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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 got as far as grade nine before embarking on the working world where he made his mark in the glass industry. He got his start in the business with PPG in the early 1960s and moved up to the position of sales manager with Glaverbel Glass in Concord, Ontario in the early 70s. It was there that he met Peter Alexander with whom he eventually teamed up to start Trulite Industries in 1975. Trulite became a huge success story and Archie took great pride in the relationships he made while growing the insulating glass company. He received the prestigious OGMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. Archie was an avid golfer, loved business, loved people, and was one of those guys you were always happy to have seen. You’ll be missed Arch.

TOP GLASS: It’s a great way to spend a day to catch up with everybody who’s anybody in the industry, including the big shots from the OGMA. Come rub shoulders, schmooze, attend a seminar, and find out what’s going on. Look for more info in the magazine.

SPRING GOLF: Golf season is just around the corner. Mark Thursday, May 28, 2020, in your calendar now and plan on being out at Piper’s Heath Golf Club in time for lunch that day. Watch your inbox for registration details.

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 fultech.fc@gmail.com. FISH ON: Be ready to get on a boat bright an early in Port Credit on […]

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 […]

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 […]

OGMA Newsletter – February 2019

OAKVILLE GLASS AND MIRROR CLOSED: After more than 50 years in business, Dieter and Ingrid Ringler decided it was time to retire and closed the doors at Oakville Glass and Mirror for the last time on January 10. Oakville Glass was a long-time dedicated member of the OGMA and both Dieter and his son Steven […]

OGMA Newsletter – December 2018

FALL SEMINAR: The November seminar on demystifying the bonding process and Certificate of Recognition was hugely informative. The OGMA would like to extend our sincere appreciation to our presenters from bonding specialists, Petrela, Winter, and Associates, and COR trainers, 4S Consulting. Attendees picked up some critical information on bid bonding and how to comply with […]

OGMA Newsletter – October 2018

We will be notifying members of the details of our fall seminar to be held in mid-November in the next while. Topics planned for this event include the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program as well as the new bonding provisions contained in the Ontario Construction Act.

OGMA Newsletter – August 2018

TONY MENECOLA: The Ontario Glass and Metal Association presented its Lifetime Achievement award to Tony Menecola, president of Applewood Glass and Mirror, at its spring golf tournament on May 31 in Milton, Ont. Menecola is president of the Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors Association and the award was presented by that organization’s executive director, and […]

OGMA Newsletter – June 2018

GORDON SOUTHWORTH: It is with sadness that we relay the news of Gord losing his battle with cancer in July, 2017. We only learned of this regrettable news recently. Gord participated in many OGMA events over the years and was a long time employee at Embury Company. DENIS LAVOIE: We regret to inform members of […]

OGMA Newsletter – April 2018

After a lifetime of serving on the boards of the OGMA and prior to that the Metro Toronto Glass Association – and putting in a few terms as president – Ennio Rea decided it was finally time for a break and to move on to make room for some new blood. Ennio was the face […]