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Participants at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2024 Summer Conference June 3-6 will have the opportunity to attend an interactive workshop on vinyl profile testing, covering welding, boding, ventilation and color retention. This 90-minute workshop will educate participants on how to test profiles to AAMA 320, Guidelines for Quality Welding, Bonding, Manufacturing and Ventilation of Thermoplastic (PVC) Extrusion Based Fenestration Products, an FGIA document. Register now for the FGIA 2024 Summer Conference in-person event or for the virtual experience. The workshop is made possible due to donated time and materials from three FGIA member companies.

“I will be leading this workshop and giving a hands-on demonstration of a portable testing apparatus to show how to measure corner strength in accordance with AAMA 320,” said Jean Marois (Thermoplast Extrusions). “My company is also providing personal protective equipment for this session.”

Two additional companies will provide samples for use during the workshop.

“This session, ‘Welding, Bonding, Ventilation and Color for Profiles,’ pertains to the recently updated AAMA 320,” said Tim McGlinchy (GED Integrated Solutions). “GED will provide samples so participants at the conference can see this testing firsthand.”

The 20-inch samples will be tested live and in-person.

“Sherwin-Williams is proud to provide samples of profile colors for this workshop,” said Ken Rieke (The Sherwin-Williams Company). “This will be a helpful learning experience for participants at the in-person conference.”

In-person Registration

FGIA members can take advantage of an extended early bird rate of $1,260 through May 13, with registration available at the price of $1,575 after that date. Non-members may register for $1,680. All fees include 5 percent Goods and Sales Tax (GST).

FGIA’s discounted group rate for the hotel will be honored from May 31 to June 6. Those interested in extending their trip for the Grand Prix city-wide event must contact the hotel directly to book separate reservations.

Virtual Registration

Individual virtual registration for FGIA members will be available at an extended early bird rate of $420 through May 13, with registration available at the price of $472.50 after that date. FGIA member companies may register 3-10 participants for a cost of $997.50 through May 13. After that date, the cost of a company registration will be $1,260. Non-member individuals may register for $1,680. All fees include 5 percent GST.

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