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Safety Demonstration Offers Active Shooter Training at FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

In-person participants at the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Hybrid Fall Conference learned strategies and techniques for ways to disarm active shooters in a presentation and active workshop from Sentinel Security Group, which was sponsored by the FGIA Fenestration Safety Committee.

Body Language Expert Janine Driver Shares Workplace Insights at FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

Janine Driver, body language expert and author of several books, served as the keynote speaker during the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Hybrid Fall Conference. In her presentation titled, "You Can't Lie to Me: Five-Second Fixes," Driver dispelled common myths about body language…

FGIA Presents First-Ever FGIA Lifetime Achievement Award to Georges Thiret During Hybrid Fall Conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance awarded Georges Thiret, Graham Architectural Products, the first-ever FGIA Lifetime Achievement Award.

glasstec introduces Expo for Decarbonized Industries

Messe Düsseldorf expanded Energy Storage Europe into an Expo for Decarbonized Industries. The new format will be held from Sept. 20 – 22, 2022 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany, parallel with glasstec, the trade fair for the glass sector, Sept. 20 – 23.

Body Language Expert Janine Driver Reprising Role as Keynote Speaker at FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

Author and body language expert Janine Driver will reprise her role as event keynote speaker at the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Hybrid Fall Conference Oct. 18-21. Driver, who spoke previously at an Association event in 2017, will share her expertise with both in-person and…

GPD Finland 2021 Releases Winter Edition Dates

Glass Performance Days organizers announced the new dates for the hybrid GPD 2021 event, Feb. 16-18, 2022.

FGIA Launches IG Fabricators Workshop Video Series

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance launched a new online video series documenting the Association’s in-person Insulating Glass Fabricators Workshop. This series has been under development throughout 2021 and offers a condensed version of the workshop in ten 20–30-minute segments. It is…

Lattuada North America Features Two Top Products During GlassBuild America

This year Lattuada North America will exhibit at booth #1547 at GlassBuild America.

Forel Debuts New Solutions at GlassBuild America

Forel North America will be taking part in the 2021 edition of GlassBuild America in Atlanta, Sept. 13-15. See Forel at Booth #231.

FGIA Offers Hands-on Demo of Installation Practices at 2021 Hybrid Fall Conference

During the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance 2021 Hybrid Fall Conference, in-person participants will have the opportunity to be part of a hands-on demonstration of installation practices driven by consensus-based standards. Those attending the conference in Phoenix, Oct. 18-21, can…

Organizers Postpone GPD Finland 2021

The organizing committee of GPD postponed GPD Finland 2021, originally slated to be held as a hybrid event in October, to a tentative date in February or March of 2022. Organizers cited rising infection rates, and the impact of resulting travel restrictions placed by countries, as well as…

NAWIC Names Lindsey Parker of Rowe Fenestration Emerging Professional to Watch

Lindsey Parker of Rowe Fenestration was named an Emerging Professional to watch by NAWIC.

Old Guard Reunion Convenes for 6th Annual Gathering

Aug. 11, glass fabrication industry veterans from across the country once again convened in Toledo Ohio for another edition of the Old Guard Reunion, or OGR. Since 2015, this annual social event has opened its doors to anyone associated with the flat glass industry, from industry veterans and…

Registration Now Open for In-Person IG Fabricators Workshop

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance is pleased to announce the opening of registration for this fall's in-person Insulating Glass Fabricators Workshop. This event will take place Nov. 3-5 at the Intertek facility in Plano, Texas. Register before Oct. 8, when registration closes.

FGIA and World Vision to Partner for Hygiene Kit Build at 2021 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will be partnering with World Vision, a humanitarian organization helping children, families and their communities overcome poverty and injustice, during the 2021 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference, Oct.18-21, to build and donate hygiene kits to a shelter in…

NFRC Opens Registration of 2021 Fall Membership Meeting

The National Fenestration Rating Council opened registration for its 2021 Fall Membership Meeting, to be held Oct. 25 - 27 in Atlanta. NFRC is the nation’s leading authority on energy-performance ratings for fenestration products including windows, doors, and skylights.  

