OGMA Newsletter – August 2019

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 Thursday, August 22, for what is always a fabulous day on the water hunting salmon with your friends and colleagues. Flyers are out and all you have to do is sign up and get up early.

FALL GOLF: Plan now on being at The Country Club in Woodbridge on Thursday, September 12. Members will be seeing a flyer in their inbox any day now.

JOINT OGMA/CSC SEMINAR DAY: The OGMA are teaming up with the Toronto chapter of Construction Specifications Canada to put on a spectacular program of informative and interesting topics. The event will be held on Thursday, November 14, at the Richmond Hill Country Club. Details to follow.

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 […]

The History of Glass

by Frank Fulton Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, February 2019 Issue This column so happens to mark the 10th anniversary of yours truly. This column just so happens to mark the 10th anniversary of yours truly penning You Bet Your Glass for Glass Canada magazine. One of my favourite columns over the years was also […]

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 […]