CIBC Bank USA, reviewing recent economic activity and forecasting the national outlook with economic indicators for both countries.Norris first described the situation in the U.S., saying the current economic circumstances differ from other times of financial...

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Experts Share Financial Relief Program Terms for U.S., Canada at FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

A panel discussion of financial relief programs for those in the U.S. and Canada took place at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Summer Conference, offering options for large and small businesses for individuals and employees impacted by COVID-19 and its related financial hardships. Moderated by Paula Goedert of Barnes & Thornburg (and also legal counsel for FGIA), panelists Mary Comazzi also of Barnes & Thornburg and Karen Cooper of Drache Aptowitzer shared their knowledge of several emergency funding programs, their terms and...

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HR Expert Advises Employers on Managing Remote Workforces at FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

Those participating in the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Summer Conference heard a presentation from Lisa Sterling, founder and CEO of R3-Engage, on ways to cultivate a successful remote workforce, keep employees physically and mentally well and properly re-integrate employees into an office setting. Sterling advised that the current work from home experience many are living today is not a normal representation of what remote employment is and suggested employers give their workers the tools and resources they need to succeed in the...

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FGIA Virtual Summer Conference Hosts Panel Discussion on Managing Manufacturing Operations, Customer Connections Through COVID-19

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) hosted a panel discussion entitled, “Managing Manufacturing Operations and Customer Connections Through the COVID-19 Crisis” during the FGIA Virtual Summer Conference. The panel, moderated by Danny Smith, Vice President, Principal and Industry Advisory at Ceridian, featured five U.S. and Canadian members who discussed ideas implemented by their companies to protect their workforce and manage day-to-day operations under various COVID-19 restrictions, including what they learned along the way.Panelists included:Lisa Bergeron, Director of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs at JELD-WENRichard...

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Former NFL Player Dan Hampton Gives Keynote Address on Leadership at FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

Participants heard a keynote address from a former Chicago Bears NFL player at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Summer Conference. Longtime defensive tackle Dan Hampton, known as “Danimal,” spoke about the importance of leadership, particularly the ability to adapt to change – an especially important skill now, during COVID-19.“As we know, change is always changing,” said Hampton. “You gotta be able to think on your feet.”Over his 12-season career (1979-1990), Hampton earned six first- or second-team All-Pro honors and was selected to...

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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 Offers Hurricane Resources, FAQs as Season Begins

Hurricane season officially begins June 1 each year. To help those in the industry both prepare and share relevant information with consumers, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has prepared a series of hurricane-related resources. These include a frequently asked questions section about hurricane protection, a white paper on storm-driven rain and several FGIA technical documents.Hurricane Protection FAQsA section of the FGIA website has been created to focus on frequently asked questions about hurricane protection. This page answers questions such as, “What does it...

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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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