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National Glass Association Announces Cancellation of GlassBuild America 2020

The in-person event will return to Atlanta in 2021; NGA will host GlassBuild Connect: The Glass &  Fenestration Online Experience – to take place the entire month of September. 

Endura Wins Best Window and Door Product at 2022 IBS

Awards were given to exhibitors with a product or line that shows the best combination of design, functionality and innovation, as well as its usefulness to consumers and/or home builders.

HBI Challenges Builders to Change Business Practices to Fill Worker Shortage

To ease severe worker shortages that are delaying construction timelines and raising housing costs, home builders must make fundamental changes to the way they do business, Ed Brady, CEO of the Home Builders Institute, said during a press conference at the International Builders’ Show. 

The National Hardware Show Will Join Design & Construction Week 2023

The National Hardware Show will join the NAHB International Builders' Show and the NKBA's Kitchen & Bath Industry Show at Design & Construction Week next year, which will be held in Las Vegas Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. 

More Than 70,000 Attend Design and Construction Week

"The attendance at this year's show exceeded our expectations and reflects the enthusiasm of the home building industry to collaborate and discover the latest products and technology solutions for their customers," says Geoff Cassidy, NAHB senior vice president of exhibitions and meetings.

Registration Open for 2022 FGIA Southeast Region Exclusive Session

Taking place both in-person in Amelia Island, Florida, and online the 2022 FGIA Southeast Region Exclusive Session will begin at 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28.

Registration and Ballots Open for NFRC Spring Committee Hybrid Meeting

The Spring Committee Meeting, March 21-23, will be held in Philadelphia, and will also include a virtual option.

FGIA Releases Final Schedule for Hybrid Annual Conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance released a final schedule for the upcoming 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference that includes panel discussions about triple thins, as well as environmental and sustainability trends and an interactive workshop hosted by the FGIA Aluminum Material…

Kolbe's VistaLuxe Collection on Display at International Builders' Show

At the National Association of Home Builders International Builders' Show in booth #W3600, Kolbe will highlight its VistaLuxe AL LINE lift & slide doors, and its impact performance capabilities.

Speakers at FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference to Focus on Technical Expertise, Training

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will welcome Frank Abagnale as the keynote speaker for the upcoming 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference taking place Feb. 28-March 3, with both in-person and virtual options for participation.

Hope’s Windows to Feature Old World Suite at IBS

Hope’s Windows Inc. will attend the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 8-10, at booth S828.

Roto North America Announces Upcoming Webinar Series

Each quarter Roto North America will host an hour-long webinar on a new topic that pertains to Roto's portfolio. 

Fensterbau Frontale Delayed Until July

NürnbergMesse and VDMA Holzbearbeitungsmaschinen, the organizer of Holz-Handwerk, jointly decided to postpone the combined event after consulting with exhibitors and out of a desire to enable all participants to plan with confidence.

Palmer-Donavin 2022 Winter Show Starts with In-person, Online Components

Dealers can opt for the in-person event, the online training or both.

FGIA Webinar to Cover Gas Filling of Insulating Glass Units

The webinar, led by Randi Ernst, president of FDR Design, will provide a baseline understanding of the mechanics and benefits of a gas-filled sealed insulating glass unit.

FGIA Opens Registration for 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference, Feb. 28 to March 3, with both in-person and virtual options for participation. The in-person event will take place at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Amelia Island, Florida.

