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 long-time friend of Menecola, Noel Marsella. Marsella noted Menecola’s life-long involvement in the industry. Raised by his father, Lorenzo, a steel window manufacturer who immigrated to Toronto in the 1950s, Menecola started assisting his father when he was 12 and went into business with him in 1979. FISHING DERBY:  Things aren’t looking good for our annual fishing derby this summer due to circumstances beyond our control.  We don’t have a date confirmed but if we can pull it off it will take place in August and flyers will be sent out well in advance.

FALL GOLF:  Mark your calendar for Thursday, Sept. 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.

CONSTRUCTION LIEN AMENDMENT ACT:  One component of the act came into effect on July 1 introducing new performance and labour and material payment bond wordings for all publicly funded work in the province. It is mandated that all public projects in excess of $500,000 are to be bonded (50 per cent performance bonds and 50 per cent labour and material payment bonds). New bond wordings will be provided in support of public contracts. A member bulletin on the topic will be sent to OGMA members in the next while.

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.

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