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FGIA Meetings Manager Florence Nicolici to Retire in May

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) announces the impending retirement of longtime FGIA Meetings Manager, Florence Nicolici, who will retire from the Association on May 31, 2021 after 36 years of service.“I am in awe of Florence’s expansive career,” said Janice Yglesias, FGIA Executive Director. “Her work ethic and commitment have consistently been an inspiration to our team. Over the years, she has been a guide, coach, confidant, role model, voice of reason and friend to many. Her contributions to the organization’s success are...

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FGIA Releases 2020/2021 Industry Review and Forecast

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released the FGIA 2020/2021 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers timely information on window, door and skylight market trends and product relationships. Historic data for 2012 through 2020 and forecast data for 2021 through 2023 are also included in the report. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as of March 2021.Housing StartsTotal housing starts rebounded strongly after an initial COVID-19 slowdown and ended with strong gains for the year. Growth of 11.5...

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May 18 Webinar to Ease Compliance with Quality Management for Certification

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Quality Management for Certification: Compliance Made Easier” on Tuesday, May 18 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. During this webinar, attendees will learn best practices for developing and organizing a Quality Management System (QMS) manual, or how to improve an existing one. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.To qualify for certification under the North American Fenestration Standard or National Fenestration Rating Council specifications, in addition to third-party laboratory verification of product performance,...

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FGIA Releases New Document Setting Requirements for Synthetic Laminates for All Substrates

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released a new specification establishing minimum requirements for in-process quality control requirements for applicators of synthetic laminates to substrates used in windows, doors and skylights. AAMA 664-21, Voluntary Specification for In-Process Quality Control Requirements for Applicators of Synthetic Interior and Exterior Laminates to Substrates of: Cellulosic Composite, Cellular Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Fiber Reinforced Thermoset, Finished Aluminum, Rigid and Reinforced Thermoplastic, and Wood, is now available for purchase.“After having extracted, condensed and updated quality control requirements out of...

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Key Takeaways from Speakers | FGIA Virtual Annual Conference Highlights

The FGIA Virtual Annual Conference featured several experts sharing important information, including economic recovery, plant safety, fenestration installation and design trends. Also during the conference, FGIA recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the Virtual Annual Awards Ceremony. Key points from conference speakers are highlighted below.“We are predicting manufacturing recovery levels in 2021 to be better than 2019, and staying there. We've been coming out of this recession at a pretty rapid clip, unlike in 2008.”-Dr. Chris Kuehl, economist...

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FGIA Updates Specification for Sliding Door, Lift and Slide Roller Assemblies

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released an updated version of a document pertaining to roller assemblies, with or without height adjustment features, for use in sliding doors and lift and slide doors. AAMA 906-21, Specification for Sliding Door and Lift and Slide Roller Assemblies, was last updated in 2018.“The AAMA 906 task group made quick work of an important update to capture a market trend toward heavy sliding doors,” said Matt Taylor (HOPPE North America), Co-Chair of the FGIA Heavy Duty Roller...

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Window Safety Week Observed April 4-10

As spring arrives, the Window Safety Task Force, in partnership with the National Safety Council, encourages parents and caregivers to recognize the importance of practicing window safety during Window Safety Week, being observed April 4-10. However, open windows any time of year can be dangerous for young children who are not properly supervised. These measures and levels of supervision have been even more important in the last year, as the spread of COVID-19 has led to many families to stay indoors for long periods of...

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April 6 Webinar to Make the Case for Implementing Quality Management for Fabrication of IG Units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Implementing Quality Management for the Fabrication of IG Units: Making the Case” on Tuesday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. During this webinar, attendees will learn the benefits of implementing a formalized quality management system into a company’s insulating glass (IG) fabrication processes. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.Marg Webb, FGIA Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs Director, will lead the session, covering highlights including:Making the initial case for implementing...

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FGIA Virtual Southeast Region Meeting Taking Place April 22

Registration is now open for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2021Virtual Southeast Region Meeting, which will be held April 22. Topics to be covered include wind-driven rain climatology in Florida, changes between the 2010 and 2016 versions of ASCE/SEI 7 as they relate to fenestration, the keys to understanding the Texas Department of Insurance’s (TDI) requirements for fenestration and more.Register now“Manufacturers selling products into the southeast region want to stay up to date on industry matters specific to the area, such as global...

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New FEN-BC and FGIA Collaboration Agreement to Allow for Partnership Between Two Organizations

An official agreement for collaboration between the Fenestration Association of British Columbia (FEN-BC) and the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) was finalized on February 9, 2021, developing mutual synergies that will allow both organizations to best support their respective members. The collaboration enhances the reach and visibility of both organizations while ensuring efficiencies in monitoring codes and regulatory affairs in Canada.“FEN-BC looks forward to this new partnership,” said Zana Gordon, Executive Director of FEN-BC. “Our organization shares many goals with FGIA, and together, the...

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