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AAMA to offer FenestrationMasters(TM) training demonstrations.

Press Release Summary:

Aug 24, 2010 - During GlassBuild America show, AAMA will demonstrate FenestrationMasters(TM) program, which is designed for professionals in window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront, and sloped glazing industries. To gain AAMA FenestrationMasters professional certification, coursework is accessed through MyWindowClass.com, which is owned by National Glass Association. Online education format covers performance standards, product and material types, and code requirements.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

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AAMA to Offer FenestrationMasters(TM) Training Demonstrations at GlassBuild America

Press release date: Aug 17, 2010

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will be demonstrating the new FenestrationMasters(TM) program curriculum at the upcoming GlassBuild America show held in Las Vegas, NV (Sept. 14-16).

FenestrationMasters is a new, nationwide program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries, with training content based on consensus-based AAMA standards. To gain the AAMA FenestrationMasters professional certification, coursework is accessed through MyWindowClass.com, which is owned and operated by the National Glass Association. The online education format allows professionals to complete the required coursework at their own pace and convenience, simply through access to any computer with an Internet connection. This professional certification covers a wide range of subject matter, including performance standards, product and material types and code requirements.

Previews of courses from the FenestrationMasters certification curriculum will be offered each day of the GlassBuild America show at 1:00 p.m., in the theater area of the Industry Pavilion (booth 1751). Individuals at the show are encouraged to attend a demonstration and learn more about this professional training and certification program.

"Participating in GlassBuild America as a partnering organization is a valuable opportunity for us to keep in touch with our members and industry representatives, as well as to engage in discussions about current industry issues and technologies," says Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO. "We're very pleased to launch FenestrationMasters at this year's show and offer demonstrations of this unique industry training program. Additional education and certification is an effective way to ensure that employees are well-trained and knowledgeable, which puts companies in a strong position to compete for business by offering customers the benefit of a well-trained staff with a broad knowledge base."

GlassBuild America, now in its seventh year, is organized by the National Glass Association, in conjunction with partner organizations including AAMA. The show will offer more than 150,000 square feet of booths and displays as well as a lineup of multiple educational seminars and forums on topics including glazing, solar energy, energy efficiency and decorative glass.

AAMA is offering free guest passes to attend GlassBuild America. To register using the free guest pass, access the registration site and enter the code "10AAM." Or complete this form, and return it via the GlassBuild customer service e-mail address (GBA.attendee@experient-inc.com) or via fax at (301) 694-5124. Please note that in order to receive a free guest pass, one must register before September 10.

Please contact Angela Dickson , AAMA marketing manager, for more information regarding the FenestrationMasters program. More information about AAMA and its activities can be found at www.aamanet.org .

AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification, and educational programs for the fenestration industry.(SM)

Media Contacts:

Angela Dickson, Marketing Manager, AAMA
E-mail: adickson@aamanet.org
866-985-7510

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