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May 26, 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

"New Found Opportunities" - The theme of MCA Canada’s 2014 Annual National Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, September 24-27, 2014.

MCA Canada Chairman, Gaetan Beaulieu, invites you to join him and his wife Carol to experience  the splendor and rugged beauty of Newfoundland, as well as the world's friendliest people. Become immersed in all that Newfoundland has to offer along with the educational and social events hosted by MCA Canada.

To help you plan your stay, we've sent a hard-copy edition of our 2014 Conference Pre-planning Guide to you. If you have yet to receive it, please contact us at mcac@mcac.ca or 613-232-0492. A downloadable version is now available for download at www.mcac.ca, along with the opening of our ‘Early Bird’ Online Registration. So please join us in St. John’s and experience the world’s friendliest people at Canada’s premier national conference.

 

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Help us celebrate the 10th anniversary of CMCEF's Fundraiser Golf Tournament. This year's event is heading back to the very popular Grey Silo Golf Club, home of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic Tournament. A truly pristine and magnificent venue, the Grey Silo location always sells out... so get your registration forms in early. This year's tournament is scheduled for July 9th, 2014. The cost is still only $200 and your participation includes golf, cart, BBQ lunch, steak dinner, door prizes, a silent auction, and much more. Each year this tournament raises more than $20,000 for your Education Foundation. For those who need to book a room, there are two hotels are available just down the road. Visit www.cmcef.org to register.

 
Industry News
 
   
Approximately 403,000 sold in Canada - A joint recall issued April 30, 2014 involves four models of White-Rodgers digital thermostats. Approximately 403,000 were sold in Canada from January 2006 through to December 2013. The alkaline batteries used in the thermostat can leak onto the circuit board posing a fire hazard. The effected models (models 1F80-04xx, 1F83-04xx, 1F85-04xx and 1F86-04xx) are branded under several names. Click below to get the specific details.
 
 
   
Pass this on to your staff - The CMCEF-Federated Insurance Scholarship deadline to accept applications for the 2014 Scholarship is June 30! The $1000.00 scholarship is awarded to a member of an MCA Student Chapter or a son, daughter or legal ward of persons who are full-time salaried employees of a mechanical contracting firm. The firm must be a member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada and have been in good standing for at least one year. The firm must sponsor the candidate(s) and the application(s) must be endorsed by the senior executive officer of the province or zone operations. The candidate must be a Canadian Citizen who has completed, or will successfully complete the requirement to qualify for post-secondary education. A student must not otherwise receive a major scholarship or bursary.
 
 
   
A new initiative has been launched in the Greater Toronto Area focusing on the trades and apprenticeship. It is an educational campaign that provides students, parents and trade professionals with a resource to learn more about the trades in Ontario.
 
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
 
   
You can now register online to secure your space for the 2014 CMCEF Project Management Course. This course always sells out so be sure to get your registration in early. It is scheduled for: Week 1: November 6-10 and Week 2: December 4-8, 2014. Held at the University of Waterloo campus, this course offers 8 different instructors specializing in all aspects of project management including: Project Administration, Scheduling, Managing Individual Differences, Safety: A Management Perspective, Change Orders, Construction Law, Job Cost Controls, Meetings and Communication, Dispute Avoidance and Claims, Labour Relations: Due Diligence, Project Completion.
 
Innovation and Technology
 
   
We've been hearing more and more about the need to look to nature — to biology — in our search for a path to a more sustainable future, both in the natural environment and in the buildings and infrastructure we construct. Using material science as a starting point, then applying lessons learned from natural science, we’ve seen the rise of biomaterials for use in construction. Some of them are turning out to be a boon to those who choose to work with them.
 
Events
May 29-30, 2014: MCA Saskatchewan Conference, Cochin, SK
June 1-3, 2014: Skilled Trades Summit, Ottawa, ON
June 3-5, 2014: Estimating Conference, Vancouver, BC
June 4, 2014: Skills Canada Competition, Toronto, ON
June 6-7, 2014: MCAC Eastern Regional Mtg., Moncton, NB
June 8-10, 2014: Canadian Construction Association Meetings, Victoria, BC
June 22-24, 2014: CIPH Conference, Kelowna, BC
July 9, 2014: CMCEF's 10th Annual Golf Tournament, Waterloo, ON
September 24-27, 2014: MCA Canada's 73rd National Conference, St. John's, NL
October 3-5, 2014: CANS AGM, Brudenell, Prince Edward Island
 
Miura Canada
AB&I Foundry
FastEst, Inc.
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
MCA Canada and its Charity Committee Chairman, Brad Diggens, are fully committed to helping eradicate Tracoma, a preventable eye disease brought about by a lack of clean water and sanitary conditions. In Canada we take clean, fresh water for granted while millions in Zambia face hardship, disease and perhaps even death just to find any water. Please consider contributing to our charity, which literally saves lives and betters the world. 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."
 
Important Links
 
   
Is it time to review your insurance program? Do you need binding? If so, MCA Canada has partnered with the world's largest insurance broker, AON. They are also construction specialists with local representation across the entire country. MCA Canada has partnered with AON to provide a mechanical contractor package exclusive to our members, with reduced rates and expanded coverage to ensure your risk is minimized. As contractors, your level of risk is unlike any other business owner. That's why the AON Insurance program was created, to cover your bases or, at least, to examine all the options. To have a look for yourself, visit the Members Only section of MCA Canada's website, www.mcac.ca or contact the MCA Canada office.
 
 
 

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