54th Annual TIAC Conference

September 17 – 20, 2016
Delta Bessborough Hotel
601 Spadina Crescent
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

ProgramConference OverviewRegistrationPresentationsSpousal/Family ProgramSponsorsTravelling to Saskatoon


Saturday, September 17, 2016
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Meewasin Boardroom
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Outgoing Board Meeting (Private)
Spadina Boardroom
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Manufacturer & Distributor Reception
Adam Ballroom
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Networking Dessert Tables
Adam Ballroom
Sunday, September 18, 2016
7:30 am – 2:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Meewasin Boardroom
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
Adam Ballroom
8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcoming Address
Adam Ballroom
Mayor Donald Atchison
8:45 am – 10:00 am Keynote Address
Adam Ballroom
Do You Have A Succession Plan?
Ron Coleman, Author
9:00 am – 10:00 am Spousal/Family Program
Yoga in the Bessborough Gardens with Rosalynne Taylor
10:00 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break
Ballroom Foyer
10:15 am – 12:00 pm Keynote Address
Adam Ballroom
Change Order Management
Stephen Revay, VP Western Region, Revay and Associates Limited
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
Adam Ballroom
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Spousal/Family program
Prairie Lily Riverboat Cruise
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Spousal/Family program
Western Development Museum
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Contractor Breakout Session
Salon Batoche Manufacturers Breakout Session
Adam BallroomDistributors Breakout Session
William Pascoe Room
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Presidents and Managers Meeting
Meewasin Boardroom
5:30 pm – 10:00 pm Dinner
Concert in the Park
Delta Gardens
Monday, September 19, 2016
7:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Meewasin Boardroom
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
Adam Ballroom
8:00 am – 8:30 am Keynote Address
Adam Ballroom
Raising the Awareness of Mechanical Insulation
Steve Clayman, Director of Energy Initiatives, Thermal Insulation Association of Canada
8:30 am – 9:00 am Keynote Address
Adam Ballroom
The National Insulation Association Program Update
Steven T. Luse, 2016–2017 NIA President and President/CEO of Luse Holdings, Inc.
Michele M. Jones, CMP, Executive Vice President/CEO, National Insulation Association
9:00 am – 9:30 am Keynote Address
Adam Ballroom
BCICA Inspection Program
Chris Ishkanian, All Therm Services Inc.
Andre Pachon, President, C & G Insulation Ltd.
9:30 am – 10:15 am Panel Discussion
Adam Ballroom
10:30 am – 6:00 pm Optional program
Golf at Dakota Dunes Golf Links
11:00 am – 2:30 pm Spousal/Family program
The Berry Barn
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Spousal/Family program
Canadian Light Source
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
Adam Ballroom
9:00 am – 10:00 am Annual General Meeting (TIAC members only)
Adam Ballroom
10:00 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break
Ballroom Foyer
10:15 am – 12:00 pm Keynote Address
Adam Ballroom
3E Plus® and Its Use in Performing Energy Appraisals
Gordon H. Hart, P.E., Consulting Engineer, Artek Engineering, LLC
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch
Adam Ballroom
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm 2017 Conference Presentation
Adam Ballroom
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Incoming Board Meeting (Private)
Spadina Boardroom
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Spousal program
Lucky Bastard Distillers
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm President’s Reception (Private)
Terrace Lounge
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reception
Ballroom Foyer
6:30 pm – 12:00 am President’s Dinner and Dance
Adam Ballroom

Conference Overview

Named after the 14th Governor General of Canada, the historic Delta Bessborough will play host to the 54th Annual TIAC Conference. Nestled amongst five acres of gardens on the bank of the South Saskatchewan River, the Castle on the River features several restaurants boasting award-winning chefs, Damara Say Spa and Aesthetics, swimming pools and a sundeck, as well as a newly renovated gym complete with whirlpool, sauna and steam room.

The 2016 Conference program will feature timely presentations by industry experts and leaders, business meetings where you can engage in sector-specific discussions and networking opportunities to connect with friends new and old.

The Conference will kick-off on the Saturday evening with the Manufacturers and Distributors Reception.

Sunday’s program will feature several invited speakers, as well as the contractor, manufacturer and distributor breakout sessions. The spousal/family programs will also be running this day.

