Association News
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.
May 14, 2014 - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has announced that Ken Brenden (AAMA Technical Services Director) will retire effective May 22.
April 29, 2014 - The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance has notified the industry that electronic communications will be temporarily disrupted tomorrow, April 30, as it moves to new offices at 2255 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, Ont., unit 115. The association's mailing address and other contact information will remain the same following the move.
April 15, 2014 - Fenestration Canada invites members to nominate candidates for the prestigious 2014 C.P. Loewen Award.
We have big plans for 2014, from new committees to Windoor’s 20th birthday. This year arrives with a full agenda for Fenestration Canada and its members: code implementation, extreme weather from coast to coast, webinars and website improvements and additions, planning for both our AGM this spring in Winnipeg and for Windoor’s 20th anniversary this fall. The year has barely started and we have several committee sessions under our belts.
April 10, 2014 - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) board of directors voted unanimously to establish a sustainability steering committee. It will oversee the various AAMA committees and task groups involved in establishing standard practices that lead to product sustainability -- from component development to structural integrity.
March 4, 2014 - Fenestration Canada has become a member of the Canadian EnergyEfficiency Alliance (CEEA). The Alliance is a national organization solely dedicated tothe advancement of energy efficiency and conservation in Canada.
Feb. 20, 2014 - At the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 77th Annual Conference, the association’s membership ratified the 2014 board of directors. The slate included Marg Webb, CHRP, of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) to fill the affiliated association seat, plus Pella’s Kevin Gaul and Simonton’s Sid Spear to fill seats as residential representatives.
Feb. 20, 2014 – PPG Industries has announced that Paul W. Bush, PPG manager of technical services for flat glass, has been elected to the board of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), occupying the Fenestration Industry (primary glass manufacturer) seat. “We are pleased to have Paul as a representative of PPG and primary glass manufacturers on the NFRC board,” said Richard A. Beuke, PPG vice president, flat glass. “The NFRC has been instrumental in driving innovation in the glass industry through its focus on component modeling and developing energy-efficiency ratings of commercial and residential glazings. Paul’s background in product development and his active leadership in other glass industry associations make him an ideal choice for this critical position.” 

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