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FGIA Recognizes Industry Leaders for Excellence During 2022 Annual Awards Ceremony

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the Annual Awards Ceremony at the end of the first day of the FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference. Awards were presented by the previous year’s winners, who recognized recipients for their many efforts toward progressing the work of the Association and the industry overall.Outstanding Service Award – Donnie Hunter (Kawneer Company)The Outstanding Service Award was presented to Donnie Hunter, Director, Global Product Development at Kawneer Company,...

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FGIA Updates 12-Section Document on Fiber Reinforced Thermoset Exterior Profiles

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released an updated specification establishing the minimum requirements for fiber reinforced thermoset exterior profiles used in fenestration products. AAMA 305-22, Voluntary Specification for Fiber Reinforced Thermoset Profiles, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase. This 12-section document was last updated in 2018.“The minimum performance requirements established in this specification are based on the experience and many years of research and testing by the fiberglass fenestration industry,” said Robert Plagemann, Chair of the FGIA FMC Lamination Task...

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FGIA Announces Appointment of Jason Seals to Florida Structural Technical Advisory Committee

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of FGIA Certification Services Manager, Fenestration, Jason Seals, to serve as a voting member of the Florida Structural Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). This 12-person committee plays a vital role in the development of the Florida Building Code (FBC), reviewing International Code Council (ICC) I-codes language which may be considered for adoption in Florida, and proposals from the public, before making recommendations to the Florida Building Commission (FBC) about what should be considered...

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Registration Open for 2022 FGIA Southeast Region Exclusive Session February 28

In advance of the 2022 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Annual Conference, the Association will host an exclusive session for those whose membership is affiliated with the FGIA Southeast Region. Taking place both in-person in Amelia Island, FL, and online the 2022 FGIA Southeast Region Exclusive Session will begin at 3 p.m. on Monday, February 28. Register now for access to sessions pertaining to this region’s codes, regulatory matters and other Southeast Region-specific matters.“We know FGIA members who are local to the...

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Industry Veteran Marg Webb Retires After 22 Years of Service in the Glass Industry

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) announces the retirement of stalwart industry leader Marg Webb, after 22 years in the glass industry. Webb began her time at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association of Canada (IGMAC) in 2000 prior to that organization’s transition into the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), where Webb led as Executive Director for nearly two decades. At the beginning of the year, she resigned her post as FGIA’s Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs Director for a long-deserved retirement.“Marg has been...

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Panels, Roundtable, Interactive Workshops to Cover Range of Topics at FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released a final schedule for the upcoming 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference. It now includes panel discussions about triple thins as well as environmental and sustainability trends and an interactive workshop hosted by the FGIA Aluminum Material Council. These sessions are in addition to a wide array of speakers and presenters on the docket. Early bird registration for the conference is offered through February 4 for this event, taking place both in-person and virtually.“We are excited to...

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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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Keynote Speaker, Others at FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference to Focus on Technical Expertise, Training

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to welcome Frank Abagnale as the keynote speaker for the upcoming 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference taking place February 28-March 3, with both in-person and virtual options for participation. Abagnale, who inspired the events depicted in the film Catch Me If You Can, will give a presentation on how simple strategies can thwart today’s cyber criminals. Additional conference speakers and presenters will include an economist and a trio of safety trainers. Participants will also hear a...

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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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Registration Now Open for 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference to be held February 28-March 3, with both in-person and virtual options for participation. Keynote Speaker Frank Abagnale, who inspired the events depicted in the film Catch Me If You Can, will give a presentation on how simple strategies can thwart today’s cyber criminals. Register now for in-person or virtual access. Early bird registration rates are available through February 4. The in-person event will take place at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Amelia...

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