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February 10, 2014 In This Issue
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
Innovation and Technology
Events
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Hood Chemical
Reliance Worldwide Canada Inc.
Member Update
 
   
World Plumbing Day is an international event held on March 11 every year and it is recognized by the World Health Organization. Initiated by the World Plumbing Council and supported enthusiastically by the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada, we celebrate the important role plumbing plays in the health and safety of modern society. History shows that great leaps in humankind’s advancement — both physically and socially — have been tied to advances in plumbing technology.
 

The Ontario caucus of the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (of which MCA Canada is a
founding member), together with other industry organizations in Ontario, has developed a petition, the results of which will be forwarded on to the Ontario legislature. If you are a contractor from Ontario, please take just a minute to complete the following petition and submit it by clicking the green "sign" button. If you are a contractor outside of Ontario, you can complete the petition and submit it as well. This will illustrate that the support is Canada-wide! The more signatures the better!

https://ontariopromptpayment.com

 
Industry News
 
   
Canada's cities say with the construction season approaching there is an "urgent" need for the federal government to reveal the details of a new infrastructure plan scheduled to come into effect April 1, despite the fact that money from the new fund has already been promised to Toronto for the extension of a subway line. With the 2014 budget just over a week away and still no details about the new fund, cities say they are at risk of losing thousands of jobs that come with the construction season.
 
Victaulic Company of Canada
Education and Training
 
   
Thanks to our friends at the Mechanical Service Contractors of America, we have access to the following webinar series which will reveal the secrets behind finding the path to higher margins, while providing insight and inspiration to take members’ product and services to the next level. Each presenter is a highly successful MSCA member contractor who will provide you with a wealth of road-tested tactics to drive business success and enhance margins. The seven programs cover the most critical business components to future-proof business success. The webinars are complimentary but you must register for them.
Webinar #1 January 29, Leadership:It all Starts at the Top; Webinar #2 February 26, Customers:Your Most Prized Possession;
Webinar #3 April 9, Employees: It's All About Your People; Webinar #4 May 21, What Does it Really Cost?; Webinar #5 September 10, Labor Utilization: To Help you Compete; Webinar #6 October 22, Efficiency: Do it Better/Do it Smarter; Webinar #7 December 3, New Opportunities: Beyond Your Comfort Zone
 
Innovation and Technology
 
   
With the launch of its sleek, new website, Canadian Construction Innovations (CCInnovations) hopes to establish its presence as a conduit for dialogue around innovation in the construction industry. CCInnovations is the result of a challenge presented by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) that aimed for an institute be established to instill a new culture for innovation in the Canadian construction industry.
 
Events
New Found Opportunities is the theme of MCA Canada's 73rd National Conference. We invite you to join us in one of the most fun-loving cities in North America, St. John's, Newfoundland. Reserve September 24 - 27, 2014 on your calendar now!  MCA Canada is in the midst of finalizing what will definitely be the highlight event of the year. Come and enjoy some of the world's friendliest and most welcoming hosts and find your new opportunities.
 
 
 
   
Saskatoon from April 1 - 3, 2014 - The 3-day program was first offered in Toronto in 2012, followed by Halifax in 2013. This year, MCA Saskatchewan will serve as your host. Evaluations and feedback have been tremendous from the two previous sessions, thus the interest to bring it west. Sessions include a case study where you will learn to improve the inter-relationship between trades by looking at Scheduling, Communication, Change Order Management and Productivity. Other sessions include: Managing Generation Y, Supply Chain Management, Sales Skills for Middle Management, Effective Closeout Meetings and Integrated Project Delivery. Registration is now open at www.cmcef.org and the complete brochure and registration form should have arrived in your mailbox last week. Take advantage of Early Bird Discounts and register by February 28th. We look forward to seeing you in Saskatoon from April 1st to 3rd, 2014. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at (613) 232-5169.
 
 
   
CANADIAN MECHANICAL & PLUMBING EXPOSITION & LEARNING FORUM - OVER 500 EXHIBITORS, PLUS 21 FREE SEMINARS, March 19, 20 & 21, 2014.

Connecting with great training at CMPX 2014 has never been more affordable, or more valuable, whether you are an industry newcomer, or an industry veteran. The Learning Forum has 21 different Seminars, each one chock full of the latest technical, industry and business information. For example...

• Want To Increase Sales? Join Suresh Parmachand’s session, "Ten Ways to Convert Prospects into Clients". You will gain 10 techniques you can use right away to improve your sales results.
• Need To Know The Latest Code Changes? Rainier Blundel, President of the Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association will provide updates on pertinent changes to the plumbing code that will affect your business, compliance, and how you design water systems in Ontario at the session called "Ontario Plumbing Code Changes".

CMPX is Canada’s national trade show for the heating (forced air and hydronics), plumbing, air conditioning, hearth, piping, refrigeration and ventilation industries. The three-day event takes place March 19, 20 and 21, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
 
 
   
Skills Canada National Competition takes place June 4-7. The country's biggest national skilled trade and technology challenge, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Taking place at the International Centre in Toronto from June 4-7, more than 550 young people from all regions of Canada are expected to come to SCNC to participate in over 40 skilled trade and technology contests. Skills/Compétences Canada expects 15,000 people to visit the over 500,000 square feet of competition space at SCNC 2014.
 
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
MCA Canada and its Charity Committee Chairman, Brad Diggens, could not be more proud of the generosity demonstrated by the membership across the country for "Operation Eyesight", MCA Canada‚Äôs Charity. The association continues to appeal to the industry for contributions to help eradicate blindness from trachoma, a completely curable situation with available clean water.  We ask that you consider contributing to this extremely worthwhile charity to save lives and better the world. For more information, visit the MCA Canada website at www.mcac.ca , call the office at 613-232-0492 or email mcac@mcac.ca  for your copy of the "Operation Eyesight Pledge Package."
 
 

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