Canada Forms National Glass Association

The final chapter of the long struggle to form a national glass association for Canada has been written as the Canadian Glass Association (CGA) was officially inaugurated in December.

The move to create a national association for the glass, architectural metal and autoglass industries began in July 2001 when representatives from nine provincial associations met to discuss the feasibility of uniting these under one banner on a national level.They have been prompted by the issues and challenges that all of them face in each province such as safety and training, standardized glazing practices, uniform standards for material, compulsory certification for the glazing trades, skilled labor shortage and government sponsored apprenticeship training facilities. Now that the initial work of organizing the association has been completed the board of executives will turn its attention to tackling these issues.

The president elect for this new association is Keith Pynoo of Kawneer Canada in Calgary, Alberta. First vice-president is Dieter Ringler, president of the Ontario Glass and Metal Association, (OGMA), and the second vice-president is Dave Husson, president of the Glass Contractors Association of British Columbia.

600450 Canada Forms National Glass Association
Date: 21 March 2003
Source: Glass Digest Magazine

See more news about:

Others also read

Southwall Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:SWTX), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of thin-film coatings for the electronic display, automotive glass and architectural markets, today announced that on Dec. 18, 2003, it secured an agreement for a new bank loan guarantee and equity financing package of up to $7.5 million from Needham & Company, Inc., its affiliates and Dolphin Asset Management.
Local quality glass producer Emirates Glass Limited has won contracts to supply 68,000 square metres of its high quality EmiCool glass to five major projects in Dubai.
China's largest automobile glass maker Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co, Ltd, won its case against the dumping ruling of the US Department of Commerce (DOC).
When did the wine industry start using glass bottles, and how did they settle on their current size of 750ml? For the answer to these questions, you have to go back in time - back thousands of years to when wine was first cultivated and enjoyed.
Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) today announced that its subsidiary Praxair Canada Inc.'s specialty gases plant in Paris, Ontario, Canada, is one of Praxair's first specialty gases plants in North America to complete the upgrade to ISO 9001:2000, the latest ISO 9000 standard for quality.
KUB Malaysia Bhd has accepted an offer from Nippon Sheet Glass Co Ltd (NSG) to acquire its 15% stake in Malaysian Sheet Glass Bhd (MSG) for RM32.6 million in cash, or RM2.68 per share.

Add new comment