Veka Cancels Fensterbau Frontale Participation

“We definitely didn’t take this step lightly. But against the backdrop of the uncertain overall situation and the worsening developments surrounding the spread of another coronavirus mutation, we wanted to have clarity in both companies at an early stage as far as planning for the coming year was…

World Millwork Alliance Convention & Tradeshow to Co-locate with GlassBuild America in Las Vegas in 2022

The National Glass Association has announced the World Millwork Alliance Annual Convention & Tradeshow will co-locate with its event, GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, in 2022. The co-located events will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Oct. 18-20…

At FGIA Hybrid Conference, Updates on Vaccine Mandates, Code Updates and More

Last week, industry representatives gathered online and in person for the 2021 Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance Hybrid Fall Conference. The conference took place Oct. 18-21 in Phoenix, Arizona, and included a mix of task group and committee work, alongside presentations about industry…

InstallationMasters Demonstration Puts Theory into Practice at FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

Rich Rinka, technical manager, fenestration standards and U.S. industry affairs, and Jason Seals, certification services manager, fenestration, led in-person Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Hybrid Fall Conference participants through the steps of two different window installation…

NFRC Announces 2021 Membership Recognition Awards

The National Fenestration Rating Council held its virtual Fall Membership meeting this week.

Safety Demonstration Offers Active Shooter Training at FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

In-person participants at the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Hybrid Fall Conference learned strategies and techniques for ways to disarm active shooters in a presentation and active workshop from Sentinel Security Group, which was sponsored by the FGIA Fenestration Safety Committee.

Georges Thiret Receives First-ever FGIA Lifetime Achievement Award During Hybrid Fall Conference

Thiret has held a multitude of leadership roles within the organization, including serving two separate terms as chairman of the board, and he was the 1998 recipient of the Outstanding Member Award. Having served for many years as the chair of the sites committee, he is credited with evolving AAMA…

2022 Design & Construction Week Health and Safety Guidelines Updated

"The safety and well-being of our attendees, partners, exhibitors, site workers and staff remains our top priority. As we get closer to returning to an in-person show in Orlando, we continue to update our health and safety policies for the upcoming Design and Construction Week based upon current…

Roto Frank of America Participates in Industry Partnership

Chris Dimou, Roto North America’s president and CEO, delivered opening remarks for the South-Central Manufacturing Industry Partnership's quarterly event on Oct. 12.

WDMA Executive Management Conference Continues This Week

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association virtual Executive Management Conference continues this Thursday at 3 p.m. ET as Kermit Baker, chief economist for the American Institute of Architects, will deliver the 2022 Residential, Remodeling and Commercial Outlook.

Cornerstone Building Brands to Host Manufacturing Day Events Throughout October

In honor of National Manufacturing Day 2021, held Oct. 1 this year, Cornerstone Building Brands Inc. will host events throughout October as part of an ongoing effort to showcase the importance of U.S. manufacturing and increase awareness of the career opportunities in the field.

Body Language Expert Janine Driver Reprising Role as Keynote Speaker at FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

Author and body language expert Janine Driver will reprise her role as event keynote speaker at the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Hybrid Fall Conference Oct. 18-21. Driver, who spoke previously at an Association event in 2017, will share her expertise with both in-person and…

Networking Opportunities Available In-person, Online for 2021 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

The in-person event will be held in Phoenix, featuring the chance to go horseback riding or golfing. Both in-person and virtual participants will be able to attend a masquerade-themed celebration with a photo booth.

BHMA Announces 2021 Fall Meeting

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association will hold its annual Fall Meeting Oct. 5-7 in Isle of Palms, South Carolina.

WDMA Executive Management Conference Moves to Virtual Format

Due to the changing nature of the pandemic restrictions in Cambridge, Massachusetts, WDMA has decided to convert the Executive Management Conference to a virtual format.

Registration Opens for IBS 2022 in Orlando

The National Association of Home Builders opened online registration for the 2022 NAHB International Builders' Show, Feb. 8-10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

FGIA Offers Hands-on Demo of Installation Practices at 2021 Hybrid Fall Conference

Those attending the conference in Phoenix, Oct. 18-21, can observe industry experts as they demonstrate installation methods taught as part of the FGIA InstallationMasters training and certification program.

NFRC Transitions Fall 2021 Membership Meeting to Virtual Format

The National Fenestration Rating Council  will transition its Fall 2021 Membership Meeting from Oct. 25-27 to a virtual event in lieu of meeting in person because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

FGIA Opens Registration for Insulating Glass Fabricators Workshop

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance opened registration for this fall's in-person Insulating Glass Fabricators Workshop, Nov. 3-5 at the Intertek facility in Plano, Texas.

