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FGIA announces new Board of Directors, strategic plan at inaugural conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference held last week in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida featured an introduction to the 2020 Board of Directors. Since FGIA is the result of having combined the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) as of the first of this year, the FGIA Board of Directors includes representatives who actively served in leadership roles within either of the separate associations.

Vitro Architectural Glass names new vice president of operations

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that Martin Bracamonte has been named vice president, operations.

Nominations now open for the OGMA 2020 Awards for Excellence

The Board of Directors of the Ontario Glass and Metal Association is pleased to announce that nominations are now being received for the 2020 Awards for Excellence.

StatsCan building permits report: December 2019

The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities increased 7.4% to $8.7 billion in December. Increases were reported in five provinces, led by Ontario (+10.5% to $3.4 billion) and Quebec (+15.8% to $2.2 billion). For 2019 overall, municipalities issued $102.4 billion worth of permits, up 2.6% compared with 2018.
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Glass Talk episode #2: The Making of the FGIA – Margaret Webb and Janice Yglesias

FGIA executive director, Janice Yglesias, and FGIA director of glass products and Canadian affairs, Margaret Webb, join Glass Canada editor, Pat Flannery, to explain the new association, talk about some industry issues and discuss how a big organization for all of North America’s residential and commercial fenestration providers might serve the market better. » Read more

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