PLCACPipe Line Contractors Association of Canada
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Joseph Weeden "Jerry" McCarthy, another former PLCAC president, died on Feb.
The PLCAC represents pipeline contractor members in labor relations with the four craft unions (whose members are involved in pipeline construction); conducts training courses to develop Canadian workers in pipeline construction skills; and is actively involved in occupational safety and health legislation affecting the industry, and pipeline standards and codes.
It's the safest, most efficient and most environmentally responsible option,' said Neil Lane, Executive Director of PLCAC. 'We have represented people in the pipe trades for over 125 years.
It's the safest, most efficient and most environmentally responsible option," said Neil Lane, Executive Director of PLCAC.
Prior added that PLCAC members can anticipate a healthy forecast in the Canadian pipeline industry for 2015 and 2016.
The MOU ensures thousands of the skilled pipeline trade jobs required for the project will go to members of the PLCAC and four union partners: the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA), Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA), International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and Teamsters Canada.
Attendees also had the opportunity for optional PLCAC activities that included a tour of Granville Island, a Vancouver Harbor boat cruise, sea kayaking and a bike tour of Stanley Park.
It regularly holds workshops on specific safety topics and has made available a safety DVD, the Safely Training Instructors Tool, in collaboration with the Canadian Construction Sector Council and PLCAC.
The PLCAC, headquartered in Oakville, ON, serves its members as an advocate for safety, a venue for networking and a voice in labor relations.
The PLCAC had an active 2012 focused on representing contractors in labor relations, fostering client relationships and establishing new alliances.
The PLCAC convention was held in June at the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Hotel nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia.
May 11-14, 60th Annual Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada (PLCAC) Convention, Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver, BC.