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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Use the FGIA Leadership Program to Strengthen Your Career Path

Sometimes leaders are born, and sometimes they are built. You may already have the necessary knowledge to teach others and may have or be pursuing a management-level role. However, knowledge and experience do not always equate to skilled leadership. That is why FGIA is proud to offer the Leadership Development Program, which is geared toward honing skills to effectively lead your team.The FGIA Leadership Development Program focuses on the soft skills leaders need to achieve their full potential. Everyone in the workforce develops hard skills...

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FGIA 2019/2020 U.S. Industry Market Studies Available, Now with New Sections

Every spring, we get eager emails and questions from members about the latest market information. That’s because spring is the time of year when we release the newest data available pertaining to the window, door and skylight markets in the United States. We are pleased to announce that the FGIA 2019/2020 U.S. Industry Market Studies were released on May 29. A complimentary copy was sent to the main contact of each FGIA Category 1 and 2 member company that same day.DuckerFrontier, who administers the study...

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FGIA Supports Fenestration and Glass Companies During Time of Crisis

FGIA staff rapidly transitioned to full-time remote work, and we know many fenestration and glass companies have had to quickly adapt to a lot of change as well. Because of this, FGIA has been inventive in finding ways to help companies in our industry during this time of crisis. As a result of a recent survey of members seeking insight to better understand where and how  pressure points are hitting, FGIA will be announcing discounted rates for online education programs, a revised Virtual Summer Conference...

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FGIA Summer Conference Transitioning to Virtual Event | Quality Information in a New Format

With current efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, those planning industry events in 2020 have had to improvise. The same is true for FGIA – our Summer Conference scheduled to take place in Chicago, IL is being transitioned from an in-person event to a virtual one. The dates remain largely unchanged with the conference taking place Tuesday, June 23 through Thursday, June 25. Registration for the virtual Summer Conference is expected to open the week of May 4.FGIA will provide the same high-quality industry...

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Encourage Window Safety for Those Cooped Up at Home

With the spread of COVID-19 leaving so many confined to their homes, window safety for families is even more important now as warmer weather approaches. Window Safety Week, recognized every year during the first full week in April, serves as a reminder of recognizing the importance of window safety and fall prevention year-round. This year, Window Safety Week is April 5-11. The event is designed to heighten the awareness of what parents and caregivers should do to help keep their homes and families safer from...

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Don’t Miss These Crucial Industry Events in 2020

This year has already seen some big events take place in the industry, including January’s successful IBS 2020 and the inaugural FGIA Annual Conference earlier this month. Plus, next week is the Building Envelope Contractors Conference in Nashville, TN, with the theme of Glazing 2020: Advanced. Innovative. Complex.In addition to the 2020 Summer and Fall FGIA conferences (June 22-25 in Chicago and October 5-8 in Montreal, respectively), there are plenty of industry events to get on your calendar now, if you haven’t already. Here is...

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Attend the Inaugural FGIA Annual Conference

The countdown to the inaugural FGIA Annual Conference has begun: This historic industry event is taking place February 10-13 in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, FL and FGIA staff is hard at work making sure it is the best event we can offer our members. Join us at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort for a week of excellent speakers, seminars and work group sessions with a schedule made to fit each member company’s interests. Plus, enjoy the Annual Awards Banquet, during which members are recognized for their...

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Get Ready to Welcome FGIA in 2020

With every new year comes change and growth, but in 2020, I am especially excited to kick off a new era as the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA)! As of January 1, 2020, AAMA and IGMA will be combined as this new organization and bringing the most critical fenestration and insulating glass content under one roof, providing members and other industry professionals more streamlined access to what they need to know.This unification affords opportunities to enhance education program offerings of value to the entire...

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Coming Soon: FenestrationMasters 2.0 | What You Need to Know

An updated portion of one of AAMA’s flagship education programs comes out in December. FenestrationMasters® version 2.0 offers an update and re-design of the current coursework, which was first launched in 2012. Here is what certified professionals, and those who seek to become certified, need to know about the latest changes to the program.The FenestrationMasters program provides training content based on consensus-based AAMA standards. It is a nationwide program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries. To earn...

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AAMA Fall Conference Delivers Value in Content, Connections and More

The AAMA Fall Conference was a great moment in industry history, as it was the final in-person event to take place before the historic unification of AAMA and IGMA. The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), the combined organization, will debut January 2020 and the first-ever FGIA Annual Conference will happen February 10-13 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. In the meantime, here are some highlights you may have missed from this month’s Fall Conference.Skylight Recruitment EffortsAAMA’s efforts to recruit more skylight manufacturers to the association continue....

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