AGMA provides the infrastructure, networking, and educational opportunities to help advance our members’ business objectives. We partner with local, state, and national organizations that lead the architectural glass and metal industry. Working together, we can drive your business forward.
National Architectural Glass & Metal Association
The National Architectural Glass & Metal Association (NAGMA) represents and supports local glazing industry stakeholders at the national level to preserve and increase their market share. Through NAGMA, our reach extends far beyond Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Together, we can provide the infrastructure needed for you to do business both locally and nationally.
The Architectural Glass Institute
The Architectural Glass Institute (AGI) provides a forum for sharing the collective expertise of the Philadelphia region’s glazing community and the educational resources of The Finishing Trades Institute. As a labor-management organization, AGI equally represents the high-caliber performance of individual craftworkers and the high-quality work of architectural glass and metal contractors. As your association, AGMA works closely with AGI to market our contractors to increase business opportunities and to ensure our people have access to important industry information, certification programs, and even local universities.
Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region (FTI)
The Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region (FTI) is the official training provider of District Council 21 trades, including glazier apprenticeships. FTI is recognized as an accredited post-secondary institution with the Council of Occupational Education (COE) and licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools. As such, glazier apprentices that complete a four-year apprenticeship through FTI-MAR are eligible to earn both a Department of Labor (DOL) Apprenticeship Certification and an Associate Degree in Specialized Technology in Glazing.
Foundation for Fair Contracting (FFC)
The Pennsylvania Foundation for Fair Contracting supports, promotes, and encourages fair contracting by providing a level playing field in the public construction arena for the benefit of taxpayers, contractors, and workers. The FFC ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws pertaining to the construction industry; works with federal and state labor departments on compliance issues involving labor and prevailing wages in the construction industry; promotes bidding equity for all contractors; and works with AGMA to educate our members about their rights and the bidding laws associated with the construction industry.