Association news
Ontario Glass and Metal Association members from across Ontario gathered again at Piper's Heath Golf Course in Milton, Ont., May 30 for a fun day of driving, chipping and putting. The weather mostly cooperated with broken grey skies that only sprinkled a light shower of rain for a few minutes. The course had thankfully dried out after the monsoon spring, but it was still cart-paths-only. Lively conversation was the order of the day as always both at the pre-round barbeque and the steak dinner where prizes were handed out to all and sundry.
The Canadian Glass Association is considering organizing and funding industry support to update the withdrawn CAN/CGSB 12.20 standard for structural design of architectural glass.
May 1, 2019 - The Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council (AGMCC) – governing council for both the North American Certification Council (NACC) and the Architectural Glass and Metal Technician Program (AGMT) – has received exempt status from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3).
April 22, 2019 - IGMA has announced that the next installment of the IGMA Leadership Development Program will roll out Thursday, April 24, 2019 at 10:00 am EDT, with subsequent sessions scheduled the fourth Wednesday of each month starting at 10:00 am Eastern. Each interactive session is 60 to 90 minutes lead by Oak Moser, Coaching2Connect, (formerly an industry insider) and recorded live so you will never miss a session.
Mar. 25, 2019 - The ASTM C24 Committee on Building Seals & Sealants recently presented Dow Technician Kelly Allore with the committee’s highest honor, the Lou Toporcer Sealants Hall of Fame Award. The committee gives the award to recognize contributions from its membership. To commemorate the honor, Allore’s name is engraved on a plaque displayed at ASTM headquarters in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
Mar. 13, 2019 -  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that, in 2011, the 46.7 million bird watchers in the United States and Canada generated a total industry output in excess of $107 billion. In spite of this massive interest in birds, up to one billion birds die each year in Canada and the United States when they hit glass windows, walls, and other glass structures. This threat is one of the costliest to bird populations, killing an estimated 10-20% of the birds in North America. But it’s also a relatively easy problem to solve. IGMA and the American Bird Conservancy are raising awareness of this issue. There have been two presentations on the subject at IGMA conferences over the past couple of years.
Each year Top Glass is proud to host the Ontario Glass and Metal Association’s Awards for Excellence.
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance held its Winter Conference in Austin, Texas, Feb. 4 through 7. As always, there is a great deal of progress to report.
National activities of the Canadian Glass Association are on hiatus pending discussions of a new direction for the association. To help chart a course forward, please contact David Langton at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
IGMA announced today that it will be offering a live broadcast to members on Thursday, March 21st at 10:00 a.m. EDT on its website. During the broadcast, IGMA Executive Director Margaret Webb and AAMA Executive Vice President Janice Yglesias will discuss the potential for combining the two organizations, as well as answer live questions from IGMA members. During the broadcast, members will be able to submit questions.
The Architectural Glass and Metal Technician (AGMT) Certification Program has completed its final phase of development and is excited to announce it is now accepting applications for live testing. The program provides third-party, ANSI-accredited certification of an experienced glazier's fundamental knowledge and skills.
The Board of Directors of the Ontario Glass and Metal Association is pleased to announce that nominations are now being received for the 2019 Awards for Excellence. There are two awards, one for Excellence in Architectural Glass & Metal Design and one for Excellence in Architectural Glass & Metal Execution. The deadline for submissions is March 15.
One of IGMA’s main strategic activities is supporting leading-edge research supporting the insulating glass industry. Past R&D activities include the 25-year field correlation study, a validation of the spark-emission spectrography device which is now the basis of measuring gas content for certification programs, and the gas permeability project.
National activities of the Canadian Glass Association are on hiatus pending discussions of a new direction for the association. To help chart a course forward, please contact David Langton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
National activities of the Canadian Glass Association are on hiatus pending discussions of a new direction for the association.
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