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Bill Fast given Order of Canada

Bill Fast, founder of Winnipeg’s Willmar Windows, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. Fast will be formally awarded the honour in a ceremony at a later date. The Order is one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.

Ministry of Environment orders Puslinch recycling company to clean up its act

The Ministry of the Environment has ordered a Puslinch recycling company to clean up the piles of glass on its site that include contaminants discharging into the natural environment. NexCycle takes in glass collected from municipal recycling programs, Ontario Deposit Return Program, post-industrial window plate glass and automotive glass and processes it to be reused in the production of other glass products, like bottles and construction glass.

FGIA releases updated flashing document

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a specification establishing minimum performance requirements for self-adhering flashing surrounding common exterior fenestration products. AAMA 711-20, Specification for Self-Adhering Flashing Used for Installation of Exterior Wall Fenestration Products, was originally created in 2007. This is its second update, having last been updated in 2013.

Fenestration Manitoba Zoom event to discuss pandemic adaptation

It seems the world has talked a great deal about all the office workers who have vacated their working world and have been able to do their work virtually out of their newly discovered home offices. However, those who make things for a living realize that this is definitely not possible if you are operating a window or door or insulating glass or other component factory.
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Fenestration Conversations Episode #16: Here We Grow Again: Mike Bruno and Dallas Paquette, Everlast

It’s always good to see Canadian window fabricators growing aggressively and opening up new markets. Everlast has been on a tear over the last few years and its latest move was to acquire Alberta Vinyl Windows and Doors (AVWD) in Calgary, marking the Toronto manufacturer’s first bricks-and-mortar presence in western Canada. Mike Bruno, Everlast president, and Dallas Paquette, general manager of the Calgary location, join Conversations to talk about the strategy and origins of the acquisition, their big plans for the near future, the opportunities and challenges in the western market and more. » Read more...