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Notes from the federal Fall Economic Statement

Ottawa released its 2023 Fall Economic Statement in November including measures to stimulate residential building, incentivize construction of rental and low-income dwellings; improve labour mobility within the country; and admit more immigrants with construction-sector skills.

Beware of old asbestos panels

Jim Brady of Cal-Tech Glass in Calgary is raising the alarm over hardboard spandrel panels installed in the 1960s and '70s that contain asbestos. He cautions that project owners may not be aware of the asbestos content in the products and that glaziers should take precautions before accepting jobs that involve their removal or disposal.

Demographics expert to present at FGIA Annual Conference

The keynote speaker at the upcoming 2024 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference in Amelia Island, Florida, will discuss the role of demography in business decisions. Author Ken Gronbach will offer both a keynote address entitled “Demography is Destiny” and an exclusive executive leadership session on this topic at the event. Registration opens in mid-December for the 2024 FGIA Annual Conference to be held February 19-22. Demography is the science of simplicity of birth, death and migration of populations. Gronbach's easy-to-understand demographic perspective is macro, big picture and long term. His strategies are often integrated into strategic plans ...

Top Glass date change: April 30, 2024

Top Glass 2024, Canada's event for the architectural glass industry, will take place April 30 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. The date has been changed to avoid conflict with other industry events. Top Glass 2024 will mark the 10th anniversary of the show. Planned for Top Glass 2024: - Plant tours of local glass fabricators - State of the industry panel discussion with top glass executives - Thermally broken aluminum profiles tips and tricks - Bird friendly glass education - Association networking opportunities Registration opens soon. See you at Top Glass!


Glass Talk Episode #55: Your Sword and Shield – Jeff Dalaba, NACC/AGMT

Jeff Dalaba, program director for North American Contractor Certification and Architectural Glass and Metal Technician, joins Glass Talk to update us on recent developments with these important certification organizations. Interest and participation in these certification programs continues to grow, with U.S. states demanding it for public project bids and major general contractors joining the board. When the industry hits a rough patch, as it has right now, what do you have except your reputation? As Dalaba explains, third-party verification of your business practices and your employees’ skills is the way to wear your reputation on your sleeve for all to ... » Read More...

CNC Programmer/Setter

TrueSpec has been providing customers from all industries with custom machining services since 1995. Our 7,200 square-foot facility is equipped with the latest in machine-shop technology and high-end quality control equipment. » Learn more...

CNC Programmer (Night Shift)

Lynden Door Canada of Yarrow, BC is currently hiring for an experienced CNC Machine Programmer/Operator. The role is responsible for operating a CNC (HOMAG) wood router machine and programming from door hardware drawings, and other woodworking equipment to manufacture doors and millwork. » Learn more...

Welder - Research and Development

Novid Inc. is an industry leader in the manufacturing of Stainless-steel agricultural products. » Learn more...