U.S. Leaders in Heat Safety Create National Heat Safety Coalition

Mission, the manufacturers of cooling and heat relief technologies and Magid, a supplier of workplace safety innovations, announced they are coming together with The Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut, a national heat safety advocate and research institute, to form the …

AAMA Webinar to Review AAMA Hardware Standards, Updates

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will host a webinar entitled "AAMA Hardware Standards and Updates" on Aug. 17 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Registration Now Open for FGIA 2021 Virtual Western Region Summit

Registration is now open for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance's FGIA 2021 Virtual Western Region Summit, to be held Aug. 24.

Mid-Atlantic Glass Association to Hold MGA Golf Tournament

The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association announced it will hold its annual golf tournament on Sept. 22 at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Maryland.

Economist Ken Simonson to Speak at NGA's 2021 Glazing Executives Forum

At the 2021 Glazing Executives Forum, get the information you need to know about the state of the supply chain from industry expert Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America.

NGA Plans New, Reimagined Industry Pavilion for GlassBuild 2021

The Industry Pavilion will showcase resources from leading associations, organizations and stakeholders spanning all avenues of the glass, fenestration and construction industries on the brand new GlassBuildTV platform. 

Registration Now Open for FGIA 2021 Hybrid Fall Conference, with In-Person, Virtual Options

Registration is now open for the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance 2021 Hybrid Fall Conference to be held October 18-21, with both in-person and virtual ways to participate.

YKK AP Inc. Presents ‘Window on The Future – Gaudí Meets 3d Printing’ in Tokyo

YKK AP Inc. will present an exhibit at Tokyo Midtown as part of an industry-academia co-creation project aimed at advancing the research and development of windows made using the latest 3D printing technology. The exhibit will showcase prototypes of novel 3D-printed windows which have been designed…

FeneTech Sets Dates for 2022 User Conference

FeneTech Inc. will hold an in-person user conference in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, June 13-15, 2022, at the Hilton Cleveland Hotel.

Participate in Manufacturing Day to Provide Opportunities to Develop Labor Force

Julia Asoni, senior director of youth engagement at the Manufacturing Institute, the social impact affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers, shared information and resources during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance 2021 Virtual Summer Conference for companies to plan…

FGIA Safety Session Highlights OSHA Voluntary Protection Program

Participants at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance 2021 Virtual Summer Conference learned more about a voluntary safety program focused on excellence from one of its administrators as well as an FGIA member company participant.

Lisa Heschong Shares Data About Daylighting and Window Views

Lisa Heschong, author and scientific researcher, took to the virtual stage during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance 2021 Virtual Summer Conference to share her findings about the benefits of daylighting and window views.

Demographics Research Can Inform the Industry About the Future

Demographer Ken Gronbach of KGC Direct spoke about the importance of the Millennial birth rate, China's population concerns, social justice and more during his keynote address at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance 2021 Virtual Summer Conference. Gronbach presented "Demographics…

MI Charitable Foundation Provides Scholarships to 40 New Graduates

The MI Charitable Foundation, a partner of MI Windows & Doors, is honoring 40 graduates of the class of 2021 with $1,000 scholarships for postsecondary education. The recipients from Pennsylvania, Texas, Arizona, California and Washington were chosen from a group of 200 applicants.

New Training Materials and Classes Now Available for FGIA InstallationMasters Combined Program

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance announces the availability of new training materials and classes for the InstallationMasters Combined Training and Certification Program, which addresses proper installation of windows and doors for both new construction and replacement/remodeling.

NGA Recognizes Juneteenth

This week NGA recognizes Juneteenth, the day slavery was abolished in the United States. NGA joins many associations and companies in commemorating Black history, culture, contribution and to promote racial equality.

