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OGMA Newsletter – April 2021

The OGMA is pivoting to find new ways to deliver value to our members since our bread-and-butter live events can’t go forward. Watch your inbox and ogma.ca for a series of educational white papers prepared by OGMA members. The first one, by OGMA vice-president Jeff Makimoto (TAGG)  will address the issue of inspecting finished aluminum products. More will be rolling out through the year. 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 had paid their 2020 invoice. Although we will not be holding our spring golf tournament in 2021, we are hopeful that circumstances have improved to the point that we will be able to pull off our fall golf tournament that is booked for Sept. 23 at the Country Club in Woodbridge. With the release of multiple vaccines there is light at the end of the tunnel and we plan to resume events next year as soon as it is safe and practical to do so.  We hope to see all of you in person next year and resume our role as the networking facilitator of our industry.  Also, don’t miss OGMA president Andrew Dolphin’s turn at the microphone on the GlassTalk podcast, available wherever you get your podcasts.

OGMA Newsletter – April 2020

SAD NEWS: It is with sadness that we bring the news of the passing of a long time contributor to our industry and to the OGMA. ARCHIE McINNES left us on January 21, 2020, following a lengthy struggle with deteriorating health. Archie grew up as the ninth kid in the family on a farm and only […]

OGMA Newsletter – August 2019

ENERGY SURCHARGES: Please read Frank Fulton’s You Bet Your Glass column then do your part by calling your glass supplier to lobby them to do the right thing by dropping their ESC. Send your feedback to Frank at fultech.fc@gmail.com. FISH ON: Be ready to get on a boat bright an early in Port Credit on […]

OGMA Newsletter – June 2019

OGMA President Andrew Dolphin and former director Steve Gusterson had the honour of presenting the prestigious Awards of Excellence at the Top Glass show on April 17. The award for execution was presented to Angelo Cairo of Stouffville Glass for the Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study Building at the Schulich School of Business at […]

OGMA Newsletter – April 2019

The OGMA voted in its new board for 2019 at its meeting on February 28. Here are your leaders for the next year: Andrew Dolphin, president (BV Glazing); Jeff Makimoto, vice-president (TAGG Industries); Brian Wiles, treasurer (Walker Glass); and Lee Baker, secretary. The Spring Seminar takes place April 12, 2019, at the Richmond Hill Golf […]

OGMA Newsletter – February 2019

OAKVILLE GLASS AND MIRROR CLOSED: After more than 50 years in business, Dieter and Ingrid Ringler decided it was time to retire and closed the doors at Oakville Glass and Mirror for the last time on January 10. Oakville Glass was a long-time dedicated member of the OGMA and both Dieter and his son Steven […]

OGMA Newsletter – December 2018

FALL SEMINAR: The November seminar on demystifying the bonding process and Certificate of Recognition was hugely informative. The OGMA would like to extend our sincere appreciation to our presenters from bonding specialists, Petrela, Winter, and Associates, and COR trainers, 4S Consulting. Attendees picked up some critical information on bid bonding and how to comply with […]

OGMA Newsletter – October 2018

We will be notifying members of the details of our fall seminar to be held in mid-November in the next while. Topics planned for this event include the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program as well as the new bonding provisions contained in the Ontario Construction Act.

OGMA Newsletter – August 2018

TONY MENECOLA: The Ontario Glass and Metal Association presented its Lifetime Achievement award to Tony Menecola, president of Applewood Glass and Mirror, at its spring golf tournament on May 31 in Milton, Ont. Menecola is president of the Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors Association and the award was presented by that organization’s executive director, and […]

OGMA Newsletter – June 2018

GORDON SOUTHWORTH: It is with sadness that we relay the news of Gord losing his battle with cancer in July, 2017. We only learned of this regrettable news recently. Gord participated in many OGMA events over the years and was a long time employee at Embury Company. DENIS LAVOIE: We regret to inform members of […]