Monday morning will include more presentations and TIAC’s Annual General Meeting, followed by TIAC’s traditional golf tournament. Located on the Whitecap Dakota First Nation lands, the Dakota Dunes Golf Links has been rated Saskatchewan’s “Top Ranked Public Courses” by SCORE Golf Magazine. The course laid spaciously through natural sand dune formations, and indigenous prairie grasses. Undulating fairways, large greens, and natural blow-out bunkers are all part of this unique golf experience. Five tee decks on every hole provide challenge and enjoyment for golfers of any skill level. Dakota Dunes Golf Links offers the finest conditions in the province, and is a must-play for golf enthusiasts.

Monday evening is a night off and delegates are encouraged to explore the Paris of the Prairies.

As we reach Tuesday, the final day of the Conference, join us for the final morning of presentations, including a sneak-peak at the 2017 Conference program scheduled for August 23 to 26 in Toronto.

The Conference will be wrapped up at the President’s Dinner and Dance.

Did You Know…

  • Saskatoon is one of the top five sunniest major cities in Canada – recording an average of 2,329 hours of sunlight annually.
    The world’s first effective cancer treatment with cobalt-60 radiation therapy occurred at the University of Saskatchewan in 1951.
  • John G. Diefenbaker, the thirteenth Prime Minister of Canada, moved to Saskatoon in 1910. He received his BA and MA in political science and economics at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Saskatoon has 200 parks and nearly 1,000 hectares of parkland throughout the city, including almost 160 hectares of river valley parkland.
  • Saskatoon has been mentioned in song lyrics by many famous artists including The Guess Who (Running Back to Saskatoon), Johnny Cash (Girl in Saskatoon) and City and Colour (Coming Home).
  • Famous Saskatonians include:
    • Gordie Howe – Former NHL hockey player, four-time Stanley Cup champion with the Detroit Red Wings
    • Kim Coates – Actor, known for roles in Sons of Anarchy (Tig Trager) and Black Hawk Down
    • Joni Mitchell – Musician and artist, first Canadian woman to be inducted in the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1997)
    • Farley Mowat – Author, known for Lost in the Barrens and Never Cry Wolf
    • Roddy Piper – Former professional wrestler, actor
    • The Sheepdogs – Rock band, winner of Rolling Stone’s Choose the Cover competition, becoming the first unsigned act to grace the cover of the magazine
    • Shannon Tweed – Actress, model; wife of Gene Simmons of Kiss

Visit www.tourismsaskatoon.com to learn more about the 2016 TIAC Conference host city!

Concert in the Park Ticket Form


Registration fees include: Presentations and Meetings; Manufacturer and Distributor Reception; Sunday Night Dinner; Delegates and Spouses Breakfasts/Lunches; and, the President’s Ball.



Member Rates
With spouse
Family (10 and over)
Children (Under 10)
Life Member
Single (US residents)
With spouse (US residents)
$480 per family member
$100 per youth
$950 US
$1400 US
Non-Member Rates
With spouse
Family (10 and over)
Youth (Under 10)
Single (US residents)
With spouse (US residents)
$500 per family member
$150 per youth
$1100 US
$1625 US



The Conference Planning Committee is confirming speakers who will speak to both industry and general business strategies to provide you with insights to improve your day-to-day operations. Updated speaker information will be posted here so be sure to check regularly.