WDMA Executive Management Keynote Speaker to Cover Trends Shaping the Future Economic Landscape

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association's Executive Management Conference will feature keynote speaker Megan Greene Global Economist, Financial Times columnist, and Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School as she covers the impact of climate change and how it will drive economic transformation…

FGIA and World Vision to Partner for Hygiene Kit Build at 2021 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will partner with World Vision during the 2021 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference, Oct. 18-21, to build and donate hygiene kits to a shelter in Phoenix, where the conference will be held.

FGIA Webinar to Review AAMA Hardware Standards, Updates

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will host a webinar titled "AAMA Hardware Standards and Updates" on Aug. 17 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar will cover recent updates and significant changes being made to FGIA hardware-focused documents.

Registration Opens for FGIA 2021 Virtual Western Region Summit

Registration is now open for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance's FGIA 2021 Virtual Western Region Summit to be held Aug. 24.

NGA Plans New, Reimagined Industry Pavilion for GlassBuild 2021

The Industry Pavilion will showcase resources from leading associations, organizations and stakeholders spanning all avenues of the glass, fenestration and construction industries on the brand new GlassBuildTV platform. 

WDMA to Open Registration for Executive Management Conference

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association's Executive Management Conference will return as an in-person event Oct. 6-7 at the Marriott Cambridge in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

FeneTech Sets Dates for 2022 User Conference

FeneTech Inc. will hold an in-person user conference in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, June 13-15, 2022, at the Hilton Cleveland Hotel.

Lisa Heschong Shares Data About Daylighting and Window Views

Lisa Heschong, author and scientific researcher, took to the virtual stage during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance 2021 Virtual Summer Conference to share her findings about the benefits of daylighting and window views.

FGIA Safety Session Highlights OSHA Voluntary Protection Program

Participants at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance 2021 Virtual Summer Conference learned more about a voluntary safety program focused on excellence from one of its administrators as well as an FGIA member company participant.

Participate in Manufacturing Day to Provide Opportunities to Develop Labor Force

Julia Asoni, senior director of youth engagement at the Manufacturing Institute, the social impact affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers, shared information and resources during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance 2021 Virtual Summer Conference for companies to plan…

Demographics Research Can Inform the Industry About the Future

Demographer Ken Gronbach of KGC Direct spoke about the importance of the Millennial birth rate, China's population concerns, social justice and more during his keynote address at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance 2021 Virtual Summer Conference.

GED Returns to GlassBuild This September

GED Integrated Solutions is exhibiting at GlassBuild America Expo Sept. 13-15 in Atlanta. This will be GED's first live tradeshow since the start of the pandemic. 

Roto to Attend Fensterbau 2022

Roto Window and Door Technology announced that, as things stand now, it plans to attend the “Fensterbau Frontale” trade fair March 29 to April 1, 2022, in Nuremberg, Germany. 

Mark Mikkelson Receives WDMA's 2021 James Krahn Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark Mikkelson, director of corporate regulatory affairs for the Andersen Corp., received the James Krahn Lifetime Achievement Award last week at the WDMA Technical and Manufacturing Conference. 

NGA Recognizes Juneteenth

This week NGA recognizes Juneteenth, the day slavery was abolished in the United States. NGA joins many associations and companies in commemorating Black history, culture, contribution and to promote racial equality.

19th Annual Fenetech User Conference Ends

The FeneTech User Conference ended June 9 for the company's customers worldwide. During the virtual conference, FeneTech shared the latest enhancements and features of its FeneVision ERP software.

19th Annual FeneTech User Conference Kicks Off

The FeneTech User Conference began for FeneTech's customers worldwide, including 245 FeneVision users from all over the globe representing 83 window and door manufacturers and glass fabrication companies.

