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MCA Canada is looking for sponsors for our 2014 National Conference!

Why should your company sponsor MCAC's Conference? As the host organization, we ensure that all our sponsors receive the maximum amount of publicity and provide the opportunity required to expose your products and services to all attendees.

Key reasons why you should participate at our conference:

• Extremely high visibility amongst a select group of professional decision-makers
• Improved awareness of your offerings through networking and social events
• Relationship-building opportunities before, during and after the event

• Enhanced credibility and image through your relationship with MCA Canada
• Exclusive opportunities to help you stand out from your competitors

• Brand recognition
• Strengthened relationships with existing clients
• Increased trust amongst prospects through your demonstrated commitment to, and
knowledge of, the mechanical contracting industry

To review our sponsorship package please click here.

 

Register now and book your hotel room for MCA Canada's 73rd Annual National Conference. Join us in St. John’s, Newfoundland, September 24-27, 2014.

Regardless of the season, the City of St. John’s is a hub of activity, innovation and culture. With a variety of annual events and festivals, unique attractions, breathtaking land and seascapes, there’s something for everyone. From outdoor adventure to annual events and festivals, attractions, scenic drives, shopping, fabulous restaurants and tours, St. John’s has it all.  Registration and conference information is available by clicking on this link... Online Registration.

 
 
   
MCA Canada is proud to once again invite exhibitors to our 2014 Supplier Innovation Showcase. This annual table top display offers suppliers the opportunity to reach a large audience of contractors in a single morning. Buyers can see, touch and feel your products and hear directly about your services for themselves. The Showcase takes place during our 2014 National Conference in St. John's, Newfoundland, on Friday, September 26.

Visit http://www.mcac.ca/Portals/0/2014%20Conference/Suppliers%20Innovation%20Showcase%20-%20Registration%20Form%202014.pdf to view the full article online.

 
 
   

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Industry News
 
   
Public Works and Government Services Canada along with Employment and Social Development Canada are asking contractors who have worked or wish to work on federal government construction contracts to complete an online survey on their practices with respect to the hiring of apprentices. They are asking participants to complete the survey by August 18, 2014

Visit http://tpsgc-pwgsc1.sondages-surveys.ca/surveys/osmepd/apprenticeship-rfi-questionnaire/?l=en to view the full article online.

 
 
   
Ottawa - Apprenticeship training programs across Canada received 104,280 new registrations and reinstatements in 2012, up 6.8% from 2011, according to the latest survey of registered apprenticeship training programs from Statistics Canada. This marked the highest number of new registrations and reinstatements (individuals who were reinstated in 2012 after a year or more of absence) since the beginning of the economic downturn in 2008. Total registrations in apprenticeship training programs across Canada increased 4.3% from 2011 to 444,672 in 2012.

Visit http://www.mromagazine.com/news/apprenticeship-training-continues-to-increase-across-canada/1003142572/?&er=NA to view the full article online.

 
 
   
Even though he hopes to encourage young Canadians to learn trades, Employment Minister Jason Kenney admits he probably would have made a lousy plumber. Kenney says governments must work to remove the stigma that plagues trades like welding and plumbing — and provide young Canadians with information about what vocations have the best job prospects.

Visit http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/kenney-pitches-virtues-of-skilled-trades-but-dont-ask-him-to-fix-a-leaky-pipe-264454351.html?device=mobile to view the full article online.

 
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
 
   
The Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation (CMCEF) proudly presents the exclusive CMCEF 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 36th session offered, with more than 700 industry managers graduating from the program.

Visit http://www.cmcef.com/Portals/1/Promotional%20Flyer-%202014%20PM%20-%20waterloo.pdf to view the full article online.

 
Innovation and Technology
 
   
One of the emerging challenges we face in the modern workplace is the rapidly evolving technology landscape we have to deal with in our jobs. Younger workers are very comfortable with new technology and the pace it evolves at. Adopting new technology can certainly help to drive productivity , especially in small and medium enterprises. New technology adoption is also a key ingredient in driving innovation.

Visit http://www.conferenceboard.ca/commentaries/technologyinnovation/default/14-06-27/is_there_a_generation_gap_in_innovation.aspx to view the full article online.

 
 
   
Increase Business Opportunities for Subs, Value for Owners - Trade contractors that have thought about going Lean but are still waiting for the "right" project to come along may be missing major opportunities. It’s true that as Lean first moved from manufacturing into the construction arena, its use was typically driven by a project owner’s desire to keep costs from running over budget and ensure project milestones were reached on time. Today, however, even a single project contributor who adopts Lean Construction practices to improve business processes will ultimately deliver increased value to the customer.

Visit http://www10.aeccafe.com/blogs/3dexperienceconstruction/2014/06/26/a-bottom-up-approach-to-lean-construction-increase-business-opportunities-for-subs-value-for-owners/ to view the full article online.

 
Events
On July 9th, CMCEF held it 10thAnnual Fundraising Golf tournament at the Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario. It was a spectacular day for golf and networking with industry partners. Although the final total is not in yet, the Foundation anticipates that $15,000 was raised for CMCEF. To date this annual tournament has raised over $200,000 to help support the Foundation and it’s initiatives. It is with the support of participants and tournament sponsors that CMCEF is able to reach such goals.

This year, the Foundation would like to thank the following: 
Platinum Sponsors – MCA Ontario and Victaulic; 
Gold Sponsors - MASCO, Modern Niagara Group Inc, Ontario Pipe Trades Council, Quality Control Council of Canada and United Association of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters;
Silver Sponsors – NCI Canada;
Hole Challenges – Alberici Contractors, AON, Golf North, IPEX, MCA Canada, and Merit Travel; 
Golf Balls – Wolseley; Tees- Bibby Ste. Croix;
Trophies – Sportvision;
Hole Sponsors – Ontario General Contractors, Bradford White Canada Inc., Kilmer Environmental, Aecon, MCA Toronto, MCA Kitchener-Waterloo, Noble, Lyncar and Gowing Contractors.

 

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
Franke Kindred Canada Ltd.
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
 
   
We ask that you consider contributing to MCA Canada's Charity of Choice, Operation eyesight. We 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 water. Please contrbute 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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