Update on 2021 Membership Dues
The year 2020 has been very difficult for many of us and it has been especially challenging for the OGMA. All of our events are geared towards physical attendance, which we were not able to do. Because of this, the OGMA will not be charging any dues in 2021 to companies that have paid their 2020 invoice. With the release of multiple vaccines, there is light at the end of the tunnel and we plan to resume events later in the year as soon as it is safe and practical to do so. We hope to see all of you in person this year and resume our role as the networking facilitator of our industry.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to wish you and your families a safe and happy new year.
– Andrew Dolphin, OGMA President
Passing of Joe Shapiro
It is with sadness that we bring the news of the passing of Joe Shapiro. Joe left us at the age of 97 on December 22, 2020. Joe was one of the pioneers, and one of the characters, in the glass business. He was a co-founder of Sealite Glass Ltd., with Fred Fulton in the late 1950s, one […]
Prompt Payment Ontario – Ontario Construction Act – Trade Contractors Guide
As you are likely aware, the OGMA has been an active participant in the Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) initiative for the past six years, where forty or so trade-related associations banded together to lobby for improvements in the laws, liens, payment terms, and arbitration process related to construction contracts. As a result, the legislation went […]
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 […]
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 […]
After more than fifty years in business, Oakville Glass and Mirror will be winding down business effective January 10, 2019. After the last day of business, the company will be holding an auction on January 19, 2019, to liquidate all company assets. For more details on the auction, please click here.
Reminder: Save the Dates for Windoor 2018
The Ontario Glass & Metal Association invites you to attend Fenestration Canada’s Windoor event, December 3-5, 2018, in Quebec City. The event showcases the best of the window and door industry, attracting manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, and other industry professionals from all over the world. Windoor gives you an opportunity to network, learn, and conduct business. […]
New USMCA Agreement Reached
After over a year of guarded NAFTA negotiations, an agreement was reached between Canada, the USA, and Mexico in the late hours of September 30, 2018. We thought you may find the Bank of Montreal’s initial assessment of the deal of interest. Read NAFTA 2.0: How Do You Spell Relief? USMCA, by Douglas Porter, CFA, […]
Summer 2018 Safety Updates
The OGMA works closely with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS). They have recently released a series of bulletins that should be of interest to everyone who runs a small business. Please take a few minutes to review and ensure you have these processes and precautions in place. 3 safety tips for small businesses Summer […]
Top Glass Conference and Exhibits – April 17, 2018
The International Centre, Mississauga, ON The OGMA is once again working in partnership with Glass Canada magazine to bring you the Top Glass Conference & Exhibits show on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. This is a one-day, action-packed event that gives you the opportunity to catch up with everybody who’s anybody in the industry while attending […]