Association News
April 24, 2013 - Insulating Glass Manufacturer's Alliance administrator, Allison Beck, has passed away. The IGMA has released the following statement: "It is with great sadness that the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) today announced the passing of Allison Beck, IGMA’s Administrator, after a brave battle with cancer.  Allison passed away at the Ottawa General Hospital surrounded by her family and lots of love.
Apr. 24, 2013 -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has announced the launch of its Facebook page for the AAMA Scholarship Program and Partner Program. The Facebook page will be a resource for AAMA members and prospective applicants to receive exclusive information regarding both programs.
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance has agreed to provide the majority of the funding required to develop the models for the development of an ASTM standard for the thermal stress for IGU’s.
The Fenestration Canada Annual Meeting will have something for everyone.
The 2013 AGM will be held in St. John’s, N.L., at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland and is set for May 30 to June 1.
Here is a news release from Oct. 29 of last year. “Almost 100 employees at the National Research Council in seven cities across Canada have received notice that their services may no longer be required
April 8, 2013 - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, as a co-founder of the Window Safety Task Force, encourages everyone to recognize the importance of practicing window safety by designating one week each spring to promoting safety and education. National Window Safety Week, April 7 to 13, is used as a time to remind all households that open windows can be dangerous for young children who are not properly supervised. This is especially important with the arrival of warm weather when windows are opened to provide ventilation.
Mar. 25, 2013 – Thanks to the key efforts of a small group of people and a base of support within the industry, Fenestration Manitoba is approaching its first anniversary with a special announcement. The Manitoba fenestration golf event is back, thanks to the important return of both Aurelle Robin and Brian Epp to the executive team and event organizing.
Mar. 11, 2013–The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the 76th Annual Conference Awards Banquet held in Tucson, Ariz. Award presenters noted the importance of these member contributions as they serve to further the industry as a whole.
It was all smiles at Win-Door as Fenestration Canada honoured 12 leaders in the  window and door industry with induction into the ranks of our Pioneers hall of fame.
Nov. 30, 2012 – As announced at the Fenestration Canada fall meeting in Toronto at Windoor 2012, the executive team has been given approval by the board of directors to look for an alternative solution to the current management structure.
Nov. 21, 2012 - It was all smiles at Win-Door on Nov. 8 as Fenestration Canada honoured 12 leaders in the  window and door industry with induction into the ranks of its Pioneers hall of fame. The induction ceremony took place in the presentation theatre, with drinks and dinner following upstairs in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. 
As I travel to meet with customers and suppliers, I often get the question: why should I become a member of a trade association, be it national or regional? What’s in it for me?
Aug. 20, 2012 - Fenestration Canada wants to recognize industry leaders from the past during a special ceremony at Win-Door 2012 on November 7 at the Toronto Convention Centre. It wants to maintain and nurture the links with those who had a part in building this industry. Pioneers are individuals who have demonstrated dedication to the industry and/or the association and who have been recognized leaders.
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