OGMA Newsletter – October 2022

OGMA Newsletter – October 2022

The OGMA is happy to announce that we will once again be recognizing great glass and metal work in Ontario with our Awards for Excellence. There are two, one for excellence in execution and one for excellence in design. Any OGMA member and/or Ontario Architect Association architect is eligible to win an award for a project completed in Ontario by submitting photos and a write-up about it. Check out ogma.ca for a full list of criteria. Nominations will open in January, with the awards being presented to a rapt crowd at Top Glass on April 19. Winners receive a handsome plaque, effusive praise and have their submissions featured for all time on our website. To nominate yourself or another worthy party, email Steve Gusterson at s.gusterson@alumicor.com to get the ball rolling. Next year will mark the first time the awards have been presented since their cancellation in 2020.

We are in the final stages of designing and launching a new website at ogma.ca. By the end of the year, it should be easier than ever to find all the critical information you want about Ontario’s glass and metal industry.

Speaking of remarkable technological innovations, the OGMA is now able to accept credit cards as payment for dues, event registrations and the like. Put away that chequebook… your association has officially entered the 20th century.

Our usual winter education seminar has been cancelled due to ongoing COVID concerns. We’re hopeful that this popular gathering can be reconvened in the spring.

Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, October 2022 Issue

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OGMA Newsletter – June 2022

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OGMA Newsletter – April 2022

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OGMA Newsletter – February 2022

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It is with great sadness that we bring you the news of the passing of one of our industry’s most virtuous and respected gentlemen. Al Jones left us just a week before his 93rd birthday. Al was one of the good guys and was well liked by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. […]

OGMA Newsletter – August 2021

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OGMA Newsletter – June 2021

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OGMA Newsletter – April 2021

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OGMA Newsletter – February 2021

Become an OGMA mem-ber: If you are conducting business in the glass industry in Ontario, the OGMA is the voice that represents your interests at the provincial and federal level. Protect your business interests by becoming a member or as an associate member if you are a consultant to the industry. Please visit the OGMA […]