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OGMA Newsletter – March 2023

The Ontario Glass and Metal Association is excited to announce the addition of five new members to our board of directors: April Donvito, Eric Diotte, Mahendra Ohujja, John Rania, and Robert Casinelli have accepted positions on the Board, joining our board meeting in March.

The OGMA is happy to announce that, for the first time since 2019, we are once again recognizing outstanding work in glass and metal construction in Ontario with our Awards for Excellence. There are two awards: one for excellence in execution and one for excellence in design. Any OGMA member in good standing and/or Ontario Architect Association architect is eligible to win an award for a project completed in Ontario. Members of the OGMA (in good standing) may submit as many nominations as they wish. Visit ogma.ca/award-for-excellence-in-design-and-execution/ for a full list of criteria and to download the nomination form. Projects nominated will be reviewed by a volunteer panel of judges. Nominations close on March 31, 2023, with the awards being presented at Top Glass Conference and Exhibits on April 19, 2023. Winners will receive their award at the show and have their submissions promoted on our website. To nominate yourself or another project participant, email Steve Gusterson at s.gusterson@alumicor.com. Our last award winners included CannonDesign for its work on the York University Student Centre and Stouffville Glass Inc. for its work on the Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building, Schulich School of Business, York University.

Speaking of Top Glass Conference and Exhibits, OGMA will be exhibiting at the show, with members of our board of directors in attendance. Be sure to stop by our booth to say hello. We will also be returning to the Glen Eagle Golf Club in Bolton, Ontario, for our annual Spring Golf Tournament. Be sure to mark Wednesday, June 14 on your calendars and watch your inbox for more details.

Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, March 2023 Issue

OGMA Newsletter – October 2022

The OGMA is happy to announce that we will once again be recognizing great glass and metal work in Ontario with our Awards for Excellence. There are two, one for excellence in execution and one for excellence in design. Any OGMA member and/or Ontario Architect Association architect is eligible to win an award for a […]

OGMA Newsletter – August 2022

The OGMA regrets to inform of the resignation of our president, Jeff Makimoto. Jeff was a director of OGMA for the last five years, served as vice-president of the organization for two years and served half a year as president. Jeff has left to pursue new opportunities and we wish him well. Steve Ringler has […]

OGMA Newsletter – June 2022

Our deepest condolences to the Fulton family on the passing of their patriarch, Fredrick Joseph Fulton, who passed peacefully at home May 16 at the age of 89.  Fred Sr. was a true gentleman and innovator in the glass and metal industry who founded Sealite Glass, Fulton Industries and was a major contributor to national […]

OGMA Newsletter – April 2022

Andrew Dolphin’s term as president of the OGMA concluded at the end of 2021. On behalf of the entire board of directors we would like to thank Andrew for his direction and leadership over the past number of years. Jeffrey Makimoto has been voted in as president for the next two-year term. Steve Ringler from […]

OGMA Newsletter – February 2022

Andrew Dolphin’s term as president of the OGMA concluded at the end of 2021 and on behalf of the entire board of directors we would like to thank Andrew for his di-rection and leadership over the past number of years. Needless to say, COVID created some unusual challenges for our association during Andrew’s reign and […]

OGMA Newsletter – October 2021

It is with great sadness that we bring you the news of the passing of one of our industry’s most virtuous and respected gentlemen. Al Jones left us just a week before his 93rd birthday. Al was one of the good guys and was well liked by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. […]

OGMA Newsletter – August 2021

Tentative plans are in place to hold our fall golf tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at the Hidden Lake Golf Club.  If COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted by early August and we are able to facilitate an indoor dinner, we will be proceeding, and members can expect to receive a flyer in their inbox […]

OGMA Newsletter – June 2021

The Ontario Glass and Metal Association is excited to announce the addition of two new members to its board of directors: Blake Sanders and Steve Peso. Blake Sanders heads the contract administration department, joint health and safety committee and often assists in managing the overall operations of Spandrel Tech. Having grown up working in the […]

OGMA Newsletter – April 2021

The OGMA is pivoting to find new ways to deliver value to our members since our bread-and-butter live events can’t go forward. Watch your inbox and ogma.ca for a series of educational white papers prepared by OGMA members. The first one, by OGMA vice-president Jeff Makimoto (TAGG)  will address the issue of inspecting finished aluminum products. […]