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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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