19th Annual Fenetech User Conference Ends

The FeneTech User Conference ended June 9 for the company's customers worldwide. This is the second consecutive year that the conference has taken place on a virtual platform.

FGIA 2021 Virtual Summer Conference Speakers to Cover Economy, Workforce Building, Safety, More

Speakers at the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Summer Conference will offer insights into big industry questions such as what the economy might look like later this year, how to grow one’s workforce and why companies should consider opting into OSHA’s Voluntary Protection…

19th Annual Fenetech User Conference Begins

From the company's North American headquarters in Ohio and FeneTech-Europe Sàrl in Luxembourg, the FeneTech User Conference began for FeneTech's customers worldwide. This is the second year that the conference has taken place on a virtual platform.

FGIA to Host Hybrid Fall Conference with In-Person and Online Options

In support of helping the industry continue to move toward re-opening, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance announces that its 2021 Fall Conference will offer an in-person event option.

Registration Opens for FGIA 2021 Virtual Summer Conference

Registration is now open for the 2021 FGIA Virtual Summer Conference, June 22-24. 

Basco Participates in Bread of Life Food Drive to Benefit Our Daily Bread in Cincinnati

Basco Shower Enclosures recently participated in the national Bread of Life Food Drive to benefit Our Daily Bread food pantry in Cincinnati, Ohio. Over the course of a month, Basco employees collected over 25 boxes of canned goods and other non-perishables along with numerous generous cash…

Fenetech Europe Announces Dates for Virtual User Conference

FeneTech Europe Sàrl Director Sylvain Kaiser announced the dates for this year's user conference to be held June 7-10.

UN General Assembly Declares 2022 International Year of Glass

The UN General Assembly officially declared 2022 as the International Year of Glass. The International Commission on Glass, the Community of Glass Associations, and ICOM-Glass had submitted the application for glass to be recognized.

Glasspex India, Glasspro India and Fenestration India 2021 Postponed to 2022

Due to the effects and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, Messe Düsseldorf India decided to reschedule the combined staging of the glasspex India, glasspro India and Fenestration India trade shows. Originally scheduled for September 2021, the events will now take place March 3–5, 2022, at the…

Nominate Candidates for the Jorma Vitkala Award of Merit

Nominations are now open for the Jorma Vitkala Award of Merit, through the end of June 2021.

FeneTech Releases Schedule for Virtual User Conference

After canceling its annual user conference last year and offering users a virtual user conference in May 2020, FeneTech Inc. is again planning to provide a free virtual conference for their customers worldwide.

Window Safety Week Observed April 4-10

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. 

Vitro Architectural Glass Hosts Wine Education Series

Vitro Architectural Glass introduced its “Vino with Vitro” wine education series, a bimonthly virtual drink-and-learn event that pairs an expert-guided wine tasting class with key themes related to specifying glass products.

FGIA Webinar to Focus on Implementing Quality Management for IG Unit Fabrication

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will host a webinar, "Implementing Quality Management for the Fabrication of IG Units: Making the Case," on April 6 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.

BEC Presents Episodes Now Available at Glass.org

Watch these episodes on demand: Construction Industry After COVID-19, Changes in Commercial Real Estate and the Glazing Industry, Key Glazing Codes & Standards, State of the Industry.

Organizers Cancel glasstec 2021

glasstec, International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products, will not take place as planned in June 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the continuing worldwide lockdown measures, as well as international travel restrictions.

Giroux Glass Recognizes Women in Construction

Women in Construction Week is the annual seven-day celebration honoring women in construction presented by NAWIC, The National Association of Women in Construction. 

A Southern California Celebration of Women in Construction

Women in Construction Week will be upon us next week, from March 7-13, and the members of the National Association of Women in Construction are ready to go. The annual event kicks off by celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8.

Design Trends Presentation Focuses Largely on Sustainability

John Peterson, director of sustainable design and building innovation for MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects delivered a presentation, "Inspired Design Trends for Commercial and Residential Construction," at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Annual Conference last week.

