Pro-Line Automation Systems adds new addition to the team
Glass Canada Magazine
by Macenzie Rebelo
1w ago
Pro-Line Automation Systems Ltd., a manufacturer of machinery and automated manufacturing systems for U-PVC, aluminum, and fiberglass fenestration products, welcomes Ellis L. Dillen to the Pro-Line management staff as vice president and chief operations officer. Starting in the industry in 1987 as a machine builder on the shop floor, Ellis quickly moved through the ranks holding leadership positions in service, sales, and eventually as president and CEO of a well-known supplier of machinery from Europe. “I have met many great people along the way that have helped me get to where I am today, an ..read more
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Housing starts for June 2024 – CMHC
Glass Canada Magazine
by Macenzie Rebelo
1w ago
The total monthly seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of housing starts for all areas in Canada decreased 9 per cent in June (241,672 units) compared to May (264,929), according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The six-month trend in housing starts decreased 0.4 per cent from 248,260 units in May to 247,205 units in June. The trend measure is a six-month moving average of the SAAR of total housing starts for all areas in Canada. The actual number of housing starts across Canada in urban centres of 10,000 population and over was down 13 per cent to 20,509 units in June ..read more
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Apogee celebrates its 75th anniversary
Glass Canada Magazine
by Macenzie Rebelo
1w ago
Apogee Enterprises Inc., celebrates its 75th anniversary across its locations and brands. Founded as the Harmon Glass Company on July 12, 1949, the company began with a single shop in Minneapolis, Minn. Today, Apogee operates 15 principal facilities with 4,400 employees, led by CEO Ty Silberhorn. “Seventy-five years is a remarkable milestone that few companies achieve and speaks to the resilience, ingenuity and innovation of the people that have built our company,” said Ty R. Silberhorn, Apogee’s chief executive officer. “I’d like to extend my thanks to all of Apogee’s employees, past and pres ..read more
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RLB Construction releases North America cost report for Q2
Glass Canada Magazine
by Macenzie Rebelo
1w ago
Rider Levett Bucknall Construction’s (RLB) quarterly cost report has been released for North America’s Q2 2024, specifically Toronto, Ont., and Calgary, Alta. Alberta In Q1 2024, there were 12,767 more workers in the industry in Alberta, compared to Q1 2023. This growth is primarily attributed to a rise in housing starts and increased investment in building construction. The Alberta government plans to invest $25 billion over three years through Budget 2024 to build necessary infrastructure: roads, schools, and hospitals for communities. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation ..read more
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Ontario and Alberta establish a partnership to address the skilled trades labour shortage
Glass Canada Magazine
by Macenzie Rebelo
1w ago
Ontario’s Labour Minister, David Piccini, and Alberta’s Minister of Advanced Education, Rajan Sawhney, have agreed to work together to address the skilled trades labour shortage in their provinces. This partnership will put Canadian workers first by reducing interprovincial barriers and red tape for credential recognition and encourage the flow of labour between Ontario and Alberta. Ontario is seeking ways to open pathways into the trades for more apprentices and remove barriers for internationally trained workers to fill in-demand labour needs locally. At the same time, Alberta is looking to ..read more
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FGIA 2025 summer conference to be held online
Glass Canada Magazine
by Macenzie Rebelo
2w ago
The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) summer conference will be transitioned into a fully virtual event beginning in 2025. Which allows a focus on two in-person conferences each year: the FGIA Annual Conference and the FGIA Fall Conference. This announcement was initially communicated in December and again during the Opening General Session at this month’s 2024 Summer Conference in Montreal, Que. FGIA is excited to move forward with this new format starting next summer. This new format for the summer event will not simply transfer the in-person conference structure to an o ..read more
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Glass Talk Episode #62: How We Should Talk About Embodied Carbon – Jonathan Layton and Anton Van Dyk, Layton Consulting
Glass Canada Magazine
by Carey Fredericks
3w ago
By Anton Van Dyk’s count, there are now up to 15 separate areas where fenestration products have to demonstrate compliance to one regulatory regime or another. Embodied carbon will soon become another, yet both end users and manufacturers have been slow to understand things like Environmental Product Declarations and how they will affect product development. Van Dyk and Layton think the approach to lowering the carbon cost of our buildings has created confusion. They join the podcast to outline their vision for how we should go forward ..read more
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Specialty Fenestration Group installs new machining centre
Glass Canada Magazine
by Macenzie Rebelo
3w ago
Specialty Fenestration Group (SFG), the parent company of US Bullet Proofing (USBP) and Quikserv has made a significant investment in another elumatec 628XL machining centre. This new addition aims to support growing demand, substantially enhance production efficiencies and capabilities, and improve lead times. SFG installed the new elumatec 628XL machining centre in Maryland, US. The equipment offers integrated automation for loading, length cutting, drilling, and machining of metal profiles specifically tailored to the company’s ballistic, blast, forced entry and storm-rated systems. Previou ..read more
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Vitro Architectural Glass upgrades content for glass education
Glass Canada Magazine
by Macenzie Rebelo
3w ago
Vitro Architectural Glass has updated its online Glass Education Centre website with over 10 refined educational videos and a new piece on Understanding Glass Distortion and Anisotropy. “These latest improvements help meet a growing demand for educational content about designing and building with glass,” said Robert Struble, director of brand and innovation, Vitro Architectural Glass. “We’re pleased to be able to launch these updates and also routinely provide objective, user-focused information to help architects, designers, fabricators, students and building professionals better underst ..read more
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OGMA spring golf brings the industry together
Glass Canada Magazine
by Patrick Flannery
3w ago
The Ontario Glass and Metal Association held its spring golf tournament June 12 with 120 golfers enjoying a beautiful sun-soaked day at Glen Eagle in Bolton, Ont. Golfers were helped on their way by OGMA executive director, Lori Brooks, and her helpers from Yarlmetal. Around 20 more joined the dinner afterwards. Conversations were so lively OGMA president, Steve Ringler (Alumicor) had some trouble settling everyone down for the speeches. Ringler introduced the 2024 board of directors: Blake Sanders (Spandreltech), Andrew Dolphin (BV Glazing), Keith Elmer, Greg Parkin (Brampton Glass and Mirror ..read more
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