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July 10, 2018 - Saand welcomes Larry Iacovino as Regional Sales Manager, at our London facility.
The federal government has announced retaliatory tariffs on imports from the U.S. of many steel and aluminum products, including "doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors." The tariffs are in response to American tarrifs announced in May on steel and aluminum entering the U.S. from Canada. The tariff on fenestration products will be 10 per cent.
July 3, 2018 - The Canadian and Quebec governments are working together to make long-term investments in infrastructure that will create jobs and economic growth, build inclusive communities and support a low-carbon, green economy—leading to a higher quality of life for all Quebec residents.
Trade actions like the ones taken by the Trump administration this week are intended to inflict pain, and the steel and aluminum tariffs levied by the Trump administration are unwelcome developments for both industries in Canada.But the harm will fall disproportionately on producers of steel, rather than aluminum — and not only because the tariff on steel (25 per cent) is higher than the one on aluminum (10 per cent).
May 30, 2018 - The Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council (www.agmcc.org) has been formed as an Illinois not-for-profit corporation.
Symposiums, safety expos, and national safety awards are some of the hundreds of celebratory events occurring throughout Canada as part of North America Occupational Safety (NAOSH) Week, May 6-12.https://www.canadianrentalservice.com/components/com_jce/editor/tiny_mce/plugins/article/img/readmore.png);">“Each of us goes to work each day expecting to come home safe,” states the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering president Kathy Tull, CHSC, CRSP. “It is inspiring to see the effort of Canadians to continue making safety a habit. NAOSH Week events in workplaces and communities salute our Canadian safety resolve.”“People are not machines,” states Dr. Robert Long, a pioneer in safety psychology, in an address at the NAOSH Week Launch in Victoria, BC this morning. “We must humanize risk to better tackle safety.” The audience is comprised of leaders from government, industry and Canada’s top occupational safety organizations.The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety is announcing the winners of this year’s Canadian Youth Safety Video Contest for their video at the official launch. The top three videos are being premiered at the event and can be viewed on the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety website, www.ccohs.ca.A highlight of the launch was the presentation of the Safety Champion Awards. Innovative programs and poignant stories compelled the judges to recognize five extraordinary individuals and teams from government, industry and labour. “This expanded recognition program is unique because it focuses on those whose passion about safety motivates and impacts others,” explains Tull.NAOSH Week events celebrating safety across Canada put a spotlight on the importance of health and safety. Some of the events are: Legal Marijuana and Work – St. John’s, NL Mock Coroner’s Inquest – Hamilton, ON Workplace Safety Lessons from Mt Everest – Saskatoon, SK Respectful Workplaces in the #MeToo Era – Kelowna, BC Emergency Responders in the Park – Edmonton, AB Make Hands Matter in the Workplace – Waterford, ON Home & Work Safety BBQ – Whitehorse, YT Safety First Symposium – Cape Breton, NS See the full list of NAOSH Week events
The Xinyi glass plant in Guelph will be a modern manufacturing facility with a total floor area of 2 million square feet.The facility will provide enclosed structures for glass manufacturing, corporate offices, a warehouse and loading bays.All manufacturing operations will be carried out within enclosed buildings. Loading goods and finished glass products will be done in the loading bay area of the warehouse section in the enclosed factory buildings.Float glass manufacturing is a dry production operation, and the production areas need to be maintained in a clean environment to avoid adhesion of dust onto the glass surface that can affect the quality of the glass stock sheet.Appropriate measures have been incorporated into facility design, orientation of production lines and operational arrangements to effectively minimize noise and dust impact on the neighbourhood.
Xinyi Canada Glass Limited has taken the first step with the municipality towards building a float-glass production plant in the township. On April 9 Guelph-Eramosa councillors accepted the complete application for a zoning bylaw amendment for the plant.Xinyi is a Chinese company that is planning to build a 70-acre, $450-million glass manufacturing complex on industrial land north of the intersection of Wellington Roads 124 and 32, on the west side of Guelph-Eramosa, at 5081 Wellington Road 32.
A Queensbury couple who formerly ran a business that produced machines to help install massive, industrial-sized glass windows have been charged with defrauding customers from around North America of more than $1.2 million.
In what may be a career-ending move, Glass Canada editor Patrick Flannery sat down with Tim Byrne, president of Stadia Glass and Door and host of Tim Byrne Almost Live, for a Scotch-fuelled podcast about the glass industry, the magazine and Flannery's road to get there. 
Mar. 28, 2018 - Viracon has announced the placement of Matt Krier as its newest architectural sales representative. Matt’s responsibilities include strengthening relationships and marketing our products and services with commercial developers and owners, the architectural community, and glazing contractors in Utah, Idaho, Montana and select customers in Washington. Matt has relocated to Salt Lake City, UT.
Goldray Industries Ltd has announced the sale of their glass fabricating plant located in Barrie Ontario to BG Glass Technologies Inc (“BGGT”). This facility has highly specialized Heat Treatment equipment, focusing on tempering, heat soaking, fabrication and back painting.
Provincial Glass and Mirror in London, Ont., opened its doors to the media and city dignitaries for a tour and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new Horton Street location. The 34-year-old company has relocated from its prior facility on York Street and approximately doubled the space it has to operate in with the acquisition of the former Canada Computers space. The move included putting on a snazzy new facade and completely renovating the office space and fabrication shop. All-told, Provincial now has 12,000 square feet to play in, and owner Brett Lucier is thrilled to be able to turn around with his arms outstretched in the spacious new shop.
Mar. 22, 2018 - Walker Glass Company Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Alexander as its new Business Development Manager. Mr. Alexander will replace Marc Deschamps who recently retired from Walker. Charles will be responsible for leading the company’s Marketing and Business Development functions (including the Architectural Services group) as well as leading various strategic growth projects for the company.
Saand welcomes Jay Fleming as Inside Sales/Estimator, at our London facility.
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