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In This Issue
One Members' Story - Educating Fire Marshals in Quebec: Perseverance Key!
Don't Miss the Early Bird Rate!
Introducing New Canadian Chapter Vice President, Alex Young
CEU Opportunity - Join IKECA Committee!

New for 2014, all committee members will receive 0.1 CEUs/1 hour committee meeting!
  

One of the biggest benefits of IKECA is the opportunity to get involved! Connect with your fellow members to network, LEARN, and give back to your association and the kitchen exhaust cleaning industry. All members of IKECA are welcome and encouraged to join a committee!

To obtain a copy of the committee handbook, email us at information@ikeca.org and specify which committee you are interested in joining.

Request for Historical Items! 

 
In preparation for celebrating IKECA's 25th Anniversary, we are calling on members to send us historical items, such as pictures or brochures, you would like to share with us. These items will be displayed at the Annual Membership Meeting. To request more information, email us at information@ikeca.org.
 
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One Members' Story - Educating Fire Marshals in Quebec: Perseverance Key!

   
By Nathana´┐Żl Morin, Operations Manager, Cadexair

It's not our first experience with local Fire Marshals. In fact, it's probably the forth training we have offered to AHJ's. Since then, the word has spread between fire fighters that Cadexair offers NFPA96 training, so they call us.

More and more, cities are investing in fire prevention. It's probably a North American phenomena. That's why fire prevention committees are eager to find information and training on all kind of topics: type of construction materials, all sorts of codes, etc. They always have to learn to keep up with the changes in the industry.  Noting that while there are some academic continuing education opportunities, the Fire Marshals shared their preference in obtaining training from those directly involved within the fire prevention industry. Why, you may ask?

Don't Miss the Early Bird Rate!

IKECA's 25th Annual Membership Meeting!

   See what IKECA's keynote speaker, Croix Sather, has to say about IKECA's 25th Annual Membership Meeting.
 


Early Bird Rates Available Until March 25!
 

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IKECA's Opening Bet Sponsor, KECSupplies.com, will be raffling off a $200 Gift Certificate to KECSupplies.com! Attendees who register by the close of business PT on March 25 will be entered into the drawing. Those already registered will also be entered for a chance to win.

View all that the 2014 Annual Membership Meeting has to offer in our meeting brochure.

When? April 23-26, 2014
Where? Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
Why? To network, to learn, and to CELEBRATE!
Introducing New Canadian Chapter Vice President, Alex Young 
 
 Alex Young, CECS

Please welcome IKECA's newest addition to the Board of Directors, Canadian Chapter Vice President Alex Young! Alex will assume the role of President of the Canadian Chapter after the 2014 Annual Membership Meeting. We want to thank Bill Doherty, CECS, CESI, of Pressure Kleen Services Company, Inc. for being IKECA's first Canadian Chapter President as well as his countless contributions to the Board of Directors.

Alex Young is the president and CEO of Power King Exhaust Cleaning.
He has served at his current position in the exhaust cleaning industry for more than twenty (20) years. Power King was established in 1986, as a family owned and operated professional exhaust cleaning company. Prior to joining Power King, Alex's back ground was in the fire suspension and extinguishers sales and service industry. This provided a natural integration to the exhaust cleaning industry. 

Alex's wife Laura and partner Ian Burgess through hard work and dedication to customer satisfaction, have grown their small family based company to its current 13+ service crews servicing the Ontario and Quebec market places. Alex's vision and expertise has shaped Power King into one of the largest professional exhaust cleaning service providers in Canada. He leads any new business development, manages overall operations, and guides the long term direction of Power King. 

Power Kings' Portfolio of clients includes some of the most recognizable brands in the world. Over the past several years, Alex has provided industry knowledge and input with the Ontario Fire Marshal and AHJ training courses provided at the Ontario Fire College located in Gravenhurst, Ontario. Power King is also involved annually with the Municipal Fire Prevention official trade show and training symposium. Alex has built this business on old time, tried and true fundamentals of honesty and integrity. Power King's company motto was discovered and adopted thru a training symposium with the Collingwood/Barrie Fire Department:
 
"You are only as good as your last cleaning"
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