Sunday, September 18, 2016
8:45 am – 10:00 am
Do You Have A Succession Plan?
Eighty percent of listed businesses on the market will not sell, primarily due to owners not having the know-how to plan for the sale of their business.In this presentation Ron Coleman will help you identify how your business needs to develop to ensure it becomes one of the 20% experiencing a successful transition. Coleman explores the pros and cons of selling to a third-party, employees, or family. After the presentation, you will know the common pitfalls that await you and how to avoid them, learn where to find potential buyers, and understand why strategic buyers will pay premium prices. As a potential buyer you will get great insight into what to look for and what to avoid.
Ron Coleman
RON COLEMAN, AUTHORRon Coleman’s passion is helping trade and specialty contractors make more money and have more fun. His 2010 book, “Becoming Contractor of the Year,” epitomizes this passion, based on Coleman’s analysis of more than 2,500 sets of contractors’ financial statements and interviews with business owners. This knowledge coupled with his academic background as a professional accountant and certified management consultant gives him a wealth of experience in helping contractors become more successful. His 2011 book, “Building Your Legacy,” has lots of tips to help you make a greater impact on people using your Power of Influence, and his latest book “Exit Ready” was specially written for Canadian trade and specialty contractors who want to sell their business for a good price. His numerous published education programs include four online programs for the Canadian Home Builders Association of BC – Financial Management, Marketing & Project Sales, Business Planning, and Customer Service & Warranty. He has also written and delivered 11 Gold Seal programs for the Canadian Construction Association. He co-wrote and delivered a three-part Financial Management course for BCIT’s Construction Management degree program. Ronald has completed 35 Inter-Firm Financial Comparisons of groups of construction companies in both the USA and Canada. He consults to construction and manufacturing companies on a regular basis. He has a very detailed knowledge of the operations and profitability of contractors and understands why the top 25% of contractors make very significant profits and why the bottom 25% lose money.
10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Change Order Management
Do contractors like changes or dealing with the impact on productivity? No.Ensuring compensation for changes should change orders be qualified is key. This is done by quantifying and describing the cumulative impacts of the changes.In workshop format the quantification of a claim will be examined so as to review delay costs, productivity claims and identify areas of duplication and inflation.
Stephen Revay
Stephen Revay, VP Western Region, Revay and Associates Limited
Stephen Revay, FACCE, FCSC, CCP, CFCC has been active for the past 37 years in the analysis of progress, productivity and cost on numerous construction projects. He has prepared or evaluated productivity and/or schedule analyses, including quantification of claims on construction projects throughout Canada, in the United States, the Middle East, Asia and South America. He has been qualified as an expert witness in both litigation and arbitration. He has been appointed as the Project Neutral on a $2 billion industrial project. He has acted as both a mediator and as arbitrator on different disputes. Steve has authored articles for various construction periodicals and conducted numerous seminars on construction disputes and contract administration to owners and contractors alike. He frequently presents at in-house seminars and is a guest lecturer at the University of Calgary. He is a Past President of Construction Specifications Canada. Steve was also President of AACE® (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineers International) an association of over 8,500 project control professionals from June 2010 to June 2011.
Monday, September 19, 2016
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Raising the Awareness of Mechanical Insulation
Steve Clayman, TIAC’s Director of Energy Initiatives, will provide an update on the activities of the Insulation Awareness Committee since the Charlottetown Conference.
Steve Clayman
STEVE CLAYMANSteve Clayman, TIAC’s Director of Energy Efficiency, has more than 30 years in various sales, marketing and technical responsibilities related to industrial/commercial mechanical insulation.Steve has a B.Comm. with a Business Major. He has sat on the Board of Directors of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association and Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance. He is currently the ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Grassroots Government Affairs Committee Chair.Steve holds memberships for TIAC with:

  • Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Canadian Boiler Society
  • Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society
  • Association of Physical Plant Administrators
  • Canadian Institute of Mining
  • International District Energy Association
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada
  • American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
  • Canada Green Building Council – Toronto Chapter
  • Construction Specifications Canada – Toronto Chapter
 Steve Luse

