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Look up, up, up at Toronto’s gleaming glass towers and there’s a lot of the Bass Installation team’s handiwork on display. From the lustrous curtainwall and windows of the lofty 72-floor First Canadian Place (BMO Tower), to the 51-storey Bay and Adelaide Centre office skyscraper; and from the luxurious, 68-floor Shangri-La Hotel/Condo spire, to the prestigious Adelaide Hotel (formerly Trump International Hotel and Tower), Bass boasts some of the city’s tallest and architecturally complex structures within its prodigious projects portfolio.
The Building Envelope Conference returned to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this past March with numbers not seen since before the Great Recession. Over 500 attendees converged on the three-day conference known as the industry’s premier building envelope event to make connections and discuss challenges and trends in the glass and glazing industry.
It’s a time of real advancement in the technology of glazed building facades. Thanks to innovations in computer and materials science, our projects can be bigger, higher-performing and more beautiful than ever before
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July 23, 2018 - After reaching a dead-end in negotiations to renew their collective agreement and dealing with an intransigent employer, the members of Unifor’s Local 6000 of the Oldcastle unit went on strike on July 6.
July 23, 2018 - Xinyi Canada Glass says it's disappointed it won't be able to build its manufacturing plant on land between Cambridge and Guelph, but the company remains committed to building its first North American float glass facility. CBC News reports. | READ MOREAnd there they were - gone: You Bet Your Glass October 2018Details of planned float glass plantXinyi Glass seeking bylaw ammendments
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 ( 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.;">“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, 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.

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