Association news
The Ontario Glass and Metal Association and Construction Specifications Canada's Toronto chapter held their inaugural joint Share the Vision seminar Nov. 14 at the Richmond Hill Country Club in Richmond Hill, Ont. About 50 people attended. Steve Gusterson, president of CSC Toronto, and Frank Fulton, OGMA board member, welcomed attendees and introduced the speakers.
The Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council held its annual meeting in Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 and 8, welcoming about 50 glazing contractors, consultants, suppliers and union representatives to the offices of Curtainwall Design Consulting. The group held committee meetings to chart a path forward for the North American Contractor Certification and Architectural Glass and Metal Technician programs.
Oct. 3, 2019 - IGMA is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday afternoon next week to discuss safety in the industry. The webinar will be led by Mike Burk of Sparklike, the leader of IGMA's Glass Safety Council. “The Breakout Gang” presentation will discuss:
In February 2019, the Ontario Glass and Metal Association and the Toronto chapter of Construction Specifications Canada entered into a memorandum of understanding between the two parties for the purpose of enhancing mutual awareness, co-operation and the promotion of the organizations’ events and initiatives.
With the approval vote by the IGMA and AAMA members to combine to form the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), what can the members of IGMA expect in the coming months? Business as usual is the answer.
We are trying to “activate” the association with certain issues as our driving force.
The OGMA held its fall golf tournament at The Country Club on Sept. 12 and as usual a great day was had by all. Turnout was modest at 65 golfers, but the smaller group made for a quick round. Some new faces were on hand, which is always good.
Aug. 29, 2019 - The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) has announced that a task force of its members from across the country will oversee the development of a National Strategy for Women in Trades based on extensive consultations with stakeholders over the last two years.
Aug. 26, 2019 - This year's fall tournament will be held once again at the prestigious The Country Club in Woodbridge.
The memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) both voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). The formal ballots of the AAMA and IGMA memberships were released on July 2, along with the full prospectus outlining the strategy for structuring, operating and branding the new organization, which included adjustments and clarifications to the proposal, based upon member feedback.
What is an insulating glass failure? IGMA defines it as fogged units with or without sealant adhesive loss; cracked glass; damaged coatings; displaced spacer; contaminants inside the unit, loss of inert gas fill and non-flat glass which may result in a visual or thermal issue.
We are trying to “activate” the Canadian Glass Association with certain issues as our driving force.
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).
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