Journal of Commerce | DCN-JOC News Services | September 8, 2022
VICTORIA — The Fenestration Association of British Columbia (FenBC) is a Canadian region of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry alliance (FGIA) as of Sept. 1.
The boards of both organizations approved the creation of FGIA’s first Canadian region by integrating FenBC as the newly formed FGIA FenBC Region.
“By expanding FGIA regional offerings to include FenBC, FGIA strengthens its Canadian presence with a strong and well-respected provincial organization. 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 a greater international co-operation of members that will promote further unity of our industry standards,” said FGIA board and engineering manager Dan Parrish in a statement.
“The combined organization will benefit from economies of scale, thus strengthening future viability, and will also strengthen our collective ability to influence Canadian code and regulatory decisions to affect positive outcomes for members and the industry.”
In February 2021 FGIA and FenBC signed an official agreement to collaborate with the intent of developing “mutual synergies to allow both organizations to best support their respective members. The collaboration enhanced the reach and visibility of both organizations while ensuring efficiencies in monitoring, which will continue with the FGIA FenBC Region,” a FenBC release stated.
“Providing for continuity of FenBC’s operations with a focus on both residential and commercial markets, members now have the backing of a large North American organization whose member base aligns well with our current membership, while expanding our network,” FENBC board chairman Dave Goldsmith said.
“FENBC members will have a voice in a leading North American industry alliance at a time of supply chain uncertainty and instability. It will also allow for greater collaboration relative to events, education, advocacy and technical standards and will avoid the duplication of effort between separate industry associations, while maintaining a FenBC Board of Directors as an FGIA Region Board of Directors.”
More information about FGIA is available here.