The memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) both voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance. The formal ballots of the AAMA and IGMA memberships were released in July, along with the full prospectus outlining the strategy for structuring, operating, and branding the new organization, which included adjustments and clarifications to the proposal, based upon member feedback.
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. During that time, an exploratory team from both organizations developed a framework for the new organization, and information was continually shared with members during development.
The two existing boards will work together to execute the unification implementation steps throughout the remainder of 2019. A strategic planning meeting will be scheduled to blend the vision and priorities for the new organization for the next three to five years.