GTA Golf Tournament Sponsorship
2013 GTA GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORSHIP
Saturday, June 1st
Sandpiper - Country Club Tour
As is the case every year the GTA Golf Tournament is very successful due to the support of its members – manufacturers, suppliers, and glazing contractors.
Part of this success comes from the “hole sponsorship” the GTA receives from its members. This year the Golf Tournament Committee is asking its members to contribute to the tournament by sponsoring a hole. The committee’s objective is to have each hole sponsored.
Each sponsorship is worth $ 150.00. For each hole sponsored you will be provided with a sign with the company’s name on it.
Confirmation of your company’s sponsorship can be sent by fax to (780) 451-9170. Please include Company, Contact Name, Contact Phone Number(s). Cheques are to be made payable to Glass Trades of Northern Alberta and can be dropped off or mailed to:
Glass Trades Association
10215 – 176 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1M1
*****If anyone wishes to sponsor the trophies, specialty holes or pre-game gift bags please contact Ryan Ardiel (Golf Tournament Chairperson) @ 780-913-1519 or 780-486-6613.*****
We look forward to your participation and thank-you for your support.
GTA Award Winners
Winners (below) have been announced at the GTA January 7th meeting. Check out the photo gallery.
1st year – Wolfgang Kron from Specialty Glazing
2nd year – Amber Pollock from Flynn
3rd year – Garet Gagne from Alumatec
4th year – Mike Carline from Specialty Glazing
The recipients were chosen not only for their grades but also for their overall attitude, willingness to help others and desire to learn.
Don Simpson Award – Wolfgang Kron from Specialty Glazing
Bill Blakeny Award – Garet Gagne form Alumatec
The following companies were presented with the Certificate of Excellence Award:
- All Glass Parts
- Alberta Glass
- All Weather Windows Commercial
- Architectural Glass
- Creative Glass
- Desa Glass
- CAN-AM Glass
- Lenmark Exteriors
GAMA Election Results Are In
President: Chris Johnson (Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope)
First Vice President: Jim Cossar (Nabco Entrances)
Past President: Lee McRae (Griffin Glass)
Director at Large: Sean Rolfe (Tremco)
Secretary: Shay Hanratty (Thermal Aluminum)
PGAA: Jim Brady (Desa Glass)
CCA: John Reitmeier (Grant Metals)
Treasurer/Membership: Elaine Reitmeier (Grant Metals)
Newsletter: Mat Lloyd (Attivo Glass)
Guest Speaker: Dale Hagel (All Weather Windows)
Social Events: Gwen Phillips (PPG Canada)
Safety: Currently vacant
Education: Ed Dalzell/Brian Risbey/Dennis Lidfors (SAIT)
PAC: Jim Brady
GAMA Elections on November 8th
It’s that time of year where we need to start thinking about elections. The GAMA AGM is on Thursday, November 8th at SAIT Mayland Heights Campus. The following is the status of the positions for 2013.
These positions are elected and are open for nominations. All terms are for 1 year unless noted otherwise.
|Vice President (3 year term)||vacant|
|CCA (2 year term)||vacant||Jim Cossar nominated|
|Director at Large||vacant||Sean Rolfe nominated|
The following positions are filled either by succession from GAMA or by virtue of their status on other committees/associations:
|Past President||Lee McRae||Griffin Glass|
|President||Chris Johnson||Oldcastle B.E.|
|Treasurer||Elaine Reitmeier (2nd year of a 2 year term)||Grant Metals|
|PGAA||Jim Brady||Desa Glass|
|CGA||Stephen Hargrove||Wescom Glass|
|PAC||Jim Brady||Desa Glass|
|LAC||Ron Walder||Glass Guild|
It is time to consider giving back to the industry that provides for you. New people with new ideas and fresh energy would be a great addition to the executive in order to keep things moving in a positive direction.
If you wish to let your name stand for any of the available positions above please let me know.
GAMA Past President
Online Survey for Master Glazier Program
The Master Glazier Program is currently being formulated by committee and SAIT. We are using data that was collected through the on-line survey.
A huge thank you to everyone that participated in the survey. The information gathered will prove to be valuable in the creation of the Master Glazier Program.
The winner of the $500.00 Gift Certificate to Best Buy was Drew Turnbull from Alpine Glass in Calgary. Congratulations Drew!
GAMA Guest Speaker Announced
Considerations for the Condensation Resistance of Fenestration Assemblies
Guest Speaker: Joe Erb, Commercial Market Manager, Edgetech IG
The ever stringent focus on the thermal performance of fenestration products for thermal transmittance (U-factor) and solar heat gain (SHGC) ignores the third thermal performance parameter; condensation resistance. Performance factors that may have a minimal impact on U-factor and/or SHGC may be critical in the prevention of condensation formation that may, if not controlled, lead to health concerns and building component/system damage. This presentation compares the differences between the performance of fenestration products relative to U-factor and condensation resistance and outlines principal design features to improve the latter.
In Memory of Samantha Simpson
On August 20th Blake Simpson’s wife, Samantha Simpson, passed away in an automobile accident.
Blake is one of the owners of Beacon Glass and he currently holds an Employer Representative position with the Provincial Apprenticeship Committee. On behalf of the Glazing Industry, The PGAA wishes to express our condolences to Blake and his family in this most difficult time. As per the wishes of Blake, the PGAA will be making a donation to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Samantha’s memory for the amount of $500.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Simpson family.
HELP - Glaziers Needed!
The Provincial Glaziers Association of Alberta (PGAA) is considering a Master Glazier certification program in partnership with SAIT Polytechnic. The objective of the Master Glazier program will be to provide Journeymen Glaziers the ability to upgrade their knowledge with the most current information relevant to the glazing industry and the latest developments in the Building Envelope Sciences. The proposed Master Glazier program will aim to provide additional training in new technical and leadership skills preparing Journeymen for superintendent roles, project leadership roles, and preparation for those individuals that wish to start their own businesses.
I hope you will be able to give us 10 minutes of your time to answer some questions regarding the proposed Master Glazier program. Your input is very important in order for PGAA and SAIT to continue to offer industry relevant services and programs. Please share this survey link with all the glaziers within your company and/or members of your association: http://MasterGlazier.questionpro.com.
As a thank you for completing this survey your name will be entered in a draw for a $500 gift card to Best Buy! To qualify for this draw, please submit your response by September 10th, 2012.
Your participation is voluntary and any information you provide is completely confidential. Only summary or aggregate information will be reported, and no individuals will be identified. Please note that the partially completed survey cannot be saved so it should be completed in one sitting. If you have any technical questions or issues with the survey, please contact Agata Nowak at SAIT Polytechnic at 403-210-5939, or email@example.com.
Calling all second year apprentices!
As of May 7, 2012, there is a second period class starting at SAIT Mayland Heights in Calgary. There are 10 apprentices registered for this class, leaving 6 seats vacant. It would be great if we could get a few more apprentices into this class. It is in the Industry’s best interest to get these classes to at least 13 filled seats. Any less than that and the program will be scrutinized. Your help in filling these vacant seats would be greatly appreciated, by SAIT, your apprentice and by Industry.