Janice Yglesias

Executive Director
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Janice began her career with the association in 1999 serving in an administrative support role. Over the years she has directed or consulted on all operations activities. In 2008, she was included as one of the 50 most influential people in the glass industry by USGlass magazine. Since 2018, she oversees the full organization with specific focus on strategic planning, financial management, operational efficiency, systems capabilities, program development and customer needs assessment.

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Looking Back on 2022, the International Year of Glass

Last year, the United Nations General Assembly formally approved a resolution designating 2022 as the International Year of Glass. And for FGIA, what an international year of glass (and fenestration) it has been! The Association expanded services in parts of Canada, updated FGIA education offerings, released a new glass safety standard and boasted high turnout at FGIA events all year. There was a lot to be thankful for in 2022, but here are a few highlights.Expanded Canadian FocusIn a follow-up to FGIA’s collaboration agreement with...

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Trade Associations Lead the Way in Shaping Industries

Involvement in industry associations can be helpful to individuals and companies in a lot of ways, whether it means having a strong handle on news and updates, gaining knowledge from those closest to the work being done or doing the work yourself to shape an industry’s future. Trade associations like FGIA can gain you and your company access to things like the latest market study information, economic updates, opportunities for professional development and resources that can help your company plan for the future and succeed.Here...

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FGIA Hosting Three Educational Sessions at GlassBuild This October

FGIA is busy gearing up for GlassBuild America 2022, taking place October 18-20 in Las Vegas, NV. GlassBuild presents a unique opportunity for the industry to take advantage of learning opportunities to help advance their careers as well as to promote the availability of educational content to employees, encouraging their continued professional development.Our staff will be hosting three different educational sessions at the trade show, and we are looking forward to sharing our expertise – and visiting our many members at their booths on the...

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Nothing Like In-person Networking | Join FGIA at the Fall Conference

After a long summer, I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things at in-person industry events this fall, including GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, NV and FGIA’s own 2022 Fall Conference this September in Chicago, IL. While we have managed to make the most of getting work done over conference calls and online meetings, I know nothing beats getting to see FGIA members in person. Both GlassBuild and the Fall Conference will offer a ton of much needed networking opportunities, adding...

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Hands-On Learning Key to Success in the Field

In the current highly competitive job market, it is more important now than ever to invest in training and employee professional growth for those on your team. For veteran employees, it reinforces your interest in their career success and in supporting their personal and professional goals. For new employees, it’s a great way to make a first (or early) positive impression – showcasing the type of employer you are and how much value you place on your team.Industry training comes in all shapes and sizes;...

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FGIA Board Shares Outline for Association’s Future Strategic Plans

FGIA has exciting news to share about the activities of the Association moving forward, which include a commitment to high-value in-person events, expanding FGIA’s network of partnerships, broadening the use of FGIA’s education programs and funding crucial industry research projects.The FGIA Board has been doing some strategic planning work throughout the first half of this year, including the completion of a two-day retreat which took place May 12-13 as a hybrid event, with the majority of Board members participating in person. During the retreat, the...

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Online or In Person, Engage in the IG Fabricators Workshop

You’ve probably heard about FGIA’s IG Fabricators Workshop, which is held in person each year at an Intertek facility in Plano, TX. The next opportunity to participate in this hands-on workshop is November 1-3, so save the date and prepare your team now.But did you know there is also a summary video version of this training? This video series can be viewed on your own time and mirrors the training offered in person.Since its launch in 2016, the IG Fabricator Workshop, led by industry experts,...

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Preview the FGIA Virtual Summer Conference Schedule

Have you seen the preliminary schedule for the 2022 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Summer Conference? It’s now available, with a final schedule expected by May 11. Register today for company-wide access to the FGIA Virtual Summer Conference, taking place June 6-9. Tier 1 early bird registration rates are available until May 11.As always, the meeting schedule will continue to address association business and committee work but with additional focus on Canadian issues. Plus, members can expect to hear firsthand about the results...

