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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 […]

GlassBuild Draws the Latest Options for Window Shopping

Nov 2nd, 2023

GlassBuild America is underway in Atlanta this week, where after the deployment of new Energy Star requirements manufacturers continue to promote products and materials to help meet the new criteria. Exhibitors came prepared with “menus” of insulating glass, low-E coatings and new profiles to help last-minute shoppers update their door and window products. In many […]

Challenges Facing Small Business Owners Seeking to Vertically Integrate

Apr 20th, 2023

With the supply chain interruptions that we have all experienced over the past two years, many of the smaller window shops and glass shops are now seeking to vertically integrate. Tired of long lead times, quality issues and cost increases associated with outsourcing windows and even insulating glass, these smaller businesses are looking into taking […]

Despite the Circumstances, Spring Meeting Highlights Optimism

Apr 4th, 2021

It’s exciting times for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). As we closed the month of March with a successful Spring Committee Meeting, we heard about innovative, long-term technological progress for fenestration and short-term anticipation, as the U.S. economy begins to normalize after the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to carrying out committee business, our virtual […]

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 […]

How to Invent Anything!

Jan 10th, 2017

“The Inventor looks upon the world and is not content with things as they are. He wants to improve whatever he sees, he wants to benefit the world, he is haunted by an idea. The spirit of Invention posses him,seeking materialization” — Alexander Graham Bell Every mechanical or electronic device you use every day is […]

California Company Aims to Take BiPV to Next Level

Oct 20th, 2016

Transparency may be the most important characteristic of a window. So when a technology is being introduced to the glass and glazing industry, it’s important for those developing it to keep in mind that it is still first and foremost a window. A group of engineers based in Santa Barbara, Calif., has taken that to […]

IGMA Goes Green: Experts Weigh in on Industry Sustainability Efforts

Feb 9th, 2015

There’s no way to discuss the modern manufacture of building products and construction without hitting on the topic of sustainability. That point was not lost on attendees at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last week. All the trending acronyms were discussed—LCA (life cycle assessment), EPD (environmental product […]

The Heat is On

Aug 26th, 2014

Now is the time of the year that we put the efficiency of our manufacturing operations to the true test. Orders are pouring in, and there are only so many hours in the day. One cannot afford to get too far behind and disappoint our customers, yet one also cannot afford to let quality slip […]

IGMA Early-Bird Registration Rates End Today

Jun 27th, 2014

Early-bird Registration for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Summer Technical Conference end today. The conference will be held August 5-8 at the Hilton Quebec in historic Quebec City. The event will feature several working meetings of the various IGMA Committees, as well as informative lunch presentations, valuable networking sessions and more. Registration is available […]