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Classy celebration for Applewood's 35th
exteriorJuly 23, 2014 - Applewood Glass and Mirror of Mississauga, Ont., hosted a classy event to celebrate its 35th year in business on July 17. About 200 guests representing a who's who of the local glazing trade mingled in the sparkling clean and spacious left side of Applewood's 42,000-square-foot plant, taking in an eye-catching violinist on a lift platform, a similarly elevated DJ and slideshows of Applewood's many outstanding projects. Food and drink flowed freely, served by caterers organized by Jennifer Menecola, daughter of company president, Tony Menecola.

CGA hires association management firm
cgalogoJuly 14, 2014 - The Canadian Glass Association has recently selected Centric Management and Consulting to serve as their new association management company. The Canadian Glass Association provides support to glass and related industries at the national level in matters of building codes, standards and legislation. "The Canadian Glass Association is excited to work with Centric, as they also currently manage the Glass Association of North America. This creates the opportunity for synergy within the glazing industry, giving added value for membership," shares Jim Brady, president of the CGA. "This partnership will closely align the two associations which should negate the possibility of duplication of efforts, while giving the glazing industry as a whole, a stronger voice. It is our belief that this is an extremely positive partnership."

IGMA: June 2014
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s 2014 Winter Conference was held the first week of March in San Francisco.

Fenestration Forum: June 2014
A new North-American trade association was formed early this year, and it immediately attracted my attention because of its focus on controlling the impact of moisture on buildings.

Editorial: June 2014
Your responses to our reader survey raises great points.

OGMA recognizes Hotham at Spring Golf
nicepantsJune 4, 2014 - There was plenty new to talk about at the Ontario Glass and Metal Association's Spring Golf tournament on May 29, starting with the new venue at Piper's Heath Golf Course in Milton, Ont. - an entertaining but fair links-style track with terrific service that was in great condition for the day. The full complement of 144 golfers were still buzzing about the Top Glass event the day before in Mississauga, Ont., but the real highlight was the awarding of the OGMA Lifetime Achievement Award to industry veteran Doug Hotham.

Top Glass takes off
topglass-logoMay 29, 2014 - The first-ever edition of Top Glass is in the books and praise is coming in from all quarters. Canada's show for the architectural glazing industry saw a steady stream of traffic all day, May 28, at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. Feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly favourable as they took in four educational seminars and 30 exhibits from top suppliers.

Overwhelming response to Top Glass
topglass-logoMay 23, 2014 - With Top Glass less than a week away, excitement over Canada's first ICI glazing show in over 20 years is peaking. Attendee pre-registrations stand at 360, bringing to 450 the number of glass construction professionals expected at the event. Registrations from Quebec, Alberta and Nova Scotia attest to the national character of the conference, as well as registrations from four American states. Top Glass takes place May 28 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont.

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