Prompt Payment Ontario – Ontario Construction Act – Trade Contractors Guide
As you are likely aware, the OGMA has been an active participant in the Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) initiative for the past six years, where forty or so trade-related associations banded together to lobby for improvements in the laws, liens, payment terms, and arbitration process related to construction contracts. As a result, the legislation went into practice on October 1, 2019.
As one would expect, the Act is long and legalistic, but knowing the contents, and your rights and remedies, could be essential to the successful operation of your business. To help you with this, PPO’s legal team took the Act and restated the key points in language we can understand.
We are pleased to make the Ontario Construction Act – Trade Contractors Guide available for use by our members. Download a copy for your reference.
OGMA Newsletter – April 2020
SAD NEWS: It is with sadness that we bring the news of the passing of a long time contributor to our industry and to the OGMA. ARCHIE McINNES left us on January 21, 2020, following a lengthy struggle with deteriorating health. Archie grew up as the ninth kid in the family on a farm and only […]
OGMA Newsletter – August 2019
ENERGY SURCHARGES: Please read Frank Fulton’s You Bet Your Glass column then do your part by calling your glass supplier to lobby them to do the right thing by dropping their ESC. Send your feedback to Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org. FISH ON: Be ready to get on a boat bright an early in Port Credit on […]
The Last Word on ESCs
by Frank Fulton Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, August 2019 Issue In the last edition we found that starting benchmark values used by glass manufacturers to calculate energy surcharges were far lower than what the actual costs were at the beginning of the surcharge program in 2002, meaning that surcharges can be vastly overstated […]
OGMA Newsletter – June 2019
OGMA President Andrew Dolphin and former director Steve Gusterson had the honour of presenting the prestigious Awards of Excellence at the Top Glass show on April 17. The award for execution was presented to Angelo Cairo of Stouffville Glass for the Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study Building at the Schulich School of Business at […]
The Smoking Gun of Energy Surcharges
by Frank Fulton Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, June 2019 Issue Energy surcharges – the smoking gun In the last edition we took an overview look at the business ethics of adding service fees and the energy surcharge (ESC) on glass products. We questioned why there is such a wide ranging discrepancy between the […]
Passing of Bernie Leaman
Passing of Bernie Leaman August 2, 1936 – May 12, 2019 It is with sadness that OGMA shares the news of the passing of our friend and former royalty of the architectural metal industry in Canada. In our business, occasionally you will come across people who made a real impact on the industry. One of […]
Why Does This Industry Accept Arbitrary Surcharges?
by Frank Fulton Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, April 2019 Issue Corporate entities are a lot like governments when they impose a tax. I’m sick and tired of being gouged. Administration fees, facility fees, set up fees, convenience charges, baggage fees, event service fees…call them what you will, they’re all just a means of […]
OGMA Newsletter – April 2019
The OGMA voted in its new board for 2019 at its meeting on February 28. Here are your leaders for the next year: Andrew Dolphin, president (BV Glazing); Jeff Makimoto, vice-president (TAGG Industries); Brian Wiles, treasurer (Walker Glass); and Lee Baker, secretary. The Spring Seminar takes place April 12, 2019, at the Richmond Hill Golf […]
CSC Building Expo 2019
The Ontario Glass & Metal Association invites its members to attend CSC Building Expo, Canada’s longest-running technical trade show for architects, designers, developers, engineers, facility managers, specification writers, and construction professionals. The show takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on February 27, 2019. This year’s theme is Construction, Connectivity, and Wellness. WHY SHOULD […]