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Empower Your Employees with Window Safety Knowledge

It is finally spring! I hope you have been enjoying the warmer weather outdoors as much as my family has. As always, with higher temperatures comes the challenge of ensuring the practice of good window safety. Companies that manufacture fenestration and glazing products for residential or commercial markets can benefit from having window safety knowledge on hand – being proactive and informed shows your customers you care about their wellbeing and that of their families. Read on for why your company should take up the cause...

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Five Tips for Hosting Hybrid Events like the 2022 FGIA Annual Conference

In October, FGIA learned a lot from hosting the 2021 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference in Phoenix, AZ – our first ever hybrid event. Offering in-person and virtual formats concurrently was a challenge, but we were proud to be able to offer an array of content options for two different audiences based on both their comfort levels and their companies’ willingness to allow travel. We will be reprising these roles next week at the 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference in Amelia Island, FL. In preparation for...

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Another Outstanding FGIA Hybrid Conference Line-up

Following the success of October’s first-ever hybrid FGIA event, I am looking forward to seeing our members again at the 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference in Amelia Island, FL! The conference schedule is available, and I am proud to say it is full of technical content and engaging speakers, thanks to our staff team’s hard work and participant feedback.First of all, I know our keynote speaker will be an engaging one – his story is so interesting, Hollywood chose to adapt it in the popular...

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The Importance of Employee Appreciation

With the current challenges in the labor market, it is more important now than ever for companies to retain their current talent. Ensuring employee satisfaction and positive morale at work can be a daunting task during normal times, but the problem is exacerbated now due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related pressures on personal and professional lives. FGIA prides itself on its high retention rate, with the average employment tenure currently being 7 years. I suspect this is, in part, the result of dedicating...

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2022 FGIA Annual Conference Registration Opening Soon | Save the Date

I’m very excited for our second hybrid event in the FGIA Annual Conference taking place in-person February 28-March 3 at the Omni Plantation in Amelia Island, FL with virtual participation available March 1-3. Many meeting sessions will be offered concurrently to online and in-person attendees, and moderators will ensure full engagement for all participants.We look forward to welcoming you to another content-rich event, where you can connect with an indispensable community of industry peers. Registration for the conference will open the week of January 3....

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Back in Person at the FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

The 2021 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference was a great success last week, merging an in-person audience with an online one for a widely attended event full of excellent speakers and presentations. From Janine Driver’s insight into body language and workplace culture to a live demonstration of InstallationMasters®, there was plenty to learn. We held several networking events, including online and in-person costume contests with prizes. See below for some photos from Phoenix and our online crowd.Before the conference officially kicked off, I went horseback riding...

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Experience the Popular IG Fabricators Workshop In-Person or Online

FGIA recently announced the opening of registration for this fall’s Insulating Glass (IG) Fabricators Workshop! We are thrilled to once again be able to host this popular industry event in-person. We know the value of this predominantly hands-on, participatory event and what an incredible learning experience it is. The event will take place November 3-5 at the Intertek facility in Plano, TX. Registration is now open until October 8. Only a few of the available 32 spots remain and registrations will be accepted on a...

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Take Advantage of All GlassBuild Has to Offer

FGIA staff are very excited to visit with our industry friends in Atlanta, GA at GlassBuild once again. We all know we took last year off from an in-person gathering, but for 2021, we are back to business! FGIA will be in the reimagined Industry Pavilion in booth 3625, so be sure to stop by. Here’s what’s happening at the show overall, including the one-day Glazing Executives Forum, how to get free show passes and the FGIA members exhibiting at GlassBuild this year.You can find...

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Dates Selected for In-Person IG Fabricator Workshop

We are thrilled to announce the dates for this fall’s in-person IG Fabricator Workshop which will take place November 3-5, at the Intertek facility in Plano, TX. This is a popular industry workshop, but because it is such an interactive event where individuals must be in close proximity to get the full experience, it was not feasible to host in 2020. But, now it’s back!Since its launch in 2016, the IG Fabricator Workshop has hosted more than 300 practitioners of the IG industry, leading them...

