Industry News
Mar. 10, 2016 - The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities rose 11.3% to $6.9 billion in December, following a 19.9% decline the previous month. Higher construction intentions for multi-family dwellings in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta explained the advance.
Dymax Corporation has announced the appointment of Steven Suzuki as Global Account Manager for the Western Region.
Feb. 11, 2016 - Glass segment net sales were $265 million for the quarter, down $7 million, or 3 percent, year-over-year as higher sales volumes and improved selling prices were offset by unfavorable foreign currency translation and reduced sales stemming from the 2014 sale of a flat glass production facility.
Feb. 11, 2016 - C.R. Laurence has partnered with the Southern California Glass Management Association (SCGMA) and the Architectural Glass Institute (AGI) to provide a series of educational programs for glaziers that focus on Demountable Wall Division 10 business. The purpose of the partnership and corresponding programs is to give glaziers the knowledge and resources they need to take on these types of projects.
Jan. 12, 2016 - Edwin J. "Ed" Berkowitz, Chairman of the Board of JE Berkowitz, died on Friday January 8, 2016. The Glass Association of North America mourns the passing of Ed Berkowitz, a leader and veteran of the glass and glazing industry.
Dec. 17, 2015 - Guardian Industries Corp. has enhanced its continuing education programs, giving architects more options to earn learning credits through their American Institute of Architects (AIA) membership.
Dec. 17, 2015 - Bill Yanek has been named the Executive Director of the Canadian Glass Association (CGA) effective December 1, 2015. Bill is currently the Executive Vice President of the Glass Association of North America (GANA) and President of its subsidiary association management company, Centric Management. He will remain in those roles as he adds the CGA post.
Dec. 3, 2015 - On Wednesday, November 4, Vitrum Glass Group hosted its second biennial Glass Fabrication Meets Design at its head office and fabrication facility in Langley, B.C. This year’s sold out event was a huge success with a record attendance of over one hundred architects and spec writers with guests from Vancouver to San Francisco. 
Dec. 1, 2015 - The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has released the findings of a review of the Ontario College of Trades by former Secretary of Cabinet, Tony Dean. The report calls for the College to carry out internal reviews to eliminate areas of conflict and overlap with Red Seal and the Ontario Labour Relations Board and to look for opportunities to consolidate and/or eliminate some trade classifications. It also recommends parameters for re-evaluating whether trades should be compulsory or voluntary. The report also calls for a "policy-based" approach to enforcement, and recognizes the Ontario Labour Relations Board as the final abritrator on trade matters in the province when OCAT and OLRB policies collide.
Nov. 19, 2015 - Glass Canada magazine will launch its educational Winter Webinar series Dec. 14, 2pm EST with a presentation by Stephane Hoffman of Morrison Hershfield titled "Energy Code Implications for Spandrel Design: Quantifying and mitigating the effects of thermal bridging." Online registration for this free presentation is OPEN NOW. The webinar is the first in a series of three that will take place in December, January and February.
Nov. 18, 2015 - On October 6, Richard Aubertin succeeded to Michael Hardman as General Manager of Sika Canada. Consequently, Michael Hardman took on the challenge of Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions for Sika North America, a key role to strengthen Sika's market positions and competitive advantage on the North American continent.
Nov. 18, 2015 - Alumicor is pleased to announce that Edmond Wong joined Alumicor on October 13, 2015 in the role of Regional Sales Manager, Southwestern Ontario. In his new position, Edmond will report to Steve Gusterson, Vice President, Sales (Central).
Nov. 6, 2015 - View has announced Thomas C. Leppert has joined its board of directors. A former CEO of multiple large, international companies in the building industry and former mayor of Dallas, Leppert brings deep experience in both private and public sectors to View.
Nov. 5, 2015 - Global Glass Solutions LLC Principal Eric Channel has announced the appointment of Matt Hale as Director of Sales effective Nov. 1.
Nov. 5, 2015 - On October 27, 2015, Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) had its consultation with the Ontario Construction Lien Act (CLA) Review. According to Sandra Skivsky representing PPO, “We had a 4 hour meeting with Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel to discuss the key issues they identified in the Information Package, and some identified by PPO, such as the impact on Benefit/Pension Plans. It was an informal and free ranging discussion on how the various elements for Payment Security would work with Prompt Payment principles.”

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