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IG Fabricators Workshop

November 5-9 (2 sessions!)
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Upcoming IGMA Meetings

IG Fabricators Workshop
2 Sessions!
November 5-9, 2018

(Intertek Testing Facilities, Plano, TX)

2019 IGMA Winter Conference
February 4-7, 2019
(Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, TX)

2019 IGMA Summer Conference
June 2019
(Victoria, BC)

IGMAC Certification

IGMAC, the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association of Canada, was formed in 1968 to establish high standards of professional conduct in the design, manufacture, application, installation and maintenance of hermetically sealed insulating glass units. More.

IGCC/IGMA Certification

This is an active program and subject to continuous, ongoing review in order to improve our service to you, the manufacturer. We welcome any feedback with respect to any aspect of the program whether it is the administration, the auditing process or the testing phase of certification. More.

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Discover events from around this global industry here, including events by IGMA, NFRC, IGCC, ASTM and many more industry organizations in the insulating glass industry. Click Here.


A Look at the IG Fabricators Workshop

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) gave members a preview of its Insulating Glass Fabricators Workshop during the IGMA Summer Conference 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The workshop focuses on fabricating and testing insulating...

IGMA Discusses Ways to Prevent Millions of Bird Deaths

Scientists estimate that up to 42 million birds are killed from collisions with glass in Canada every year. That estimate goes as high as nearly 1 billion in the U.S., according to Krista De Groot, landbird biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service, who...

IGMA Programs

Preventing IG Failures, Full Program – $1,000

Developed by industry experts in their field, IGMA is pleased to present the Preventing Insulating Glass Failures educational seminar for the benefit of continuing education for the industry. The individual sessions are topic specific and offers participants a “Do’s and Don’ts” best practices approach for the manufacture of quality insulating glass units. This program includes 13 video presentations that stream online, as well as handouts from each presentation.

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Complimentary Sessions
Program Introduction, Evaluation and Overview

This presentation gives a broad overview of the Preventing IG Failures Program, discussing the various items that will be presented in the full program. Video Length: 28:29

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Product Certification to the ASTM E 2190 Standard

This presentation discusses product certification to the ASTM E 2190 and strategies for achieving certification, as well as a look at the certification process and development. Video Length: 26:42

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Handling Glass Safely

This presentation discusses glass safety, illustrating the use of personal protection equipment and how injuries in the workplace could have been avoided. Video Length: 21:00

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Fabrication Sessions – $100
Glass Receiving, Cutting & Washing

This presentation walks through the steps of properly receiving, washing and cutting glass to maintain the integrity of the glass for IG fabrication. Video Length: 51:00

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Spacers and Muntins

This presentation discusses the various spacer and muntin technologies used in IG fabrication. Video Length: 37:18

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This presentation discusses desiccant technologies used in IG fabrication and optimization of use in IG units. Video Length: 27:52

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This presentation discusses various sealant technologies and seals in IG unit production. Video Length: 33:23

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Gas Filling

This presentation walks through the many aspects of gas filling, leakage and loss in IG units, focusing on efficiencies and best practices. Video Length: 1:01:39

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Why Glass Breaks

This presentation looks at glass breakage and gives insights into ways to determine the root cause of glass breakage. Video Length: 57:03

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Glass Performance for Energy Efficient Fenestration

This presentation dives into the many factors effecting glass performance and efficiencies when dealing with thermal and energy issues. Video Length: 34:10

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Beyond Fabrication Sessions – $200
IG Design

This presentation takes a deep look at design IG units to achieve a variety of goals, including energy efficiency, longevity, aesthetic appeal and much more. Video Length: 57:45

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Glazing Guidelines and Practices

This presentation gives a comprehensive look at the various guidelines and best practices in fabricating IG units. Video Length: 42:17

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Forensic Investigation of IGU Failures

This presentation covers the gamut of ways to determine the causes of various types of failures that IG units face on an ongoing basis. Video Length: 53:23

