OGMA Newsletter – February 2018
The Ontario legislature held its third reading of Bill 142 – Construction Lien Amendment Act 2017 on Dec. 5. It was unanimously passed by a vote of 87 to zero and was granted royal assent on Dec. 12.
Welcome new members!
We’re ecstatic to welcome these great companies who joined us in 2017: AKR Consulting Canada, Goldray Glass, INT machinery, Modular Window Systems, Noram Glass, Ten Plus Architectural Products, Tri-Temp Glass, Vicone High Performance Rubber, and Vision Aluminum.
GRIDLINE DESIGN DRAFTING
Owner Alen Geronimo asked us to let you know that they have outgrown their downtown quarters and have moved to a larger and more accessible office in Mississauga. You can find out more by visiting gridlinedesigndrafting.com.
Do yourself a favour and come spend a few hours seeing everybody that’s anybody at Top Glass on Tuesday, April 17. Make sure to stop by OGMA’s table to say hello. If we have it in the budget, we’ll give you a candy.
Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 31, make your plans, arrange your group, and be at Pipers Heath Golf Club. Keep your eyes out for notices as the date approaches.
Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 20, make your plans, arrange your group and be at the Country Club in Woodbridge. Keep your eyes out for notices as the date approaches.
AODA’s NEXT HURDLE
In case you missed it, companies had until the end of 2017 to put a new set of accessibility policies and procedures into place. To find out your legal obligations, go to ontario.ca/page/accessibility-laws.
Passing of Doug Hotham
In Memory of Douglas Harold Hotham September 13, 1927 – October 18, 2017 Having just turned 90 a month earlier, Doug passed away peacefully after a brave battle with cancer on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. He is survived by his wife Norma, sons Brent (Kate) and Greg (Janine), Toronto Maple Leaf Alumni. Doug loved his […]
OGMA Newsletter – June 2017
IN MEMORIAM: Long-time industry colleague, Dennis Haatvedt, passed away on March 23 at the far too early age of 58. Dennis was diagnosed with brain cancer about a year ago. Dennis was a long-term director with the Architectural Glass & Metal Contractors Association and for the last year of his working life, he served as […]
OGMA Newsletter – April 2017
IN MEMORIAM: 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 the industry in sales since he got his start as the western Ontario sales representative for Guardian Industries in 1993. He worked for a number […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
OGMA Newsletter – October 2016
Please see Frank Fulton’s “You Bet Your Glass” column for a full update on the prompt payment process. The Construction Lien Act review report is due to be released at the end of September. The OGMA will be meeting with Prompt Payment Ontario within days of the release of the report to determine next actions […]
OGMA Newsletter – August 2016
It is with great sadness that we bring the news of the passing of our long time friend and industry colleague, Jim Epworth, founder of Upper Canada Glass in Oak Ridges, Ont. Jim left us in his 84th year on June 11 and is survived by Joyce, his wife of 62 years, sons Howard and […]
OGMA Newsletter – June 2016
The legal review of the Construction Lien Act has been ongoing but the review group requested another extension to the end of April 2016. Prompt Payment Ontario has begun the lobby effort by mailing letters to all MPPs requesting their release of the report to PPO and to a timely vote in provincial parliament. A […]