Association news
The glass and contract glazing industry in Canada is a sizeable entity employing thousands and one would expect it to have a voice that represents our collective interests on a national basis. In the United States, the National Glass Association recently merged with the Glass Association of North America to create a formidable national presence. I hate to tell you that Canada’s national voice is today on life support.
Here are some highlights from the technical meetings at our very productive and enjoyable Winter Conference in Tucson, Ariz.
Each year Top Glass is proud to host the Ontario Glass and Metal Association’s Awards for Excellence.
Efforts are ongoing as the CGA board works on a new mission and focus for the association. We are determined to deliver value for our members and do what we can as a national association to help the architectural glass industry across the country.
Mar. 8, 2018 - Dean Lewis of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) passed away March 7 after battling cancer. He spent 45 years in the fenestration industry and was 69 years old.
Feb. 21, 2018 -  Janice Yglesias has been promoted to be the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's (AAMA) executive vice president, as approved by the association's board of directors. Yglesias previously served as association services director before taking on this new position.
The Ontario Glass and Metal Association has announced that nominations are now being received for the 2018 Awards for Excellence. There are two awards, one for Excellence in Architectural Glass and Metal Design and one for Excellence in Architectural Glass and Metal Execution.
As we start a new year, the CGA board has decided it is time for a new mission and focus for the association. We are determined to deliver value for our members and do what we can as a national association to help the architectural glass industry across the country.
Feb. 5, 2018 - The National Glass Association (NGA), Vienna, VA, and the Glass Association of North America (GANA) are now one, united voice representing the flat glass and glazing industry. The associations embarked on the combination quest in Spring 2017 with the NGA and GANA memberships voting to approve the deal in less than a year. The newly combined association will be known as the National Glass Association; a name change will be considered within two years of the Closing Date. The GANA name will remain on technical documents and related materials during this period.
Jan 12, 2018 - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) was honored to receive the 2017 Crystal Vision Partnership Award on Wednesday, as presented by World Vision at the humanitarian organization's 18th Annual Crystal Vision Award Breakfast during the 2018 International Builders Show in Orlando. World Vision's Partnership Award is given each year to a company within the industry that has partnered with the organization's Storehouse Program for a minimum of three to five years.
Jan. 10, 2018 -  The Integration Task Force established by the Glass Association of North America (GANA), Topeka, KS and the National Glass Association (NGA), Vienna, VA, identified its guiding principles to ensure continuance of the important work by the Glass Association of North America (GANA) committee volunteers once the combination becomes effective early in 2018.
Jan. 4, 2017 - The Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors Association (AGMCA) has named Noel Marsella as its new executive director, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
If you’re a regular reader of “You Bet Your Glass,” you’re probably aware that I’ve been involved in the architectural glass and metal industry for quite some time now and that I expend some of my energy into supporting the cause of the Ontario Glass and Metal Association.
The CGA for the past few years has contracted GANA to act as our executive director and handle the day-to-day operations of the association. Under the new executive elected at the Annual General Meeting in Burnaby, B.C., in June, many cost-cutting measures were instiuted.
Oct. 3, 2017 - The Glass Association of North America (GANA) and the National Glass Association (NGA), Vienna, VA, announced unanimous board approval for the combination of the two associations during GlassBuild America's Opening Session in Atlanta last month.
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