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Have you registered for our 2019 Annual National Convention? If not, you may want to act soon. Our room block at the Hilton Downtown Nashville is filling up quickly. Secure your room today to avoid disappointment.

Check out our conference web page for full program details and registration information, and plan to join us in the Music City, October 2 to 5 for what promises to be another exceptional event!

Mandy Rennehan (a.k.a. Bear) is called the Blue-Collar CEO for her ability to seamlessly navigate between the white- and blue-collar worlds, and to respectfully ‘tell it like it is’.

Her (respectfully) uncensored honesty is matched by her quick wit, East Coast humour, and big heart. It is impossible to remain unchanged after coming into contact with this authentic, self-taught and self-made powerhouse.

Join #MCACInMusicCity for the 2019 MCAC National Annual Conference!

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.

We're just a week away from the kick-off of CEC's Computerized Mechanical Estimating course, and spaces are going fast. In fact, there is just one seat remaining for this exciting new program.

Register to learn how to estimate mechanical project costs using Trimble AutoBid Mechanical estimating solutions.

Participants will learn to apply proven principles and methodologies of mechanical (piping) estimating in an instructor-led, hands-on approach. The topics covered focus on key tasks of proven estimating method such as creating and applying estimate breakdowns, takeoffs of common systems and items, such as fixtures, equipment, drainage waste and vent, pressure and process piping. Participants will use AutoBid Mechanical Estimating and OnScreen software tools during the course.

When: June 11–13
Location: 9131 Keele Street, Vaughan, Ont.

MCAC, the Construction Education Council and MCAC associate members are pleased to launch this year’s Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series, with more than $10,000 available to students studying in the mechanical contracting field. There are 13 scholarships available, with various application requirements and scholarship amounts. Apply today!

Source: HPAC Magazine
Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan, the four Canadian provinces hit with the federal government's carbon tax, will get some money back in the form of rebates for small- and medium-sized businesses working to implement energy-efficient projects.

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 impact on profitability, communications skills for dispatchers, partnering with service technicians, serving customers, managing the 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

Source: Daily Commercial News/Construct Connect
The fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, is here and the manufacturing industry will have opportunities to advance its capabilities using information technology. 
Source: New Atlas
The building and construction industries are already being impacted by 3D-printing technology. There are plans to create an entirely 3D-printed neighbourhood, and we've seen what offices and houses made with 3D printers can look like. Now, scientists in Singapore have created an entire bathroom unit that was 3D printed in just one day. 

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

1647: Parliamentary forces capture King Charles I and hold him prisoner.
1717: The Freemasons are founded in London.
1792: Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain.
1794: British troops capture Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
1859: The French army, under Napoleon III, takes Magenta from the Austrian army.
1911: Gold is discovered in Alaska's Indian Creek.
1919: The U.S. Senate passes the Women's Suffrage bill.
1940: The British complete the evacuation of 300,000 troops at Dunkirk.
1943: In Argentina, Juan Peron takes part in the military coup that overthrows Ramon S. Castillo.
1944: The U-505 becomes the first enemy submarine captured by the U.S. Navy.
1944: Allied troops liberate Rome.
1946: Juan Peron is installed as Argentina's president.
1953: North Korea accepts the United Nations proposals in all major respects.
1960: The Taiwan island of Quemoy is hit by 500 artillery shells fired from the coast of Communist China.
1972: Black activist Angela Davis is found not guilty of murder, kidnapping, and criminal conspiracy.


Source: Canadian Manufacturing
In a statement, the Bank of Canada says there's "accumulating evidence" the economy has been re-emerging in the second quarter of this year. 

Join the Canadian Hydronics Council in Ottawa this fall for an information-packed two-day conference featuring technical and business sessions. Learn from industry leading educators including: John Barba, Robert Bean, Roy Collver, Gord Cooke and Toby Shannan, chief support officer of Shopify.

The all-inclusive registration fee of only $299 per person includes two days of training, breakfasts, lunches, and admission to the hydronics-exclusive exhibit hall where you can connect with the top manufacturers of hydronics products and systems.

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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