Summer 2018 Newsletter
CHAIRMAN'S NOTES
Our industry is still experiencing the volatility of the steel pricing war that is going on between the US and Canada. We, as an industry, need to continue to stand strong and protect ourselves from the market pricing. On another note, there is now one factory in China which is CSA A660 certified and is shipping buildings into Canada. I have been told that there is another one working on it as well. With the summer finally upon us, it’s time to recharge the batteries and get ready for the fall on slot of bidding and orders, or am I just dreaming again?
John Weran
Chairman, AMBA
NOTEWORTHY NEWS
SAFETY FIRST
The information below is based on OH&S legislation, keep in mind that if your company or the company that hires you has stricter rules in regards to control zones you must follow the higher standard.
STATE OF THE INDUSTRY
Economic Indicators
Alberta’s economy continues to move in the right direction, albeit at a moderate pace – ATB is forecasting 2018 and 2019 provincial growth at 2.7% and 2.3% respectively. However, current trade uncertainties and consumer confidence overburden projected growth.
EVENT RECAP
AMBA 2018 GOLF TOURNAMENT
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2018 annual golf tournament at Jagare Ridge Golf Club on June 8!
MEMBERSHIP
AMBA AWARDS & BURSARIES
The Jim Mitchell Memorial Award & The Larry Derksen Memoral Award
The Alberta Metal Building Association has established two awards for apprentices in the Metal Building System Erector trade. The awards are in the amount of $750 each to be presented to two AMBA member apprentices at the AMBA Annual General Meeting each year. Only those apprentices successfully completing the technical training period will be eligible for nomination to receive either one of the awards.
First Period Apprentice Award
What is it? The First Period Apprentice Award is a $750 financial award for first year apprentices registered in the Alberta apprenticeship program who are entering first period technical training at a public technical training institute in Alberta on or after August 1.
MBSE First-Year Apprenticeship Bursary
To assist first year MBSE apprentices with the financial burden of technical training, AMBA will issue a $500 bursary to eligible apprentices based on the following criteria:

  • Apprentices must be employed by an AMBA member company and enrolled in first year technical MBSE training at NAIT Souch Campus;
  • Sponsoring company must be an AMBA member company for minimum 12 months to be eligible;
  • Cheque will only be issued once apprentice is in training.
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