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Member of Parliament Visits BAC Local 2 British Columbia Training Center

Journal: Issue 1 - 2017

BAC Local 2 British Columbia welcomed a visit of Member of Parliament (MP) for Cloverdale-Langley City, John Aldag, at the Trowel Trades Training Center in Surrey, BC on January 24th. Leaders of Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association (OPCMIA) Local 919 also joined the meeting.

BAC Local 2 BC President Geoff Higginson said that BAC Local 2 BC and OPCMIA Local 919 have been equal partners in the Trowel Trades Training Association and Training Center in Surrey, BC for more than a dozen years. “Both unions manage the facility that houses union offices, craft apprenticeship programs and upgrade training for brick, stone, tile, marble, terrazzo, cement, and plastering,” Higginson said. “Through partnerships with contractors, suppliers, city, provincial and federal agencies, and funding, both unions enjoy a cooperative, enthusiastic and time-tested success in training and promotion of concrete and masonry crafts.”

Photo Credit: Roy Bizzutto, OPCMIA

From left, BAC Local 2 BC President Geoff Higginson, MP for Cloverdale-Langley City John Aldag, OPCMIA Local 919 President and Apprentice Instructor Ron Adamson, Executive Director of BC Building Trades Tom Sigurdson, BAC Local 2 BC Apprenticeship and Training Coordinator and Brick Instructor Ron Thurston, and OPCMIA Local 919 Business Manager Chris Feller gathering on Stamped Concrete at the Joint Training Facility in Surrey, BC.

 

Photo Credit: Roy Bizzutto, OPCMIA

From left, OPCMIA Local 919 Business Manager Chris Feller, Executive Director of BC Building Trades Tom Sigurdson, BAC Local 2 BC Apprenticeship and Training Coordinator and Brick Instructor Ron Thurston, BAC Local 2 BC President Geoff Higginson, Member of Parliament for Cloverdale-Langley City John Aldag touring apprentices’ fireplace projects.

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