Association News
Aug. 20, 2015 - Members of the Siding and Window Dealers Association of Canada headed out for their annual golf tournament at the lovely Victoria Park golf course in Guelph, Ont. on Aug. 11. About 72 golfers enjoyed perfect weather and a day of fun and networking.
July 24, 2015 - The Vinyl Council of Canada has teamed up with Scott McGillivray, host of Income Property, to launch their new ‘Vinyl is Beautiful’ Campaign aimed at drawing attention to the innovative and versatile features of vinyl. Similar to McGillivray’s philosophy when choosing renovation product solutions, this campaign primarily focuses on the benefits of choosing vinyl products for long term return on investment. From function to esthetics, vinyl solutions continue to advance with new technologies that closely replicate typical renovation materials yet provide the added benefits of durability, practicality, safety, and flexibility. Today, vinyl is positioned as the material of choice for many proud homeowners!
Hope for a strong selling season is the mindset of most window and door manufacturers and the many suppliers of components and services at this time of year.
July 8, 2015 - Fenestration Canada is proud to announce the launch of its newly designed website. A great deal of effort has gone into the fresh new look, navigation tools and search functionality features.
David Mitten, executive director of the Siding and Window Dealers Association of Canada, has announced his intention to step back into a part-time, semi-retired role. The SAWDAC board has formed a search committee to find a full-time replacement.
IGMA (the Insulating Glass Manufacturer’s Alliance) has announced a new activity at its upcoming Fall Technical Conference in Denver, Colorado: Ignite Breakfasts. During the Ignite Breakfasts, speakers will have five minutes and 20 slides to convey their message to attendees.
June 8, 2015 - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) LinkedIn group recently surpassed 1,500 followers, a milestone in the association’s social media outreach efforts. This public group is open to all involved in the fenestration industry, and not just AAMA members. To join, visit LinkedIn and search the groups for AAMA to begin participating in the industry discussions.
May 14, 2015 - A confluence of events is here – early NAFs implementation experiences in BC combined with Fenestration Canada’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Vancouver June 4 - 6th.  Another opportunity for a national representation of the fenestration industry to gain expertise together and give the entire industry an opportunity to make some logical and constructive decisions about the future that will ensure we continue to develop a vibrant, innovative, healthy industry.
April 27, 2015 - It is with extreme sadness that we are informing the IGMA membership and fenestration industry that Tim Harris passed away Thursday, April 23rd as a result of injuries sustained at an industry facility. Tim, an industry veteran of 40 years, was the Technical Service Manager at Quanex IG Systems. He had been with Tremco/Truseal/Quanex for 31 years.
Windoor 2014 capped off what was, for most, a pretty good year overall.
Feb. 20, 2015 - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the 78th Annual Conference Awards Banquet held Monday night in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Award presenters noted the importance of these member contributions as they serve to further the industry as a whole.
Nov. 3, 2014 - The Fenestration Association of B.C. has announced several educational opportunities for the month of December.
After what was a very slow start to the season in almost all of the country, business activity has sharply improved and most of us are doing our best to keep up with what can only be construed as a release of pent-up demand. Starting with our annual general meeting held in Winnipeg this year, Fenestration Canada, its board and committees have been diligently preparing for Windoor, education sessions and seminars, website improvement and building code compliance and guideline documents. Here is what the various committees have been up to.
Oct. 2, 2014 - Fenestration BC has a number of educational seminars and workshops taking place through the remainder of 2014. Sessions take place at the Fenestration Education Society of BC School in Langley, B.C. Online registration is available.
Aug. 22, 2014 - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has announced new staff appointments, which include Jason Seals as certification manager and Rich Rinka as technical/industry affairs manager.

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