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Annual National Conference

Waves of Discovery – Join us for our 76th National Conference, November 6 to 9 at the wonderful Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa in Maui, Hawaii. The Sheraton Maui is located on 23 oceanfront acres on legendary Ka’anapali Beach. This year’s conference will feature exceptional educational content, amazing featured speakers and spectacular social events. A couple of new additions are general sessions for all delegates with interesting guest speakers and a new reception and tradeshow. We look forward to seeing you. Register early to save money. Aloha!

Hotel rooms are going fast, so book your room today. Just imagine yourself in Hawaii waking up in one of the 500 rooms and looking out the window at paradise. Have your meals in one of the four onsite restaurants, drinks at one of three bars/lounges or stay cool in one of the 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.

Where else can you increase your corporate brand while enjoying face-to-face interaction with Canada’s top decision makers and industry influencers from across the country in a relaxed and social atmosphere? There are still a number of excellent sponsorship opportunities to match your particular corporate profile. You can view and download the sponsorship brochure on the MCAC website or get your copy by emailing daryl@mcac.ca or calling 613-232-0492. Mahalo.

MCA Canada has long been recognized for our world-class conferences. That is due in large part to the unparalleled support of our conference sponsors. Please take a minute to review our sponsorship list, and please remember to support those who support your association.

  • Event Level Sponsors: IPEX, Victaulic and the United Association
  • Gold Level Sponsors: Allpriser, Anderson Webb Limited, Aon Insurance, Bibby Ste Croix, Dahl Brothers, Derksen Plumbing & Heating, Flocor, M.A. Stewart & Sons Ltd., MCA Ontario, Milwaukee Valve, Uponor
  • Silver Level Sponsors: Anvil International Canada, Black & McDonald, Bradford White, Dobbin Sales, Masco Canada, Milwaukee Tools, Oakville Stamping & Bending, Ontario Pipe Trades Council, Taco Canada, Trane, Wolseley
  • Bronze Level Sponsors: Apollo Valves, Armstrong Fluid Technology, DeWalt, Jonas Software, LynCar Products, MCA Kitchener-Waterloo Zone 7, Norton Rose Fulbright, Oventrop, Peak Mechanical Partnership, Quality Control Council of Canada, Reliance Worldwide Corp., RF Contracting, Watts Water Technologies

If your company would like to join our list of exceptional sponsors, please visit the ‘Events’ section on our website.

M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
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 daryl@mcac.ca or fax to 613-235-2793.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Budrow M. Tozer, husband of Gay (Bryenton) Tozer of Sunny Corner, N.B. He passed at his residence on July 23 at the age of 62.

Budrow was a retired International Representative for the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters who was well know across the country for his work on the General Presidents Agreement and the Maintenance Council of Canada Agreements. He leaves behind two daughters, Olivia and Amanda, son Budrow and three grandchildren Landon, Sophie and Annabel.

In Budrow’s memory, donations can be made to The Budrow Tozer Memorial Fund for Local Brain Cancer Patients.

FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Education & Training

CEC is pleased to announce that it will once again offer its highly acclaimed Estimating Conference in Halifax, NS from October 11 to 13. This is a unique conference focusing not on how to estimate, but rather project procurement and strategies. Sessions covered will include deal breakers, project risk and go/no go strategies, putting together a proposal, and what a general contractor looks for in its selection process to name a few. The conference is led by Jack Wilhelmi and Tim Wentz from MCA America with a special session held by Dan Leduc from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Registration is now open. Class size is limited to 30 so do not delay in registering for this program.

Innovation & Technology

The construction industry has found itself at a crossroads. While the industry has been resistant to change, the built world around it has not been — and the need for additional housing, offices, schools, hospitals and more in shorter timeframes is only growing. As product manufacturers of all kinds have retooled with replicability and expediency in mind, construction companies are taking note of their success.

By the Numbers

48 BC: Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt
1173: Construction of the Tower of Pisa begins, and takes two centuries to complete
1483: Opening of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican
1655: Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell divides England into 11 districts
1778: Captain James Cook reaches Cape Prince of Wales, Bering straits
1810: Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire
1831: 1st US steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, NY)
1842: US-Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty
1898: Rudolf Diesel of Germany patents the diesel internal combustion engine
1917: Canadian Parliament passes the Compulsory Military Act which is oppossed by many French-Canadians from Québec
1930: Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes
1936: Jesse Owens wins 4th gold medal at Berlin Olympics
1941: Winston Churchill reaches Newfoundland for talks with FDR
1942: Mahatma Gandhi & 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" campaign by the All-India Congress
1944: Smokey Bear debuts as spokeman for fire prevention
1945: US drops second atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki
1966: The Beatles release their "Yellow Submarine" single and its album "Revolver" in the US
1969: Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
1974: Richard Nixon resigns US presidency; VP Gerald Ford swears oath of office to become 38th US president
1988: Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15–$20 million
1999: Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet
2012: Usain Bolt becomes the first person to win the 100m and 200m sprint in back to back Olympics

Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Bibby-Ste-Croix
Taco (Canada) Ltd.
Associates Corner

HOLDRITE has established a reputation as a leading manufacturer known for innovative products and services in such categories as pipe and equipment support systems, acoustical plumbing solutions, water heater accessories, and water and firestop sleeving systems. HOLDRITE also offers value-added no-cost services to the contractor, wholesaler and engineer to assist with multiple stages in the project. These VIP services include specification and submittal assistance, 3D product drawings, custom detail application pages, and material take-off assistance to help plan for product inventory levels. As always, HOLDRITE will stay at the forefront of the construction industry by offering innovative and cost-effective products that are optimized to be the best solution for the total application.

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 11-13: CEC Estimating Conference, Halifax, NS
  • 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

As an MCA Canada member, you are eligible for member discounts on select FedEx shipping services. Whether you’re shipping within Canada, to the U.S. or around the world, count on FedEx to deliver peace of mind and reliability. For more details, visit www.mcac.ca.

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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