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RPM Consulting, Inc. is a Quality Management System (QMS) training and consulting organization that provides specialized consulting in ISO9001:2015, TS16949:2009 and ISO13485, and other certifications. IGMA has entered into an agreement with RPM Consulting to provide services to the specialized fenestration industry. Their mission is to assist IGMA/IGMAC/IGCC members increase their bottom line through improvements in quality and productivity. With a long track record of success, they accomplish this objective through a combination of consulting, facilitation and training services that provide optimal benefit to IGMA members.   RPM Consulting is ready to provide the following support to our membership companies:

  • Develop customized QMS Tier documents around IGMA TM-4010 ISO9001:2008 or :2015 platform that can be applied by IGMA suppliers.
  • Mentor and coach IGMA suppliers and leadership group around the ISO9001:2008 / :2015 requirements.
  • Design, develop and deliver training programs integrating quality requirements and specific documentation with comprehensive training packages specific to companies’ needs.
  • Develop and support highly effective internal audit strategies that will yield the QMS results that benefit the bottom line. Support IGMA suppliers in developing and implementing a comprehensive QMS to meet the ISO9001:2008 requirements.

With over two decades of experience in successful implementation, RPM Consulting is the right choice for IGMA members. Contact IGMA offices or Ron Michalzuk today to discuss the many ways RPM Consulting can make a successful impact to your company’s bottom line. RON MICHALZUK DIRECT: (313) 506-9921 rpmichal@rpm-consulting-inc.com www.rpm-consulting-inc.com

Overview of the Program

The IGMA Leadership Development Program focuses on the soft skills a leader needs to achieve his or her full potential. Everyone in the workforce develops hard skills required to be employed in the insulating glass industry, but developing soft skills (communicating effectively with people, recognizing a company’s culture and effectively aligning with that culture, understanding accountability in the workplace, etc.) provides the necessary intangibles to become a great leader. Once again, IGMA is leading the glass industry into the future by creating the first leadership development program for manufacturers and fabricators of its kind.

Program Facilitator: Oak Moser

Oak is a senior management professional with 33 years’ experience leading and coaching teams in professional, manufacturing and competitive sports sectors. He has a proven track record as an effective leadership coach, working with multi-disciplinary teams, operating in fast-paced, entrepreneurial environments where Customer Satisfaction, Winning and Profitability are key. He helps build competitive environments, where people connect and engage with each other to achieve goals and objectives quickly. He also applies a customized leadership behavioral approach that brings enthusiasm and desired results for organizations. He is trained and certified with Coaching 2 Connect Inc., the authors of two successful Leadership Development Training Programs (Performance Architecture & Leadership Spectrum). The development programs are designed to help coaches and executives manage themselves, relationships with their team members, build a winning culture and serve their Clients with world class standards. He is experienced coaching leaders/athletes to get the most out of each other for team success. Learn more about the program.

In the past year, IGMA held three IG Fabricators Workshops in Texas, Minnesota and Ontario where more than 100 practitioners of the IG industry were led through the most important aspects of fabricating and testing IG units by the experts of our industry. The workshop features a balanced mix of classroom education along with hands-on demonstrations to discover best practices for cleaning, cutting and handling glass, desiccants, sealants, gas fill, frost point and much more. The reviews of the Workshops were incredibly positive. Here are comments from actual paid attendees:

  • “The group of experts you had were awesome. They were very attentive, welcoming and helpful.”
  • “The hands-on portion is awesome. Being able to take what was learned in a presentation and then apply it in real life was really effective.”
  • “Hosting the event at a testing facility is great… while participants may see the IGU processes discussed at each of the stations every day, they don’t always get to see the testing methods and apparatus conducted from a third party.”

Typically, modules for the Workshops include:

  • Workstation 1: Frost Point
  • Workstation 2: Glass Cutting
  • Workstation 3: Spacer & IG Fabrication
  • Workstation 4: Gas Filling
  • Workstation 5: Desiccant / Desiccated Matrix
  • Workstation 6: Sealants
  • Workstation 7: Volatile Fog
  • Workstation 8: IG Failures