2021 WDMA Technical and Manufacturing Conference Will Be Held Virtually Next Week

WDMA's 2021 Technical and Manufacturing Conference will be held virtually June 9-10. It will include eight presentations that will be delivered over the course of the two days from 12p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern each day. 

FGIA to Host Hybrid Fall Conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance's 2021 Fall Conference, Oct. 18-21, will offer in-person and online event options.

Registration Opens for FGIA 2021 Virtual Summer Conference

Registration is now open for the 2021 FGIA Virtual Summer Conference, June 22-24. 

Fenetech Europe Sàrl Virtual User Conference Planned for June

FeneTech Europe Sàrl virtual user conference will be held June 7-10, according to Director Sylvain Kaiser. The virtual conference will be free of charge to FeneTech Europe’s customers.

NAHB to Participate in Mental Health Action Day May 20

The National Association of Home Builders is partnering with more than 800 companies, associations and mental health advocates in the first-ever Mental Health Action Day, to be held on Thursday, May 20. 

Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association Announces 2021 Virtual Spring Meeting

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association will hold its annual Spring Meeting virtually May 18 to 20.

Registration Opens for WDMA Virtual Technical and Manufacturing Conference

The 2021 Window & Door Manufacturers Association Technical & Manufacturing Conference will be held virtually for the second year, taking place over two afternoons Wednesday, June 9, through Thursday, June 10, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

Upcoming NFRC Webinar Helps Industry Professionals Educate the Public

The National Fenestration Rating Council is hosting a live webinar Thursday, April 29, 11 a.m. ET, "The NFRC Toolbox: An Introduction to Our Energy Performance Ratings," presented by Tom Herron, NFRC’s Senior Director of Business Development and Special Projects.

FeneTech Releases Schedule for Virtual User Conference

After canceling its annual user conference last year and offering users a virtual user conference in May 2020, FeneTech Inc. is again planning to provide a free virtual conference for their customers worldwide.

FGIA Webinar to Address Compliance with Quality Management for Certification

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will host a webinar, "Quality Management for Certification: Compliance Made Easier," on May 18 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.

FGIA Webinar to Focus on Implementing Quality Management for IG Unit Fabrication

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will host a webinar, "Implementing Quality Management for the Fabrication of IG Units: Making the Case," on April 6 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.

Fensterbau Frontale 2022 Has 480 Registered Exhibitors

With a year to go, Fensterbau Frontale has registrations from 480 exhibitors from 33 countries. Bookings already account for more than 50,000 square meters, or 80 percent of the available net stand space in the 11 exhibition halls.

NAHB Launches IBSx Education & Exhibitor Showcase

Following the cancellation of the IBSx Virtual Experience, NAHB has launched the IBSx Education & Exhibitor Showcase at BuildersShow.com.

Fenestration Canada 2021 Spring Conference to Be Held Online; WinDoor Plans Hybrid Event in November

Fenestration Canada will hold its 2021 Spring Conference Online on May 18-20 in the Marketplace and is also planning a hybrid event for WinDoor this year, with in-person events and an online presence Nov. 16-18 in Toronto and in the Marketplace.

WDMA Announces Congressional Speakers for Legislative Conference

WDMA announced Congressional speakers for its Spring Virtual Meetings & Legislative Conference, taking place March 10, March 17 and March 24 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. ET each day. 

Design Trends Presentation Focuses Largely on Sustainability

John Peterson, director of sustainable design and building innovation for MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects delivered a presentation, "Inspired Design Trends for Commercial and Residential Construction," at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Annual Conference last week.

UL Seminar Explains CSA Standard for High Exposure Fenestration Installation

Robert Jutras, principal engineer at UL led a sponsored session called "The New Canadian High Exposure Fenestration Installation Standard CSA A440.6:20, Explained" during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Annual Conference.

Safety Session Outlines Steps for Accident Investigation Program

Mike Troutman, vice president of environmental, health and safety excellence for MI Windows and Doors, offered an accident investigation protocol roadmap to the participants of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Annual Conference.

