The World is on Fire

“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”.

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Concrete Block is Cutting Carbon. Now.

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. 

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CCMPA is thinking about you! Our Q3 Update 2020

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.

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GC RFI on Low Carbon (PLC/GUL) Cement Mandate

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 […]

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Concrete Business Update

Concrete Business Update

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 […]

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COVID-19: Best Practices

COVID-19: Best Practices

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 […]

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New for 2020: BLOCK IT OUT

A main focus for CCMPA in 2020 is designing a concerted marketing approach, and this includes our BLOCK IT OUT series of four targeted ads. These ads will work together as a campaign, but are also able to stand individually to help promote block as the building material of choice. If you have opportunities or […]

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Save the Date: Q1 2020 Board / Member Meeting & Strategic Planning Workshop

Save the Date: Q1 2020 Board / Member Meeting & Strategic Planning Workshop

Help CCMPA Build a Path to Success March 10th, 2020 5155 Spectrum Way, Mississauga, Ontario. 8:30-9:30am CCMPA Board / Member Meeting 9:30-3:30 Strategic Planning Workshop CCMPA requests your presence, support and feedback as we collaboratively craft our 5-year Strategic Plan to help us protect & grow market share, support member business growth and build the […]

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