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CGA Newsletter: April 2016


March 23, 2016
By Canadian Glass Association

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Geza Banfai of McMillan educated OGMA members about payment law in Ontario at a lunch presentation in January. He presented the results of a survey by Prompt Payment Ontario.

Canadian Glass Association
As spring 2016 approaches, the CGA committees and board of directors are hard at work on a number of fronts.  Among other projects, the CGA board is working on an extensive overhaul of the CGA website, canadianglassassociation.com, which will include a publication store and an updated project showcase.

The CGA Glass Connections Committee has confirmed that Glass Connections 2016 will be held Sept. 13 and 14 at the Westin Ottawa. Topics will include code updates, electrochromic glass and sustainability. The CGA Technical Committee is meeting quarterly and recently released a Wired Glass Advisory. This committee will be representing CGA in its membership of the Glazing Industry Code Committee (GICC).  GICC, which is a committee under the Glass Association of North America (GANA), advocates for industry code positions on energy, structural, and safety building codes.

CGA board members will be on hand at Top Glass in Mississauga, Ont., on April 20 at booth 43 to answer any questions you have about the association, our events and services. If you have been giving any thought to membership, the show will be a great opportunity to talk it over with us. Our association is growing and we have lots to offer.

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ONTARIO GLASS AND METAL ASSOCIATION
The legal review of the Construction Lien Act is now well underway and the review group was to have prepared their recommendations for submission to the Ontario government by the end of March, 2016. The OGMA has teamed up with the Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) group to represent our interests in bringing fair payment terms into law.  To review up to date information on issues, surveys, and submissions, go to:  constructionlienactreview.com/documents

OGMA Spring Golf: Mark your calendar on Thursday, May 26 and plan to be at the outstanding Pipers Heath Golf Club.  This event sells out every year so book early.  Get more exposure for your company by sponsoring a hole or some of the other promotional opportunities.

Race Nite: On June 22, get ready for an evening of exciting thoroughbred racing, outstanding food, and great camaraderie in the decadent Woodbine Club dining room at the Woodbine Racetrack.

Gone Fishin’: If you like getting up early and welcoming the sunrise with a beer, this event is for you.  OGMA members take to the waters of Lake Ontario for a day of salmon fishing. Details TBD.

Fall Golf: Mark your calendar on Thursday, Sept. 22 and plan to be at the renowned Country Club in Woodbridge (formerly the Board of Trade Golf Club).

Become an OGMA member: If you are conducting business in the glass industry in Ontario, the OGMA is the voice that represents your interests at the provincial and federal level.   Protect your business and support our fight for prompt payment legislation by becoming a member or as an associate member if you are a consultant to the industry.  Please visit the OGMA website for more information.

OGMA/WSPS safety manual: After a year of preparation, the safety manual is now ready for use by the metal and glass industry.  The manual was created by qualified health and safety professionals and is a timesaving tool enabling glass shops to establish their own company program. Not only will this support a company’s efforts to eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses, it will also lower costs and time related to WSIB claims. Additionally, the health and safety manual provides proof of compliance with the new OHSA Regulation 297/13.

ONTARIO GLASS AND METAL ASSOCIATION
PROMPT PAYMENT LEGISLATION REVIEW:  The legal review of the Construction Lien Act is now well underway and the review group was to have prepared their recommendations for submission to the Ontario government by the end of March, 2016. The OGMA has teamed up with the Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) group to represent our interests in bringing fair payment terms into law.  To review up to date information on issues, surveys, and submissions, go to:  http://www.constructionlienactreview.com/documents/

SPRING GOLF:  Mark your calendar on Thursday, May 26, 2016 and plan to be at the outstanding Pipers Heath Golf Club.  This event sells out every year so book early.  Get more exposure for your company by sponsoring a hole or some of the other promotional opportunities.

RACE NITE: On June 22, get ready for an evening of exciting thoroughbred racing, outstanding food, and great camaraderie in the decadent Woodbine Club dining room at the Woodbine Racetrack.

FISHING DERBY:  if you like getting up early and welcoming the sunrise with a beer, this event is for you!  Details shall be forthcoming.

FALL GOLF:  Mark your calendar on Thursday, September 22, 2016 and plan to be at the renowned Country Club in Woodbridge (formerly the Board of Trade Golf Club).

OGMA/WSPS SAFETY MANUAL:  After a year of preparation, the safety manual is now ready for use by the metal and glass industry.  The manual was created by qualified health and safety professionals and is a timesaving tool enabling glass shops to establish their own company program. Not only will this support a company’s efforts to eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses, it will also lower costs and time related to WSIB claims. Additionally, the health and safety manual provides proof of compliance with the new OHSA Regulation 297/13.


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