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November 3, 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

The Construction Education Council (CEC) proudly presents the exclusive Gold Seal and Blue Seal Accredited Project Management Program in Winnipeg, MB and Waterloo, ON.The highly acclaimed program is offered in partnership with the University of Waterloo. The program takes place over a 10-day period and is split into two 5-day sessions. This will mark the 37th session offered with more than 800 industry managers graduating from the program.

Membership Advantage Program - Grand & Toy - As a Membership Advantage Program partner at MCA Canada, Grand & Toy ensures you will experience significant savings with 45% off most office products and 20% off most office furniture.

This month's program brought to you by BRADFORD WHITE - With a long and successful history dating back to 1881, Bradford White is one of the most technologically advanced manufacturers of water heating, space heating, combination heating and water storage products in the world. With headquarters in suburban Philadelphia and its 800,000 sq. ft. manufacturing operation in Middleville, Michigan, the company builds all of its products strictly for wholesale distribution. Bradford White products for residential, commercial and industrial applications are designed for installation by plumbing and heating professionals. For more information, please visit www.bradfordwhite.com.

 
 
   
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) have jointly created best practice guidelines to assist both mechanical contractors and wholesale distributors when dealing with supply chain management issues such as procurement. The Best Practices Guidelines are a tool to help strengthen the procurement process by taking several factors into account prior to each project.
 
 
   
The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada, a division of MCA Canada dedicated to service contractors, is very pleased to announce the following new members:

Daryl - Evans Mechanical Services, Coquitlam, British Columbia - Contact: Frank Ammirati
Total Energy Systems Ltd, Coquitlam, British Columbia - Contact: Clive Yule
Radian Mechanical Inc, Kelowna, British Columbia - Contact: Brad Wightman
Lone Star Plumbing & Heating Ltd, Calgary, Alberta - Contact: Peter Voelk
RGH HVAC & Controls Ltd, Calgary, Alberta - Contact: Cam Speers
101 Industries, Kitimat, British Columbia - Contact: Thom Meier
Maximum Mechanical Inc, Regina, Saskatchewan - Contact: Chris Johnson
Marshal Heating & Cooling, Regina, Saskatchewan - Contact: Mark Dean
Division 15 Plumbing & Mechanical, New Lowell, Ontario - Contact: Ian Van Leuwen
Baragar Mechanical Installations, Mississauga, Ontario - Contact: Gary Hanford
Ultimate Mechanical Services, Newmarket, Ontario - Contact: Heather Paradis

 
Industry News
 
   
The Industry Training Authority (ITA) has introduced a first of its kind resource in B.C. for trades employers. Leveling The Field - A Best Practices Guide to Employing Women in the Trades has been developed to help employers with their overall hiring practices by creating a positive work environment for new apprentices, and also serve as a tool for employers who are increasingly adding tradeswomen to their teams. The Best Practices Guide is produced through the ITA Women in Trades Training Initiative and is a direct result of in-depth, province-wide consultation with over 800 employers and apprentices, and with special input from 15 employers/industry associations.
 
 
   
A BMO survey finds training and online presence are priorities - Canadian small businesses are being cautious about planned spending money in 2015 with just 25% planning investments. The BMO Small Business Banking Report states investments will emphasize employee training (40%) and an online presence (49%). More than half (58%) of business owners intend to upgrade their equipment.
 
 
   
Most Canadians say they can’t afford to retire. Employers are also concerned about employees' ability to retire. Although many Canadians say they are putting money aside when their work days are over, most are concerned they haven’t saved enough to sustain them through retirement, according to a Conference Board of Canada report. A Survey of Non-retirees and Retirees in Canada: Retirement Perspectives and Plans, finds 60% of respondents feel they have not saved enough to comfortably retire; and almost 60% of those are on the cusp of retirement (55-64 years of age), and more than 40% of employers believe their employees are overly optimistic in their assessment of when they will be able to retire.
 
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
The Construction Education Council (CEC) proudly presents the exclusive Gold Seal and Blue Seal Accredited Project Management Program. The highly acclaimed program is offered in partnership with the University of Waterloo. The program takes place over a 10-day period and is split into two 5-day sessions. This will mark the 37th session offered with more than 800 industry managers graduating from the program.  There are currently 2 courses scheduled. 

