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 of glass companies over the course of his career and most recently with Classic Glass. Daren also served as a director on the OGMA board in the late 90s.

CLA UPDATE: For where things stand please check out Frank Fulton’s You Bet Your Glass column in the April issue of Glass Canada Magazine.

SPRING SEMINAR: Sergei Mihhailenko, P.Eng, and Les Szcepanski, P.Eng., will be presenting an informative seminar on the application of the new “CSA A500-16 Building Guards” standard that will soon be adopted into building codes across Canada. The standard governs the use of glass in railings and balustrades. The lunch and learn will take place on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Richmond Hill Golf Club. The OGMA extends its appreciation to its co-sponsors for this event, Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions and Kuraray America Inc. See Frank Fulton’s You Bet Your Glass column in the April issue of Glass Canada Magazine for information about the new standard.

TOP GLASS: Come and visit OGMA at the Top Glass show on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

SPRING GOLF: OGMA members have had nothing but rave reviews for the Pipers Heath Golf Club, so we’re going to be holding our spring golf tournament there again on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Watch out for the flyer and make sure to book early. It’s always a sellout.

FISHING DERBY: OGMA’s annual fishing derby is back by popular demand. Plan on attending in August. Watch your email for details.

FALL GOLF: OGMA will hold its fall golf tournament at the prestigious Country Club in Woodbridge, Ontario, on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Mark your calendar now. Details will follow as the date approaches.

AODA’s NEXT HURDLE: Companies had until the end of 2016 to put accessibility policies and procedures in place for the communication of information and employment practices. To find out your legal obligations, go to https://www.ontario.ca/page/accessibility-laws, then contact WSPS to help you put it in place if you have not done so already.

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