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Since 1966, trusted quality & tradition
building our community for your future!

In 1966 an agreement was made between Mechanical Contracting Association Hamilton Niagara (MCAHN) and United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA) with the purpose and intent to promote the business of plumbing, heating, pipe fitting and the gas fitting industry.

It has been agreed to follow and ensure a Standard of Excellence and efficiency in the industry for the protection of the public. MCAHN and UA Local 67 have established and maintained fair conditions and the highest safety practices to adhere to regulatory standards for those engaged in the industry.

Are 23% Safer

The results have just been released, as a 2 year study based on WSIB claims data from 45,000 construction firms, employing 1.5 million full time employees was compiled by the Institute for Work and Health's Union Safety Effect:

Unionized Contractors Are 23% Safer.

Meet Our 23% Safer Spokesperson

ROBERT BRONK, Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Construction Secretariat

Robert Bronk was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) by the organization’s Board of Directors in October, 2017. With the appointment, he became only the third CEO in the organization's 25 year history.

Mr. Bronk joined the OCS having previously served as the Executive Director at the Finishing Trades Institute of Ontario. There he was responsible for managing the training of glazier and painter apprentices and the health and safety training for IUPAT members across the province.

Prior to his work with the Finishing Trades Institute Ontario, Robert enjoyed a successful career in the Canadian Football League (CFL) as a running back with the Toronto Argonauts in the early 80's, winning a Grey Cup in 1983.

Robert has a Civil Engineering degree from Queen's University in Kingston and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto.

In joining the Ontario Construction Secretariat, Robert joins an organization dedicated to enhancing Ontario's unionized industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) construction industry. With research as its foundation, Robert leads a trusted organization that has written and funded several important studies including the impact of the underground economy on the construction industry (2010) and how unionized construction is 23% safer than non-unionized construction (2016). This report in particular has received widespread exposure and is often referenced throughout Canada and the U.S.

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