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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 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.

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.


The federal government has announced a call for proposals for its new Union Training and Innovation Program and encouraged unions and other organizations in the skilled trades to apply for funding.

Sheet metal installer Frank Soares draws from experience to offer tips for HVAC workers dealing with a family medical crisis.

The Canada Green Building Council has announced that Canada has surpassed 100 LEED v4 registrations, representing over 681,000 square metres of building floor area.


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.


Business innovation isn't rocket science—it's really just a creative new way of thinking about how to accomplish a goal. Although companies like this are often viewed as risk-takers, they actually spend a lot of time creating bulletproof systems that keep risk at a minimum.

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.


1261: Constantinople falls to Michael VIII of Nicea and his army.
1598: Hugh O’Neill, the Earl of Tyrone, leads an Irish force to victory over the British at the Battle of Yellow Ford.
1864: The Confederate raider Tallahassee captures six Federal ships off New England.
1872: The first ballot voting in England is conducted.
1914: The Panama Canal opens to traffic.
1935: American comedian and “cowboy philosopher” Will Rogers dies in an airplane accident.
1944: American, British and French forces land on the southern coast of France in Operation Dragoon.
1945: Gasoline and fuel oil rationing ends in the United States.
1947: Britain grants independence to India and Pakistan.
1950: Two U.S. divisions are badly mauled by the North Korean Army at the Battle of the Bowling Alley in South Korea, which rages on for five more days.
1969: Over 400,000 young people attend a weekend of rock music at Woodstock, New York.
1971: US President Richard Nixon announces a 90-day freeze on wages and prices in an attempt to halt rapid inflation.
1986: Ignoring objections from President Ronald Reagan‘s Administration, the US Senate approves economic sanctions against South Africa to protest that country’s apartheid policies.
1994: The infamous terrorist Carlos the Jackal is captured in Khartoum, Sudan.
2001: Astronomers announce the first solar system discovered outside our own; two planets had been found orbiting a star in the Big Dipper.

Born on August 15
1769: Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France (1804-1815) and military leader.
1888: T.E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia for his military exploits against the Turks in World War I.
1912: Julia Child, American chef and television personality.
1964: Melinda French Gates, businesswoman, philanthropist.

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

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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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