UL Seminar Explains CSA Standard for High Exposure Fenestration Installation

Robert Jutras, principal engineer at UL led a sponsored session called "The New Canadian High Exposure Fenestration Installation Standard CSA A440.6:20, Explained" during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Annual Conference.

Safety Session Outlines Steps for Accident Investigation Program

Mike Troutman, vice president of environmental, health and safety excellence for MI Windows and Doors, offered an accident investigation protocol roadmap to the participants of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Annual Conference.

Construction Spending to be Solid This Year, but Unknowns Remain Around Economic Recovery

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. during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Annual…

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 is open through March 31, with the first session taking place April 14.

FeneTech Again Offers Free Virtual User Conference

After canceling its annual user conference last year and offering users a virtual user conference in May 2020, FeneTech Inc. is again planning to provide a free virtual conference for their customers worldwide.

Architects: 4 Reasons Not to Miss the NGA Glass Conference

NGA Glass Conference: February 2021 is on February 9. This one-day online event will cover future implications of the latest codes & standards development. 

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

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will host a webinar entitled “ICC 500-2020: Updates to the Tornado and Hurricane Storm Shelter Standard” on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.

FGIA Releases 2021 Conference Schedule

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance formalized its 2021 conference schedule, beginning with the FGIA 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. Online registration for the event to be held Feb. 23-25 will open in mid-January.

NGA Supports UN International Year of Glass 2022

The National Glass Association supports the worldwide effort to designate 2022 as the United Nations International Year of Glass and sent its letter of support earlier this year.

Glasspro India and Glasspex India Return September 2021 in Mumbai

The fourth glasspro India, the country’s glass products and technology exhibition jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf India and Glass Bulletin, and the seventh glasspex India, the nation’s exhibition in glass production and processes organized by Messe Düsseldorf India, will be held from Sept. 23…

FGIA Webinar to Give Introduction to IGMA Technical Binder

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will host a webinar entitled "An Introduction to the IGMA Technical Binder" on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

FenestrationMasters 2.0 Courses, Exams Now Available

All course segments and certification exams for one of the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Allicance’s flagship education programs has launched and is now available.

glasstec 2020: Glass Industry Leaders Offer a State of the Industry During the Pandemic

glasstec Virtual kicked off this week on Oct. 20. First-day programming featured a “Glass Associations Summit,” bringing together leaders from glass associations across the globe to discuss the state of glass manufacturing during COVID-19.

Glasstec Virtual Kicks Off

glasstec Virtual kicks off Oct. 20, and will run through Oct. 22. This is a virtual incarnation of the show, and the in-person show has been rescheduled for June 15-18, 2021. Visitors and participants can register for glasstec Virtual now.

GIMAV Issues Statement on Rescheduled glasstec

GIMAV sent an official announcement to its members informing them that an “overwhelming majority” of Italian companies will not participate in the 2021 edition of glasstec.

glasstec Virtual: Exhibitor Web Sessions, Conference and Matchmaking

Organizers of glasstec announced glasstec Virtual, a new digital networking platform for the international glass industry, set to run Oct. 20-22.

Expert at FGIA Virtual Fall Conference Advises Employers Adapt Workspaces, Ensure Safety During Pandemic

At the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Fall Conference, an industry professional with more than 36 years of health and safety experience shared his company's best practices for keeping plant workers safe during the spread of COVID-19. Michael Cook, corporate safety director for…

Dr. Chris Kuehl Discusses Economic Recovery, Forecast During FGIA Virtual Fall Conference

An economist gave an assessment of the current economy and what the industry might expect from an eventual post-COVID economy during the keynote address at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Fall Conference.

Chicago Department of Buildings Offering Training on 2019 Construction Codes

The Chicago Department of Buildings (DOB) is offering a full-day virtual training program, taking place Thursday, October 15, 2020, on the transition to the 2019 Chicago Construction Codes. 

