PLCAC Annual Convention held in Charlottetown

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2016-2017 PLCAC Board of Directors
(Back) David Douglas, Paul Schultz, Neil Lane, Michael Prior, David Kavanaugh and Nick de Koning
(Front) David Johnstone, Bernie Lailey, Kevin Waschuk, Mark Scherer, Neil Waugh and Lyall Nash

At the 2016 PLCAC Annual Convention in Charlottetown, PEI, PLCAC President Mark Scherer told members that the distribution sector saw an increase in 2015 and man-hours worked by PLCAC contractors was the 5th highest on record. He added that 2015 had the lowest accident frequency rate in PLCAC’s history.
  Scherer stated that the PLCAC teamed up with the Canadian Pipeline Advisory Council to attend Community Town Hall meetings, trade shows, First Nation events and client meetings to foster support for upcoming major pipeline projects. He added that the PLCAC standing committees were focused on safety training, distribution negotiations and new pipeline standards.
  Scherer wrapped up his speech by stressing the wrongful attack on Canada’s oil and gas industry and encouraging supporters to educate people to fight misinformation. He said that the industry is crucial for supplying jobs and tax revenue for the community.

Safety award winners
At the PLCAC Annual Convention, the association recognized member companies that had commendable safety records over the past year through the James L. Abraham Pipeline Construction Safety Awards Program. The 2015 winners are:
  Mainline Pipeline Construction: Michels Canada Co.
  Also with zero lost-time accidents in this category, but worked less hours are:
Robert B. Somerville Co. Ltd. and Waschuk Pipe Line Construction Ltd.
  Distribution Pipeline Construction: Aecon Construction Group Inc.
  Also with zero lost-time accidents in this category, but worked less hours are:
NPL Canada Ltd. and T.W. Johnstone Company Ltd.
  Pipeline Maintenance and Service: Robert B. Somerville Co. Ltd.
  Also with zero lost-time accidents in this category, but worked less hours are:
Aecon Construction Group Inc., NPL Canada Ltd., O.J. Pipelines Canada and Summit Pipeline Services.
  Specialty Contractor Transportation Over 20,000 Man-Hours Worked: Premay Pipeline Hauling LP
  Also with zero lost-time accidents in this category, but worked less hours is: MTS Canada.
  Specialty Contractor Other Over 20,000 Man-Hours Worked: Michels Canada Co.
  Also with zero lost-time accidents in this category, but worked less hours are:
McCaws Drilling and Blasting and Robert B. Somerville Co. Ltd.
  Specialty Contractor Other Under 20,000 Man-Hours Worked: Allstream Waste Solutions Inc.
  Also with zero lost-time accidents in this category, but worked less hours are:
Kamloops Augering, Summit Pipeline Services and Wolverine Pipeline Transport Ltd.