OGMA Newsletter – February 2024

OGMA Newsletter – February 2024

2024 Awards for Excellence. It is that time of year again. Nominations for the 2024 OGMA Awards for Excellence are now open. The awards recognize outstanding work in glass and metal construction in Ontario. There are two awards: one for excellence in execution and one for excellence in design. Any OGMA member in good standing and/or Ontario Architect Association architect is eligible to win an award for a project completed in Ontario. Members of the OGMA may submit as many nominations as they wish. Visit ogma.ca/award-for-excellence-in-design-and-execution/ for a full list of criteria and to download the nomination form. Projects nominated will be reviewed by a volunteer panel of judges. Nominations close on April 5, 2024, with the awards being presented at Top Glass Conference and Exhibits on April 30, 2024. Winners will also have their submissions promoted on our website and social media pages. To nominate yourself or another project participant, email Steven Peso at speso@tremco.ca. Our last award winners included Perkins+Will for their design work on the York University School of Continuing Studies and Antamex Industries ULC for execution on the New Toronto Courthouse.

Update on the Board of Directors. The OGMA Board of Directors would again like to thank Brian Wiles, Frank Fulton, and Steve Gusterson, who retired recently from the OGMA Board, for their years of volunteer service to the association. We are looking for energetic industry players to join the Board for 2024. Please contact any current board member for further information or email info@ogma.ca. For 2024, the Board of Directors consists of Steven Ringler, President; Blake Sanders, Vice President; Keith Elmer, Treasurer; Eric Diotte, Secretary; Andrew Dolphin, Past President; and Greg Parkin, Steve Peso, Robert Casinelli, and John Rania, Directors. Our administrator is Lori Brooks.

Membership campaign. The 2024 OGMA membership campaign is now underway. Please be on the lookout for your membership package, which would have arrived by mail this month. If you are interested in joining the association or are looking for more information, please email info@ogma.ca.

Golf Tournament. The OGMA Spring Golf Tournament is scheduled to be held on June 12, 2024, at the Glen Eagle Golf Club in Bolton, ON. We encourage industry members to join us at this premier 27-hole championship golf course just a few minutes northwest of Toronto. A power cart, barbeque lunch, and steak/chicken dinner are included in tournament fees. The annual OGMA Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at the tournament. The tournament also provides several excellent sponsorship opportunities that help companies to promote themselves to the industry. Details for tournament registration will be sent out soon.

What’s next? We look forward to seeing everyone at the tenth annual Top Glass Conference and Exhibits, being held on April 30, 2024, at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. We are also planning to host our first members’ meet-and-greet this spring, which will provide you with yet another great networking opportunity. Watch your inbox and our LinkedIn page for more information to come.

As always, if you have any ideas for seminars, educational sessions, or networking opportunities, or would like to arrange a plant tour that could be of benefit to our members, please reach out to info@omga.ca. Don’t forget to watch your inbox or visit ogma.ca to keep up to date on association happenings.

OGMA Newsletter – October 2023

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OGMA Newsletter – August 2023

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OGMA Newsletter – May 2023

Spring is typically a busy time for the Ontario Glass & Metal Association, and with COVID restrictions well behind us, we are pleased to be able to get back to our usual program of events. Top Glass Exhibits & Conference. Thank you to our directors, Steve Ringler, Steve Gusterson, April Donvito, Steven Peso, Eric Diotte, […]

OGMA Newsletter – March 2023

The Ontario Glass and Metal Association is excited to announce the addition of five new members to our board of directors: April Donvito, Eric Diotte, Mahendra Ohujja, John Rania, and Robert Casinelli have accepted positions on the Board, joining our board meeting in March. The OGMA is happy to announce that, for the first time […]

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 […]

OGMA Newsletter – August 2022

The OGMA regrets to inform of the resignation of our president, Jeff Makimoto. Jeff was a director of OGMA for the last five years, served as vice-president of the organization for two years and served half a year as president. Jeff has left to pursue new opportunities and we wish him well. Steve Ringler has […]

OGMA Newsletter – June 2022

Our deepest condolences to the Fulton family on the passing of their patriarch, Fredrick Joseph Fulton, who passed peacefully at home May 16 at the age of 89.  Fred Sr. was a true gentleman and innovator in the glass and metal industry who founded Sealite Glass, Fulton Industries and was a major contributor to national […]

OGMA Newsletter – April 2022

Andrew Dolphin’s term as president of the OGMA concluded at the end of 2021. On behalf of the entire board of directors we would like to thank Andrew for his direction and leadership over the past number of years. Jeffrey Makimoto has been voted in as president for the next two-year term. Steve Ringler from […]

OGMA Newsletter – February 2022

Andrew Dolphin’s term as president of the OGMA concluded at the end of 2021 and on behalf of the entire board of directors we would like to thank Andrew for his di-rection and leadership over the past number of years. Needless to say, COVID created some unusual challenges for our association during Andrew’s reign and […]