December, 2016 - In This Issue:
Your board of directors 
 
Chairman
André Descôteaux
Deschênes et fils Ltée
 
1st vice-president
Denis Montour
Upono
r
 
2
nd vice-president
Martin Gagnon Emco 
 
Past president & Treasurer
Sylvain Fournier Moen

 
Directors

Daniel Bégin
Agences Lambert/Bégin
 
Éric Jacques
Gromec
 
Frédérick Lajoie
Entreprises R.Lajoie
 
Luc Meunier
Bibby Ste-Croix
 
Carole Moreau
Empire
 
Alain Paquette
 Wolseley
 
Sylvain Perreault
Anvil INTL
 
Guy Bergeron
IPEX

Regional Coordinator

Claude Robitaille
2016/2017 Passport
Don't forget to purchase your passport for our upcoming events. The cost is $395 and entitles you to 5 suppers during the financial year. You can use your passport for more than one supper at an event and invite a colleague. Ex: October 13th event, 2 suppers; 3 suppers remaining.

The next events are scheduled for:
 
- March 16th, 2017:  Cercle de la      Garnison, Québec city  
- April 20th:  Canadian Museum of   Nature
- May 11th:  General meeting,           Gibby`s Restaurant, Montreal
 
To obtain your passport, please fill out the registration form for our next event and return it by email.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Change in date for Quebec City event:

Please note that our next event in Quebec City at the Cercle de la Garnison will be held on March 16th rather than March 9th as announced previously. We had to move the date given March break on the week of the 6th which would have prevented many members from attending. 

Please enter March 16, 2017 on your agenda.
WELCOME TO 4 NEW MEMBERS:

A good occasion to welcome 4 new members:

Bill Palamar, Alexandre Marchand (Produits Neptune), Johanne Berthiaume (Collège Ahuntsic), Frédéric Perrin (Octo), Carole Moreau, chairman of the rectuitement committee, André Descôteaux, Ralph Suppa


Claude Robitaille, Sylvie Desjardins

Sylvie Desjardins from the Jacques Desjardins Agency was not able to join us that evening, therefore your regional coordinator took it upon himself to present her with her member`s plaque on another occasion.
MCEE 

APRIL 26th and 27th

An event not to be missed!
 
New this year, MCEE will reimburse bus transportation to the exhibition up to a maximum of $1,000.
INVITAION FOR EXHIBITORS!

Breakfast conference on Wednesday February 1st 2017 from 8 am to 11:30 am at the Metropolitain Golf Club in Anjou.  The cost of the event is $20.

For reservations and for additional information concerning events, please contact Elizabeth McCullough at e.mccullough@ciph.com

We hope to see you all at both events!
WOLSELEY OYSTER EVENING:

I had the chance to participate in the annual oyster evening held by Wolseley on October 26th.  There, I had the pleasure of meeting Elyse Charbonneau (Owner of Plomberie et Chauffage Lachine) and Maryse Poirier (administrative assistant at Wolseley).
HOLIDAY WISHES

Your board members would like to wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a very happy New Year 2017!!

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
DECEMBER EVENT:  A GREAT SUCCESS!!!
Dear members,
 
We had decided this year to hold our December 6th event at Club St-James after 14 years at Molson Brewery. There was a certain risk in changing venues but our bet paid off with 138 attending.
 
During the evening, we honoured pioneers such as Luc Meunier, Daniel Robichaud, and Michel Brunet, with over five years of volunteering for our association and over 25 years of experience in the industry. Sylvie and Serge Montminy as well as Adolpho Poce marked over 40 years of involvement in the sector. Quite a feat!
 
In 2017, we will be getting even more involved in issues such as hydronics. We will also approach training establishments so that their students are aware of our association and know its members. Also in the making is the MCEE exhibition on April 26th and 27th: I encourage you to inform the people you know so they can participate in great numbers.
 
To close, let me wish you on the part of all our board members a very merry holiday season and an excellent year in 2017.

André Descôteaux
President
QUEBECKERS ARE A HAPPY LOT!
 
