Association news
Nov. 28, 2012 - Colin Gollert, a former board member of the Metro Toronto Glass Association (the predecessor of the Ontario Glass and Metal Association), and the recipient of the 2010 OGMA Lifetime Achievement Award, passed away on October 29.
Nov. 21, 2012 - It was all smiles at Win-Door on Nov. 8 as Fenestration Canada honoured 12 leaders in the  window and door industry with induction into the ranks of its Pioneers hall of fame. The induction ceremony took place in the presentation theatre, with drinks and dinner following upstairs in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. 
Nov. 5, 2012 – PPG Industries has announced its board of directors has elected John V. Faraci as a member of the company’s board, effective Oct. 18. He also has been appointed as a member of the board’s audit committee and nominating and governance committee.
Oct. 30, 2012 - The Glass Association of North America and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance announced today that their free webinar for anyone in the glass and glazing industry scheduled for today has been postponed due to the tremendous damage and power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy.  The webinar is now scheduled for November 27, 2012 at 1:00 EDT.
Oct. 22, 2012 – The Glass Association of North America and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance announced today a free webinar for anyone in the glass and glazing industry.
Oct. 19, 2012 – The American Architectural Manufacturers Association announced new staff appointments during the AAMA Fall Conference, held Oct. 14-17 in Albuquerque, N.M., which include Ken Brenden, technical director; Dean Lewis, educational and technical information manger; and Rich Rinka, certification manager. These new appointments were made as part of AAMA’s strategic objectives to add value to the association’s membership by expanding the AAMA educational platform and accelerating the development of standards based on gap analysis.
As I travel to meet with customers and suppliers, I often get the question: why should I become a member of a trade association, be it national or regional? What’s in it for me?
Sept. 5, 2012 - The National Glass Association has released the program for its Glazing Executive Forum taking place Sept. 13 at GlassBuild in Las Vegas, Nev. The Forum is sponsored by YKK AP, Sapa, Guardian, NSG Group and Hartung and counts for eight American Institute of Architecture learning credits.
It was standing room only in our nation’s capital as the Insulating Glass Manufacturer’s Alliance kicked off its Summer Technical Conference at the Ottawa Marriott on June 6.
June 25, 2012 - A year long effort to form a fenestration organization came to fruition in the spring of 2012. The new organization which has been incorporated as Fenestration Manitoba has roots which reach back a number of years. A core group including Brian Epp of PPG, Aurel Robin of Dominion Windows, Rob Johnstone of Accurate Dorwin and Brian Korchinski of Acrylon had been organizing an annual golf day and mini supplier showcase for quite a number of years.
CGA president, David Langton, attended the Alcoa retirement party for Keith Pynoo.
During his tenure at the Calgary Construction Association, Don Ward was involved the Standard Practices Committee
Canadian Glass Association
Sept. 21, 2011 - The insulating glass industry has seen many new technologies enter the market to address the energy efficiency, daylighting and esthetic needs of the commercial and residential fenestration markets. The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association expects this trend to expand and continue to grow. Therefore the board of directors has approved the creation of the Emerging Technology and Innovation Committee to develop guidelines, specifications and testing standards for the future technologies of the insulating glass industry.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT IGMA introduces new Emerging Technology and Innovation Committee  The insulating glass industry has seen many new technologies enter the market to address the energy efficiency, daylighting and esthetic needs of the commercial and residential fenestration markets.
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