First and foremost, CCMPA would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the lives lost and families touched by all of the tragic events over the last few weeks in construction. These events have proven to be a stark reminder that we must work together in an unrelenting effort to pursue safety in the workplace.
Happy Thanksgiving! Well, it’s been a trying year to say the least! But here at CCMPA we have been doing our very best to help support and navigate our membership through the calamity that has been 2020.
“Climate change” is a term that has been so over utilized that the entirety of our population has become completely immune to the gravity that it carries. The vast majority of the West Coast of our continent is on fire, and yet we have not paused. Climate change is an intricately complex issue, and each person has a role to play, no matter how small. Further to this thought, activist Greta Thunberg states “we must change almost everything in our current societies. The bigger your carbon footprint, the bigger your moral duty. The bigger your platform, the bigger your responsibility”.
CCMPA would like to give a shout out to our members, many of whom are actively and aggressively pursuing the reduction of their respective carbon footprints in the production of concrete block. My recent study revealed that an impressive 70% of all concrete block in Canada is now being produced with GUL (PLC) (Or other low carbon SCM blends), instead of the traditionally used GU; this fact means that concrete block production is setting an industry-wide precedent in the utility of, and conversion to, lower carbon cement / cement blends. We are still facing logistical challenges in Atlantic and the Midwest, but we will continue until we reach 100% conversion.
Dear Members and Industry Affiliates, We hope that this note finds you all healthy during these changing times, and that you are settling into the “new normal”. Here in Ontario, the majority of the province is entering into Stage 3 of re-opening and we are seeing a semblance of a return to normality. Production and shipping numbers look to have had a strong Q2 close, a positive start in Q3, and we are hoping to see continued increases.
Dear Reader; As the environmental conversation around low carbon cement (GUL/PLC) continues to pick up speed, we want to make sure we are keeping you all in the loop, and keeping block front of mind as a building material of choice. Keeping a handle on all the great things our producers are doing helps us […]
Teamwork makes the dream work Industry allies working together to keep you informed & up to date on COVID-19 All – Emails on COVID-19 are coming in tidal waves! In response to this email overload pandemic NCMA, ICPI, Masonry Works, CMCA, CCMPA & other industry allies have teamed up to lighten the load on your […]
COVID-19: Let’s work together to block it out. When we designed our 2020 marketing campaign we never would have imagined that we would be using our slogan as a plea for your help in flattening the curve on a global pandemic- but here we are. CCMPA is working to support all our members in your […]