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Aug. 18, 2016 - Tuesday's golf tournament for the Siding Window and Door Association of Canada was rained out and has been rescheduled. The new date is Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the Turtle Creek Golf Club in Campbellville, Ont.
Aug. 4, 2016 - The Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce MarketSharp as a Silver Sponsor for WDDA's Window & Door Dealer Days, taking place at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door EXPO, from October 19-20 in Las Vegas.
July 21, 2016 - Get the most out of your visit to GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door EXPO! The 2016 GlassBuild America and Window & Door Dealer Days User's Guides will help you find your "must-see" events.
By the time this article is published, I will officially be past president of Fenestration Canada after three years as president. I will remain active on the executive team and with the association in general.
Raising the level of event execution, performance and member value was the common theme at Fenestration Canada’s Annual General Meeting held last week, and the hilly venue in Mont Tremblant, Que., could not have been more appropriate.
Jason Neal, 44, assumed the duties of executive director of SAWDAC in March. His previous experience was mainly in the world of software sales management, including time at Electrolux and Research In Motion. Neal has a B.A. in Economics from Laurentian University.
June 23, 2016 - During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2016 Summer Conference, participants learned about sustainability market drivers, environmental product declarations (EPDs) and more during a presentation by industry specialist, Anna Nicholson. Nicholson is UL's EPD product manager, and works to develop strategic partnerships and programs that drive business value from the use of environmental life cycle information as the basis of decision making.
Fenestration Canada's Fabricators Council met June 9 at the association's Annual General Meeting in Mont Tremblant, Que., to discuss important issues and initiatives concerning Canadian window and door fabricators. The meeting was chaired by Lisa Bergeron of Jeld-Wen and included about 15 fabricators and invited guests.
Raising the level of event execution, performance and member value was the common theme at Fenestration Canada's Annual General Meeting held last week, and the hilly venue in Mont Tremblant, Que., could not have been more appropriate. Delegates were literally lifted to the top of a mountain for the welcome reception Thursday night, where the creativity and organizational skills of the AGM Committee and the new show management team, Zzeem, were on full display. The next day, Fenestration Canada helped delegates to elevate their businesses with an excellent education program featuring exclusive talks by hard-to-find experts.
June 9, 2016 - Both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Code Council (ICC) now accept FenestrationAssociate® and FenestrationMaster coursework as continuing education credits. The AIA accepts the FenestrationAssociate and FenestrationMaster coursework as 11 and 13.5 Learning Units (LUs)/Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) hours, respectively. This means that completion of the courses allows professionals to fulfill most of the annual requirement for AIA continuing education (18 LU/12 HSW hours), while also earning a professional certification. The ICC has also approved FenestrationAssociate and FenestrationMaster coursework as 1.10 and 1.35 continuing education credits, respectively, which may be self reported to the ICC.
The Fenestration Manitoba golf tournament scheduled for June 1 had to be postponed due to heavy rain that left too much water on the course. The association will host the tournament Sept. 15 at Rossmere Country Club in Winnipeg, instead.
May 12, 2016 - The Vinyl Institute has announced that it has expanded its representation of vinyl industry interests in North America by establishing the Vinyl Institute of Canada as a self-funded business council.  This new arm of the Vinyl Institute significantly expands the scope of the organization's efforts, and provides considerably broader representation of the vinyl industry's interests, including broadening markets for vinyl product sales.
Fenestration Canada, partnered with buildAbility to present a seminar on fenestration energy design, performance and regulations on March 24 in Toronto.  Jeff Baker Fenestration Canada’s technical consultant delivered a comprehensive presentation explaining fenestration fundamentals. Topics such as heat transfer, how low-e coatings work and how different spacer and frame materials perform were discussed. Performance indicators and regulations were examined and explained. 
April 28, 2016 - The second day of Fensterbau Frontale in Nuremberg, Germany, featured even bigger crowds and a palpable buzz through the crowded exhibition halls.
Canada’s oil barometer of prosperity has seen pricing go from record highs to record lows. Housing prices in major centers like Toronto and Vancouver seem to defy all logic. Costs of raw materials change daily due to the heavy influence of currency exchange fluctuations. Change is in the air and you can count on it. What was apparent yesterday may not be so tomorrow.

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