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Distinct, but Blended | Get Ready for a Hybrid Conference from FGIA this Fall

We had a wonderful event in our 2021 FGIA Virtual Summer Conference, and we are so thankful our members enjoyed our speakers and work sessions. The FGIA team has worked diligently to continue to refine the virtual experience with meaningful content. That said, we are very much looking forward to our next event, because it will be the first opportunity we will have to be together in person in a year and a half.The 2021 FGIA Fall Conference October 18-21 will be a hybrid event,...

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Early Bird Registration for FGIA Virtual Summer Conference Open Through June 8

The FGIA team is excited to share that registration is now open for our 2021 Virtual Summer Conference, which will be held June 22-24! Maybe even more exciting than that is that this is the last fully-virtual event on the FGIA conference calendar! And, once again, we have a great line-up of speakers and topics to share.I’m anxious to hear keynote speaker Ken Gronbach (KGC Direct) explore the fascinating realm of demography and how counting people allows for accurately forecasting future markets to prepare companies...

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InstallationMasters Continues through Virtual Training Options

As we move into warmer weather, interest in remodeling projects and window replacement increases among homeowners. With proper installation being such a critical component of realizing the full benefits of high-performing fenestration products, offering installation services performed by a qualified installer – evidenced by a third-party professional certification – adds value to your bid and allows your customers to be confident in the knowledge and expertise of your team.FGIA is proud to offer InstallationMasters® which has been available to the industry since the late 1990s....

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5 Traits of Great Leaders

As FGIA’s executive director, I have a lot of responsibilities, but limited time. After more than 20 years of experience in the industry, the last several of which have been in executive roles, I have learned a lot about leadership. With the online FGIA Leadership Development Program currently open for enrollment, I’ve been thinking about leadership lately and have settled on five traits that I’ve observed in great leaders and that I believe can go a long way to making sure your team is...

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Celebrate Exemplary Members at the FGIA Virtual Annual Conference

We at FGIA are thrilled to announce the opening of registration for the 2021 FGIA Virtual Annual Conference, which will be held February 23-25. This three-day industry event can be attended from anywhere, with breaks built in to accommodate a range of time zones. Plus, an upgrade option is available for those companies who seek multiple registrations from different locations. Let’s get into some of the highlights for this much-anticipated fenestration and glass event.First off: Back by popular demand, economic analyst Dr. Chris Kuehl will...

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The Industry Prepares for 2021

2020 has certainly been a year of challenges for our industry. It is a difficult prospect, looking into 2021 and attempting to predict what is to come, but we at FGIA remain optimistic about the coming year.It is with much relief that I can report many fenestration and glass industry companies performed better financially this year than they may have feared earlier in 2020. While for many it was not as lucrative as the first couple of months of 2020 indicated, recovery did come, and...

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FGIA Seeks Ways to Ease Members’ Burdens Resulting from COVID-19

Now that the holiday season has arrived, things are winding down for 2020. But what is not taking a break is FGIA’s commitment to our industry, more important now than ever with the unexpected changes brought by COVID-19. Last month, FGIA sent a survey to members to ask how companies have fared this year, and what FGIA can do to continue to ease their burdens. Three things were frequently requested by membership: education opportunities; a return to in-person conferences; and ways to combat the labor...

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10 Things FGIA Members Can do to Protect Workers During COVID-19

We had an interesting safety speaker at the recent FGIA Virtual Fall Conference. Michael Cook, Corporate Safety Director for Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, shared what his company has done during the spread of COVID-19 to adapt workspaces and ensure employees’ safety in the pandemic.Here are some tips Cook shared:Stay current on advances in COVID safety devices and strategies which have evolved since the onset of the pandemicOffer more paid leave so workers do not feel pressured to come to work sickProvide facial coverings along with other standard...

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Learn the Latest on Fenestration and Glazing Trends, Forecasts at the FGIA Virtual Fall Conference

FGIA staff is eagerly preparing for the Virtual Fall Conference October 6-8 and we are all excited to share the knowledge and expertise of several speakers. Our presenters will focus on topics our members care about most, like the state of a post-COVID-19 economy, safety awareness during the pandemic, fenestrations of the future, commercial design trends for fenestration and glazing and more. If you haven’t already, you can still get access by registering now. Early bird pricing ends Monday, September 28.If you attended the Virtual...