At the Quebec division of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating, the traditional holiday get-together is sacred and what an event it is! The 2016 edition was held at the St. James Club in Montréal for the first time this year. The regional team extended a warm welcome to National Chair Bill Palamar and CEO Ralph Suppa. A hundred smiles illuminated the hall all-decked up for the occasion, with downtown Montreal offering a living and scintillating backdrop from the expansive windows. The coordinator of the event, Claude Robitaille, was all too happy to have this festive ambiance to mark the years of service of some members of our industry.
 
The traditional conference was given by renowned journalist and economist Alain Dubuc. Mr. Dubuc gave an overview of the national and world economies to better explain the issues and anticipate the future. In the short term, the recent American elections have given rise to different scenarios, which will play out in the coming months and years. Beyond productivity (a key element according to Mr. Dubuc) and the creation of wealth, he underlined two aspects where Canada has a head start, all in keeping with the spirit of the holidays: "The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has ranked Canada in the Top 5 of its quality of life index while the United Nations has done the same on its happiness index,
wit h Chicoutimi taking top honours. Some figures don't lie at least!
THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS HAVE OVER 25 YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY AND 5 YEARS OF VOLUNTEER WORK
During the course of the evening we seized the opportunity to honor our members with over 25 years of service in the industry as well as over 5 years in one of our committees or board of directors.

Luc Meunier (Bibby Ste-Croix) 30 years:

Bill Palamar (President ICPC) Luc Meunier,
André Descôteaux (President, ICPC Quebec), Ralph Suppa (President, General Director)


Michel Brunet (NCI Marketing) 38 years:

Bill Palamar, Brent Tugwell (NCI Marketing) Michel Brunet,
A ndré Descôteaux, Ralph Suppa, Paul Morin (NCI Marketing)

Daniel Robichaud (Bow Plastiques) 31 years:
 
Bill Palamar, Gilles Guertin and Daniel Robichaud (Bow Plastiques)
THE FOLLOWING MEMBER HAVE OVER 40 YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY

Adolpho Poce ( Flocor):

Louis Grondin (Flocor) Bill Palamar, Adolpho Poce, André Descôteaux, Tom Murray (Flocor) Ralph Suppa


Sylvie and Serge Montminy (Bélanger UPT):
 
Harry Kandilas( Bélanger UPT), Bill Palamar, Mélanie Schwery (Bélanger UPT), André Descôteaux, Ralph Suppa , Jamie Holden (Bélanger UPT)


On top of highlighting their 40 years of service, Serge and Sylvie also announced that they are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.

Congratulations to all members!!
FROM ONE TIP TO ANOTHER
Retirement for Michel Mathers
During the course of our event, Peter Scott announced to me that Michel Mathers will be taking his retirement after 32 years of service in our industry.  We wish him and his wife Suzanne an excellent retirement and lots of good times ahead.
CODES & STANDARDS
Low Lead Plumbing Standards:
Information received from our CEO Ralph Suppa
The following standards are currently referenced in the 2015 NPC:
-  ASME A112.18.1-2012/CSA B125.1-12, Plumbing            Supply Fittings
-  CSA B125.3-12, Plumbing Fittings

The following standards contain the low lead requirements but are not currently referenced in NPC:
-  CSA B137 Series-15, Thermoplastic Pressure Piping -       will most likely be in the 2020 code
-  CSA B64 Series-15, Backflow Preventers - will most           likely be in the 2020 code
-  CSA B356-15, Water Pressure Reducing Valves for          Domestic Water Supply Systems - will most likely be in      the 2020 code
-  CSA B55.2-15, Drain Water Heat Recovery Units -            unsure of when it will be referenced in the NPC
-  ASME A112.1070-2015/ASSE 1070-2015/CSA
-  B125.70-15, Water Temperature Limiting Devices -            unsure of when it will be referenced in the NPC
 
The following standards are still being worked on:
-  ASME A112.18.6/CSA B125.6, Flexible Water                    Connectors - hoping to publish in 2017
-  ASME A112.4.14/CSA B125.14, Manually Operated         Valves for Use in Plumbing Systems - hoping to publish      in 2017
-  CSA B483.1, Drinking Water Treatment Units - unsure      of publication date at this point