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2017 TIAA Board of Directors
Provincial past President / Treasurer (Northern Chapter) – Wheeler Boys, AW-NRG Insulation Services Inc.
South Chapter President – Murray Wedhorn, Crossroads C & I
North Chapter Vice President – Mark Trevors, Kaefer Industrial Services Ltd.
South Chapter Vice President – John Conti, Nu-West Construction Products Inc.
Director, North Chapter – Pat Pearson, Book Insulation
Director, South Chapter – Jeff Semkowski Johns Manville Corp Inc.
Director, North Chapter – Guy Mondor, Winroc SPI
Director, South Chapter – Kyle Sippola, Thomas Insulation
We would like to thank the 2016 TIAA Board of Directors for their year of service and dedication!
Those who left the board this year will be greatly missed!
With Gratitude - The TIAA Membership
Call for Elections: 2017 Board of Directors
The TIAA Board Elections will be held during the Semi Annual meeting at 3:00 pm at the Holiday Inn and Suites Red Deer on Friday, November 25th, 2016. Please use the below form for nominations. All completed nomination forms can be emailed to email@example.com.
President – 2 year term
Vice President – 2 year term
Director – 2 year term
Director – 1 year remaining of 2 year term
Vice President – 2 year term
Director – 1 year remaining of 2 year term
Director – 2 year term
If you are unable to attend the Semi Annual Meeting please submit your PROXY no later than Wednesday, November 23 2016
The Insulator Apprenticeship programs offered at SAIT and NAIT ready apprentices to enter into their careers as Insulators. TIAA values the training and partnership that both programs bring to the Alberta insulation trade and is proud to continually support these programs.
As most are aware, early this summer a devastating fire raged through Fort MacMurry leveling a city, displacing the residents and crippling an industry. As the country jumped into action to support Fort MacMurry, TIAA and TIAC came together as industry representatives and decided to match each Association’s donations equalling $20,000.00 to The Salvation Army’s Emergency and Disaster Services - Alberta Fire Response.
The Salvation Army is permanent aid in Fort MacMurry with 100% of donations going back into the community. The Salvation Army has been working closely with other NGOs and community agencies to determine how to best assist and to ensure that no needs go unmet. With established and well-rehearsed emergency protocols the organization was able to mobilize quickly.
How our donation is helping: As the fires intensified and led to a city-wide evacuation, The Salvation Army was providing food and water to displaced residents. Now that the fires are under control, and people are starting to return home, The Salvation Army will be present to provide practical support as well as emotional care.
2016 TIAA Board of Directors
Provincial President (Southern Chapter) - Wheeler Boys, AW-NRG Insulation Services Inc.
Provincial Past President (Northern Chapter)/Treasurer - Pat Pearson, Book Insulation Ltd.
North Chapter President - Curtis Schoepp, Adler Insulation (2005) Ltd.
North Chapter Vice President - Mark Trevors, Kaefer Industrial Services Ltd
South Chapter Vice President - Murray Wedhorn, Crossroads C & I
Director, North Chapter - Michael MacDonald – Brock Canada
Director, South Chapter - Laurie Peloquin, Thomas Insulation Inc
Director, North Chapter - Andrew Buchanan, Northern Industrial Insulation Contractors
Director, North Chapter - John Conti, Nu-West Construction Products Inc
New Honourary Member - Bill Haun
Welcome Bill Haun, our latest Honorary Member. Please click here for Bill's bio.
2015 Provincial Skills Alberta
Event held May 13 – 14, 2015.
The 2015 Event Results:
2016 Membership Dues Structure Changes
TIAA will be changing their membership dues structure effective 2016. As a TIAA member, we want your input! A membership survey has been prepared – if you have not yet completed this survey, please contact the TIAA office and we will provide you with the link to the online survey. Sectional meetings will be held in conjunction with the May 28th Annual General Meeting – please ensure your attendance to participate in further discussion on the future of the TIAA membership model.
A survey was put out to the members and decision made to increase the Industry Funds back to the original .15c/hr, effective May 4, 2014. New membership plaques have been made for all members that will allow for adding 12 year plates, versus the older format of placing the year over top of the previous year on the wooden plaque. Everyone seems to appreciate the new look so far.
Membership Directory Updates
All members are encouraged to review the online directory and provide any updates to the office. Please note only 2 contact per branch will show in the directory; however we may have more from your company on the email list.
2014 TIAA Board of Directors
The 2014 TIAA Board of Directors was voted in at the South and North Chapter meeting in early December. We are pleased to welcome our new Board as follows:
Provincial President (Southern Chapter) - Murray Wedhorn, Crossroads C & I
Provincial Past President (Northern Chapter) - Mark Trevors, Parker Kaefer
Treasurer - Laurie Peloquin, Thomas Insulation Inc.
