ACA Advocates for Stable Infrastructure Investment

The Executive Director of the ACA was interviewed by the Edmonton Journal last Thursday regarding infrastructure spending.

“Now is actually the perfect time to be investing in infrastructure,” said Ken Gibson, Executive Director of the construction association.

“We’ll get better pricing because the industry is slowing down. And in turn, if we keep those people employed, we’ll get better pricing when things pick up because we’ll have the capacity to deliver then.”

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Skills Canada Alberta Seeking Support

Skill City and the Provincial Skills Canada Competition (PSCC) is Alberta’s largest interactive career exploration experience, encouraging over 10,000 youth annually to pursue trade and technology careers. Skills Canada Alberta is seeking to add supporters and is asking for financial help from our members to help students explore, develop and refine their skills.

The 45 trades and technologies represented at the PSCC are surrounded by hardwall panels that create a safe barrier between competitors and the thousands of spectators. Your organization’s logo will be featured on panels surrounding the competition area of your choice for $1,000/panel. Your organization will receive a charitable tax receipt.

You can find more information at the following website: We Support Skills Campaign.

ACA Annual General Meeting Report

Lee Phillips receives the 2014 Chair award from Scott Matheson for his volunteer work.

The Alberta Construction Association Annual General Meeting was held on Friday January 30, in Leduc.  The meeting brought together the board, our associate members, and local construction associations from across Alberta and government representation.

Alan Humphries from Alberta Infrastructure made a presentation on behalf of the minister who was unable to make it due to budget discussions.  COOLNet, Skills Alberta, and our affiliate organizations gave reports outlining their work over the last year with ACA.

Outgoing Chair Scott Matheson was honoured for his contributions to the ACA.  Dave Kinley (Concept Electric, Calgary) was elected Chair for 2015.  Lee Phillips from Scott Builders was honoured for his contribution as an ACA volunteer on the Building Technical Council with the 2014 Chair’s Award.  ACA’s 2015 Board is:

Dave Kinley (Concept Electric) – Chairman

Paul Verhesen (Clark Builders) – Senior Vice Chairman

Paul Heyens (Alberta Glass) – Vice Chairman

Scott Matheson (PCL) – Past Chair

Fabrizio Carinelli (CANA) – Calgary Construction Association

Stephanie Roll (Executive Millwork) – Calgary Construction Association

Scott Emerson (Inland Concrete) – Edmonton Construction Association

Conal Hancherow (Thermo Design Insulation) – Edmonton Construction Association

Charles Iggulden (Trade Skills Global) – Fort McMurray Construction Association

Tim Moline (Turcon Group) – Grande Prairie Construction Association

Nathan Neudorf (Ward Bros.) – Lethbridge Construction Association

Russ Lorenz (Citadel Mechanical) – Lloydminster Construction Association

Buck Heath (Pad-Car Mechanical) – Medicine Hat Construction Association

Josh Edwards (Scott Builders) – Red Deer Construction Association

Dennis Cascon (SimplexGrinnell) – Red Deer Construction Association