Project Management - Waterloo, Ontario 
Week 1: March 26 - 30, 2015 - Week 2: April 16 - 20, 2015

http://constructioneducation.ca/Portals/1/Waterloo%20PM%20Brochure2015.pdf

Project Management - Winnipeg, Ontario
Week 1: January 15 - 19, 2015 - Week 2: February 5 - 9, 2015
http://constructioneducation.ca/Portals/1/Winnipeg%20PM%20Brochure.pdf

Registration is now open for all programs which can be accessed via the website at www.constructioneducation.ca. You can also get more information by contacting the CEC directly at 613-232-5169 or by email at: tania@mcac.ca.
 

MCA Saskatchewan and MCA Manitoba have the following seminars scheduled for 2014 and 2015. Registration is now open for all programs. If you require further information please contact CEC directly at 613-863-5169 or by email at: tania@mcac.ca.

Winnipeg, Manitoba:
Proactive Service – February 6th
Short Interval Scheduling – February 26th

Procurement Chain Management – March 6th
Project Tracking to Improve Labour Productivity – March 27th

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan:
Customer Service for the Service Organization – November 13th, 2014

 
Innovation and Technology
 
   
Savvy contractors are always on the lookout for technological advances that may help them get an edge on the competition. Construction professionals should be aware of the following top four emerging technologies: Nanotechnology, Robotics, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and GPS Tracking.
 
Events

November 5-6, 2014: CIPHEX West, Calgary, AB
December 3-5, 2014: Construct Canada, Toronto, ON
February 10-13, 2014: MCA Canada Winter Meetings, Las Vegas, NV
March 5-8, 2015: International Alliance of MCA Meetings, Maui, HI
March 8-12, 2015: MCA America Annual Conference, Maui, HI
March 22-26, 2015: CCA Conference, San Antonio, TX
April 9-19, 2015: MCA Ontario Conference, Sicily, Italy
April 30-May 3, 2015: MCA Alberta Conference, Invermore, BC
May 2015: MCA British Columbia Conference, TBD
May 2015: MCA Saskatchewan Conference, TBD
May 2015: CMMTQ Conference, TBD
May 20, 2015: MCA Western Regional Meetings, Winnipeg, MB
May 30 - June 1, 2015: CCA Meetings, Prince George, BC
June 2015: MCA Eastern Regional Meetings, Charlottetown, PEI
June 14-16, 2015: CIPH National ABC Conference, Quebec City, QC
October 18-20, 2015: CCA Meetings, Thunder Bay, ON
November 16-19, 2015: MCA Canada's 74th National Conference, Palm Springs, CA
 
 
   
November 5 & 6, BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary, AB - CIPHEX West show is the largest event in Western Canada for the mechanicals industry. The two day trade show and conference attracts those involved in the sale, design and installation of plumbing, heating, hydronic (hot water) heating, solar heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, electrical equipment, fire prevention, natural gas equipment, water treatment systems, tools, and kitchen and bath fixtures. Attendees include plumbing and heating contractors, wholesalers, engineers, builders, facility managers and students and faculty from engineering, design and skilled trades programs. With more than 3,000 industry delegates and 250 exhibitors you don't want to miss this event!
 
Miura Canada
AB&I Foundry
Franke Kindred Canada Ltd.
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Operation Eyesight still needs our help. While we have raised over $180,000 for the drilling of wells and waterpoints, there is still a long way to go. The good news is, Trachoma can be defeated. It is important to note that Trachoma has been eliminated in Kenya. MCA Canada remains fully committed to helping eradicate Trachoma, a preventable eye disease brought about by a lack of clean water and sanitary conditions, in Zambia. While we in Canada take clean water for granted, millions in Zambia face hardship, disease and even death just to find 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
Volunteers often selflessly give of their time, money, and experience in support of their community and those in need of some assistance. If you, or someone you know, is a volunteer or contributor to a worthy cause, MCA Canada would like to hear about it. While these wonderful amazing people are not seeking recognition, we would like to listen to their stories and share them with our association members. People do amazing things every day. Let's hear about them. Please send your stories to mcac@mcac.ca.
 
 

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