NFRC Announces Speaker Lineup for Spring Virtual Meeting

The National Fenestration Rating Council has announced its featured speakers for its Spring Committee Virtual Meeting, March 29-31. 

Construction Spending to be Solid This Year, but Unknowns Remain Around Economic Recovery

Keynote speaker and economist Dr. Chris Kuehl. Kuehl, a managing director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, offered a positive outlook on financial recovery, particularly in comparison to the long road taken in 2008 by the U.S. during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Annual…

FGIA Recognizes Industry Leaders During Annual Awards Ceremony

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the Virtual Annual Awards Ceremony at the end of the first day of the conference, Feb. 23.

FGIA Webinar Highlights Study of Impact of Cavity Reduction on Triple Glazed IG Units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will host a webinar, "The Impact of Cavity Reduction on Triple Glazed IG Units," on March 9 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.

Registration Open for FGIA Leadership Development Program

Registration for the third installment of the Leadership Development Program from the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance is open through March 31, with the first session taking place April 14.

IBSx Wraps, Most Educational Programming Remains Accessible

The inaugural IBSx event welcomed home building professionals, Feb. 9-12, online for education and networking. Although the exhibitor platform was closed after day one due to technology issues, educational programming continued as planned.

Energy Star-rated Windows Among Most-desired Green Building Features in Homes

Energy efficiency is a primary driver in home buyer preferences, according to research from the National Association of Home Builders. 

NanaWall Focuses on Post-COVID Design at IBSx

NanaWall Systems says its programming at the International Builders Show, held virtually on Feb. 9-12, 2021, will concentrate on products that meet the increased demand for renovation in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alside Showcases Full-frame Replacement System at IBSx

Alside is exhibiting at the 2021 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBSx) Virtual Experience Feb. 9-12.

2021 Builders' Show Exhibition Homes Unveiled

The National Association of Home Builders Leading Suppliers Council, in collaboration with Pro Builder and Pro Remodeler magazines, unveiled the latest official show homes of the International Builders' Show virtual experience (IBSx): The New American Home 2021 and The New American Remodel 2021.

FeneTech Again Offers Free Virtual User Conference

After canceling its annual user conference last year and offering users a virtual user conference in May 2020, FeneTech Inc. is again planning to provide a free virtual conference for their customers worldwide.

WDMA Announces Virtual Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association will hold its 2021 Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference over three consecutive Wednesday afternoons in March.

Registration Opens for NFRC Spring Committee Virtual Meeting

The National Fenestration Rating Council will hold its 2021 Spring Committee Virtual Meeting March 29 to 31 with updates on the latest technology and innovations in windows, doors and skylights. 

Registration Opens for FGIA Virtual Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2021 FGIA Virtual Annual Conference, Feb. 23-25.

FGIA Webinar to Provide Updates to Tornado, Hurricane Storm Shelter Standard

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will host a webinar, "ICC 500-2020: Updates to the Tornado and Hurricane Storm Shelter Standard," on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.

FGIA Releases 2021 Conference Schedule

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance formalized its 2021 conference schedule, beginning with the FGIA 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. Online registration for the event to be held Feb. 23-25 will open in mid-January.

FGIA Webinar to Introduce IGMA Technical Binder

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will host a webinar titled "An Introduction to the IGMA Technical Binder" on Tues., Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.

Building Industry Plays Essential Role in Curbing Emissions

The National Fenestration Rating Council welcomed Architecture 2030 founder Edward Mazria as its keynote speaker on the first day of its Fall Membership Virtual Meeting, Monday, Oct. 19. The meeting runs through Oct. 21.

Registration Now Open for 2021 FGIA Leadership Development Program

Registration for the third installment of the Leadership Development Program from the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance is now open, with the first session taking place in January.

Builder Matt Risinger Praises High-Performing Fenestrations of The Future

A high-end builder in Austin, Texas, shared the fenestration trends he has seen in the U.S. when it comes to building performance during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Fall Conference.

