Update on Glass Supply Challenges

Update on Glass Supply Challenges

In March 2015, OGMA released a bulletin to its members to make them aware that glass supply was anticipated to become a challenge and more costly due to double-digit increases in demand in the United States, the reduction of glass production capacity in North America, an escalating U.S. dollar, and a severe shortage of transportation capacity diet pills for weight loss. Many glazing contractors and fabricators have noted that standard glass products have not been a huge problem, but that getting some high-performance and specialty products has been difficult at times.

Viracon, one of the largest glass fabricators in the U.S., recently released an open letter to the industry to make users aware that glass supply in 2016 may be more stressed. They also identify actions that can be taken to help alleviate the effects of these potential shortages on your projects. Click here to read their press release.

For companies in the glazing contracting industry, it will be critical to proactively forward plan your projects to lock in your glass supply, pricing, and delivery. It will also be prudent to let your contractors and architects know that they will not have the luxury of delaying decisions on the glass for their projects as they will almost surely expect delays in closing.

– Frank Fulton

OGMA Newsletter – April 2016

The legal review of the Construction Lien Act is now well underway and the review group was to have prepared their recommendations for submission to the Ontario government by the end of March 2016. The OGMA has teamed up with the Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) group to represent our interests in bringing fair payment terms […]

Fred Fulton: Entrepreneur and Gentleman – Part III

by Frank Fulton Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, April 2016 Issue In my previous two columns I told you about Fred Fulton’s early days in Toronto, his beginnings in the industry with Pilkington Glass, the start up of Sealite Glass, and the establishment of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association of Canada. Sealite Glass was […]

Fred Fulton: Entrepreneur and Gentleman – Part II

by Frank Fulton Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, February 2016 Issue The early days of insulating glass in Canada were like the wild west. There were no standards, very limited technical knowledge, and upstart companies were beginning to spring up mindlessly slapping pieces of glass together and selling them to an unwitting public. The […]

OGMA Newsletter – February 2016

The legal review of the Construction Lien Act is now well underway, an information package has been completed by the legal review group for distribution, and the review group is preparing their recommendations for the Ontario  government.  Their submission has been delayed until March, 2016. The OGMA has teamed up with the Prompt Payment Ontario […]

Ontario Construction Lien Act Review Information Update

There has been a lot of activity over the past few months and a mountain of documentation, reports, and information has been compiled. We are providing this update on what has transpired to keep members informed. Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO), the consortium of trade associations that the Ontario Glass & Metal Association has partnered with, […]

OGMA Newsletter – December 2015

The legal review of the Construction Lien Act is now well underway and an information package has been completed by the legal review group for distribution. The OGMA has teamed up with the Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) group to represent our interests in bringing fair payment terms into law. PPO had its’ day at the […]

Fred Fulton: Entrepreneur and Gentleman – Part I

by Frank Fulton Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, December 2015 Issue In past columns, I’ve written about some of the leaders and legends in our business, but it took a few years of cajoling before I could get my featured subject to agree to have his story shared with readers across Canada. Knowing him […]

Wired Glass Warning

To OGMA members, The Canadian Glass Association recently released a bulletin cautioning against the use of wired glass in human impact applications. Click here to download the bulletin best weightloss pills. Our building codes on this matter permitting the use of wired glass as a safety-rated product are quite antiquated but still legally apply. This […]

Update on Glass Supply Challenges

In March 2015, OGMA released a bulletin to its members to make them aware that glass supply was anticipated to become a challenge and more costly due to double-digit increases in demand in the United States, the reduction of glass production capacity in North America, an escalating U.S. dollar, and a severe shortage of transportation […]