September 2015 Newsletter

Ontario Chapter


News Update | September 2015

Manufacturers Deadline for MSQ

The deadline for all manufacturer members to complete the Manufacturer Standards Questionnaire (MSQ) is
October 1st, 2015.  Members who do not complete it risk membership termination.

To date, 19 Ontario Chapter manufacturer members have successfully completed the MSQ and thus adhere to the new manual and therefore are eligible for GIS certificates.  If you have not yet completed the MSQ, there is not much time left.  Download it here.  


Seminar and Curling Event

On October 15th, AWMAC will host a complimentary seminar followed by a curling social event at the Weston Golf and Country Club (50 St. Phillips Road, Toronto).  The seminar speaker is Michael Swartz, a partner at WeirFoulds LLP, who will teach members how to write an 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.  Lunch is included with the free seminar.  Following the seminar will be a curling social event.  Members will get a short lesson followed by a fun time curling with industry colleagues.  A cocktail reception will follow. 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.  For more information, or to register for the seminar and/or curling, click here.


Lunch and Learns

AWMAC Ontario Chapter has hosted numerous Lunch & Learns in the past year at architects' offices to educate them on the value of the Guarantee and Inspection Service (GIS) program and how it can ensure the industry specifications and standards are followed.  We are now looking to offer a complimentary Lunch & Learn for the design community at a centrally located venue that anyone may attend.  If you are interested, please contact Hermia at 416-499-4000 x 182.


Other News

Despite lower GIS revenue, which is a key source of funding for the association, the 2016 AWMAC membership fee will remain the same as 2015.  Invoices will be issued earlier than usual (mid-September), however still due on December 31st.  Payment must be received and cleared by January 1st, 2016 or membership will be revoked and company name will be removed from the AWMAC Ontario website as AWMAC National bills the chapter for all members listed on the site.  Therefore please remit your membership payment on time to avoid any issues with your listing.  


Welcome New AWMAC Members

New Associate Members: GRASS Canada Inc.
         Willis Supply Company Ltd.

 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 |