2021 International Builders' Show Transitions to All-Virtual Event

Due to health and safety concerns and ongoing travel restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Association of Home Builders and National Kitchen & Bath Association announced that the 8th annual Design & Construction Week, including NAHB's International Builders' Show…

Expert at FGIA Virtual Fall Conference Advises Employers Adapt Workspaces, Ensure Safety During Pandemic

At the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Fall Conference, an industry professional with more than 36 years of health and safety experience shared his company's best practices for keeping plant workers safe during the spread of COVID-19. Michael Cook, corporate safety director for…

Dr. Chris Kuehl Discusses Economic Recovery, Forecast During FGIA Virtual Fall Conference

An economist gave an assessment of the current economy and what the industry might expect from an eventual post-COVID economy during the keynote address at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Fall Conference.

National Association of Manufacturers Promotes MFG Day

Launched annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, MFG Day is an initiative of The Manufacturing Institute, the National Association of Manufacturers’ workforce and education partner.

NGA Extends GlassBuild Connect Through 2020

Products, webinars and demonstrations to remain available on-demand for the balance of the year.

2021 FGIA Annual Conference to be Held Virtually

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will hold its 2021 Annual Conference virtually due to the continued health concerns around the spread of COVID-19. This event, previously scheduled to be held at Omni Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida, will be hosted on Zoom for the convenience of…

NFRC to Host Fall Membership Meeting Online

The National Fenestration Rating Council will hold its 2020 Fall Membership Virtual Meeting Oct. 19-21. At the three-day online event, attendees will discuss proposed changes in the industry, updates to NFRC’s energy-performance ratings, and aspects of fenestration that affect the comfort and…

Registration Opens for FGIA Virtual Conference

Registration for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Fall Conference is now open, with early bird rates available through Sept. 28. The Virtual Fall Conference will take place Oct. 6-8 and will feature updated market size and economic forecasts, as well as residential and…

WDMA Participates as Association Partner in GlassBuild Connect

WDMA is pleased to be participating as an association partner in the National Glass Association’s GlassBuild Connect, running the entire month of September on Glassbuild.com. Registered visitors to GlassBuild.com can join the event for free and view, drill down, reach out and connect to learn about…

Registration Opens for 2021 International Builders' Show

The National Association of Home Builders opened online registration for the 2021 NAHB International Builders' Show. IBS will move back to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 9-11, where it will again co-locate with the National Kitchen & Bath Association's Kitchen…

NGA Announces GlassBuild Connect Keynote Speaker Jorma Vitkala

Glass industry veteran Jorma Vitkala, who recently retired from Glass Performance Days, will deliver GlassBuild Connect's keynote presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

FGIA Offers Educational Content, Discounts During GlassBuild Connect

In conjunction with GlassBuild Connect, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance is offering snapshots of its education offerings and extending related discounts during the month of September.

Chris Kuehl to Keynote FGIA Virtual Fall Conference with Economic Pattern Changes

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance announced that Dr. Chris Kuehl, managing director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, will serve as the keynote speaker at the Virtual Fall Conference taking place October 6-8. Kuehl will present "The Post COVID-19 Economy: Ten Patterns Likely to Change…

WDMA to Host Two-day Virtual Fall Conference

WDMA will hold its 2020 Fall Conference online Oct. 27-28. The two-day virtual event will feature thought leaders, industry experts and political analysts on what to expect for the remainder of 2020, as well as an outlook for the year ahead. 

Registration Now Open for GlassBuild Connect: The Glass & Fenestration Online Experience

The National Glass Association announced that GlassBuild Connect registration is now open. In response to pandemic-imposed travel, gathering restrictions and prioritizing public safety, GlassBuild America—the annual glass, window and door expo—has transitioned into a month-long online experience…

Registration Now Open for GlassBuild Connect: The Online Glass & Fenestration Online Experience

The National Glass Association opened registration for GlassBuild Connect. In response to pandemic-imposed travel, gathering restrictions and prioritizing public safety, the annual glass, window and door expo has transitioned into a month-long online experience for education, business and product…

Fenestration Canada Unveils Online Regional Week

Fenestration Canada announced it is planning an Online Regional Week, to take place Sept. 28 through Oct. 2. Each day will include webinars and education sessions focused on each region, as well as including a suppliers showcase.