Michele Jones

8:30 am – 9:00 am
The National Insulation Association Program Update
Join NIA President, Steve Luse (Luse Thermal Technologies) and NIA Executive Vice President/CEO, Michele M. Jones for a presentation on the current active programs impacting the NIA including: education and networking events; awareness and outreach activities; and, legislative initiatives.
Steve Luse
STEVE LUSESteve Luse was born and raised in the Chicago, Illinois, area and attended Valparaiso University where he graduated in 1981 with a B.S. in finance and marketing. In 1981, Steve joined his family’s construction and distribution business as the Controller and later moved over to the operations side as an Estimator/Project Manager. In 1985, while attending DePaul University where he earned his MBA in 1986, Steve started the environmental remediation division of The Luse Companies and led that division for 13 years until becoming President/CEO of Luse Holdings, Inc. in 1998. During Steve’s tenure, Luse Holdings has grown from a small, local insulation contractor/distributor to a major regional specialty contractor/distributor serving the industrial and commercial markets in an 11 state region in the Midwest. In 2007, Luse Holdings acquired a small regional safety consulting firm in Pennsylvania, and in less than three years, was providing safety consulting and site services throughout the United States.In addition to serving as the 2016–2017 National Insulation Association (NIA) President, Steve is the Co-Founder/President of the Illinois Environmental Contractors Association and is on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Regional Insulation Contractors. He also serves on two non-industry related private boards.During his term as NIA President, Steve’s theme will be Participation Shapes Our Future. His term will conclude at NIA’s 62nd Annual Convention, March 29–April 1, 2017, at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.
Michele M. Jones
MICHELE M. JONESDuring her 20+ years working for the National Insulation Association (NIA), Michele M. Jones has served in the role of Vice President of Member Services, and Director of Meetings and Program Development, where she was responsible for the Annual Convention, association meetings, website, membership, products and services, and the formation of the Foundation for Education, Training, and Industry Advancement. In November 2002, Michele was promoted to the role of Executive Vice President and subsequently Executive Vice President/CEO, overseeing all aspects of NIA.Michele’s role has expanded as NIA has grown. She now frequents Capitol Hill, working toward greater awareness for mechanical insulation. She also represents NIA at all regional meetings and with NIA’s strategic partners. She was recently appointed to represent the insulation industry on the Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council’s (CWCC’s) Board of Advisors, a committee of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). CWCC is charged with developing the criteria for the Better Buildings Workforce Professional Certification and Certificate Programs, which will be used to align with the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act by establishing 5 key occupations to improve the quality and consistency of the commercial building workforce. Additionally, she sits on the National Center for Construction Education and Research’s (NCCER’s), Commercial Workforce Council and oversees NIA’s involvement and participation with the insulation industry’s subject matter experts who have been appointed to a 3-year initiative to update and revise the NCCER’s insulation curriculum modules.Prior to joining NIA, Michele was Director of Program Development for the National Association of Industrial Office Parks and Director of Membership for the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce. She earned her Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) designation in 1996 and has won “Best Membership Recruitment” awards from the National Association of Membership Directors.
Andre Pachon 9:00 am – 9:30 am
BCICA Inspection Program
Chris Ishkanian and Andre Pachon will present on behalf the BCICA on the Inspector Training Program and will discuss the purpose of the program, how it works and the benefits to the mechanical insulation industry.
Andre Pachon
ANDRE PACHONAndre Pachon is President of C&G Insulation, a B.C. company specializing in mechanical Insulation since 1963.Andre has been extremely active in the industry; holding governing roles in both The British Columbia Insulation Contractors Association, and The Thermal Insulation Association of Canada.His capable leadership and boundless enthusiasm are contributing factors in the ongoing promotion and evolution of mechanical insulation in the marketplace.
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Interactive Q&A Panel
The morning presentations from the TIAC, NIA and BCICA representatives will conclude with an interactive question and answer session. The panel of industry recognized professionals will be available to answer some in-depth and comprehensive questions as we actively participate to ensure continued growth of the mechanical insulation industry. You have got to stay until the end to see this discussion come to life. Do you have a question that you have been dying to get answered? This is the place to ask! This will be an important member engagement opportunity for all delegates.[/su_spoiler]
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
10:15 am – 12:00 pm
3E Plus® and Its Use in Performing Energy Appraisals
3E Plus® was written by the North American Insulation Manufacturers’ Association (NAIMA) for use in calculating heat loss or heat gain from both flat and cylindrical insulated surfaces. While it only simulates one-dimension (as opposed to two- or three-dimensions) and steady-state conditions (as opposed to transient conditions), it is very useful for the majority of thermal insulation applications. In fact, it has become the standard for industry and government groups, in both Canada and the US, to use in evaluating the potential for energy, environmental, and economic savings without and with mechanical insulation on pipe, equipment, and valves. The presenter will demonstrate the enormous savings potential of mechanical insulation on both high and low temperature applications while emphasizing that there is always a triple benefit: energy, environment and economic. He will use typical applications where mechanical insulation is often omitted or ignored and which offer large savings potential.
Gordon H. Hart
GORDON H. HARTGordon H. Hart, P.E., Consulting Engineer, Artek Engineering, LLC
Gordon H. Hart is a consulting engineer for Artek Engineering, LLC, having spent over 35 years in the thermal insulation industry. Gordon is an active member of ASTM committees C16 on Thermal Insulation and F25 on Marine Technology and ASHRAE’s Technical Committee on Insulation for Mechanical Systems. Gordon has engineering degrees from Princeton University and Purdue University and is a Registered Professional Engineer.

Family Program

The Saskatoon Committee has confirmed a great selection of activities as part of the spousal/family program. Seating is limited so sign up early to guarantee your spot.

