Association news
The Boards of Directors of the Glass Association of North America (GANA), Topeka, KS, and the National Glass Association (NGA), Vienna, VA, have unanimously approved combining the two associations into one, strong and unified voice for the glass and glazing industry. 
Let’s take a look at some of the great work our Emerging Technology and Innovation Committee has been doing.
The CGA’s annual Glass Connections conference took place June 7 and 8 in Burnaby, B.C.
Glass Connections is not just our name, it’s our game! Don’t miss the opportunity to join your peers in the industry on June 7 and 8 at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Center in Vancouver, B.C.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the CGA membership will take place on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm PDT. The meeting is being held immediately prior to the Glass Connections Conference, which begins later that afternoon with its opening reception.
The Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors Association (AGMCA) is in search of an individual with demonstrated leadership and administrative skills who can work effectively with the association’s board of directors and various industry-related committees. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the collective bargaining process.
The Ontario Glass and Metal Association has announced the winners of its 2017 Awards of Excellence. Noram Glass of Mississauga, Ont., has won the award for execution for its work on the Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library. Diamond Schmitt Architects takes home the award for design for Lazaridis Hall at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont.
The IGMA Leadership Development Program focuses on the soft skills a leader needs to achieve his or her full potential. Everyone in the workforce develops hard skills required to be employed in the insulating glass industry, but developing soft skills (communicating effectively with people, recognizing a company's culture and effectively aligning with that culture, understanding accountability in the workplace, etc.) provides the necessary intangibles to become a great leader. Once again, IGMA is leading the glass industry into the future by creating the first leadership development program for manufacturers and fabricators of its kind.
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance held its winter conference in Clearwater, Fla., Jan. 23 through 26 and heard updates from all our task groups. Here are some highlights.
Glass Connections isn’t just the name of our conference, it’s our motto.
Feb. 9, 2017 -  The National Glass Association (NGA), Vienna, VA, and the Glass Association of North America (GANA), Topeka, KS, have together appointed a joint task force to optimize service to members of both organizations, and to coordinate advocacy and technical support along with education and training initiatives for the glass and glazing industry.  
It really is a new Fenestration Canada. Last year was a transition year that started with the hiring of a new association management team in Zzeem. The Zzeem team have been on a steep learning curve since they started in March of 2016, but by all accounts have managed to bring our association through a very vital period. Our new executive director, Cindy Gareau, has been a fireball from day 1 and has become an important cog in the operation of Fenestration Canada and all the committees that endeavour to bring effective programs to our membership.
Last year, the IGMA held two fabricator workshops in Texas and Minnesota, where more than 80 practitioners from the IG industry were led through the most important aspects of fabricating and testing IG units by the experts of our industry.
The CGA’s Glass Connections event is booked.  Be sure to join us June 7 to 8 at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Center in Vancouver, B.C.
Jan. 26, 2017 - The Board of Directors of the Ontario Glass and Metal Association is pleased to announce that nominations are now being received for the 2017 Awards for Excellence. There are two awards, one for Excellence in Architectural Glass & Metal Design and one for Excellence in Architectural Glass & Metal Execution.
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