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GlassBuild Attendees Win Discounts for fenestration knowledge.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 09, 2013 - During GlassBuild America, AAMA-hosted interactive game show let attendees win discounts on courses and exams from FenestrationMasters™ program. Prior to GlassBuild, participants could test their fenestration knowledge online by answering questions on Twitter and LinkedIn. Troy Hein, senior account manager Central/North Florida of YKK AP America, Inc., was top "Are You Smarter Than a FenestrationMaster?" winner and received 45% discount from his online and game show participation.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

GlassBuild Attendees Win Discounts from AAMA During "Are you Smarter than a FenestrationMaster?" Contest

Press release date: Oct 01, 2013

Schaumburg, Ill. -- During GlassBuild America, Sept.10-12, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) hosted an interactive game show that gave attendees the opportunity to win discounts on courses and exams from the association’s FenestrationMasters™ program, a nationwide education and certification program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries. Also, prior to GlassBuild, participants had the chance to test their fenestration knowledge online by answering questions on Twitter and LinkedIn. Playing both at GlassBuild and online gave contestants the opportunity to win up to 50 percent off FenestrationAssociate™ or FenestrationMaster™ courses and exams.

Troy Hein, senior account manager Central/North Florida of YKK AP America, Inc., was the top winner for the Are You Smarter? contest, receiving a 45 percent discount from his participation both at the game show and online. “Being in the architectural sales field, I am always looking for ways to make not only myself but YKK AP stand above our competitors,” says Hein. “The FenestrationMasters program is a great way for someone in the industry to show that they understand, and are familiar with, the AAMA standards that are published. By having the knowledge that comes along with taking the FenestrationMasters courses, I will have an additional benefit to my customers, architects and peers.”

Following GlassBuild, Hein signed up for the program and began taking the FenestrationMaster coursework. “They [course modules] are extremely easy to follow, and I have also found that they work quite well on my smart phone, which makes it nice when traveling.”

Play "Are You Smarter?" at the AAMA Fall Conference
For those who did not hve a chance to participate in the contest at GlassBuild or online, AAMA will be hosting another game show during the Supplier Product Display at the AAMA Fall Conference in Baltimore, Mon., Oct. 28. Attendees have the chance to win 25 percent off FenstrationMasters courses and exams.

About FenestrationMasters
FenestrationMasters was developed to help companies differentiate their business and increase their credibility by offering their customers the benefit of employees who have pursued a well-rounded education in the fenestration industry.

“FenestrationMasters is truly unique in that it is the only publicly available professional education and certification program concentrated on the fenestration industry. Due to AAMA’s material and product neutrality, as well as our long history of technical expertise, students will learn from an unbiased, industry-leading source,” says Angela Dickson, AAMA's marketing manager.

There are two different credentials available through the program, both requiring successful completion of the applicable coursework and the certification exam: FenestrationMaster and FenestrationAssociate. There are no prerequisites to qualify for the FenestrationAssociate (entry-level) certification. To qualify for the FenestrationMaster (advanced-level) certification, one of the following prerequisites must be met:
- Four-year degree in engineering, architecture or applied sciences and four years fenestration product-related experience
- Six years fenestration product-related experience

More Information
To learn more about AAMA’s FenestrationMasters program, visit www.aamanet.org/FenestrationMasters. Additional information on the "Are You Smarter Than a FenestrationMaster?" contest can be found at www.aamanet.org/RUsmarter.

More information about AAMA and its activities can be found via the AAMA Media Relations page or on the AAMA website, www.aamanet.org

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

Media contacts:
Heather West, Heather West Public Relations
Email: heather@heatherwestpr.com; 612-724-8760

Angela Dickson, marketing manager, AAMA
Email: adickson@aamanet.org; 866-985-7510