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Waves of Discovery - Registration is now open for our 76th Annual National Conference taking place November 6 to 9 at the amazing Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa in Maui, Hawaii. The Sheraton Maui is located on 23 oceanfront acres on legendary Ka’anapali Beach. Bring the whole family and enjoy the rare beauty at one of the world’s truly incredible locations. Snorkel, scuba, paddleboard, kayak, fish, golf, dance, eat and drink in the memories that will last a lifetime. Register early to save money.

Discover yourself at home in one of the 508 air-conditioned rooms with access to the full-service spa, nightclub, outdoor tennis, golf, pool and much more. You will also have access to four restaurants, three bars/lounges and two poolside bars. Be sure to reserve your room with the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa for the preferred conference rate of $239/night. This special rate is available to conference attendees only and reservations can be made from the MCAC website.

Discover how to get your business on everyone’s mind. Our Sponsorship Program includes several levels, each offering a unique blend of networking and marketing opportunities. These opportunities increase your profile while allowing delegates to familiarize themselves with the outstanding products and services your company provides. Bring your brand to life and reach a select demographic of professional decision makers and industry influencers from all across the country. You can view and download the Sponsorship Brochure on the MCAC website, or get your copy by emailing or calling 613-232-0492.

Member Update

MCA Canada would like to recognize our contractor and associate member companies that are celebrating 100 years in business. If your company is commemorating its centenary in 2017, please contact the MCA Canada office. We would very much like to acknowledge this tremendous achievement in our newsletter and at our national conference in November. Download the submission form, and send the completed document by email to or fax to 613-235-2793.

Kallem McWhirter - A & B Mechanical Dustin Bernes - Concept Electric James Brooks - Concept Electric
Wes Esopenko - Concept Electric Ian Berry - Conestogo Mechanical Derek Habermehl - Conestogo Mechanical
Justin Lepine - Conestogo Mechanical Kyle Mavin - Conestogo Mechanical Nick Rand - Conestogo Mechanical
Lloyd Russell - Conestogo Mechanical Jeff Schaub - Conestogo Mechanical Jason Wegford - Conestogo Mechanical
Nathan Yandt - Conestogo Mechanical Shawn Thomas - Conestogo Mechanical Sunny Gharlay - MJS Mechanical
Marek Jasnikowski - MJS Mechanical Will McMillan - MJS Mechanical Ken Cooper - PadCar Mechanical
Chris Marcyniuk - PadCar Mechanical Ryan Faulder - Randal Plumbing & Heating Jeff Gallop - Randal Plumbing & Heating
Hendrick Mills - Randal Plumbing & Heating Kelly Ozouf - Randal Plumbing & Heating Brendan Myers - The Plan Group
Chad Anderson - Trotter & Morton Eddy Berro - Trotter & Morton Dave Mould - Trotter & Morton
Gerry Power - Trotter & Morton Aubrey Hilman - Trotter & Morton Corry Belcourt - Verdis Plumbing

Will you be next? Apply today.

This year the Royal Ontario Golf Course played host to the 13th Annual CEC Golf Tournament. It was a beautiful day with just a couple of short showers—which is pretty lucky for Ontario this summer. The golf course was stunning, the meals were second to none, and the highlight was meeting with old and new friends for a round of golf.


Canadian Design-Build Institute's conference will take place October 12 and 13 in Calgary with the Fundamentals of Design-Build tutorial being run on the 11th.

For 40-plus years the design of construction hard hats hasn't changed much—a brimmed shell attached to a suspended, adjustable headband. But that's changing as designs, first used in mountain climbing and other sports helmets, are adapted for construction workers.


Construction companies are seeing an influx of game design graduates and ex-gamers transferring their visualization and digital design skills from the virtual to the physical world.

It won't be long before we start seeing the construction industry adopt the cutting-edge technology already proving itself in areas such as retail and hospitality. For example, interconnected technology such as 360-degree video could track movements of workers, heavy machinery and equipment across the construction site, and automatically differentiate between them to know what assets are where – and if they are where they should be.

Associates Corner

Founded in 1989, Maestro Technologies is a leading developer of integrated software solutions for the construction industry. Their portfolio of software solutions was designed from day one to address the dynamic, project-driven environment of the construction industry. From submitting initial bids, to tracking change order details, determining percentage of completion, and managing payroll – the Maestro*ERP solution tracks costs, revenues and communications from planning to closing using one single user interface. Combine their maestro*ERP Service Call Dispatch module with their world-class maestro*MOBILE applications to benefit from real-time service call management including the ability to view, add and modify schedules, send live updates, schedule service calls in advance, and to create a pool of maintenance calls for clear planning and tracking complete with a tight integration into our accounting / financial module. Their solutions are now being enjoyed by thousands of users – all from within the construction industry – to improve efficiency and drive revenue.


The seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts in June came in at 212,695 units, up from 194,955 units in May.

Industrial refrigeration is a big industry. The projected annual growth rate of the global industrial refrigeration market is 7.2%, and the global refrigeration market in 2015 was valued at more than $24 billion. More than half of Canadian households drink filtered or treated water. The average number of times a person looks at their phone each day is 85. That number increases to 157 for millennials.

64: The Great Fire of Rome causes widespread devastation and rages on for six days, destroying half of the city.
362: Emperor Julian arrives at Antioch with a Roman expeditionary force (60,000 men) to launch a campaign against the Persian Empire.
1389: France and England agree to the Truce of Leulinghem, inaugurating a 13-year peace, the longest period of sustained peace during the Hundred Years' War.
1870: The First Vatican Council decrees the dogma of papal infallibility.
1914: The U.S. Congress forms the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps, giving official status to aircraft within the U.S. Army for the first time.
1925: Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf.
1942: The Germans test fly the Messerschmitt Me 262 using its jet engines for the first time.
1968: Intel is founded in Mountain View, California.
1976: Nadia Comaneci becomes the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
2012: Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea and given the rank of Marshal in the Korean People's Army
2013: The Government of Detroit, with up to $20 billion in debt, files for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Famous birthdays: Machine Gun Kelly, Nelson Mandela, John Glenn, Richard Branson, Nick Faldo.

Important Dates
  • September 14: Modern Hydronics Summit 2017, Mississauga, ON
  • September 21: CIPHEX Roadshow, St. John’s, NL
  • September 27-29: Women in HVACR 14th Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX
  • September 29: CANS 155th AGM, St. Andrew's By-The-Sea, NB
  • September 29-October 1: MCA Toronto AGM, Collingwood, ON
  • October 2-4: CCA Meetings, Niagara Falls, ON
  • October 15-18: MSCA Educational Conference, Boca Raton, Florida
  • October 17: CIPHEX Roadshow, Edmonton, AB
  • October 19: CIPHEX Roadshow, Regina, SK
  • November 6-9: MCA Canada’s 76th National Conference, Maui, Hawaii
Membership Advantage Program

Commercial Credit Adjusters Ltd. is the preferred supplier of debt collection and receivable management solutions to MCA Canada members. CCA is one of Canada’s most respected suppliers of debt collection services and is licensed and bonded in all provinces and territories in Canada. MCAC members will receive preferred pricing on the full suite of receivable management tools we can offer members to help mitigate bad debt write offs.

MCA Canada's Charity of Choice

As you know, Operation Eyesight is MCA Canada's Charity of Choice. The organization does important work across the developing world to provide people in need with the basics of life: access to clean water and sanitation. Their work has improved, and even saved, the lives of countless people in these regions.

MCA Canada is always accepting donations to this important cause from its members, but did you know that you can donate more than just cash? Here are five more ways you can show your support:




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