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IGMA Talks Association and Committee Updates at Winter Meeting

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s (IGMA) 2014 Winter Meeting has kept attendees busy this week, taking place at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco. Topics discussed during this week have ranged from marketing and new board members, association updates and much more. To start, Bill Briese of GED Integrated Solutions, Robert Grommesh of Cardinal IG and Jeff Haberer of Trulite Industries were accepted as directors on the board. The marketing committee also met … CONTINUE READING

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IGMA Winter Meeting Continues with Committee Updates

Meetings at the 2014 Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2014 Winter Meeting, held at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco, continued yesterday with technical services committee task groups as well as a technical update. The morning, which began for members with a closed-door discussion of the Gas-filled IGU Correlation Field Study, focused on the technical services task groups. Starting with Glazing Guidelines, led by Tracy Rogers of Quanex Building Products, the discussion focused … CONTINUE READING

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IGMA Opens with Hot Topics at Winter Meeting

  The 2014 Winter Meeting for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) officially kicked off today with committee meetings at the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory. The conference is being held at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco through Friday. Today’s meeting focused on the Emerging Technologies and Innovations committee. To start the morning, the gas permeability task group opened with a discussion of EN1279-3. According to Randi Ernst of FDR Designs, who was … CONTINUE READING

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To Make or to Buy?

One widely accepted position in the window industry is that if you are a small-sized manufacturer it’s better to buy your insulating glass (IG). If you’re a big company you should make it yourself (though a major window maker based in Bayport, Minn., is a large exception to that rule). Those in the middle can either sides of the fence depending on what works best for their individual situation. Major advantages of buying IG? The … CONTINUE READING

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Increase Production with FastGas

 Gas filling slowing you down? FastGas fills average IG units with argon in less than 15 seconds, according to Integrated Automation. It’s the only single gas filling system that lets one machine and operator keep pace with Intercept production, the company adds. The product is available in one- and two station versions, and fills IG made with any spacer system precisely, rapidly and reliably while offering 100 percent argon retention. www.optigasig.com

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