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What we did in the pandemic – COVID stories from the Canadian glazing industry

While Canadians and the rest of the world wait for the spread of COVID-19 to hopefully decrease, owners and managers of glass businesses in Canada are doing exactly what their peers in other sectors are doing: their best.

AAMA and IGMA form Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance have officially combined into one organization with the new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance.

Is your website ready for the Jan. 1 AODA deadline?

The Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) will require websites for non-profit, public and private companies with over 50 employees to meet a wide-ranging set of requirements for accessibility or face fines of up to $100,000 per day for corporations and $50,000 per day for directors and owners.

Tariffs dropped, retaliation avoided, but quotas implied

The U.S. government announced it has dropped a 10 percent tariff on Canadian aluminum exported to the U.S. hours before Canada was set to impose retaliatory tariffs on manufactured aluminum U.S. imports, including aluminum windows and door components.

Xinyi Canada encountering familiar opposition as it attempts to locate float glass plant in Stratford

Xinyi Canada Glass, the Chinese manufacturer that sought approval to build a float glass plant near Guelph, Ont., in 2018 and was denied by city council, has selected Stratford, Ont., as an alternative site and is holding public virtual meetings to inform the community and collect residents’ feedback.

Window/wall ratios a U.S. election issue?

It’s always a bit hard to understand just what U.S. president Donald Trump is saying, but he appeared to reference the ongoing controversy in building standards over window/wall ratios in his Rose Garden speech on July 14.

Skills Ontario receives additional $5 million in support from the Ontario government

Ontario Minister Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development of Ontario, has announced that the Government of Ontario is investing an additional $3.5 million in Skills Ontario for the 2020-2021 school year to help the organization help continue to promote the skilled trades.

Top Glass moves online for 2020

Top Glass, Canada’s conference for the architectural glass industry, to take place as an online virtual event July 7 starting at 10 a.m. EST. The event will feature three presentations by top industry experts, plus the Young Executives Panel discussion.

Guardian Glass announces leadership changes

Ron Vaupel, President and CEO of Guardian Industries, has assumed leadership of the company’s glass business following the departure of Kevin Baird, formerly President and CEO of Guardian Glass.

COVID outbreak at State Window

York Region Public Health says 62 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been linked to an outbreak at a window manufacturing and installation facility in Vaughan.