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FGIA to Cover Education Programs, Field Testing, Preventing IG Failures at GlassBuild Connect September 1-30

As announced last month, FGIA is pleased to participate as an association partner in GlassBuild Connect: The Glass & Fenestration Online Experience, taking place September 1-30 at GlassBuild.com. We have prepared a slate of interesting and educational sessions that we are excited to share with participants, and we hope you’ll join us for this popular industry event in its new virtual setting. Read on for details of what to expect from FGIA at GlassBuild Connect.Starting September 1, those who register at GlassBuild.com can connect to...

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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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FGIA Member Profile | Chip Barrett, President of US Glass & Glazing, Discusses Industry’s Future

Chip Barrett is the President of US Glass & Glazing. He is responsible for operations, product design and installation procedures. We spoke with him about his company, his career and where he sees the industry going a decade from now.Could you describe your role at your company?The US Glass team is made up of InstallationMasters® installers and glazers. My role is to train the installers and oversee the field operations and long-term company goals.What products does your company provide?We provide aluminum and vinyl windows, doors,...

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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 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 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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GlassBuild Delivers on Sales and Innovation

What an outstanding show our industry had last week in Atlanta! Many thanks to the National Glass Association for once again so adeptly delivering with GlassBuild America. The conversation sure did happen here!As I engaged with show participants throughout the event, I repeatedly heard reports of high booth traffic and even higher quality contacts. The volume of on-site sales of products and equipment was also a highlight this year. But beyond exposure and sales for companies that participated, there were also many trends revealed.There was...

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Team Building and Appreciation are Keys to Employee Retention

This year has been an eventful one here at AAMA, which meant this July’s annual summer Staff Week was even more important. Each year, AAMA thanks its staff for all it does with a weeklong event each summer, as well as with a holiday-themed Staff Week in December. During these two weeks, we dedicate a handful of hours to fun activities for our staff to do together.Several AAMA staff members work remotely from their home offices in other states, so it is important to get...

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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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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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Standards Development Hinges on Participation, Diversity of Voices

Building and energy codes, green building programs, architects, specifiers, consultants and other industry professionals rely on performance standards to select the right products for different projects. For standards to support this purpose effectively, it’s important for companies of all sizes to participate in the development process so the published documents represent input from companies focused on various product segments and in various regions.Throughout our history of industry leadership, AAMA has become known for the development of comprehensive standards that deliver confidence in product performance and...

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Member Shout-Outs | AAMA Member Companies Celebrate Recent Good Works, Milestones

A staff week celebration is about to kick off here at AAMA HQ, and we will be volunteering together at a humanitarian organization called Feed My Starving Children. Giving back is an important pillar of our core values, and we know philanthropy and professional development are important to our membership, too. At AAMA, we like to commend our member companies for the good work they are doing in their local communities, at their headquarters and with their staff. Below are some examples of the positive...

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Structural Engineer Sarah Erickson Values Business Sense, Industry Involvement

Sarah Erickson, PE, works at Apogee Enterprises and is responsible for the structural analysis of projects, including preparing redlines for the design team and formal stamped calculation packages for project submittals. Additionally, she mentors new associates, manages projects sent to external structural engineering consultants, assigns structural engineers to new projects as they come in and participates in continuous improvement events. She also represents her company at AAMA, so we spoke with her to discuss her career so far.Give me a brief history of your professional...

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AAMA, IGMA Members Enjoy Combined Summer Event in Canada

The 2019 Joint AAMA and IGMA Summer Conferences went off without a hitch earlier this month, with members from both associations coming together to network and hear from industry leaders and speakers. The unique combined event in Victoria, BC was memorable for many reasons, but the scavenger hunt around the city especially brought out everyone’s fun, albeit competitive, sides. Be sure to read news coverage of the event in the AAMA News section of the AAMA website, but for now, look below for photos from...

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Dennis Kelly Discusses Working Closely with People to Improve Performance

Dennis Kelly is Executive Vice President at Graham Architectural Products, working in general management with concentrations in Risk Management, Engineering and Quality. His company custom engineers commercial and architectural windows and doors. We sat down with Dennis to ask about his long career and what his time in the industry has taught him.Give a brief history of your professional background and how you originally became involved in the industry.I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering. My first job out of college was with Seasonal Industries...

