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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 industry. Plus, the combined organization delivers broader access to make critical connections with other industry professionals including potential customers and suppliers as well as an extensive pool of industry experts.

So, what’s next? Work has been underway since the membership approval votes at the end of July to implement the FGIA structure and operations. As a result, many pieces of the unification puzzle will be in place by January 1, with the remaining work continuing throughout 2020. It will be a rigorous process, but a unique experience as staff from both organizations work together to bring the best benefits and services to FGIA members.

And finally: One thing I am especially looking forward to in 2020 as part of this transition is the big FGIA brand launch and logo reveal – this historic moment is happening at the inaugural 2020 FGIA Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL (February 10-13). Register now to be among the first to see this unfold!