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 got as far as grade nine before embarking on the working world where he made his mark in the glass industry. He got his start in the business with PPG in the early 1960s and moved up to the position of sales manager with Glaverbel Glass in Concord, Ontario in the early 70s. It was there that he met Peter Alexander with whom he eventually teamed up to start Trulite Industries in 1975. Trulite became a huge success story and Archie took great pride in the relationships he made while growing the insulating glass company. He received the prestigious OGMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. Archie was an avid golfer, loved business, loved people, and was one of those guys you were always happy to have seen. You’ll be missed Arch.

TOP GLASS: It’s a great way to spend a day to catch up with everybody who’s anybody in the industry, including the big shots from the OGMA. Come rub shoulders, schmooze, attend a seminar, and find out what’s going on. Look for more info in the magazine.

SPRING GOLF: Golf season is just around the corner. Mark Thursday, May 28, 2020, in your calendar now and plan on being out at Piper’s Heath Golf Club in time for lunch that day. Watch your inbox for registration details.

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