Date Time Activity Cost
  Sunday, September 18 9:00 am – 10:00 am Yoga in the Park $25
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Western Development Museum $45
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Prairie Lily Riverboat Cruise $65
  Monday, September 19 10:30 am – 6:00 pm Golf $199
11:00 am – 2:30 pm The Berry Barn $65
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Canadian Light Source $45
  Tuesday, September 20 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Lucky Bastard Distillers $45

Canadian Light Source: The Canadian Light Source is Canada’s national centre for synchrotron research and a global centre of excellence in synchrotron science and its applications. The synchrotron is one of the largest science projects in Canadian history.

What’s a synchrotron? A synchrotron is a source of brilliant light that enables scientists to study the microstructure and chemical properties of materials. Extremely bright synchrotron light is produced by using radio frequency waves and powerful magnets to accelerate electrons close to the speed of light.


Prairie Lily Riverboat Cruise: Offering a unique view of the city, these hour-long cruises travel under four of Saskatoon’s nine bridges. The tour commentary will share information on the river, landmarks and cultural history.


Western Development Museum: The Western Development Museum is the keeper of Saskatchewan’s collective heritage. Transport yourself back to a time when the clip-clop of horses filled the air. You don’t just visit this museum, you live it!


The Berry Barn: The Berry Barn is a relaxing getaway with homestyle cooking served in our country-style dining room or on the patio, with beautiful views of the South Saskatchewan River.


Dakota Dunes Golf Links: Located on the Whitecap Dakota First Nation lands, the Dakota Dunes Golf Links has been rated Saskatchewan’s “Top Ranked Public Courses” by SCORE Golf Magazine. The course laid spaciously through natural sand dune formations, and indigenous prairie grasses. Undulating fairways, large greens, and natural blow-out bunkers are all part of this unique golf experience. Five tee decks on every hole provide challenge and enjoyment for golfers of any skill level. Dakota Dunes Golf Links offers the finest conditions in the province, and is a must-play for golf enthusiasts.


Lucky Bastard Distillers: Lucky Bastard Distillers is a micro-distillery, which means that they hand craft spirits and liqueurs in very small batches and distil only 250 litres at a time. The benefit of these small distillation batches is that they maintain control of our artistry and capture only the crème de la crème of distillates coming off the still. Their motto is quality over quantity.



Association d'isolation du Québec

Association d’isolation du Québec
Since 1959, the AIQ is promoting the compliance of the craftsmanship and the use of insulation in commercial, industrial and institutional sectors.

The primary objective of insulation specialists is to maximize energy efficiency while meeting environmental standards, and to establish and maintain high quality standards.

The AIQ is also the force behind of the Energy and Sustainable Construction Coalition, whose first project energy upgrade demonstration is the Moisson Montreal building, the largest food bank in Canada.

By calling a member of the AIQ you are gaining access to a network of insulation specialists. Our specialists know the materials they use, advanced installation techniques, standards and National Insulation Standards. AIQ’s contractor members maintain their training according to industry standards.



Thermal Insulation Association of Alberta

Thermal Insulation Association of Alberta
Incorporated under the Societies Act on July 13th, 1962, the Thermal Insulation Association of Alberta (TIAA) consists of mechanical insulation contractors, both union and non-union, as well as manufacturer and supplier company members. There is also an affiliate membership for those associated with the industry in an indirect way. Association membership serves the industrial and commercial needs of Alberta, the Yukon and N.W.T.

TIAA’s objectives are as follows:

  • To promote the consideration and discussion of all matters affecting the insulation industry.
  • To promote co-operation amongst the members on all matters affecting insulation industry.
  • To interact with and provide facilities for any public or private bodies in matters affecting the insulation industry.
  • To improve and elevate the technical and general knowledge of persons engaged in the insulation industry.
  • To promote excellence in the manufacture, application and insulation of all insulation products and materials, together with just and honorable practice in the conduct of business, and to suppress malpractice.
  • Thermal Insulation Association of Alberta shall be non-political and non-sectarian.
  • Industry issues involving the insulation industry regularly come to the attention of the TIAA board. These issues range from apprenticeship, bid depository (ACTS), labour issues, trade protection, maintaining trade workmanship standards and the general promotion of the industry. TIAA has and continues to have input into the Alberta Construction Tendering System (ACTS) which allows construction trades within Alberta to submit bids on projects.



British Columbia Insulation Contractors Association

British Columbia Insulation Contractors Association
The British Columbia Insulation Contractors Association (BCICA) is an association of professional mechanical insulation contractors, as well as manufacturers and suppliers of insulation materials and systems, specifically designed for use in the commercial, industrial, institutional, multi-residential and marine industries.

