Posts Tagged ‘ American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) ’

Which Window Brands Are ‘Best?’ U.S. News & World Report Weighs In

Mar 14th, 2024

[This article was updated March 15, 2024, at 7:25 a.m.] U.S. News & World Report released its top choices among window brands last week, including what the publication dubs the eight best. Categories ranged from Best Overall to Best for Innovative Designs and Best Warranty. In the process, editors picked up on many of the […]

FGIA Sessions Highlight Certification Program Updates and Energy Star 7 Deadline

Feb 22nd, 2024

The deadline for Energy Star 7.0 reports is fast approaching, said Kathy Krafka Harkema, U.S. technical operations director for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). Krafka Harkema’s session opened the third day of FGIA’s 2024 Annual Conference at the Omni Amelia Island Resort near Jacksonville, Florida, this week. The conference runs through Thursday. She […]

Industry Leaders Share Insights on Innovation at FGIA Annual Conference

Feb 21st, 2024

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2024 Annual Conference kicked off Monday at the Omni Amelia Island Resort near Jacksonville, Florida. The three-day event brings together industry experts to discuss various glass- and glazing-specific topics. These include innovations in the window industry, diversity, sealants, sustainability, technology, weathering, insulating glass, and more. The conference aims […]

FGIA Returns to Pre-COVID Strength

Feb 15th, 2023

A conference room filled with attendees and a speaker at a podium.

It’s cool and cloudy in San Diego this week—not the conditions that officials for the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) had hoped for when they chose the location for this year’s annual conference. But inside, “So far, the event looks great,” said Florica Vlad, FGIA’s meetings manager, adding, “Everything but the weather. But I’m […]

Wojan Window & Door Long-Time Sales VP to Retire

Feb 13th, 2023

Wojan Window & Door has announced the retirement of vice president of sales Rick Pagano. A more than 50-year veteran of the fenestration and building products industries, Pagano has led Wojan’s sales team for fourteen years and will be succeeded by current regional sales manager Jeff Collis. Pagano started in the lumber industry right out […]

FGIA Restructures Staff with Promotions and Added Positions

Jul 22nd, 2021

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) announced a restructuring of several staff positions to accommodate a growing organization focused on multiple facets of the industry, according to a press release. This restructuring includes the promotion of Kathy Krafka Harkema from U.S. codes and regulatory affairs manager to the newly created position of U.S. technical […]

FGIA Meetings Manager Florence Nicolici to retire in May

May 6th, 2021

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has announced the forthcoming retirement of FGIA Meetings Manager, Florence Nicolici, who will retire on May 31, 2021, after 36 years of service. “I am in awe of Florence’s expansive career,” said Janice Yglesias, FGIA executive director. “Her work ethic and commitment have consistently been an inspiration to […]

California Cracks Down on Consumer Privacy Regulations with CCPA

Dec 19th, 2019

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) that passed in June 2018 will take effect January 1, 2020, and is set to have a significant impact on companies that do business in the golden state. “The CCPA is precedent-setting in the U.S. because it has far-reaching implications for data management and recordkeeping,” says Kathy […]

Fenestration Industry Optimistic of What Phase One Trade Deal with China Means

Dec 16th, 2019

Organizations in the fenestration industry are hopeful after the announcement of an agreement between the U.S. and China on what the government is calling the Phase One trade deal that may reduce current tariffs and canceled tariffs set to go into effect December 15. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a statement […]

Hurricane Window Performance and IG Workshop is a Focus at Recent Conference

Oct 9th, 2019

Members of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) presented at the recent American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference on the effect hurricanes have on insulating glass (IG) unit performance, as well as how to wash and cut glass and how to conduct a frost point test. IGMA technical consultant Bill Lingnell led the presentation […]