Frameless Hardware Company to be Premier Sponsor of Architectural Glass & Metal Technician Testing During GlassBuild 2024

The Architectural Glass and Metal Technician (AGMT) certification program for glaziers announces Frameless Hardware Company (FHC) as the Premier Sponsor of hands-on performance-based testing during GlassBuild America 2024, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, in Dallas, Texas. FHC will cover up to 50 percent of testing expenses for every participating glazier and will provide materials and supplies for testing.

“FHC has a responsibility to be a good corporate citizen and to invest in the industry. As staunch advocates for education and training, we see how AGMT elevates the playing field, increases quality, and creates a standard,” said FHC Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Haring. “This sponsorship sets the stage to provide impact and visibility to the AGMT program, spreads the message of our support, and facilitates access to certification for more companies and individuals.”

AGMT is North America’s only third-party personnel certification for experienced glazing supervisors and technicians. The event marks the first time AGMT testing will occur in a public forum, with the opportunity for the glazing community to witness the testing process live on the floor of the industry’s largest annual trade show. Additional support for AGMT testing has been provided by the National Glass Association (NGA), which hosts GlassBuild, and by the Painters & Allied Trades Labor Management Cooperation Initiative (LMCI).

“AGMT is grateful for the sponsorship of FHC, both to minimize testing expenses and to promote the value of certification to a wider audience,” said AGMT Technical Director Ben Beeler. “Through the support of FHC, NGA, LMCI, and the thousands of glaziers who have earned AGMT certification, the program is elevating the industry one credential at a time.”

Glaziers must have at least 7,000 hours of work experience and a minimum of OSHA 10 certification to qualify. The performance-based test at GlassBuild will encompass a full day of hands-on testing, including curtain wall, storefront, layout, weather sealing, structural sealing and safety. Only glaziers who have pre-registered and met program prerequisites will be eligible to test during GlassBuild.

Learn more and apply for AGMT testing at, or by emailing Space is limited to be part of the first AGMT testing event at GlassBuild America. The deadline to register is August 30.

About FHC

Frameless Hardware Company (FHC) is leading a manufacturer and supplier to the glass, glazing, and fenestration industries. The company provides a complete range of tools and supplies, as well as innovative hardware product solutions for glass entrances, frameless shower doors, commercial storefronts, architectural railings, and transaction windows. For additional information, visit

About AGMT

The Architectural Glass & Metal Technician (AGMT) program validates and recognizes world-class glazing knowledge and skills. It remains North America’s only ANSI-accredited, third-party personnel credential for architectural glass and metal technicians (glaziers). Certification provides an independent assessment of a glazier’s fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities through written and hands-on assessments. The AGMT program and assessments were created with input and guidance from glazing, design, and construction industry experts. The program is managed and administered by an independent third party, Administrative Management Systems, Inc., and sponsored by the Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council (AGMCC), a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, public benefit organization. For additional information, visit