North Chapter President - Pat Pearson, Book Insulation Ltd.
North Chapter Vice President - Dan Gagne, Westerra Insulation Inc.
South Chapter Vice President - Wheeler Boys, AW-NRG Insulation Services Inc.
Director, North Chapter - Curtis Schoepp, Adler Insulation (2005) Ltd.
Director, South Chapter - John Conti, Nu-West Construction Products Inc.
Director, North Chapter - Ron Richards, Fuller Austin Inc.
Director, North Chapter - Eric Ludwig, Albrico Kaefer Services Ltd.
AEEA Conference Update
The AEEA Conference in Calgary on January 29th was a great opportunity to meet with people who are interested in helping the environment by saving energy. There were many speakers presenting their ideas and initiatives on how to save energy and improve the state of the environment. I gave my presentation on the Importance of Mechanical Insulation and the application of the 3E Plus Program. I met with some familiar people, and met new ones as well. Bill Spring and Pat Tilley were there from Local 110, Steve Clayman from TIAC presented on Moisture and Corrosion on Piping, and Chris Ishkanian was there promoting his new energy assessment company. I look forward to attending and maybe presenting at the next conference on new things happening in the Insulation Industry.
NAIT Career Fair
NAIT Career Fair
January 21, 2014
The NAIT Career Fair was a great opportunity to meet with many of the technology students at NAIT and raise the awareness of our trade. The students were interested in the applications of Mechanical Insulation and the effect it has on the systems in buildings and on plant sites. Although not too many were looking to apply insulation, there were some Mechanical Engineering Technology students looking to explore careers as estimators or designers in the Insulation Industry. I am certain this event added to the advancement of awareness in our industry.
Welcome Paul Blinzer
The Board Welcome Paul Blinzer as the New Marketing/Promotion Representative:
Captain Insulation was introduced at the TIAA Southern Chapter April 5th meeting, and will be in attendance at the 50th Anniversary Gala for all members to meet, prior to his public debut at the Global Petroleum Show in June. In the meantime, we encourage you to check out this video of Captain Insulation, available at www.captaininsulation.ca. Help spread the word on Captain Insulation, this most heroic of super heroes!!
2012 TIAA Board of Directors
Provincial President (Northern Chapter) – Mark Trevors, Parker Kaefer
South Chapter President – Laurie Peloquin, Thomas Insulation
North Chapter Vice President – Pat Pearson, Book Insulation Ltd.
South Chapter Vice President – Wheeler Boys, Albrico Kaefer
Director, North Chapter (two year term) – Dan Gagne, Westerra Insulation Inc.
Director, South Chapter (two year term) – Murray Wedhorn, Crossroads C & I
Director, North Chapter (one year term) – Rob Davis, Wrapex Industrial Services
Director, South Chapter (one year term) – Doug Warnick, Tempro Tec Inc.
SAIT Insulator Program
Insulator Program – new to SAIT, January 2012. For further details on this program, please click here.
TIAA members - here is your chance to weigh in! The following five advertising campaigns have been developed, and we would like member input on which advertising campaign to pursue. All five campaigns have taken different approaches - we look forward to your feedback and to gauging how our members would best like to be promoted in the market.
To vote for your favorite campaign, please click here. Results will be announced at an upcoming member meeting.
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Journeyman Insulator Award
Congratulations to Jeffrey Archer, winner of the 2011 Thermal Insulation Association of Alberta Journeyman Insulator Award.
From left to right: Ron Richards, Annette Trimbee – Deputy Minister, Advanced Education and Technology, Jeffrey Archer – Award Recipient, and Ray Massey – Chair, Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board.
Letter of Support to Stockwell Day
TIAA sent a letter of support out on March 23rd to Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board, with regards to the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada initiative to have the wording in PWGSC construction contracts amended to include prompt payment provisions for trade contractors. Download letter
Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (AEEA)
TIAA is proud to announce that they are the newest industry association member of the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (AEEA). The AEEA is made up of a diverse group of stakeholders from all sectors in Alberta. The vision of the AEEA is that Alberta will become a world leader in energy efficiency, as it is a world leader in energy production. The environmental benefits of mechanical insulation align with this vision, therefore making the AEEA a good partner for TIAA and providing a forum for further promotion of mechanical insulation in Alberta. As an industry association member, TIAA will have the opportunity to participate in AEEA events and forums as well as participation on their board of directors. Further information on the AEEA is available at www.aeea.ca.