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Mastergrain acquires Fibercraft

Mastergrain, a manufacturer of premium fiberglass exterior doors in North America, announces the acquisition of Fibercraft Door Company, based in Hanover, Ont. This strategic acquisition supports Mastergrain's objective to lead the premium and luxury fiberglass door segment by integrating Fibercraft's exceptional craftsmanship and innovative products.


Fenestration Manitoba executive director steps down

Fenestration Manitoba has announced that Marcie Wilson will be stepping down as executive director in early June due to urgent family matters. For the last two years, Wilson served as a dedicated support to the board and members. 


Innovative banking offer support for skilled trades apprentices

There are 4.1 million certified trades professionals in Canada, and close to 700,000 are expected to retire by the end of this decade. While apprenticeship enrolment is expected to surge in the coming years, according to a recent survey conducted by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), nearly half (45 per cent) of skilled trades professionals don’t feel confidence in their financial situation. To combat this, CIBC hopes to provide support to help apprentices successfully complete their training. First of its kind in Canada, CIBC’s  Skilled Trades Banking solutions provides skilled trades apprentices with free everyday banking, including a visa card and an ...


Chemist previews plastic regulations in Canada

Peter Mirtchev, policy manager at the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, shared information about the new Canadian Federal Plastics Registry at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) summer conference.


FGIA webinar to give introduction to Canada’s Federal Plastics Registry

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar detailing the reporting requirements of Canada’s new Federal Plastics Registry. The webinar is available to FGIA members and will provide details on the related Section 46 Notice and the mandatory information gathering that obligates companies on the quantities and types of plastic they place in the Canadian market. 


 
 
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Fenestration Conversations Episode #59: Getting IT Right: Carmi Levy, technology journalist

When information technology is the topic, media outlets across the country turn to Carmi Levy to explain what is going on and give them the deep background on the issues. So we invited him to the Conversation to share some very practical advice on how to think about your IT department and personnel and how to source and vet providers that will make your life and business better, not worse. Choosing the right people, in-house versus outsourcing, common pitfalls to avoid, how to choose the right product, what to expect from a vendor – Levy has seen it all and ... » Listen now
 
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The Window Geek: Compliance as strategy

The 2020 National Building Code changes that were recently introduced contained some of the most significate changes to fenestration since the introduction of NAFS about a decade ago. The two main items are the limitations applied to the Part 5 path for engineered fenestration and the relaxation of combustible frames and sashes on non-combustible construction. These might be viewed as a threat or an opportunity depending on your position in the market.  » Read More...
 
 
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CNC Machine Operator

Guelph, Ont. - Our greatest assets are our employees. As a family owned and operated business we pride ourselves in creating a culture where employees can be successful, respected, and feel a part of a fast-paced team! » Learn more

Maintenance Supervisor

Saskatoon, Sask. - This role has responsibility for leading, managing and directing all aspects of the Maintenance Department in respect to the maintenance of plant machinery, equipment and facilities. » Read More...

Warehouse Shipper and Receiver

Penticton, B.C. - We’re looking for self-sufficient, motivated Shipper Receiver for our Penticton location at 196 Rosetown Avenue who want to help us expand our fast-growing business. » Read More...

 
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