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June 9, 2014 In This Issue
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
Innovation and Technology
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
Hood Chemical
Reliance Worldwide Canada Inc.
Member Update
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At the Annual General Meeting of MCA New Brunswick, held May 22, 2014, the 2014 Board of Directors were elected for the coming year.

Chair, Derek Ermen, Ermen Plumbing & Heating Ltd, Moncton
1st Vice Chair, Bill Schenkels, Sunny Corner Enterprises Inc., Miramichi
2nd Vice Chair, David Leger, George’s Plumbing & Heating (1985) Ltd., Dieppe
Secretary Treasurer, Phyllis Allain, BSM Services (1998) Ltd., Memramcook
Past Chair, Charles Savoie, Black & McDonald Ltd, Halifax (also National Director)

Other Directors are:
Bruce Wilkinson, Carmichael Engineering Ltd., Moncton
Gaetan Beaulieu, Beaulieu Plumbing & Mechanical Inc., Edmundston
Industry News
Say goodbye to the baby boom generation and hello to a slow-growth future. The aging of Canada's population will mean slower growth for at least the next two decades - one of a host of ways demographics are dramatically reshaping the economic landscape, according to a report being released Friday by Bank of Montreal chief economist Douglas Porter, entitled Destiny Dictated by Demography? "Average growth rates will be slower. Get used to it," Mr. Porter warned. "Canadian real GDP growth has been stepping down the staircase since the 1960s, with each decade slower than the previous one."
What Inroads Has Helmet To Hardhats Made After Two Years? As Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) celebrates its second anniversary, an ex-military vet is being placed nearly every other day into apprenticeship or career employment in the building trades in Canada, according to H2H executive director Greg Matte.
CPSC and Trident Ultraviolet Corp announced the recall of 3,330 pool sanitation systems, the recall indicates that electrical arcing can cause the units to catch fire. The sanitation systems are a gray tubes that stand 32 inches high by 11 inches in diameter. They are plumbed into the pool's water circulation pipes and plugged in or hard-wired into an electrical system. The pool's water runs through the unit and is sanitized by ultraviolet lamps. This is a secondary sanitation system used in conjunction with chemical sanitizers such as chlorine or bromine.
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
The latest issue of Tech Trends features a roundup of new products and innovations benefiting contractors in the field, including a few revolutionary tools for modeling, measuring and moving around the jobsite. These include gaming-style controllers for equipment operators, point-and-click laser measurements, and new 3-D modelling software for construction layout management.

Join us in St. John’s, Newfoundland, September 24-27, 2014, for MCA Canada's 73rd Annual National Conference. This year's event will be one you'll remember for a lifetime as we look for "New Found Opportunities" in the world's friendliest place, Newfoundland.

MCA Canada Chairman, Gaetan Beaulieu, and his wife Carol will be your hosts for 4 days of excitement, education and entertainment. The exquisite and rugged beauty of St. John's will be your backdrop as we roll out featured speakers, such as General Rick Hillier and Dr. Brian Little. Entertainment will include a "Rally In The Alley" pub crawl and local talent, "Wicked Altogether" for our opening Welcome Night, and there's much, much more. 

Registration and conference information is available by clicking on this link... Online Registration.


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 just down the road. Visit www.cmcef.org to register or click the graphic below.

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
June 28 - July 2, 2014: ASHRAE Conference, Seattle, WA
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
November 5-6, 2014: CIPHEX West, Calgary, AB
December 3-5, 2014: Construct Canada, Toronto, ON
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."


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