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$20,000 from the New Ontario Small Business Support Grant

In December the Ontario Government announced the New Ontario Small Business Support Grant, that provides a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to help small business owners effected by COVID- 19.

Training at a distance – Glazier training organizations adapt rapidly to pandemic realities

Among the vast number of things that COVID-19 has affected this year are education and industry certification in the glass industry and other sectors. To see how industry members have kept it rolling during the pandemic, we’ve checked in with organizations across Canada and beyond. We wanted to know, how is in-person and online learning working out? And will any uptick in online training and testing stay in place because it’s more appealing to a younger generation of glaziers?

Ontario to spend $15.2 billion to lower electricity costs for industrial and large commercial ratepayers

The Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO) has released its review of the Government of Ontario’s new program to lower electricity costs for industrial and large commercial ratepayers.

Economic recovery: We must include women in the manufacturing sector, says Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

To mark start of the 4th Annual Women in Manufacturing Success Forum organized by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), the association believes that it is imperative that Canada increases the presence of women in the manufacturing sector to foster an inclusive economic recovery, given that women have been hit especially hard by the pandemic.

Glass Talk Episode #20: The Marketing Guy – Rich Porayko, Construction Creative

Rich is probably the only person in Canada who is both a writer and a glass guy. With over 70 articles under his belt and a new gig as the back page columnist for Glass Canada magazine, Rich also has a long track record as a marketing consultant with the likes of Binswanger Glass, Hartung, Garibaldi Glass, PFG, the National Glass Association and others. He’s seen enough to have some opinions and isn’t shy about sharing them. We get into the exploding market in sneeze guards, the possible future of office towers, the dos and don’ts of marketing a glass business and the forces in this country that are preventing industrial development like Xinyi’s float glass proposal. » Listen now...

FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

Date: June 22 - June 24, 2021 » Learn More