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FGIA welcomes new technical manager, glass products and Canadian industry affairs

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Nathalie Thibault, who will serve the organization as Technical Manager, Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs.

Inside and Out

For John Mealey, success is very much about good client relationships. With these solid bonds in place, he seeks to create a workplace atmosphere where everyone feels valued. Excellent client relationships, he has learned over his career, are a huge factor in profitability.

You Bet Your Glass: Punting on pensions

I realize that accounting practices and pension management are not the spellbinding, edge-of-your-seat topics you’re accustomed to reading in You Bet Your Glass, but there is a big unsettling bubble that has been building for years.

AGC and Citrine collaborate to develop new technology using AI

AGC Glass Europe and Citrine Informatics are collaborating to use artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the development of next-generation glass.
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A quiet conversation

Fully integrated open office plans seemed like the perfect answer to claustrophobic cubicles — until they weren’t. Despite grouping employees at communal desks and tearing down private office walls, Harvard Business School researchers found that the move to open up workspaces has negatively impacted collaboration, triggering a withdrawal response among workers. » Read more

FENBC annual commercial contractors meeting

January 16 - January 17, 2020
Location: Surrey, B.C.
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2020 FGIA Annual Conference

February 10 -13, 2020
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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CSC Building Expo 2020

February 26, 2020
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Top Glass

April 22, 2020
Location: The Internation Centre, Toronto Ont.
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