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Member Update

Join us on July 10 for CEC’s 15th Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament!

As you know, our annual tournament directs all funds raised to support our ability to provide the mechanical contracting industry with ongoing and innovative new educational programming. The fundraising from this tournament will be put toward a major CEC project!

This year's tournament will be held at the Royal Ontario Golf Club in Milton, Ont. This exceptional course combines rolling countryside, nine large ponds, mature trees, generous and narrow fairways, and large and small greens as part of a design that is sure to test every part of your game.

Register today and learn more about the exciting sponsorship opportunities we have available.

Did you know? MCA Canada's 2019 Annual National Conference is scheduled for October 2 to 5 in Nashville, Tennessee. Mark it in your calendars, and watch for program information and registration details soon!

Industry News
Source: Financial Post
The Business Council of Canada, which represents 150 Canadian corporations, has been lobbying federal officials, including cabinet ministers, opposition leaders and labour groups, for a tax code review, part of a larger effort to bring attention to Canada’s waning competitiveness before the October 2019 federal election.
Source: Construction Dive
At the recent Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s Great Think: Workforce Readiness event in Washington, D.C., panelists argued that society's narrative that great careers are only achievable through a four-year degree is doing a disservice to the trades, particularly the construction and manufacturing industries, as well as to young job seekers.
Source: Daily Commercial News/ConstructConnect
Technology is constantly redefining ways buildings can be designed and engineered, but finding ways to recruit and train a stable workforce to meet future demands in the construction industry remains difficult.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
Export Development Canada says a new $50-million Women in Trade Investments Program will provide equity capital for entrepreneurial Canadian women.
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Education & Training

We've changed the date for our upcoming webinar on the digitzation of construction workflows. It's now scheduled for May 15. Take note!

Most construction companies understand the importance of mobile technology, but many do not know where to begin when it comes to a mobile strategy. In this presentation, Rob McKinney brings decades of experience implementing mobile technology on construction projects to discuss how companies can outline their mobile needs and draft a streamlined plan for solving them.

Rob will explore the pros and cons of preferred platforms, hardware options, mobile data management, paid versus free apps and bring your own device policies. Learn about the best practices strategies and how you can draft a plan to fit your company’s needs without overwhelming your budget or staff.

You’ll learn how to gain a better understanding of mobile technology options and review the five most common construction workflows to digitize. You'll also hear about all the new technology options available to you.

It’s a 45-minute live webinar, and we’ll record it just in case you are unable to attend.

Date: May 15
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Register now.

The Construction Education Council is pleased to present the exclusive Dispatcher Training Program. In it, participants will learn about the role of the dispatcher in their organizations, and their impacts on profitability, communications skills for dispatchers, partnering with service technicians, serving customers, managing service manager, and how to work with the entire team.

The program was originally by the Mechanical Service Contractors of America, and has since been updated and adapted specifically for the Canadian market.

Join us on October 17 and 18 at the MCA Toronto Classroom.

For more information and to register, visit http://mcac.ca/cec/programs/register.

By the Numbers

Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.

Source: Daily Commercial News/ConstructConnect
This article records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in March 2019. Also included is the latest trend graph on starts. This looks at 12-month moving totals of the civil and non-residential building categories in Canada.
Source: Daily Commercial News/ConstructConnect
Mining sector weaknesses and transportation sector troubles caused by winter weather and a derailment cutting off an important rail line weighed down on the economy in February. 
 

1429: Joan of Arc breaks the English siege of Orleans.
1525: The German peasants' revolt is crushed by the ruling class and church.
1763: Indian chief Pontiac begins his attack on a British fort in present-day Detroit, Michigan.
1824: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony premieres in Vienna.
1915: The German submarine U-20 torpedoes the passenger ship Lusitiania, sinking her in 21 minutes with 1,978 people on board.
1943: The last major German strongholds in North Africa—Tunis and Bizerte—fall to Allied forces.
1945: Germany signs an unconditional surrender, effectively ending World War II in Europe.
1954: French troops surrender to the Vietminh at Dien Bien Phu.
1958: Howard Johnson sets an aircraft altitude record in F-104.
1960: Leonid Brezhnev becomes president of the Soviet Union.

Source: HistoryNet.com

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Events
Registration is now open for CAF-FAC’s 2019 Supporting Women in Trades Conference, June 17 and 18 in Vancouver. Over two days, CAF-FCA will highlight current initiatives for women in the trades and facilitate sharing of promising practices among change-makers from across Canada's skilled trades communities.
Trane Central Ontario
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice

MCA Canada recently named the ALS Society of Alberta as our Charity of Choice for 2019.

This charity was chosen to honour past MCAC President David Flamand‘s sister Patsy Brooks. The ALS Society of Alberta is dedicated to making each day the best possible day for people living with and affected by ALS. It is the only charitable organization in Alberta that provides support to families affected by the disease.

Learn more about this great organization, and how you can help support this important cause.

 

 

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