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November Edition 2018

A Look Back!
Matcom Completed the Safety Groups Program!
Matcom has completed the 2017 Safety Groups Program. We are proud to help spread awareness on how to properly make sure workplaces in Ontario, are up to code. Congratulations to everyone on a job well done.
Millwright LMHSC Award
Robert was congratulated by the Millwright Trade Labour-Management Health and Safety committee, and presented a plaque commemorating over 19 years of dedication through IHSA/CSAO Millwright LMHSC! Congratulations Rob! This is another example of a Matcom employee giving his all for the company and we sincerely appreciate it! If you see Bob in the halls make sure to congratulate him and thank him for everything he has done for Matcom!
A Look Ahead
December Give Back
We are once again proud supporters of the Sick Kids Foundation. Matcom recently made its annual donation towards kids in need and we are so happy that we could be part of such a worth while cause. If you would also like to make a personal donation please follow link below. You can purchase some Christmas Holiday Cards and join a great cause.
Christmas Party!
Remember the Christmas Party is quickly approaching! December 8th at 6:30pm! If you have any questions or concerns please contact Alexander McCleave at amccleave@matcom.com
Matcom Fun and Games
The Lego Game!
October's winner was Penny Styles! It was a tough start to the competition, but Penny managed to pull out the victory.

Stay tuned to you email, because the winner of November will be announced soon!

Congratulations Penny! Good luck to everyone for the month of December!
Field Staff
Field Staff it is that time again! The winner of the random draw is Greg Jones! Don't worry next month there will be another winner! Stay tuned cause it could be you.

If you've been selected as this month random draw prize winner. Please come upstairs and see Alexander McCleave to collect your prize!
Matcom Giving Back
Food4Kids
The Food4Kids Breakfast gala was a complete success! It was very rewarding, being able to visit such a worthwhile event. This charity helps some many unfortunate children and tries their very best to help every kid in need. Matcom was proud to sponsor a table for this event and give back to children in need. If you would also like to help support this charity please follow the link below.
South Bruce Township
Matcom is always trying our best to give back to worthwhile causes and we are more than happy to help out the local communities we work in. Matcom is currently working at a job site in Teeswater, Ontario. Some sand was ordered and couldn't actually be used for the job. So what did Matcom employees do? They donated it to the local community, because at Matcom we go above and beyond for the communities we work in. Thanks goes out to GEA, Gay Lea and of course Town of South Bruce. We appreciate you letting us be part of your community.
Matcom Reminder: Updated Policy
Stay in the Know!
Health and Safety Tips: Amendments to the  Globally Harmonized System

GHS stands for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. GHS defines and classifies the hazards of chemical products, and communicates health and safety information on labels and safety data sheets). The goal is that the same set of rules for classifying hazards, and the same format and content for labels and safety data sheets (SDS) will be adopted and used around the world. An international team of hazard communication experts developed GHS.
The following information link below is meant to help workplaces manage occupational health and safety issues related to impairment due to substance use.
Industry News
Number of Women in Trades is the Highest Ever!
The hard work of pioneering women in the trades in Newfoundland and Labrador is paying off, says Karen Walsh, executive director of the Office to Advance Women Apprentices.

Seven years ago, Walsh said she'd get at least a few calls a week from women in the trades having problems with the working conditions or with finding employment.
Now, she says, she's only getting those calls once every few months.

To read all about the advances of women in the trade please click the article button.
Rethinking Welding Apprenticeships

Welding apprenticeships are a critical aspect of Canada’s manufacturing industry. The biggest problem that apprentices experience is the limits of the shop in which they work.

Their employer may make only one particular product, or use only one particular welding process. CWB Group is addressing this limitation with a new apprenticeship model.
Matcom Always Welcoming New Hires!
If you know of someone that you think would be a good fit here at Matcom please do not hesitate to contact Natasha Lewis at nlewis@matcom.com. Explaining why you believe the person would be a good fit and remember to send their resume as well.
Local News
Richmond Hill/Vaughan Future of Transportation.
Richmond Hill is inviting the public to voice their opinions on the ways they travel around town. The Town of Richmond Hill wants to know what residents expect for their future transportation. Read more below!
Extras!
Stay Connected!
There are so many exciting and new things happening at Matcom, so stay connected via our revamped social media channels. Be sure to like and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

If you have something to share we would love to hear from you! Reach out to Alex with your story ideas for the next newsletter.