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October 18, 2018

AAMA/IGMA answers more questions in joint effort to create a new unified organization

Earlier this year, the Boards of Directors for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) began formal discussions with the goal of creating a new unified organization that can better serve the North American fenestration industry.

Federal government invests in energy-efficient building infrastructure

Energy efficiency is hard to see, but we feel its benefits in our homes, neighbourhoods, environment, economy and wallets. Federal investments in innovative energy-efficient projects drive economic growth, contribute to our clean energy future and create new, middle-class jobs for Canadians.

You Bet Your Glass – Xinyi Canada: And There They Were – Gone

It was not that long ago, November 2017, that our then-Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, called a press conference in China to announce business agreements exceeding $1 billion between Ontario corporations and Chinese organizations.

AGC Glass invests in vacuum glazing for high insulation performance

As the fruit of a joint development agreement between AGC and Panasonic, AGC Glass Europe is to invest in production of vacuum glazing at its plant in Lodelinsart (Belgium), a technology that offers very high energy performance. Production is due to start in March 2019, with the products mainly going to the construction industry.
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Vitrum celebrates grand opening of new manufacturing facility

On Tuesday October 2, 2018, Vitrum Glass Group celebrated the grand opening of their new Calgary manufacturing facility in Rocky View County, Alberta, located just 10 minutes North of Calgary’s international airport. » Learn More
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Window Manufacturing Converted Into Artist Studio & Loft

When this Toronto based window manufacturing facility closed, it was instantly discovered by a Canadian artist who needed a larger studio and loft living space. Bay doors and commercial style windows were replaced with black framed tilt turns, to transition the space into a stylish domestic + industrial hub. With broad expanses of white walls and perfectly modulated light, this space is the very picture of an artist’s studio—and it was crafted as carefully as Kent Monkman’s mountain landscapes. » Learn more
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FenBC Industry Conference

October 24
Location: Surrey, B.C.
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The Buildings Show

November 28-30
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
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December 3-5
Location: Quebec City
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Top Glass

April 17
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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