Association news
Architects and designers are requesting more and more the use of insulating glass units to have unsupported edges.
The Canadian Glass Association has recently selected Centric Management and Consulting to serve as our new association management company
July 14, 2014 - The Canadian Glass Association has recently selected Centric Management and Consulting to serve as their new association management company. The Canadian Glass Association provides support to glass and related industries at the national level in matters of building codes, standards and legislation. "The Canadian Glass Association is excited to work with Centric, as they also currently manage the Glass Association of North America. This creates the opportunity for synergy within the glazing industry, giving added value for membership," shares Jim Brady, president of the CGA. "This partnership will closely align the two associations which should negate the possibility of duplication of efforts, while giving the glazing industry as a whole, a stronger voice. It is our belief that this is an extremely positive partnership."
June 20, 2014 - Phil James, president and CEO of the National Glass Association and the Window and Door Dealers Alliance has announced his transition to president and CEO emeritus. NGA senior executive Nicole Harris succeeds him as president and CEO of the organizations, assuming control over all daily operations on June 20, 2014.
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s 2014 Winter Conference was held the first week of March in San Francisco.
As we slowly emerge from what has been a very trying winter, Canada’s window and door industry looks optimistically on the upcoming spring and summer seasons.
The 2014 Glass Connections Conference and Trade Show hit Halifax June 4 and 5.
May 14, 2014 - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has announced that Ken Brenden (AAMA Technical Services Director) will retire effective May 22.
April 29, 2014 - The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance has notified the industry that electronic communications will be temporarily disrupted tomorrow, April 30, as it moves to new offices at 2255 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, Ont., unit 115. The association's mailing address and other contact information will remain the same following the move.
April 23, 2014 - Registration is now open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Summer Conference, to be held in downtown Indianapolis, June 1 to 4. In addition to the keynote speaker, Elizabeth Watson, addressing the future of ADA principles and design, AAMA will be introducing a new app, offering several optional events for attendees and announcing this year’s scholarship winners.
The Canadian Glass Association is proud to announce that an interim executive director has been selected to help move the association forward until a permanent ED can be located.
April 7, 2014 - The AVFQ , Quebec's association for the glazing and fenestration industries, has withdrawn from the Canadian Glass Association in a letter sent to the CGA board dated March 20. The letter cites the need for the AVFQ to focus its budget on its own membership programs, and states, "We already have our own committees, training group, events and partnerships with different players in the window and door industry across North America." The letter is signed by Gilbert Lemay, AVFQ director general, and copied to Marc Bilodeau, AVFQ president, and Alain Langis.
Feb. 20, 2014 - At the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 77th Annual Conference, the association’s membership ratified the 2014 board of directors. The slate included Marg Webb, CHRP, of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) to fill the affiliated association seat, plus Pella’s Kevin Gaul and Simonton’s Sid Spear to fill seats as residential representatives.
Feb. 18, 2014 - The board of directors of the Canadian Glass Association have announced that Glass Canada freelance writer and glass marketing specialist, Rich Porayko, will be joining the association as interim Executive Director to assist the organization through the transitional process until a permanent Executive Director can be successfully recruited.
The 2013 Win-Door North America show held Nov. 12 through 14 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre demonstrated continued industry strength with exhibitor floor space sales up and registrations on par with previous shows.

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