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Safety VP Mike Troutman Provides Guidance on Accident Investigation Protocol

Mike Troutman, Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Excellence for MI Windows and Doors, offered an accident investigation protocol roadmap to the participants of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Annual Conference. Troutman, a Co-Chair of the FGIA Fenestration Safety Committee, emphasized the need for good accident protocol, which not only helps to protect one’s company, but also protects one’s team by finding root causes and removing hazards. Troutman’s session explored steps to follow to achieve consistent accident investigations.“Knowing where to...

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FGIA Virtual Annual Conference Keynote Speaker Shares Predictions for Road to Economic Recovery

Participants at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Annual Conference heard several predictions about the economic future in 2021, courtesy of keynote speaker and economist Dr. Chris Kuehl. Kuehl, a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, offered a positive outlook on financial recovery, particularly in comparison to the long road taken in 2008 by the U.S. Still, Kuehl conceded there are many unknowns remaining, especially regarding when the global pandemic will be declared over and when widespread vaccinations will be available.“As economists, we...

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FGIA Recognizes Industry Leaders for Excellence During Annual Awards Ceremony

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the Virtual Annual Awards Ceremony at the end of the first day of the conference - Tuesday, February 23. Awards were presented by the previous year’s award winners, who recognized recipients for their many efforts toward progressing the work of the association and the industry overall.Outstanding Service Award – Joe Hayden (Pella Corporation)The Outstanding Service Award was presented to Joe Hayden, Principal Engineer at Pella...

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March 9 FGIA Webinar to Highlight Study of Impact of Cavity Reduction on Triple Glazed IG Units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “The Impact of Cavity Reduction on Triple Glazed IG Units” on Tuesday, March 9 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. During this webinar, attendees will learn about the recent study commissioned by the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). It was undertaken to help insulating glass unit (IGU) manufacturers understand the impact that glass deflection can have on the energy performance of triple glazed IG units. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.NRCan contracted with...

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Registration Open for FGIA Leadership Development Program Through March 31

Registration for the third installment of the Leadership Development Program from the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is open through March 31, with the first session taking place April 14. This program is intended to help those who already have industry expertise strengthen their soft skills. Oak Moser, a leadership coach with Coaching 2 Connect, facilitates this professional education offering, which is a legacy program of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) that will continue to be offered by FGIA.“Leadership equals influence,” said Moser....

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FGIA and AVFQ Finalize Collaboration Agreement

An official agreement for collaboration between l’ Association de vitrerie et fenestration du Quebec (AVFQ) and the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has been finalized, allowing for the development of mutual synergies that will enable both organizations to best support their respective members. On December 17, 2020, the collaboration was formalized, enhancing the reach and visibility of both organizations while ensuring efficiencies in monitoring codes and regulatory affairs in Canada.AVFQ and FGIA agreed to collaborate by sharing information and offering reciprocal benefits and services...

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Amy Roberts Joins FGIA Staff as Director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Amy Roberts as FGIA’s new Director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations. Roberts will be training with Marg Webb, FGIA Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs Director, prior to Webb’s retirement later in 2021. Roberts has more than 20 years of industry experience in both residential and commercial window manufacturing as well as glass and insulating glass (IG) manufacturing.“Amy has experience as a Technical Committee and Board member at the Fenestration...

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Registration Now Open for FGIA Virtual Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2021 FGIA Virtual Annual Conference, which will be held February 23-25. Back by popular demand, a previous FGIA keynote speaker, economic analyst Dr. Chris Kuehl, will give a presentation entitled, “Life on the Other Side: What Does the Economic Future Look Like?” Another important event during the conference will be the FGIA Annual Awards Ceremony – in an online format. Early bird registration rates are available through February 10. Register now.“FGIA owes its success and recognition in the industry...

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February 2 FGIA Webinar to Provide Updates to Tornado, Hurricane Storm Shelter Standard

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “ICC 500-2020: Updates to the Tornado and Hurricane Storm Shelter Standard” on Tuesday, February 2 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar will provide an overview of the changes made to the newest edition of ICC 500 storm shelter requirements. The ICC 500 Committee worked over the last two and a half years to complete the 2020 edition, as well as updates to the standard commentary. The standard was last updated and released in...

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FGIA Updates Performance Rating Method Standard for Mulled Combination Assemblies, More

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a mulled assemblies document. AAMA 450-20, Performance Rating Method for Mulled Combination Assemblies, Composite Units, and Other Mulled Fenestration Systems, was last updated in 2010. This FGIA performance rating method describes procedures and requirements for determining the air leakage, water resistance and structural performance of mulled fenestration systems.This method describes test procedures and calculation procedures for determining the performance of mulled fenestration systems. Mulled fenestration systems may be factory assembled or knocked down for field assembly...

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