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CGA Newsletter: June 2018

May 29, 2018  By Canadian Glass Association

National CGA activities are presently on hiatus while the association maps a new mission and vision. To help plan the future direction of your glass association, please contact David Langton at

Fenestration Association of B.C.
FenBC held its Annual General Meeting on Feb 24. Please welcome our new board:

  • James Bates (JTB Installations)
  • Mark Frampton (Excalabor Glass and Aluminum)
  • Murray Frank (Constructive Home Solutions)
  • David Goldsmith (Plygem)
  • Frank Hua (Frank Hua Engineering)
  • Peter Kuschnir (Starline Windows)
  • David Langton (Competition Glass)
  • Cam Leslie (All West Glass)
  • Jason Loutet (Intertek)
  • Cal Marshall (Retro Teck Windows)
  • Carlos Mueller (Atlas Meridian Glass Works)
  • JF Robert (Blackcomb Glass)
  • Amy Roberts (PFG Glass)

David Langton of Competition Glass has agreed to continue as our chairperson. Thank you to our board members who have stepped down:  Tara Brummet (Vitrum Industries), Riccardo DeSantis (Intertek), Debra Dotschkat (GC Glass Canada), Phil Chilibeck (All West Glass), and Kevin Saito (Exp Services).

Our February 2018 conference was a great success. After lunch we held a round table open discussion on how the association can improve its services to the membership.  The discussion generated some ideas that the association will be building on over the next few months.  Most of the discussion was around training and education. FenBC’s technical committee and education committee will be working some of the ideas discussed.


FenBC is working with Morrison Hershfield to update our Glazing Systems Specifications Manual to meet the current National Building Code.

Provincial Glaziers Association of Alberta
At our March Annual General Meeting, held March 21 in Red Deer, Alta., our election of officers was held. Our 2018 executive includes:

  • President: Gary Porter, staying on for one additional year
  • First vice-president: Rick Makepeace (Capital City Fabrication), staying in the seat for one additional year
  • Second vice-president: Keith Wallace (Metro Glass), two-year term
  • Treasurer: Mei Whyte, one year left on her two-year term
  • Secretary: Taylor Wight (Layton Consulting), two-year term
  • Director-at-large: Dwayne Stolz (Leyden’s Glass), two-year term

2018 will be a busy year as we continue the development of our Master Glazier Program, where our third and fourth courses will be released (Structural Glazing and Specialty Glass) and should bring us to a bit of a tipping point in terms of having a more comprehensive offering. That said, we need to re-work our marketing efforts to get the MGP out to all glaziers and glass shops in the province. With our new secretary onboard, we hope to have the Glass and Architectural Metals Association data (meeting minutes, etc.) available on and our membership files updated in the very near future. Additionally, we are looking at exploring the idea of hiring an executive assistant (money allowing) and getting more involved with social media. .

Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors Association
The AGMCA continues to play an active role in representing our member contractors on numerous issues that affect the day-to-day operations of their businesses. Of recent concern, for instance, is the implementation of Bill 148 by the Ontario government, which adversely affects our member companies, especially as it relates to emergency paid days off as well as new shift-scheduling burdens. Our association also has had a long-standing interest in skills training. Our volunteer board of directors continues to serve the membership by constantly monitoring the progress of apprentices. To that end ,the AGMCA was recently represented at the Future Building show, held at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. Over 7,000 high school students, together with their teachers and guidance counselors, attended and were hopefully influenced by the impressive booth put together by our training centre partners at the Finishing Trades Institute. To learn more about the AGMCA, we can be contacted through our website at

Ontario Glass and Metal Association
GORDON SOUTHWORTH:  It is with sadness that we relay the news of Gord losing his battle with cancer in July, 2017.  We only learned of this regrettable news recently.  I knew Gord quite well through our many years in business and through our kids playing hockey in the same league in Streetsville.  Gord participated in many OGMA events over the years and was a long time employee at Embury Company.

DENIS LAVOIE: I regret to inform members of the passing on April 23 of my long-time employee and friend. Denis came to Fulton Windows from Canadian Glass in the late ‘90s and eventually managed operations, project services and production. He was a dedicated, low-key, nose-to-the-grindstone type of person with a subtle sense of humour.  We worked closely for many years and I am truly going to miss him.  Denis later worked at Sherwood Windows before suddenly and unexpectedly ending his working career at Oldcastle in December 2017 due to his illness.

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