SPRING 2018 E-NEWSLETTER
CHAIRMAN'S NOTES
Our industry is in for a very interesting year in 2018. The volatility of the steel pricing could or will impact what we will be bidding on over the next while. With the US implementing dumping charges and the steel suppliers experiencing shortages, we will be in for a roller coaster ride. As in the past it will soften over time but we need to be diligent in how we react to all of the different reports we will be seeing

John Weran
Chairman, AMBA
NEWS UPDATE
AMBA IS NOW ONLINE
We are proud to introduce our new quarterly e-newsletter where you will find updates on industry news, upcoming events, and AMBA membership information.

Updates will also be posted on our social media pages below, be sure to follow us or subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the know!
TEMPORARY BRACING FOR METAL BUILDINGS
Have you ever seen a new-born foal crumple back to the ground after it has first stood? Its gangly legs go in all directions while it falls awkwardly, slowly and finally plops onto the ground. That’s kind of what the collapse of a metal building under construction is like, except it’s neither cute nor funny, but frightening and dangerous.
BILL 17: THE FAIR AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY WORKPLACES ACT
Workplaces have evolved since the Labour Relations Code was last updated in 1988.

Since that time, Supreme Court of Canada decisions have enshrined the rights of Canadians to unionize and collectively bargain as Charter-protected rights.

It is incumbent on our government to ensure our laws are kept up to date.

Following a focused review of the Code that included 340 written submissions from business, industry, organized labour, non-profits and the general public, as well as technical advice from respected labour lawyer and former Labour Relations Board Chairperson, Andrew Sims, Q.C., a series of changes to the Code have been passed as part of Bill 17: The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act.
TIGHT TRUCKING MARKET HAS RETAILERS, MANUFACTURERS PAYING STEEP PRICES
Retailers and manufacturers grappling with an unusually tight trucking market are paying the steepest prices in years to keep their goods moving.

Freight demand had been ticking up for months, closely tracking the strengthening U.S. economy. The market got a boost from retailers needing to restock stores and distribution centers amid the biggest jump in holiday sales since 2011. That wave of demand hit the trucking market just as a new federal safety rule kicked in, leading some drivers to idle their big rigs.
TRADE DEFINITIONS PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
The ACA and the ECA along with our Alberta local construction association partners are pleased to present this video to members. This video complements the 2016 Trade Definitions, and offers further insight into the Definitions and their usage.

ACA Chairman Paul Verhesen and a number of others were interviewed for the video which explains the benefits of Trade Definitions. Our hope is that the Trade Definitions will continue to be adopted by the Industry, and we encourage our members to both view and share the video amongst their networks.
UPCOMING EVENTS
AMBA 2018 GOLF TOURNAMENT
FRIDAY, JUNE 8
JAGARE RIDGE GOLF CLUB
EDMONTON, AB
$150 (including GST), price includes 18 holes of golf, cart, range, supper, premium prizes, and awards!

Registration: 7:30 am
Tee off: 8:30 am

*Dinner & Awards to follow tournament.
**Register before May 25th and get entered a prize worth approximately $500!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Gain access to key decision makers in the metal building industry. Support the trade & have fun!
Hole Sponsorship $250

PRIZE DONATIONS
If you are interested in supplying a prize donation, please contact us via email or call us at (780) 412-1313.
MEMBERSHIP
HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2018?
Membership in the Association provides a source for updates on issues and developments affecting the metal building systems erectors in the province of Alberta. This includes scheduling for apprenticeship classes, regulations, challenge of MBSE examinations by qualified applicants, seminars, periodic newsletters, future direction for the Association membership, etc. From the response received in the past, it is likely that refresher courses for workers wishing to challenge the qualification examinations may be offered at annually. The Association will subsidize (for AMBA members only) a portion of the tuition fees involved.

If you have any questions about your membership please contact the office by emailing info@albertametalbuildings.com or phone 780-412-1313.
JOB BOARD
DO YOU HAVE A JOB OPENING YOU'D LIKE TO POST HERE?
Fees for a 4-week posting:

Members: $100
Non-Members: $200

*Accepted file formats are as follows: .doc, .docx, and .pdf only.

** Upon receipt of payment the posting will be reviewed. Any unapproved postings will be refunded.

Please call (780) 413-0077 or email info@albertametalbuildings.com to inquire.
CONTACT US