The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is made up of window, door, skylight, curtain wall and storefront manufacturers, suppliers and test labs. These large and small companies supply products for both residential and commercial buildings.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the AAMA Certification Gold Label, the association hosted a contest to find the oldest in-service window, door or skylight bearing an AAMA air-water-structural certification label. The first place winner and runner-up were announced at AAMA's Fall Conference in Baltimore, MD, on October 28.
The renewal process for AAMA Corporate Members is now open. Renewing your membership on time will ensure your company has uninterrupted access to our benefits package and maintains its membership tenure and its listing on the AAMA website for continued customer referrals. AAMA Corporate Membership is available to businesses involved in the manufacture, sale or service of fenestration products and is renewed on an annual basis.
Each month, the AAMA e-News features Website Quick Tips that show web users how to navigate portions of the AAMA website, including Members Only. This month's Quick Tip features News and Columns available on the AAMA website.
Finishes on thermoplastic substrates provide aesthetic appeal, but they also serve the purpose of shielding substrates against degradation from environmental factors. These include water that can cause rot or corrosion, ultraviolet (UV) light that can cause fading or embrittlement, overheating from direct sunlight that can cause surface "crazing" and hail impact that can leave dents.
We here at AAMA like to tout that we are the source of performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the window, door and skylight industry. And while our members certainly have enough knowledge about our industry to fill the entirety of Soldier Field (GO BEARS!), we know that industry collaboration something that can benefit our entire association.
In 1999, Napster was founded as a pioneering peer-to-peer file sharing Internet service that emphasized sharing music, encoded in MP3 format, thereby changing the way we listen to music forever. Although Napster ran into legal difficulties over copyright infringement (oops!), the company unknowingly started a music revolution that would soon lead to the decline of CD sales everywhere.