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Members of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada are hereby notified of the:

2020 MCAC Annual General Meeting
12–1:30 p.m. (Eastern), Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020
To be held online

Members can register online.

Members will be authenticated and receive an access link and password to attend.

Mark Casaletto, president of ConstructConnect-Canada, has over 20 years of leadership experience in the industry. He is an active speaker at industry events providing insight and intelligence on the state and economics of the Canadian construction industry, trends and current events impacting the industry as well as how the digital space and technology are transforming and changing the way we work in construction.

At our virtual annual general meeting on Dec. 9, Mark will provide a look ahead to 2021 and provide discussion on some of what the industry can expect in the coming year.

Watch for more information on our meeting in the weeks ahead, and plan to join us for our first-ever virtual AGM.

CIPHEX Virtual is officially underway, and any MCA Canada member who wants to access the first-ever virtual edition of the show can do so using a special promo code for free registration and access to two free webinars.

Use the promo code CVtwo to access this great content and more.

This year show runs through Nov. 27, and will be open 24/7 so you can visit whenever as you like. The event will also feature three live days of programming and 21 webinars.

Join us on Dec. 9 and Feb. 3 for a special two-part webinar series on Pathways to Success, presented by MCAC and CIPH. In our first session, our industry panel of manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors will share their insights about how to attract and retain top talent.

A new group of panelists speaks in the second session about personal branding, networking and advocacy.

Learn more about each session and register at

As we reported in last week’s issue of Just the Fax, we are saddened to announce that former MCA Canada president Ron Marcotte passed away on Nov. 1. Ron’s obituary was published in the Hamilton Spectator on Nov. 7. We send our sympathies to Ron’s friends and family members.
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Source: Daily Commercial News
"Two veterans of the Ontario heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) sector offered stories of inspiration and encouragement in back-to-back sessions at the recent Celebrating Women in the HVACR Industry conference."
Source: CBC
Previously, the Public Health Agency of Canada did not mention aerosol transmission in federal COVID-19 recommendations.
Source: Daily Commercial News
"Design-build is now a proven tool in the project delivery toolbox across Canada, experts speaking at a recent Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) webinar agreed, with owners and design-builders finding ways to refine and improve the process year by year and project by project."
Source: Plumbing + HVAC
Last week, ASHRAE announced its move to its new global headquarters in Peachtree Corners, Ga. The building will be fully net-zero energy by March 2021 once its photovoltaic system is installed.
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.

MCA Canada (MCAC) and the Construction Education Council (CEC) are pleased to announce a series of courses that we have planned for the remainder of the year.

  • On Dec. 1, join us for Planning with Purpose, where you’ll learn about how to plan jobs using the agile construction work breakdown principle.
  • On Dec. 10, we will host Creating Highly Effective Foremen/Project Manager Partnerships. This seminar will identify and explain the Top 10 components that define a great partnership and demonstrate how these components specifically apply to critical project management topics.
  • In Change Order Management: Best Practices for Success on Dec. 17, participants will learn how to navigate the challenges presented by change orders.

For a full listing of these online courses—and more—available through MCA Canada and CEC, visit

Each week in Just the Fax, we will profile one of the recipients of our 2020 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series. This week’s recipient is Madison Button.

Madison, who is a first-year student in the bachelor of engineering program at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, received scholarships from sponsors Uponor and MCA Hamilton Niagara. 

Madison says that, “By completing this degree, I hope to use my knowledge in mechanical engineering to make an impact in both the industry and society. I hope to encourage young girls to pursue STEM careers in the hope that one day, women won’t have to face the prejudice and inequitable opportunities that still exist in science fields…If I know one thing, it is that I will remain true to an end: being an example for our future generation.”

Madison’s father is employed at MCAC member company Cahill Group.

Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
Source: Daily Commercial News
Over the next 10 years, demand for faster internet will lead to construction of new infrastructure projects related to high-speed transmission networks and the use of 5G by both individual and industrial users.
UA Canada/AU Canada


1493: Christopher Columbus discovers Antigua during his second expedition.
1775: U.S. Marine Corps founded.
1911: The Imperial government of China retakes Nanking.
1938: Fascist Italy enacts anti-Semitic legislation.
1952: U.S. Supreme Court upholds the decision barring segregation on interstate railways.
1969: The PBS children's program Sesame Street debuts.
1972: Hijackers divert a jet to Detroit, demanding $10 million and 10 parachutes.
1986: President Ronald Reagan refuses to reveal details of the Iran arms sale.
1989: German citizens begin tearing down the Berlin Wall.
1997: WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a merger, the largest in U.S. history up to that time.
2008: NASA declares the Phoenix mission concluded after losing communications with the lander, five months after it began its exploration on the surface of Mars.
2009: North Korean and South Korean ships skirmish off Daecheon Island.

Viessmann Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Masco Canada Ltd.
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Source: Canadian Manufacturing
The job growth pace slowed in October as the economy added 83,600 jobs; in September, the economy added 378,000, according to Statistics Canada. 
Source: Plumbing + HVAC
According to Statistics Canada, residential building construction prices rose 2.4 per cent in 2020's third quarter, the largest gain since the introduction of the index in the first quarter of 2017, with all census metropolitan areas reporting increased residential building construction prices.



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