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Consolidated Glass Holdings (CGH) has announced that it has named John McKnight as chief operating officer.
Mar. 1, 2018 -  After more than 20 years of service, it is with a heavy heart that the senior management of Walker Glass Company announces the retirement of Marc Deschamps, Business Development Manager, effective March 30th 2018.
With heavy hearts the family of Jim Shepherd has announced the sudden passing of their beloved husband, father and grandad on Friday Dec. 8, 2017, at the young age of 65. He is survived by his wife and best friend Marilyn, his devoted son Steven (Julie), his cherished daughter Lynne (Stu) and his grandchildren Cavan, Sam, Tatum, Allie and Jack. Jim and Marilyn married in his birthplace of Dundee, Scotland, where he enjoyed playing soccer and working. He then answered the call of many and moved to Canada to pursue his career as a semi-pro soccer player and forge a new life for his family.
Nov. 28, 2017 -  Vicwest has announced they have secured the Site Plan approval with the town of Stratford, to expand their current manufacturing facilities, expected for completion the second quarter of 2018.
Nov. 24, 2017 -  Garibaldi Glass Industries Inc. took home the top prize in the Manufacturer & Supplier category at the (VRCA) Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s 29th Annual Awards of Excellence held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on October 25th.
Nov. 24, 2017 - Consolidated Glass Holdings (CGH) has announced that is has appointed Kevin Yaremchuk as senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Oct. 26, 2017 - Saand welcomes Lezlie Donlan as Customer Service Manager, at our London facility.
Oct. 24, 2017 - Glass industry legend Doug Hotham passed away on Oct. 18 at the age of 90. Hotham's remarkable 50-year career included roles with several of Canada's most noted glass fabricators and contractors. He was given the Ontario Glass and Metal Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
Oct. 17, 2017 - Richard Wolk, president of Rochester Insulated Glass, passed away suddenly at the age of 62 on Oct. 14. Wolk was the son of RIG founder Stanley Wolk, and the company has done significant business in Ontario over Wolk's 45-year career.
According to a letter sent to Prompt Payment Ontario by Ontario Attorney General, Yasir Naqvi, Bill 142 Construction Lien Ammendment Act 2017 has passed second reading in the Ontario legislature and has been referred to committee for public hearings. Industry stakeholders, including the Ontario Glass and Metal Association which is a member of Prompt Payment Ontario, will have a chance to address the committee and give feedback on the proposed changes.
Sept. 7, 2017 - Greco Aluminum Railings is pleased to announce Patrick Duffy as their newest architectural representative.
Aug. 24, 2017 - Vitro's flat glass plant in Carlisle, Penn., has been shut down following an Aug. 17 fire resulting from a leak of hot glass. One employee was treated and released for smoke inhalation.
July 27, 2017 - WSP Canada has announced two changes to the senior executive leadership of its Canadian Buildings team. Armin von Eppinghoven will assume the role of Senior Vice President, Key Client Strategy & Engagement, Buildings, following his successful tenure as a senior executive of WSP's Canadian Buildings Team. Armin's 30+ years of experience will be applied in this strategic, externally focused role where he will direct and develop innovative approaches to leading key client engagement and business development activities, as well as growth in new market sectors.
May 4, 2017 - Apogee Enterprises has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the stock of privately-held EFCO Corporation from Pella Corporation for approximately $195 million. EFCO is a leading U.S. manufacturer of architectural aluminum window, curtainwall, storefront and entrance systems for commercial construction projects. Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass and metal solutions for the architectural and picture framing industries, expects to close on the purchase of EFCO in the first half of fiscal 2018, pending regulatory approval.
April 19, 2017 - A long- awaited certification program for A rchitectural Glass and Metal Technicians is now one step closer to a reality. Administrative Management Systems, Inc. (AMS , Inc. ) is beginning the task of developing a third -party, personnel certification program for Architectural Glass and Metal Technician s (AGMT) , with the intent o f gaining ANSI accreditation in accordance with ISO/IEC 17024 .
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