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FGIA Recognizes Industry Leaders for Excellence During 2024 Annual Awards Ceremony

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated winners at the Annual Awards Ceremony at the end of the second day of the 2024 FGIA Annual Conference. Awards were presented primarily by the previous year’s winners, who recognized recipients for their many efforts toward progressing the work of the Association and the industry overall in 2023.Outstanding Service Award – Steve Fronek (Apogee)The Outstanding Service Award was presented to Steve Fronek, Vice President Preconstruction at Apogee Enterprises,...

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New Product Category Rule for Fenestration Assemblies Now Available

A new Product Category Rule (PCR) has been released in collaborative partnership among the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), the National Glass Association (NGA) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). This PCR for Fenestration Systems provides manufacturers with the base document needed to develop Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). EPDs provide a means for manufacturers to take comprehensive, third-party verified Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) and transform them into standardized declaration labels for their products.The new PCR for Fenestration Systems defines a normalized “declared...

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2024 FGIA Annual Conference Schedule Centers Around Glass, Sustainability, Research

The schedule for the upcoming 2024 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference, to be held February 19-22 in Amelia Island, FL, will focus on glass topics, issues around architecture, sustainability and advances in industry research. Additionally, participants can learn why surface preparation is importance for coatings performance, the latest on AAMA and IGMA Certification programs and more by registering now for the in-person experience or for virtual access to the FGIA Annual Conference.GlassAn insulating glass (IG) forensic analysis workshop on Monday afternoon will...

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Registration Now Open for the 2024 FGIA Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2024 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference, to be held February 19-22 in Amelia Island, FL. The preliminary schedule is now available and includes a variety of presentations, panel discussions and hands-on workshops, as well as the association’s annual awards ceremony. Numerous committees, councils and task groups will also have an opportunity to meet. Register now for the in-person experience or for virtual access to the FGIA Annual Conference. Early bird registration rates are available through January...

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FGIA Shares Top New Stories, Blog Posts from 2023

We here at FGIA hope you have had a happy and prosperous start to the new year. 2023 was a busy one, so we wanted to share some highlights, including the most popular news articles and blog posts. The publication of the new version of the North American Fenestration Standard at the beginning of the year dominated in both the news and blogs sections of our site, along with the passing of Rich Walker this past fall. Read on for more of what our members...

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FGIA Annual Conference Keynote Speaker to Share Insight into Demographics Research

The keynote speaker at the upcoming 2024 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference in Amelia Island, FL, will discuss the role of demography in business decisions. Author Ken Gronbach will offer both a keynote address entitled “Demography is Destiny” and an exclusive executive leadership session on this topic at the event. Registration opens in mid-December for the 2024 FGIA Annual Conference to be held February 19-22.Demography is the science of simplicity of birth, death and migration of populations. Gronbach's easy-to-understand demographic perspective is...

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2024 FGIA Events Sites, Dates Announced

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has formalized its 2024 conference and regional events schedule, beginning with the FGIA 2024 Annual Conference taking place February 19-22 in Amelia Island, FL. Registration for this event will open in December.“FGIA is excited to announce this new slate of host cities for our in-person conferences, which we feel is a great mix of both member favorite locales and new sites for the Association to visit,” said Florica Vlad, FGIA Events Manager. “Plus, we will offer a series...

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October 8-14 is National Fire Prevention Week

With summer’s end and as fall temperatures arrive, fire safety comes back into focus, as October 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week in the U.S. When it comes to a fire emergency, the Window Safety Task Force reminds everyone that doors and windows are the primary and secondary escape routes.How prepared are you to escape safely in a fire?“Home fires can be caused by a number of things and can spread quickly,” said Angela Dickson, Co-chair of the Window Safety Task Force and Marketing and Communications...

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FGIA Mourns Loss of Rich Walker, Former AAMA President and CEO

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) regrets to announce the passing of Rich Walker, 74, former President and CEO of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and an industry figure of momentous proportions. Walker retired from the Association in 2018 prior to its unification with the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) to form FGIA. He is survived by his wife, Diane Walker, who shares with Rich the namesake of the Rich and Diane Walker Cup golf event held at FGIA conferences, their two adult...

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Colorado Water Conservation Legislation Impacts Manufacturing, Distribution, Sale of Select Residential Fenestration Products

A new Colorado law setting environmental standards for residential products will likely impact the fenestration and glazing industry, participants at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Fall Conference learned. Jeremy Neustifter, Air Quality Policy Director at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), spoke about the legislation in his presentation titled, “Laying Down the Law to Drive ENERGY STAR Requirements in Colorado.” This session was sponsored by the FGIA Western Region.HP23-1161, the Appliance Standards Bill, was signed into law June 1 in...

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