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MCA hosts memorable conference in Newfoundland

CMCEF becomes division of association, new service contractor chairman named

October 20, 2014   HPAC Magazine

The Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) of Canada’s 73rd national conference provided delegates with a range of programs, a supplier innovation showcase, an awards breakfast, and a number of social events. More than 300 people attended the conference in St. John’s, NL, at the downtown Delta St. John’s Hotel from September 24 to 27, 2014.

MCA’s board of directors joined the regional and provincial MCA managers for several days of high-level meetings prior to the start of the conference. During the conference, MCA’s held its annual general meeting to hear updates from industry guests and partners.

The keynote speaker was Newfoundlander General Rick Hillier, who rose to become the highest-ranking leader in the military serving as Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Next year’s conference will take place from November 16 to 19 in Palm Springs, CA.

In other MCA news, the Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation (CMCEF) will be dissolved and will become a council within MCA. The new division will be called the Construction Education Council (CEC). The main objective of the change is to bring ownership of the council closer to the provincial and regional offices to increase membership participation in education.

In addition, John Warnica from #LoweMechanical Services Ltd. in Winnipeg, MB, is the new chairman of the Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada (MSCC), a division of MCA. Lowe, which was established in 1977 and employs over 80 people, just recently added sheet metal fabrication to its service offerings.

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