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January 10, 2019
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Top Glass 2019 education program released

Canada’s best day of education and networking for architectural glass builders returns April 17 with another fascinating lineup of technical learning. The full program is now online and registration is open. Anisotropy, bent glass, Toronto green building and glazier certification are all on the menu…plus a show floor packed with the top industry suppliers.

Xinyi looking at other southern Ontario locations for float glass plant

The London Free Press is reporting that Chinese glass manufacturer Xinyi is looking at four Ontario communities – London, Stratford, Welland and Amherstburg – as potential locations for a new $450 million float glass plant. Xinyi is searching for a new location after its application for bylaw ammendments was turned down by Guelph-Eramosa township over concerns about water use.

Commerical intentions lead rise: StatCan building permit report

Canadian municipalities issued $8.3 billion worth of building permits in November, up 2.6% from October. Higher construction intentions for commercial buildings drove most of the gain. In the commercial component, the value of building permits was up 16.8% to $2.1 billion, the highest level since May 2007. The increase was led by higher construction intentions for office buildings in the census metropolitan areas (CMAs) of Vancouver and Québec.

AAMA Annual Conference registration now open

Registration is now open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 82nd Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 25-28, 2019, in Indian Wells (Palm Springs), California, at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells. The early bird rate is guaranteed through Jan. 28, and attendees are encouraged to book before this date. The AAMA Western Region 2019 Winter Summit immediately will follow the conference in the same location.
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Featured News 

Prelco to expand Montreal location

Prelco currently has three main fabrication locations for the commercial market, one in St-Jacques, N.B., and two in the province of Quebec: one in Riviere-du-Loup and another one in Montreal. This fall, it began expanding the facility in Montreal in order to get closer to its main markets and thus serve customers better and faster. Prelco is building a brand new section of 47 000 sq.ft. and installing a state-of-the-art tempering furnace and increasing insulating glass capacity. These new pieces of equipment will be in operation in May 2019. » Learn More

CSC Building Expo

February 27
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
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Building Envelope Conference

March 3 - 5
Location: Las Vegas
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Top Glass

April 17
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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September 17 - 19
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
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