PLCACPipe Line Contractors Association of Canada
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Joseph Weeden "Jerry" McCarthy, another former PLCAC president, died on Feb.
At the end of November 2016, the PLCAC leadership team, in conjunction with the industry's union partners--collectively the Canadian Pipeline Advisory Council (CPAC)--met with members of Parliament, senators and other government officials in Ottawa.
When comparing the high levels of mainline construction accomplished in 2013 to the somewhat lower levels of 2014, Prior believes PLCAC members ended the year in a reasonably good position.
The PLCAC convention boasted a packed, informative agenda as well.
There are presently 10 collective agreements administered by the PLCAC that cover the type of work performed by members of the association in Canada.
The PLCAC had an active 2012 focused on representing contractors in labor relations, fostering client relationships and establishing new alliances.
Over the past year, the PLCAC has been very busy working on a number of rewarding initiatives.
Western Canada's oil sands boom and the mining of potash in Saskatchewan have brought a heavy influx of people to those areas, which have provided an opportunity for our PLCAC members because these areas are now experiencing pipeline distribution system growth," he said.
He noted that the industry through the PLCAC and its craft unions need to continue policies to attract labor.
What PLCAC members have experienced this past year in respect to the economy isn't unusual; it is just another cycle we've got to weather," said Waschuk.
The 60th PLCAC Annual Convention will be held May 11-15, 2014 in Vancouver, BC at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
McKibbon continued, "In 2009 PLCAC Members reported a total of 6.