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Why Certify Through FGIA?

One question my team often gets is a big one: What are the benefits of certifying through FGIA’s AAMA Certification Program? Why take the time to go through that process for my products? The answer is simple: Having your products certified to AAMA specifications sets you apart from the competition. It gives customers the confidence they need to invest in your products. Luckily, FGIA offers multiple programs through AAMA Certification to meet your products’ needs.AAMA Certification, now under the umbrella of FGIA, has created several...

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Three Tips to Help You Plan Your Company’s Holiday Message Now

As we continue to navigate our lives during the pandemic, our work lives continue to be disrupted in ways big and small. Are you and your co-workers back in the office now, or has your company decided to wait until 2022? Maybe your company has chosen to bring in only part of your team on certain days. Regardless, it’s safe to say that as 2021 comes to a close, many of us don’t have the luxury of getting the usual group photo for the annual...

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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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Demystifying the FGIA Corporate Renewal Process

It’s that time of year again, when FGIA corporate members will be preparing to re-up their membership with the Association. The corporate renewal process will begin in early November this year, with all renewals due by January 1, 2022. Let’s get into how the process works, and why it is such an important part of maintaining your membership.In a few weeks, member company main contacts will receive renewal notices via email from me at dpeters@FGIAonline.org. From there, simply click the link provided to complete the...

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Six Ways to Surprise and Delight Your Followers This Halloween

It’s officially October, which means Halloween is nearly upon us. As a creative person, Halloween has long held a special place in my heart. I love coming up with costume ideas and then figuring out how to execute them. Plus, regardless of your company’s products or services, you can find some fun way to connect your business to the holiday. Below are six different ideas for surprising and delighting your social media followers this Halloween. If you do the leg work now, you’ll be set...

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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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Safety is Top Priority at 2021 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

In anticipation of next month’s 2021 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference in Phoenix, AZ, we sent out information to our members about the safety protocols and what to expect at the event, for those attending in-person. The health and safety of our participants and staff is of paramount importance, and I wanted to also share that information here on the Member Edge blog. The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, our event venue, will accommodate CDC-recommended spacing for our group under current operating capacity. At this...

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Five Applications (and Four Tips) for Using Hashtags

I first became aware of hashtags circa 2009 when I was taking a social media course about using Twitter for organizations. They appealed to me for a lot of reasons, but primarily, I saw them as a way to get your message out to a wider audience, even if you yourself didn’t have a ton of followers. But while Twitter may have brought hashtags into the mainstream, today they apply to social media platforms across the board. Facebook, Instagram and even LinkedIn now recognize them...

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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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Back to Business. Back to GlassBuild.

Our team is heading to Atlanta soon for the return of GlassBuild - the largest annual gathering place for glass, window and door industries in the Americas. Who knew that when we stepped off the trade show floor in 2019 that it would be two years before we’d step back into those halls? But, as NGA President and CEO Nicole Harris said in her Ask Me Anything session about GlassBuild last week, “The show is on!” We’re back to business and back to GlassBuild, but...

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