July 2015 Newsletter

Ontario Chapter


News Update | July 2015

Manufacturers Deadline for MSQ

All manufacturer members must complete the Manufacturer Standards Questionnaire (MSQ) by October 1st, 2015 or risk membership termination. This is less than 4 months away! 

AWMAC Ontario has hosted three MSQ seminars to help guide members through the process. It's now up to you.  Any project that was tendered after October 1st, 2014 must adhere to the new manual.  For GIS projects that were tendered after October 1st, 2014, all Manufacturing Members will have to have a Manager that has successfully passed the MSQ test before a GIS Certificate can be issued.  To find out more about MSQ, click here.  



On October 21st, AWMAC will host a Complimentary Seminar on "Contracts".  Guest speaker, Michael Swartz, a partner at WeirFoulds LLP, will teach members how to write a proper air-tight contract and how to look for pitfalls.  Members may remember Michael as he delivered a very informative and lively presentation on the Construction Lien Act last November.  To register, please contact the association. Space is limited.



Thank you all for coming to the AWMAC Ontario Chapter Annual Al Sparling Memorial Golf Tournament. Your participation and sponsorship made a very successful event this year! The weather was perfect, food was delicious and most importantly, everyone had fun networking with Colleagues. Congratulations to Craig Clark, Dave Leonard, and Ryan Murdoch for winning the Al Sparling Trophy with the lowest score! 

Thanks to our Hole Sponsors: Brenlo, Future Temp Glass, Glass Paint Technology, Grass Canada, Hettich, Royal Quartz and Stone, Uniboard Canada, and Upper Canada Forest Products. Special Thanks to Lunch Sponsors: Hardwoods and Grass Canada; TV Sponsor: Richelieu; Dinner Sponsor: Blum Canada; Dinner Wine Sponsor: Cambria; Putting Contest Sponsor: Formica. 

For more golf photos, please click here. Look forward seeing you all next year!


Other News

A reminder on the value of AWMAC membership:  As AWMAC members, you have demonstrated the ability to perform architectural millwork to the highest standards of our trade.  If you haven't been told lately: Congratulations.

Membership is not granted to everyone automatically, but only to well-established firms with a proven track record of successful projects. The inspectors and the Board of Directors carefully vet each applicant firm's history and progress and expects a high standard of quality and commitment to our industry, prior to approval or refusal of membership. Consequently, we would hope you are proud of your affiliation and broadcast it accordingly to your clientele.

As AWMAC standards are used more prevalently in the tender process, and as AWMAC membership becomes a more common requirement for tender eligibility, it only strengthens our position as the true purveyors of quality workmanship.
Membership is a two-way street. Your association needs your input. We need your feedback and we need your active support in how you conduct yourselves every day.

Our pride is your pride. Only together, can we can make great woodwork work.

What's new in your business?  Associate members should let AWMAC know of any new products or techniques, trends or issues that are affecting the industry.  The association would be pleased to help inform members of anything that can potential improve their operations.  Keep in mind this is a non-proprietary opportunity to educate and generate communications/provide information


Welcome New AWMAC Members

New Design Authority Member: gh3 Architect
 For a full list of members, click here



Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada - Ontario Chapter
70 Leek Cres. Richmond Hill, ON  L4B 1H1
Telephone: 416-499-4000 ext. 182 | Fax: 416-499-8752
gis@awmacontario.com | http://on.awmac.com