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FGIA recently announced the opening of registration for this fall’s Insulating Glass (IG) Fabricators Workshop! We are thrilled to once again be able to host this popular industry event in-person. We know the value of this predominantly hands-on, participatory event and what an incredible learning experience it is. The event will take place November 3-5 at the Intertek facility in Plano, TX. Registration is now open until October 8. Only a few of the available 32 spots remain and registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

(above image caption: Randi Ernst (FDR Design) shows how to use a Sparklite machine to test gas fill)

This workshop is an excellent way to learn “on the job” skills with the supervision of industry experts. Since its launch in 2016, the IG Fabricators Workshop has hosted more than 300 practitioners of the insulating glass industry, leading them through the most important aspects of fabricating and testing IG units. The workshop features classroom education along with extensive hands-on experience to discover and understand best practices for cleaning, cutting and handling glass, desiccants, sealants, gas fill, frost point and more.

Jim Blamble (Sika Corporation)<br>performs forensic evaluation on an IG unit
Jim Blamble (Sika Corporation)
performs forensic evaluation on an IG unit

Safety is our number one priority, and participants can be confident that appropriate precautions will be taken prior to, during and following the workshop based on CDC and state safety recommendations in addition to facility safety requirements at the time of the event.

For those unable to attend in person, an IG Workshop video series is now available! It features condensed demonstrations from the workshop in 10 different 20–30-minute segments. With highly affordable pricing ($150/person for members and $300/person for non-members), this online series serves as an excellent tool for newer employees and QC personnel. Ask our education team about quantity discounts to deliver this critical information to your entire team or integrate the videos into your in-house training programs. Visit for more details.