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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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Learn About the IWUIC’s Efforts to Prevent Wildfires Before Fire Prevention Week October 9-15

What comes to mind when you think of where wildfires may strike? Think they are limited to only Western regions of the United States or rural areas? Think again. Wildfires can and increasingly do occur virtually anywhere. And contrary to what some may believe, wildfires can spread far beyond rural areas. They can also devastate urban communities, too. That’s why there’s increasing interest in the International Code Council’s (ICC) International Wildland-Urban Interface Code (IWUIC) and state or local Wildland-Urban Interface Codes. Educate yourself and your...

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Find Your Chicago Spirit Inspo on Social Media Before the Fall Conference

If you are going to the FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference in Chicago, don’t forget to pack a Chicago-themed item of clothing to wear on the Chicago Spirit sunset dinner cruise! FGIA will be rocking its allegiance to the Windy City on Monday night of the conference aboard the dinner cruise out on Lake Michigan, complete with souvenir photos of all participants.If you don’t have anything yet but want to play along, there is still time to shop your closet or to buy something Chicago-centric. I...

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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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Don’t Miss This November’s Hands-On IG Workshop in Plano, TX

Now is the time to begin planning to attend this fall’s best opportunity for hands-on training to learn best practices for the most important aspects of fabricating and testing IG units. Registration is now open for the next in-person Insulating Glass (IG) Fabricators Workshop, November 1-3 at the Intertek Testing facility in Plano, TX. Discounted rates are available for second and subsequent registrants from the same member company.According to the FGIA market study, IG is used in over 90 percent of the windows and glazed...

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Five FGIA Members Crush Their Instagram Stories

Has your company been creating content on Instagram Stories? They are easier than ever to put together, complete with music, links to products and other creative additions to easy-to-shoot smartphone video. I took a look at what some FGIA members have recently put out on Instagram Stories to share what interesting, engaging content is already out there – and how your company can take inspiration from these social media superheroes. Let’s take a look.SolatubeThis Story shows a unique application of the company’s product. It’s nice...

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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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Join the Conversation at FGIA’s Virtual Southeast Region Meeting

Those affiliated with the FGIA Southeast Region are invited to attend the upcoming FGIA Virtual Southeast Region Meeting on August 23! Led by FGIA Southeast Region President Lynn Miller (PGT Custom Windows + Doors), this regional online meeting covers regional code adoption updates, what’s in the works for the updated the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS), an update on the wind-driven rain research that can help future inform building design and product development and testing in Florida and more. Registration is now open.FGIA has created...

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Reviewing Social Media Coverage of the FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

Last month’s FGIA Virtual Summer Conference was a success thanks to a slate of excellent speakers and productive committee meetings. FGIA Marketing was glad to see a ton of coverage of the event by industry media. See below for a recap of the takeaways from the conference by the magazines we look to in order to stay informed about the fenestration and glazing industry.https://twitter.com/dwmmag/status/1534279052420337670https://twitter.com/USGlass/status/1534988752849977350https://twitter.com/RetrofitMag/status/1536349753323266050https://twitter.com/FenestrationRev/status/1534172528838598658https://twitter.com/GlassCanadaMag/status/1534923195278581760https://twitter.com/WindowDoorMag/status/1536678934011682816Missed the conference? Don’t worry! You can read highlights on Twitter by viewing all tweets with the hashtag #FGIAconf.Registration for the FGIA...

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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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