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AAMA and IGMA Summer Conferences Visit Victoria, BC

The 2019 Joint AAMA and IGMA Summer Conferences are almost here. This event is happening June 17-20, but there is still time to register. By nature of being a combined event, members of both associations can expect to gain even more value from the presentations and content than they do by attending independent AAMA or IGMA events.Over on the Member Edge blog, AAMA Meetings Manager Florence Nicolici wrote about the many advantages of these two conferences being combined. Now, as the event draws closer, I’d...

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AAMA Commemorates Earth Day, Celebrates Increase in ENERGY STAR Market Penetration

Earth Day is a moment to recognize the importance of our environment, and in AAMA’s case, what those in the fenestration industry are doing to protect it. Sustainability remains a crucial issue in our work, and AAMA remains committed to the efforts of ENERGY STAR®. To this end, AAMA collaborates each year with the Environmental Protection Agency, which oversees ENERGY STAR, and research company Ducker Worldwide to receive updated information about the ENERGY STAR and ENERGY STAR Most Efficient Windows Programs.ENERGY STAR is a voluntary...

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Consumer Safety, Plant Safety of Equal Import

We all know how much emphasis our industry puts on plant safety, and rightly so – safety in manufacturing is a critical matter. However, it’s just as important to get safety information and awareness to customers. That’s why AAMA is actively involved in the promotion of window safety. Take time this spring to share window safety tips with your customers during Window Safety Week, the first full week of April (April 7-13 this year). The pre-designed 2019 Window Safety Week Tool Kit makes it easy...

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IGMA Winter Conference, AAMA Annual Conference Host Unification Discussions

February has proven to be a particularly busy month for the industry, thanks to two major conferences taking place in locations (thankfully) warmer than Chicago. During the first week of the month, I attended the IGMA Winter Conference in Austin, TX and now, AAMA staff is wrapping up details for next week’s AAMA 82nd Annual Conference in Palm Springs, CA. Together, the two events provide an excellent backdrop for the ongoing discussions underway, of unifying IGMA and AAMA into one organization. Here are some takeaways...

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AAMA Member Profile | Josh Wignall Discusses Messaging, Millennials

Josh Wignall is the Director of Marketing at EFCO, responsible for all product and brand strategy in the company. For today’s member profile, we talked with him about being part of a younger generation of the industry and the importance of both mentorship and strong messaging.Could you describe your role at your company?My team is made up of our product marketing group, which is in charge of all product management functions and product strategy. When most people think of marketing, they don’t necessarily think of...

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AAMA Member Profile | John Moore Talks Future in Robotics

John Moore, Vice President – Marketing for GED Integrated Solutions, provides the vision and leadership to ensure that the marketing strategies and programs align with the corporate objectives while providing a positive ROI for the company. Additionally, he provides strategy direction and guidance on several corporate programs. Today, AAMA spoke with him about his work in the industry as a whole.What products does your company manufacture?GED manufacturers automation equipment and software for manufacturing high-quality, residential vinyl windows. We provide insulating glass unit (IGU) and glass...

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Learn How to Address Blind Spots at Next Month’s AAMA Annual Conference

In any industry, problems can creep up unnoticed. In fenestration, I know our members talk often about things like the skilled labor shortage, the economy and other crucial factors – and how the risks related to them can be mitigated. If you too are entering 2019 looking for ways to avoid problems before they arise, a speaker at next month’s AAMA conference may be able to help. AAMA is proud to welcome keynote speaker and author Kevin McCarthy, who will present “Welcome to the BlindSpot...

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Recognizing Leadership | Why AAMA Bestows Annual Awards

Next month, AAMA will take the time to thank some of its hardest workers during one of my favorite events every year: the AAMA Annual Awards Banquet. This year’s banquet, which will take place during the 82nd Annual Conference, has a classic Hollywood theme, which I’m sure will make it feel at least a little bit like the Oscars. But what I really love about it, and every year’s celebration, is that it gives the association a chance to spotlight the accomplishments of some of...

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