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Associations combine to form Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance

AAMA and IGMA announced unification discussions a year ago, with the goal of creating a new organization that can better serve the North American fenestration industry. 


The memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) have voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA).

AAMA and IGMA announced unification discussions a year ago, with the goal of creating a new organization that can better serve the North American fenestration industry.

The IGMA, the North American association of insulating glass manufacturers, suppliers of component materials and other industry-related professionals was created in 2000 as a result of a merger between the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association of Canada (IGMAC) and the Sealed Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association (SIGMA). Today the group represents 140 members across North America.

Founded in 1936, AAMA is a trade association representing over 300 members producing window, door, skylight, sloped glazing, curtain wall and storefront products and components for both the residential and commercial construction markets across North America.

The two existing boards will now work together to execute the unification implementation steps throughout the remainder of 2019. A strategic planning meeting will be scheduled (tentatively in October) to blend the vision and priorities for the new organization for the next three to five years. And, the new organization brand development will begin.