IGMA Extends Invitation to OGMA Members
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance has extended an invitation to all OGMA members to attend their IG Fabricator Workshop at Exova in Mississauga, at the discounted IGMA members cost. The workshop takes place February 28, 2017, to March 2, 2017.
For an outline of the program and to register, please visit the workshop website at www.igmaonline.org/events/workshop/.
Type “OGMA MEMBER” following your company name on the registration form to ensure your discount is applied.
Passing of Daren Jamieson
It is with regret that we inform of the passing of Daren Jamieson in February 2017, at the far-too-early age of 54. Daren had worked in sales in the industry since 1993 when he got his start as the western Ontario sales representative for Guardian Industries. He worked for a number of glass companies over […]
New Standards for Building Guard Glass
by Frank Fulton Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, February 2017 Issue Requirement and reaction You probably remember all the kerfuffle brought on by mainstream media a few years ago over the epidemic of shattered glass falling from high rise buildings onto the heads of unsuspecting pedestrians. People were afraid to walk outside, Toronto politicians […]
OGMA Newsletter – February 2017
In addition to continuing to champion the interests of our industry in pursuit of Prompt Payment legislation and changes to the Ontario Construction Lien Act, the OGMA has a lot to offer its members coming up in 2017. Please mark the following event dates in your calendar and plan to attend. In case you missed […]
Understand Your Lien Rights
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this said over the years: “The owner didn’t pay me for the job so I slapped a lien on the building. At least I’ll get paid someday when he tries to sell it.” WRONG! At our winter seminar, Geza Banfai, Counsel with McMillan LLP, set the […]
Write Your MPP to Drive Home the Prompt Payment Message
As you know, the Attorney General has announced that the Government will introduce prompt payment legislation in spring 2017, as recommended under the Construction Lien Act Review Report. The voices of all Ontario construction-families have been heard. Prompt payment legislation will help trade contractors and suppliers to run businesses with more certainty, provide more competitive […]
OGMA Newsletter – December 2016
The OGMA held its fall tournament at the prestigious Country Club in Woodbridge at the end of September with over 100 members and guests coming out for an outstanding day on a renowned course followed by an exceptionally good dinner. So impressed were all the attendees that the OGMA has already booked the same venue […]
I’ve Been Travelling
by Frank Fulton Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, December 2016 Issue Rambling man Another year has blown by and we’ll soon be looking at 2016 in the rear view mirror. I’m still looking at the grass from above, so all in all, I don’t have much to complain about. After my rant about our […]
CSA A500-16 Building Guards
In 2012, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing issued Supplementary Standard SB-13 in response to all the negative media coverage of glass falling from balconies. It was a stopgap measure hastily put in place to address an immediate issue. At the same time, the province asked the Canadian Standards Association to develop national […]
Ontario Construction Lien Act Review Released
For the past two years we’ve been discussing the need for trade payment terms being legislated and have kept you up to date through our bulletins and columns in Glass Canada magazine. The OGMA teamed up with Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) as we considered this the best means of achieving this goal. The CLA Review […]