Association News
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.
July 21, 2014 - Fenestration Canada has announced changes to the executive serving the association for 2014-15. Al Dueck, president of Duxton Windows and Doors has resigned effective July 15.
June 19, 2014 - At the President's Dinner at the Fenestration Canada Annual General Meeting, Bill Fast, founder of Willmar Windows, was recognized for lifetime achievement with the C.P. Loewen Award. The award recognizes achievements in window manufacturing, leadership in innovation and market development, engagement with Fenestration Canada, family ties and philanthropy.
Skip Maclean of TruTech Doors, Fenestration Canada president, opened the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, June 14, with about 30 in attendance.FinancialMembers heard that association finances are healthy, with revenues up and reserves maintaining desired levels. Fenestration Canada brings in approximately $474,000 per year through membership dues, event fees and the Windoor show.
June 3, 2014 - Fenestration Canada will be introducing a round table session for fabricators at the Winnipeg meeting on Wednesday June 12.  The objective is to obtain further input from fabricators on the issue of NAFS compliance and implementation challenges.

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