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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 and Country Club. Golf season is just around the corner – mark May 30 in your calendar now and plan on being out at Pipers Heath Golf Club in time for lunch that day.

While you’re at Top Glass, don’t miss our Awards for Excellence presentation. The Awards for Excellence are annual awards that recognize excellence in the design and execution of a building that incorporates the use of architectural glass and metal.

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 […]

OGMA Newsletter – April 2018

After a lifetime of serving on the boards of the OGMA and prior to that the Metro Toronto Glass Association – and putting in a few terms as president – Ennio Rea decided it was finally time for a break and to move on to make room for some new blood. Ennio was the face […]

Passing of Jim Shepherd

In Memory of Jim Shepherd With heavy hearts the family of Jim Shepherd announces the sudden passing of their beloved husband, father, and grandad on Friday, December 8, 2017, at the young age of 65. He is survived by his wife and best friend Marilyn, his devoted son Steven (Julie), his cherished daughter Lynne (Stu), and […]

OGMA Newsletter – February 2018

CLA UPDATE 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: […]

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 […]