National Association of Manufacturers Promotes MFG Day

Launched annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, MFG Day is an initiative of The Manufacturing Institute, the National Association of Manufacturers’ workforce and education partner.

NGA Extends GlassBuild Connect Through 2020

The National Glass Association announced that GlassBuild Connect will continue through December 2020, providing registered attendees on-demand access to more than 70 education presentations, and products and services from 300-plus exhibiting companies at GlassBuild.com.

Revised Commercial Window Rating Program, Spandrel Simulation Up for Vote by NFRC Members

The National Fenestration Rating Council currently has eight ballots open for review and voting by NFRC members ahead of the Fall Membership Virtual Meeting.

2021 FGIA Annual Conference to be Held Virtually

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will hold its 2021 Annual Conference virtually due to the continued health concerns around the spread of COVID-19. This event, previously scheduled to be held at Omni Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida, will be hosted on Zoom for the convenience of…

Glasstec Releases Virtual Conference Program

glasstec VIRTUAL released its virtual conference program, including 20 lectures and additional digital content, offered over three days. The program will be held online at https://virtual.glasstec-online.com, Oct. 20-22, and will feature the over 650 exhibitors registered for glasstec,…

Registration Opens for FGIA Virtual Fall Conference

Registration for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Fall Conference is now open, with early bird rates available through Sept. 28.

Take 5: Protective Glazing at GlassBuild Connect

GlassBuild Connect runs Sept. 1-30, featuring over 600 products. Each week, we'll highlight some of the cant-miss offerings at the show.

Façade Tectonics 2020 World Congress Welcomes Industry Leaders

The Façade Tectonics 2020 World Congress kicked off on Aug. 5. Running through Aug. 27, the virtual conference features peer-reviewed paper presentations, networking sessions and workshops, held every Wednesday and Thursday.

Guardian Glass Carleton Celebrates 50 Years of Operation

Guardian Glass is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its Carleton, Michigan, glass plant, and with it the company’s entry into float glass production.

Jason Derulo and Rachel Platten to Headline MI Charitable Foundation’s Annual Summer Concert

Featuring singer-songwriters Jason Derulo and Rachel Platten, the MI Charitable Foundation’s sixth annual summer concert will be streamed online Saturday, Aug. 15, from 8-10 pm EST.

NGA Glass Conference Presents Construction Forecast and a Look at the Industry's New Normal

NGA Glass Conference concluded its first virtual event last week, hosting over 400 registrants. The three-day conference offered insights and education to the glass industry.

Facade Tectonics 2020 World Congress Kicks off Aug. 5 with Virtual Expo and Education

Facade Tectonics 2020 World Congress, organized by Façade Tectonics Institute, will be held Aug. 5-27, virtually.

Registration Now Open for GlassBuild Connect: The Glass & Fenestration Online Experience

The National Glass Association announced that GlassBuild Connect registration is now open. In response to pandemic-imposed travel, gathering restrictions and prioritizing public safety, GlassBuild America—the annual glass, window and door expo—has transitioned into a month-long online experience…

FGIA Webinar on Florida Product Approval Program Rescheduled for August

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will host a webinar, “The Florida Product Approval Program – How FGIA Can Help,” on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 11:30 a.m. ET. This webinar was originally scheduled to take place July 28, but was rescheduled due to a conflicting meeting on the same topic.…

NGA Glass Conference Day 3 Closes with Sobering Economics Report

The third and final day of the NGA Glass Conference got technical, with sessions focused on architectural glass and frequently asked questions from the design community, safety glazing, and glass and glazing technical codes updates. It closed with a sobering economic update from ITR Economics'…

NGA Glass Conference Day 2 Tackles New Normal of Design, Fabrication Troubleshooting, Digitizing the Workplace

NGA Glass Conference’s second day was as busy as the first, offering a full docket of educational offerings covering topics from troubleshooting glass fabricating equipment, to digitizing the factory and jobsite.

