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July 20, 2015 - The Ontario Glass and Metal Association has joined Prompt Payment Ontario, a small business lobby group advocating for provincial legislation governing payment terms for construction contractors. The OGMA board asked for an received permission from its members to put up the $10,000 membership fee to join the group. Now that the OGMA is a member of the group, members have an opportunity to fill out a survey detailing the damages their businesses have experienced as a result of delinquent payments. The OGMA’s announcement to members follows:
July 15, 2015 - DFI is proud to announce a restructured organization designed to provide deeper levels of support to customers as well as prospects deciding which low-maintenance coating to offer. The main shift creates dedicated teams for both Account Management and Business Development allowing a more strategic focus on the specific needs of each. The restructure comes as DFI's global growth accelerates in the architectural glass and automotive industries. This new structure will ensure DFI maintains the leadership position within these industries and beyond.
Dymax Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Acker as Americas Sales Manager.  In his new position, Mike will report to Stephen LaCroce, Global Director of Technology, and will be responsible for achieving the Americas annual revenue targets in adhesives and equipment, while continually enhancing the commercial effectiveness of the Americas sales organization.
Altus Capital Partners has announced  the acquisition of GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
June 4, 2015 - Kawneer Company has announced the appointment of Susie Gomes DaGraca to Commercial and Operations Manager, Central Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Service Center. In this strategic role, DaGraca will continue to steer the Central Canada sales team as well as take on the responsibility for the GTA Service Center, serving as a single point of contact for customers.
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June 3, 2015 - Registration for the next American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) webinar is now open. On June 16, Dean Lewis, AAMA’s educational and technical information manager, will provide a complete explanation of the benefits, procedures, costs and study materials available to take full advantage of the FenestrationMasters professional education and certification program. Anyone in the industry can participate in this free #AAMAwebinar from the comfort of their own office or home.
June 3, 2015 - Stuart Olson Inc. has announced changes to its senior management team, including the promotion of two individuals from within the company.
May 27, 2015 - The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is set to release a bulleting that will recommend that bid calling authorities require the listing of major trades, critical subcontractors and subcontractors with a significant value to the contract price in bids. This is a positive and necessary change that increases transparency and accountability in Canada's construction industry while creating greater stability in the work environment for trade contractors. The National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) supports the move and is encouraging CCA to continue its productive and balanced review of standard practices.
May 25, 2015 - Salem Distributing invited local members of the glass industry to its new location in Concord, Ont., for a grand opening celebration from May 20 to 22. Guests were treated to refreshments and Salem-branded giveaways, as well as a chance to meet the staff and management of this North Carolina-based glass products distributor.
CCI Group Inc. has announced the appointment of Gus Sarrouh as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sarrouh brings more than 27 years of global experience in the consulting engineering and construction industries.
SALEM Flat Glass and Mirror has announced that it will host an open house Wednesday through Friday, May 20th – 22nd, to celebrate the Grand Opening of their newest office and distribution facility in Concord, ON.
April 27, 2015 - It is with extreme sadness that we are informing the IGMA membership and fenestration industry that Tim Harris passed away Thursday, April 23rd as a result of injuries sustained at an industry facility. Tim, an industry veteran of 40 years, was the Technical Service Manager at Quanex IG Systems. He had been with Tremco/Truseal/Quanex for 31 years.
April 24, 2015 - Early bird registration for the Canadian Glass Association's Glass Connections event closes May 8. Attendees can save $25 by registering online or by mail before this date. The conference takes place June 3 and 4 at the Sheraton Cavalier hotel in Saskatoon, Sask.

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