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FGIA Leadership Development Program Registration Open Through March 31 | New Participant and Advanced Levels Available

Registration for the 2022 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Leadership Development Program is now open through March 31, with trainings beginning this spring at two different levels. For the first time ever, FGIA will offer both a New Participant level and an Advanced Training level, making it possible for those who have participated in the past to gain new insights at a higher plane of experience as a leader.“We are pleased to be able to expand the options for this popular training program,” said...

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January 18 FGIA Webinar to Cover Gas Filling of Insulating Glass Units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Gas Filling of Insulating Glass Units, Part 1” on Tuesday, January 18 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. The first installment of this series, led by Randi Ernst, President of FDR Design, will provide a baseline understanding of the mechanics and benefits of a gas-filled sealed insulating glass unit. In a future session, we will delve into a more technically advanced overview and demonstration of the gas filling process, including quality control testing and field testing. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public. (image caption: Randi Ernst (FDR Design) shows how to use a Sparklite machine to test gas fill)

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Coming in 2022: Two FGIA Education Programs Undergoing Revamps

Both FGIA’s Fundamentals of Fenestration and Preventing IG Failures education programs will be overhauled in 2022, ensuring the inclusion of up-to-date content, streamlined delivery and improved user experiences, thanks to more interactive images and videos. FGIA staff will be working in conjunction with applicable task group members to update content and to finalize delivery strategies. FGIA members with an interest in these projects are encouraged to join the FGIA Online Education Committee for general program updates and/or the IG Fabricator Workshop/Preventing IG Failures Task Group...

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FGIA Shares Top New Stories, Blog Posts from 2021

As hard as it is to believe, 2021 was only the second year of FGIA’s existence. A lot happened in just one year, so we wanted to share some highlights from 2021, including the most clicked-on news articles and blog posts. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, FGIA’s market study information was of even greater interest than usual, as was the Association’s triumphant return to in-person events this past October. Read on for more of what our members wanted to know about most in 2021.Top...

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Buy Five, Get One Free | Group Discounts Available for FenestrationMasters

As companies plan their finances and goals for the coming year, now is the ideal time to consider room in training budgets for the FGIA FenestrationMasters® Professional Certification Program. This program, an updated version of which was released in 2020, provides affordable staff training for all levels. From sales and marketing to engineering and management, our training covers the full scope of the fenestration industry. Additionally, FGIA offers discounts for group orders, meaning the more you purchase for your company, the more you save....

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November 16 Webinar to Offer Glass Cutting, Washing Demonstration, Q&A

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Glass Cutting & Washing Video Demonstration and Live Q&A with Industry Expert, Bill Lingnell” on Tuesday, November 16 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar will cover the proper techniques and safety requirements associated with glass cutting and washing. It will present a video demonstration of these processes, followed immediately by a live question and answer session with Bill Lingnell, FGIA Technical Consultant. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.The video presentation,...

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FGIA Welcomes New Technical Training Specialist Aaron Blom

As part of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance’s (FGIA) continued growth and strategic planning goals, Aaron Blom has joined the Association in the new role of Technical Training Specialist. Blom will be responsible for conducting and developing FGIA’s professional education and technical training programs.“Aaron’s strengths as an industrial engineer, a skilled trainer, versatile communicator and a commercial industry sales representative will serve him well and directly align with the needs for this important new position,” said Kathy Krafka Harkema, FGIA U.S. Technical Operations Director....

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Interactive InstallationMasters® Demonstration Puts Theory into Practice at FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

In-person participants at the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference had the unique opportunity to see two window installation best practices highlighted in a live demonstration by FGIA Technical Staff. Rich Rinka, Technical Manager, Fenestration Standards and U.S. Industry Affairs, and Jason Seals, Certification Services Manager, Fenestration, led conference participants through the steps of two different window installation techniques which are included in the InstallationMasters® training program: ASTM E2112 Method A1 and FMA/AAMA 100 Method C.“A window or door is only...

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FGIA Launches IG Fabricators Workshop Video Series

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online video series documenting the Association’s in-person Insulating Glass (IG) Fabricators Workshop. This series has been under development throughout 2021 and offers a condensed version of the workshop in ten 20–30-minute segments. It is now available for purchase in the FGIA Online Store. Non-members can purchase the series for $300 (USD), while FGIA members receive a discount rate of $150 (USD).“This video series is an excellent option for those...

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FGIA Offering Hands-On Demonstration of Installation Practices During 2021 Hybrid Fall Conference

During the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2021 Hybrid Fall Conference, in-person participants will have the opportunity to be part of a hands-on demonstration of installation practices driven by consensus-based standards. Those attending the conference in Phoenix, AZ, October 18-21 can observe industry experts as they demonstrate installation methods taught as part of the FGIA InstallationMasters® training and certification program. Virtual participants will not be able to view the demo. “A window or door is only as good as its installation. InstallationMasters was developed to...

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