Highlights from NGA Glass Conference Day 1: Float Glass, Manufacturing, Sustainable Cities

The NGA Glass Conference kicked off Tuesday as an online interactive event with nearly 500 pre-registrants. NGA President and CEO Nicole Harris opened the event with a State of the Association address.

NGA Glass Conference Starts Today

The online interactive event kicked off this morning to a record pre-registration count of nearly 500.

Forel Hosts New Webinar on Machinery

Forel S.p. A. is inviting all its customers to a new webinar, to be held on Juy 23-24, focusing on the Forel range: the vertical edging machine Art. EM. 

Trex Commercial Products Teams Up with Hanley Wood University for Virtual Education Summit

Trex Commercial Products is partnering with Hanley Wood University to present a virtual CEU course, “Efficient Design Utilizing Decorative Guardrails,” to be held Wednesday, July 29, at 11 a.m. EST.  

Registration Opens for Virtual Façade Tectonics World Congress

Registration is now open for the virtual Façade Tectonics World Congress, hosted Wednesdays and Thursdays Aug. 5 – 27.

US, Canadian Economic Outlook Discusses Post-COVID-19 Recovery at FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

Two experts offered a financial outlook for both the U.S. and Canada at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Summer Conference. Moderator Michael Collins, managing director of Building Industry Advisors, asked questions of Katherine Judge, economist for CIBC Capital Markets, and…

Legislation to Reduce Bird Collisions Passes the US House of Representatives

The American Bird Conservancy applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2, which includes H.R. 919-Bird-Safe Buildings Act. This bipartisan bill is designed to reduce bird mortality by calling for federal buildings to incorporate bird-safe building materials and design features.…

FGIA Virtual Panel Discusses Manufacturing During Pandemic

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance hosted a panel discussion titled, “Managing Manufacturing Operations and Customer Connections Through the COVID-19 Crisis” during the FGIA Virtual Summer Conference.

National Glass Association Announces Cancellation of GlassBuild America 2020

The in-person GlassBuild America will return to Atlanta in 2021; NGA will host GlassBuild Connect: The Glass & Fenestration Online Experience – to take place the entire month of September.

Greenbuild 2020 Goes All-Virtual

Organizers of the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo 2020 announced that the event will move to an all-virtual format. The capstone event will take place Nov. 10-12.

GIMAV Decides Against Exhibitions in 2020

The Association of Italian manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, equipment and special products for glass processing demands, on behalf of the whole Italian glass industry, decided to cancel all the events scheduled in 2020, since exhibitors won’t have the same opportunity to participate as…

Organizers Postpone glasstec 2020 until June 2021

Organizers of glasstec 2020 announced that the tradeshow will be postponed until June 15-18, 2021. In view of the continued uncertainties in terms of travel restrictions and quarantine provisions in the core target markets, Messe Düsseldorf, in coordination with the tradeshow’s advisory board and…

Trosifol Will Not Join glasstec 2020

Trosifol/Kuraray cancelled its participation in glasstec 2020, according to an announcement on the company’s website.  

MY Shower Door Opens 8th Showroom

MY Shower Door opened its eighth showroom, located in Cape Coral, Florida.

Crystal Windows Marks 30 Years of Growth

On May 15, Crystal Window & Door Systems reached a milestone, marking its 30th anniversary since opening in 1990. Founded by Thomas Chen, who immigrated to America from Taiwan, the company has grown steadily to become one of the largest window manufacturers in the nation.

FGIA Webinar to Share Financial Management, Value Preservation Guidance in COVID-19 Economy

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will host a webinar about profitability and value as COVID-19 persists. "Financial Management and Value Preservation in a COVID Economy" will be led by Michael Collins, partner and managing director of Building Industry Advisors LLC on Tuesday, May 19…

Roto Frank Will Not Attend BAU

Roto Frank Fenster-und Türtechnologie will not attend BAU 2021 in Munich, Germany, according to a company statement. The plan was to focus on property-specific hardware solutions for aluminum facades, windows and doors at the trade fair, say officials.

