Industry News
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.”
Nov. 5, 2015 - As CRL-U.S. Aluminum continues to expand its operations into high growth regions, it steadily builds its sales team to meet the needs of a growing customer base. The company is proud to announce the addition of three new members to its national sales department in order to provide improved service and support.
Sept. 24, 2015 - Company Presidents Mike Willard (Salem Glass) and Mike Synon (HHH Tempering) have announced their respective companies are partnering to offer comprehensive glass services—independent of their unique brands—through the joint venture Glass Tempering Resources. This entity will serve the glass industry with new and refurbished tempering lines and other refurbished equipment. Additionally, Glass Tempering Resources will offer Master Service Agreements for all tempering brands.
Aug. 31, 2015 - Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., North America's largest manufacturer and distributor of custom hardware and glazing products to the glass and glazing industry.
Aug. 19, 2015 - CRL's new 8B Series Base Shoe for monolithic tempered glass recently received ICC-ES certification per Evaluation Report ESR-3269. The report verifies that the base shoe meets building code requirements for performance and safety, and also addresses new 2015 IBC code requirements.
Aug. 6, 2015 - Everlam, a new company producing Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) interlayers for laminated safety glass, has announced the appointment of Jim Howard as VP Sales North America. The company, established in Europe and started operating in 2015, is making a decisive move towards development of its business worldwide.
July 28, 2015 - Kawneer Company has named Colin Brosmer as Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Product Development. In this role, Brosmer will join Alcoa’s Building and Construction Systems (BCS) Lead Team and will be responsible for sales, marketing, architectural promotions, product development and front end functions for North America. 

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