World Millwork Alliance Will Hold 2020 Conference Virtually

World Millwork Alliance will hold its WMA 2020 Virtual Millwork Conference, Oct. 5-7, 2020.

Supply Chain Complications

Building materials retailers and suppliers take stock of supply chain disruptions, potential recovery.

WDMA Fall Virtual Conference Scheduled for October

WDMA’s Fall Conference is scheduled for Oct. 27-28 and will be presented virtually. 

Economic Outlook per FGIA Conference: Q2 Could Show Promise in US, Professional Services Still Shedding Jobs in Canada

Two experts offered a financial outlook for both the U.S. and Canada at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Summer Conference. Moderator Michael Collins, managing director of Building Industry Advisors, asked questions of Katherine Judge, economist for CIBC Capital Markets, and…

FGIA Virtual Conference Highlights Leadership, Manufacturing and Management during COVID-19

The Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance hosted its Virtual Summer Conference June 23-25. A major focus of the content was challenges facing companies in the COVID-19 world. The event featured a panel about manufacturing during coronavirus, a session about financial relief programs and a…

FGIA Virtual Panel Discusses Manufacturing During Pandemic

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance hosted a panel discussion titled, “Managing Manufacturing Operations and Customer Connections Through the COVID-19 Crisis” during the FGIA Virtual Summer Conference.

Former NFL Player Dan Hampton Gives Keynote Address on Leadership at FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

Participants heard a keynote address from a former Chicago Bears NFL player at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Summer Conference.

Woodcraft Industries’ Middlefield and Orwell, Ohio, Locations Earn Safety Awards

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation recognized Woodcraft Industries, a Quanex Building Products company, for its Middlefield and Orwell, Ohio, locations’ safety records.

Crystal Windows Marks 30 Years of Growth

On May 15, Crystal Window & Door Systems reached a milestone, marking its 30th anniversary since opening in 1990. Founded by Thomas Chen, who immigrated to America from Taiwan, the company has grown steadily to become one of the largest window manufacturers in the nation.

Roto Frank Will Not Attend BAU

Roto Frank Fenster-und Türtechnologie will not attend BAU 2021 in Munich, Germany, according to a company statement. The plan was to focus on property-specific hardware solutions for aluminum facades, windows and doors at the trade fair, say officials.

FeneTech Sees More Than 200 Global Registrants for Virtual User Conference

The FeneTech Virtual User Conference ended for customers in North and South America and Australia as of May 8. Customers from Europe and Asia will continue attending the virtual conference with two sessions scheduled for the week of May 11, and another for the following week. 

WDMA to Hold Technical & Manufacturing Conference Online

The 2020 WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference will now be held virtually on the original conference dates of June 9-10.

SWISSPACER Will Not Attend Fensterbau Frontale

SWISSPACER announced it would not attend Fensterbau Frontale, which the COVID-19 pandemic caused to delay it from March to June.

FGIA Plans to Hold Summer Conference

Janice Yglesias, FGIA executive director, shared in an email to its members on March 16, that the FGIA headquarters office in Schaumburg, Illinois, is closed, but that, as of now, it is still planning to hold its summer conference in June.

WDMA Cancels Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference

WDMA has decided to cancel its Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, originally scheduled March 23-25 in Washington, D.C., due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

Fenestration Canada Plans to Proceed with Spring Conference in June

Fenestration Canada released a statement about its Spring Conference in light of the current COVID-19 outbreak.

FTI Postpones World Congress Until August 2020

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, known as the coronavirus, in the Los Angeles area, the Facade Tectonics Institute has postponed Facades Week: LA! until Aug. 3-7, 2020, with the World Congress to be held Aug. 5-6, according to officials.

