Processing & productivity
Top Glass adds day of plant tours to 10th anniversary edition
January 23, 2024 By Patrick Flannery
Top Glass, Canada’s event for the architectural glass industry, has added a day of tours of local glass and façade fabrication facilities to its 2024 agenda. On April 29, the day before the main conference, attendees will have an opportunity to go behind the scenes at Saand, Antamex and BVGlazing to tour the facilities, learn how glazed building components are made and quiz staff and managers about their products and processes.
At Saand Rexdale on Attwell Drive, guests will see examples of glass lamination, heat treating, heat soaking, digital and screen printing and fabrication of insulating glass units, spandrel and mirror. Saand is a family-owned Canadian business fabricating glass products in four facilities for over 40 years.
Antamex’s Concord plant will showcase fabrication of unitized curtainwall and railing products with a strong design-build element. For over 50 years, Antamex has offered a vertically integrated delivery model with complete in house design, engineering, manufacturing and installation to clients around the globe. It has delivered 700 completed custom curtainwall and facade projects, putting in excess of 35 million square feet under glass.
BVGlazing Systems claims over 60 years offering engineered residential, railing and commercial glazing solutions. Guests will see fabrication of window wall, curtainwall, railings and laser-etch production of bird-friendly glass at its Concord plant.
“Glass Canada and Top Glass have always been about the incredible companies making and installing the glass on our nation’s buildings,” commented Leslie Osborne, Glass Canada brand manager. “So for our 10th anniversary we thought the best way to celebrate was to put three really iconic members of our community front and centre.”
Registration and admission to the plant tours is free. PPE is required and available for a fee. Guests will provide their own transportation to the plant sites, with directions included with registration confirmation.
Following the April 29 tours, guests will be invited to get together at Moxies at the Sandman Signature hotel, 55 Reading Court, Toronto, for drinks and discussion.
The regular Top Glass conference and exhibits takes place April 30 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont.
See you at Top Glass!
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