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IGMA, GANA executives reflect on collaboration

Post Time:Sep 12,2008Classify:Industry NewsView:153

On the last day of the Glass Association of North America Fall Conference Sept. 10 in Dallas,the Insulating Glass Manufacturing Alliance and GANA executives announceddiscussions regarding closer collaboration between the two organizations have been ongoing since September 2007 with the potential to formalize this collaboration during a three-year transition period.In early 2008, both IGMAand GANA formed Strategic Task Groups to closely study the implications of a closer IGMA-GANA relationship.

"IGMA has a long history of working closely with our affiliated organizations, AAMA, CWDMA, GANA and WDMA. ...This undertaking is about combining our collective and individual strengths, representing the residential and commercial industry across North America and into the global market," says Margaret Webb, executive director, IGMA, Ottawa."It’s good for business."

The objective of this effort would be to consolidate all glass products under one umbrella group, thus capitalizing on economies of scale in advocacy, staffing, marketing, communication and administrative costs, according to a GANA release Sept. 11. A collaboration between IGMA and GANA would also reduce the duplication of technical efforts and maximize funding and expertise for technical projects and research.

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