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Thermoplast acquires Nextrusions

Thermoplast has announced the acquisition of Nextrusions, a manufacturer of window and door profiles, a division of Vision Group.

WSIB reduces average premium rate by 5.1% in 2022

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced during its Annual General Meeting (AGM), that the average premium rate for Ontario businesses will be reduced by 5.1% for 2022, from $1.37 to $1.30. The announcement comes after the WSIB held 2021 premium rates at the same level as the previous year, in an effort to support businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK – Designing with fire-rated glass

“Designing with Fire Rated Glass” by SAFTI FIRST is a must-have for all design professionals. This program empowers you to choose the correct code compliant glazing product for every fire-rated application based on NBC and fire test requirements, as well as demonstrate how today’s advanced fire rated glazing systems can enhance a building’s overall design and performance like never before.

Some privacy, please!

Lockdowns during the pandemic have limited people within the confines of their homes. Homes now serve as private offices and personal schoolrooms among other things. Consequently, the need for privacy and seclusion within the home has become important.
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Fenestration Conversations Episode #27: Return to Roots – Jean Marois, Thermoplast

Thermoplast has been making vinyl extrusions for Canadian window and door companies since 1966. So the company is full of people the industry knows well, perhaps none so well as Jean Marois, the vice-president of sales and engineering, who has been a fixture on technical committees and association boards for many years. Marois and the Thermoplast team started a new chapter this year when they bought the Laval, Que., plant from its previous owner, Energi, when Energi’s private equity owner divested its window manufacturing businesses. Now, Marois, together with his partners Michael McCullough and Martin Boulanger, are charting their own course. Marois joined the Conversation to tell us the story of how it started, how it’s going and where things are going to go from here. » Listen now

FGIA Fall Conference 2021

Date: October 18 - October 21, 2021 »

WinDoor 2021

Date: November 16 - November 18, 2021 »

FenCon 2022

Date: March 15 - March 17, 2022 »