The Fenestration Association of British Columbia (FenBC) is now a Canadian region of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). Both boards approved the creation of FGIA’s first Canadian region, the FGIA FenBC Region.

The FGIA FenBC Region will operate similarly to the pre-existing FGIA U.S. regions – FGIA Southeast Region and FGIA Western Region – says the FGIA. The FGIA FenBC Region will focus on regulatory and government initiatives, product installation, commercial contractor interests and related needs within British Columbia.

“By expanding FGIA regional offerings to include FenBC, FGIA strengthens its Canadian presence with a strong and well-respected provincial organization,” says Dan Parrish, chairman of the FGIA board and engineering manager with Pella Corporation. “Members from both organizations will realize greater opportunities for networking and building business relationships. The joining of these two industry associations will expand our diversity of expertise, which will benefit the entire membership, and signals greater international cooperation of members that will promote further unity of our industry standards.”

The news follows a February 2021 agreement between the FGIA and FenBC to collaborate and develop mutual synergies. According to the FGIA, the collaboration enhanced the reach and visibility of both organizations while ensuring efficiencies in monitoring, which will continue with the FGIA FenBC Region.

“This transition will allow FenBC to substitute an even stronger administrative and technical team for a sole-person executive director position that would have been very difficult to fill and will allow FenBC’s vision as an industry association to both survive and thrive far into the future,” says Dave Goldsmith, chairman of the FenBC board and senior code and compliance engineer with Ply Gem Canada.