18th Annual Fenetech User Conference Winds Down

The FeneTech Virtual User Conference ended for customers in North and South America and Australia as of May 8. Customers from Europe and Asia will continue attending the virtual conference with two sessions scheduled for the week of May 11, and another for the following week. 

FGIA Offers Member Rate for Fenestrationmasters through June 30

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance is offering the discounted member rate for its FenestrationMasters professional certification courses and exam through June 30, available to all in the industry, regardless of FGIA member status.

18th Annual Fenetech User Conference Begins

The FeneTech Virtual User Conference began today, marking the first-ever time in the company's 24-year history that the conference has taken place on a virtual platform.

Guardian Glass Cancels Participation in glasstec 2020

In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, and consistent with its focus on the health and safety of its employees and preferred partners, Guardian Glass decided not to participate at glasstec 2020, scheduled to take place in Dusseldorf, Germany, Oct. 22-23, 2020.

Retired NFL Player to Give Keynote Address at FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

A former NFL player will give the keynote address at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance's Virtual Summer Conference, taking place June 23-25.

FGIA Transitions Summer Conference to Virtual Event

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will hold its Summer Conference virtually due to the spread of COVID-19 and requests by government leadership to shelter-in-place.

Mid-Atlantic Glass Association Postpones Glass Expo 2020

The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association postponed Glass Expo 2020, scheduled to be held April 29.

OBO Reschedules Industry Day Due to COVID-19

The Bureau of Overseas Building Operations rescheduled its Industry Day from April 9 to July 17, due to the emergency declarations following the COVID-19 outbreak.

American Institute of Architects Postpones AIA Conference on Architecture 2020

The American Institute of Architects postponed the AIA Conference on Architecture 2020, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The conference was originally scheduled to be held May 14-16 in Los Angeles.

FTI Postpones World Congress Until August 2020

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, known as the coronavirus, in the Los Angeles area, the Facade Tectonics Institute has postponed Facades Week: LA! until Aug. 3-7, 2020 with the World Congress to be held Aug. 5-6, according to officials.  

Sedak Inc. Will Showcase New Product at BEC

With Maic Pannwitz and Julia Kovach, sedak Inc. will be again represented at this year's Building Envelope Contractors Conference, held March 1-3 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Organizers Postpone China Glass 2020, Cancel GPD China

China Glass 2020 organizers announced this year’s conference will be postponed, and that GPD China 2020 is cancelled, due to concerns regarding COIVID-19, known as the coronavirus. China Glass 2020 was scheduled to be held in April in Shanghai.

FGIA Annual Conference Keynote Speaker Jim Hunter Champions Power of Servant Leadership

The keynote speaker at the 2020 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Annual Conference made a case for servant leadership over traditional management. Speaker Jim Hunter broke down the five parts of the servant leader model: leadership, authority, service and sacrifice, love and will.

FGIA Unveils New Logo, Brand at Annual Conference

During the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance inaugural 2020 Annual Conference, the association officially launched its brand, including a new logo and promotional video. On Jan. 1, 2020, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance…

Economics Expert Touches on Trade, Labor, Immigration at FGIA Annual Conference

Those at the 2020 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Annual Conference heard an economics expert offer perspective on several global topics.

FGIA Recognizes Industry Leaders for Excellence During Inaugural FGIA Annual Conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the inaugural FGIA Annual Conference Awards banquet held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Award presenters noted the importance of these member contributions,…

NGA and ASA Announce Alliance Partnership

The National Glass Association and the American Subcontractors Association entered into a mutual agreement for NGA to be an ASA Alliance Partner. The agreement will help support ASA initiatives and provide NGA member companies with access to select ASA benefits and resources.

Glass Industry Closes 2019 with a Festive Glass Expo West

Glass Expo West hosted a busy tradeshow floor, despite a rare rainy day in California. Held Dec. 4-5 at the San Diego Convention Center, the event provided educational seminars and a tradeshow floor representing glass industry suppliers.