Fensterbau Frontale Reschedules for June

NürnbergMesse scheduled new dates for Fensterbau Frontale and Holz-Handwerk 2020. The event will take place Tuesday, June 16, through Friday, June 19. 

Diamon-Fusion International and Caldwell Among Sponsors of FeneTech User Conference

Diamon-Fusion International (DFI), creators of protective coatings for glass, and Caldwell Manufacturing, supplier of window balances and hinge technology, are among the sponsors of this year’s FeneTech User Conference, to be held June 1-3 in downtown Cleveland.

Fensterbau Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

NürnbergMesse postponed Fensterbau Frontale and Holz-Handwerk. The exhibition duo will not take place as planned from March 18-21, 2020, but June 16-19, in Nuremberg. The reason for the postponement is the increased spread of the coronavirus and corresponding feedback from customers and industry…

Economics Expert Touches on Trade, Labor, Immigration at FGIA Annual Conference

John Manzella led a roundtable discussion at the 2020 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Annual Conference about economic issues like trade, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, United States-Mexico-Canada agreement and automation.

FGIA Recognizes Industry Leaders for Excellence During Inaugural FGIA Annual Conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the inaugural FGIA Annual Conference Awards banquet held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Award presenters noted the importance of these member contributions,…

FGIA Unveils New Logo, Brand at Annual Conference

During the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance inaugural 2020 Annual Conference, the association officially launched its brand, including a new logo and promotional video. On Jan. 1, 2020, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance…

FUX to Display Wrapping, Bending Technology at Fensterbau

FUX Maschinenbau und Kunststofftechnik GmbH, whose equipment is used to laminate and wrap window profiles, door panels and other building elements, as well as window profile bending equipment will demonstrate at its Fensterbau booth (hall 3, booth 143). 

Continental to Showcase Laminate Solutions at Fensterbau

In 2020, Fensterbau Frontale industry trade fair in Nuremberg, to be held March 18-21, will once again be a showcase for all products of the manufacturers of construction elements. Continental will showcase its full assortment of exterior surfaces at its booth (hall 5, booth 202). 

NGA and ASA Announce Alliance Partnership

The National Glass Association and the American Subcontractors Association entered into a mutual agreement for NGA to be an ASA Alliance Partner. The agreement will help support ASA initiatives and provide NGA member companies with access to select ASA benefits and resources.

Strong Attendance at 2020 Builders' Show Reflects Industry Optimism

Nearly 65,000 home building professionals from around the world attended the National Association of Home Builders International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 21-23.

Home Builders Institute, The Home Depot Foundation Commit $500,000 for Student Training

The Home Builders Institute announced The Home Depot Foundation will commit up to $500,000 to fund student training in home construction careers in high schools across the country. Additionally, the National Housing Endowment, the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Home Builders,…

PGT Innovations Showcases Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle Products at IBS

PGT Innovations will showcase products from its Eze-Breeze and Western Window Systems brands at the NAHB International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 21-23. 

NGA Announces Conference Name Change

At its Annual Conference in La Jolla, California, NGA President and CEO Nicole Harris announced a name change to its biannual technical conferences. NGA's Annual Conference and Fall Conference will now collectively be known as NGA Glass Conference and be differentiated by location.

AAMA Offers Updated Courses and Platform for FenestrationMasters Version 2.0

AAMA updated its FenestrationMasters program first launched in 2012. Version 2.0 offers an update and re-design of the current coursework.

Registration for WDMA Legislative Conference is Open

The WDMA 2020 Legislative Conference will be held March 23 through 25 at the Westin City Center Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Registration for WDMA Legislative Conference is Open

The WDMA 2020 Legislative Conference will be held March 23 through 25 at the Westin City Center Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Fensterbau Frontale Returns to Nuremberg in March 2020

Wood and window specialists from all over the world will gather in Nuremberg for the combined Fensterbau Frontale and Holz-Handwerk exhibition March 18 through 21, 2020. Event organizers expect more than 1,300 exhibitors from over 40 countries and anticipate some 111,000 international attendees to…