List of NACC’s Certified Contract  
Glaziers Increases to Ten Cboettemr undeprstaandinng oinewhast industry  
heNorthAmericanContractorCer- Synergy Glass and Door Service.  
tification (NACC) program added  
three contractors at the beginning tion of the contractor, including com- ment if we are not fully utilizing them.”  
of 2016. Ten companies have been certi- pany business practices, safety, quality The NACC program requirements  
The program evaluates the organiza- best practices are and how to imple-  
fied in less than a year, and several more management systems, contract admin- were developed by a certification board  
arecurrentlyworkingthroughtheprocess. istrative processes and glazing of architectural glass industry experts in-  
We are quite pleased with the way processes. It includes annual onsite as- cluding five glazing contractors and five  
016 has started for us,” says Jeff Dal- sessments of the participating contrac- end user community board members.  
aba, program manager of NACC.“This tors, providing end-user assurance of Future development for the program is  
is a program that is being embraced by compliance with program requirements. an open process that allows input to the  
the architectural community,and savvy  
glazing contractors are seeing the mas- ing critically at our internal systems stakeholders through annual meetings,  
sive benefit of our process.” was a great exercise,” says Lee Sullivan, according to the program’s organizers.  
Among the latest to be certified president of A&A.“It helped us improve NACC is operated by AMS Inc. and is  
“Having an outside set of eyes look- board from participants and industry  
were Architectural Glass & Alu- and tweak some of our procedures for accredited by ANSI under requirements  
minum, A&A Window Products and the better. … The management gains a of ISO/IEC 17065.  
New Canadian Curtainwall Manufacturer on the Move  
here’s a new glazing player in the gether,” says Hockham. “And then Glass  
Western Canada market. Glass 8 8 was born.”  
Inc., a manufacturer, installer and  
Borys previously owned Allan’s Glass,  
consultant of curtainwall and glazing so- which he sold to All Weather Windows in  
lutions, has acquired a 14,000-square- 2011. All Weather Windows later brought  
foot fabrication facility in Winnipeg, on Borys and Hockham to serve the com-  
Manitoba. The facility previously oper- mercial market but recently decided to  
ated as Allan’s Glass & Aluminum and is leave that sector in Winnipeg—opening  
centrally located in the country—which up an opportunity for Glass 8.  
was important to Glass 8 co-founder  
The facility purchase included ready-  
to-go manufacturing equipment, such as  
We opted for a more hub-and-spoke general curtainwall processing and CNC  
Dean Borys.  
system rather than maintaining various machinery. Glass 8 is already onsite for Glass 8 recently secured a 14,000-  
facilities,” says Borys, who serves as the multiple projects, as it took on jobs that square-foot facility, where it will  
company’s director of pre-construction.  
Glass 8 was established late last year Aluminum.  
by Borys and Michael Hockham, the The business will serve the provinces  
had been contracted to Allan’s Glass & manufacture and distribute curtainwall  
and other glazing products.  
company’s director of operations. The of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Al- nections in other markets. It can produce  
two previously worked together at Cana- berta—where it has additional offices—as and install curtainwall, storefronts and  
dian manufacturer All Weather Windows. well as parts of British Columbia.  
skylights, and has capabilities for glass  
Glass 8 currently has 18 employees, railings and canopies. Hockham says  
During that time, we found that we  
had completely different skill sets, but with an eight-person installation team in Glass 8 is aggressively pursuing interior  
that they worked extremely well to- Winnipeg and various subcontractor con- glass work. s  
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