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  • Yesterday began OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week 2018, a nationwide awareness campaign on the value of health and safety programs that include management leadership, worker participation and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.  Organizations of any size looking for an opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to safety—to workers, customers, supply chain... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association debuted its new podcast, WDMA Open & Close. Hosted by Michael O’Brien, CEO of WDMA, the podcast provides a mixture of content and analysis of the issues impacting the window, door and skylight industry. Listeners can also expect engaging interviews of industry leaders, experts and analysts that will provide unique perspectives on the... more »
  • At the Annual Conference in April, the National Glass Association dissolved the legacy Glass Association of North America divisions to form three core committees—Forming, Fabricating, Installing—under its newly combined structure. Now, the NGA is pleased to announce the volunteer leaders for the three committees for the 2018-2020 term: Forming Chair - Mark Cody, AGC Glass Co.... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association released its WDMA 2018 U.S. Industry Market Study which provides data and insights on the industry's performance, key trends and future direction. The report is based on industry input for product shipments in 2017 and was prepared, researched and analyzed by The Farnsworth Group.   One key takeaway from the study is that residential window and... more »
  • The National Glass Association added three new board members who began their terms at its summer board meeting last week in Vienna, Virginia: Tim Kelley, TriStar Glass, Catoosa, Oklahoma; Cathie Saroka, Goldray Glass, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and Gus Trupiano, AGC Glass Company North America, Alpharetta, Georgia. The meeting represented the fulfillment of NGA’s new governance structure... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently updated a white paper about water penetration in hurricane conditions. The paper provides information to homeowners, distributors, builders and insurance adjusters regarding water penetration during severe wind-driven rain storms. The white paper originally was released in 2005, and this update is being released at the... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is hosting "A Marketing Guide to Instagram: Visually Showcasing Your Brand', a webinar presented by Meryl Williams, AAMA's communications coordinator, on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm EST. The webinar will give an overview of Instagram and the app's features, as well as ways to highlight your business with the tool by... more »
  • The boards of directors for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance have engaged in formal discussions with the hope of creating a new unified organization that can better serve the North American fenestration industry. This agreement follows the recommendation made by a joint AAMA and IGMA exploratory team after 12 months of careful... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated information about avoiding skylight falls and posted it as a safety-focused webpage that provides statistics about falls and offers helpful tips for avoiding them. The information was previously included as a fact sheet. "The issue of fall protection is not a new one, and every fall fatality is avoidable," says John... more »
  • The Standards Council of Canada expanded the scope of accreditation for the International Codes Council Evaluation Service, which performs technical evaluations of building products, components, methods and materials to provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. ICC-ES can now evaluate product classifications to the provisions of standards... more »