Industry News
March 31, 2015 - Each spring, the Ontario Glass & Metal Association recognizes individuals that, throughout their professional career, have made lifelong and/or outstanding contributions to the glass and metal industry. Criteria for consideration include significant accomplishments through OGMA (and its predecessor MTGA) or other industry-related associations, as well as tenure in the industry.
March 18, 2015 - On March 1st of this year, Kadmar — a chemical company in Jaworzno, southern Poland, specializing in the production of polysulphide, polyurethane, hot-melt and butyl sealants for insulating glass — officially joined the Fenzi Group.
March 17, 2015 - Guardian Industries Corp. has named Thomas (Tom) B. Highley President and Chief Executive Officer of Guardian Building Products (GBP).
March 12, 2015 - Salem Flat Glass and Mirror has opened a new warehouse in Concord, Ont., to serve the Canadian market. The new facility is on Keele Street, close to the 400 and 407 highways. From there, Salem will supply machinery, material handling equipment, diamond wheels, core drills, felt polishing wheels, cerium oxide polishing compounds and other glass fabrication needs.
March 12, 2015 - DORMA Americas will offer complimentary AIA accredited learning presentations through its “Last Wednesdays CES Series” at the end of each month at its Design Center in New York City.
March 2, 2015 - C.R. Laurence has announced the expansion of their executive team with the promotions of Chris Hanstad, Bojan Komadina, and Armando Rodriquez to the position of Vice President.
Feb. 28, 2015 - Billed as the longest-running construction trade show in Toronto, the 37th No Frills Trade Show hosted by the Construction Specifications Canada Toronto Chapter lands at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, March 5. This year's edition will feature some extra profile with a lunch keynote address from Ontario premier, Kathleen Wynne.
Feb. 25, 2015 - PPG has redesigned and updated its architectural metal coatings, glass and paint website, PPGIdeaScapes.com, which enables architects, interior designers and other building professionals to research, specify and source PPG’s entire collection of metal coatings, glass and paint.
Feb. 24, 2015 - PPG Industries has announced the appointment of Michael H. McGarry, currently chief operating officer, to president and chief operating officer, effective March 1. McGarry became chief operating officer in August 2014.
Feb. 19, 2015 - AmesburyTruth has named Phillip Cooke Channel Sales Manager. Cooke brings more than 7 years of experience in building supply, vinyl product extrusion, and building supply distribution industries to his new position.
Feb. 3, 2015 - GPAD has announced that their 2015 conference is open for registration, where the best minds in the North American glass industry meet annually to discuss advancements and trends in glass automation.
Feb. 3, 2015 - DIRTT has entered into a strategic collaboration with Corning Incorporated one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. This strategic relationship will bring Corning Willow Glass to DIRTT’s suite of interior construction solutions.
Jan. 28, 2015, London, U.K. - The French conglomerate Saint-Gobain suffered a setback on Monday in its bid to take control of Sika, the Swiss specialty chemical maker. The New York Times reports.
Jan. 27, 2015, Toronto - Bird Construction Inc. has announced that it is part of a consortium selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the East Rail Maintenance Facility located in Whitby, Ontario.
Jan. 22, 2015 - The board of directors of the Ontario Glass and Metal Association is calling for nominations for its inaugural Awards for Excellence. Awards will be bestowed for excellence in architectural glass and metal design and for excellence in architectural glass and metal execution.

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