News: March 2020

Mainline’s Big 3

After a decline in large diameter mainline construction in 2019, the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada and its members are looking forward to working with the four pipeline craft trades: (The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipefitting and Sprinkler Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, International Union of … read more

Michels Canada Urban Pipeline Set to Wrap up this Spring

Michels Canada continues to demonstrate its ability to effectively serve as the prime contractor on large-scale urban pipeline construction projects by wrapping up projects in the Vancouver, BC and Cochrane, AB areas. On the FortisBC Lower Mainland Intermediate Pressure System Upgrade, Michels Canada built approximately 20 km of 30-inch diameter natural gas pipeline and several … read more

Two Industry Leaders Inducted as President of Sister Associations

At the February 2020 Pipeline Contractors Association (PLCA) annual convention in La Quinta, California, Kelly Osborn was inducted as the new 2020 – 2021 PLCA President. Kelly, president of U.S. Pipeline, Inc. (USPL), began as a welder’s helper in the early 80′s. Prior to joining USPL, he held project management positions with other contractor members, where … read more

Cancellation of PLCAC Maui 2020 Convention

The Board of Directors of the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada (PLCAC)  announced today their annual convention slated for April 20-24, 2020 in Maui, HI due to the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak. PLCAC President Nick de Koning said: “The health and safety of PLCAC convention delegates, staff, and valued sponsors are the top priority. It … read more