BCICA has operated continuously since 1958 and is recognized as an industry leader by architects, specifying authorities, consulting engineers and others responsible for designing and tendering mechanical insulation systems throughout British Columbia.

As a part of its commitment to “saving energy for the future”, BCICA is in the process of developing a Quality Assurance Certificate Program (QACP) that will demonstrate measurable energy conservation savings while at the same time ensuring a shorter ROI for the investor, and lower long term operational costs for building owners, tenants and residents.



K-Flex is an ISO-certified manufacturer of closed-cell elastomeric thermal and acoustic insulation products that are easy-to-use and deliver reliable and lasting performance. We have 10 worldwide production facilities capable of producing thermal insulation tubes, sheets and rolls; PSA & jacket lamination; fitting & pipe support fabrication; and sound barriers and absorbers. K-FLEX serves the Plumbing, HVAC/R, Commercial/Industrial, Marine, Oil & Gas, Acoustic and OEM Markets.



ROXUL ® Technical Insulation, a subsidiary of the international ROCKWOOL Group, is the worldwide market leader in technical insulation. We cover the whole industrial insulation market and marine & offshore industry, by providing a full range of pipe, board and wrap insulation products along with systems for the thermal and firesafe insulation of industrial applications.

We also offer reliable expert advice, from documentation to delivery and after sales service. Throughout the whole chain from specifier, through distributor to contractor and installer we aim to add value. We don’t just sell products, we supply solutions. It’s this total approach that makes us the ideal choice for professionalism, innovation and trust.


Proto Corporation

Proto Corporation
Proto Corporation is the leading manufacturer of PVC fitting covers and jacketing systems for the insulation industry, offering hundreds of different products in the largest variety of colors and sizes. Proto Corporation has earned a reputation as an industry innovator on many fronts. With a full-time research and development laboratory in house, Proto is constantly developing new products for the insulation industry. This dedication to quality and innovation has made Proto Corporation the industry standard since 1980.

To learn more, visit the Proto Corporation website at www.protocorporation.com.

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RPR Products Inc.
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Nu-West Construction

Nu-West Construction
Nu-West Construction Products Inc. is a privately held, Western Canadian owned, specialty construction products distributor, with offices in six (6) major centres in Western Canada. From the vision of one branch in 1992 to the expansion across Western Canada, Nu-West Construction Products Inc has made its presence known in the construction industry. Specializing in both commercial and industrial insulation products along with a compliment of solution based product lines for the construction industry.

By focusing on relationship building from the beginning, Nu-West has earned the trust and loyalty of numerous customers and vendors, becoming the supplier of preference for many. Nu-West has used this approach to recognize and evaluate the needs of our customers and the industry to deliver solutions that are innovative and add value to our customer’s success.

We believe that industry involvement is key to the success of any organization, with this we have been an active member of the mechanical insulation industry and of TIAC since near our inception in 1992.

Our goal is to provide more than a good product or good service. It is to deliver an experience unsurpassed in the industry. We invite you to Experience the True Difference!



Wallace Construction

Wallace Construction
Wallace Construction Specialties Ltd is Saskatchewan’s leading distributor of commercial / industrial mechanical insulations and accessories. We have served the market with quality products for over 44 years. We have extensive warehousing and experienced technical staff in Saskatoon and Regina. Wallace takes pride in providing exceptional service to our customers. We look forward to serving the market for many years to come.



Ideal Products

Ideal Products
Ideal Products, is a manufacturer of mechanical insulation products that is driven by Innovation and Fuelled by Courage.

With innovation as our driving force, we strive to deliver safer, smarter, faster products to our customers, at no extra cost. Through this we believe that safety and profitability for everyone can be achieved, and that we will create a better industry for all, one innovative idea at a time.

To learn more please visit www.idealproducts.ca or schedule a presentation by calling toll free at 1-800-299-0819.

Ideal Products – Turning Leading Edge Innovation into the NORM.



DISPRO offers a wide range of insulation products, both thermal and acoustical, that could withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -268°C and 650°C, specially designed for the mechanical, metal building as well as for the OEM market. Involved in the commercial and industrial sectors since 1982, the company continues to grow and has been able to increase its market share due to its excellent service, diversified product offering, specialized equipment used to manufacture products. DISPRO is certified ISO 9001 since 1997 and covers Eastern Ontario and all of Quebec.

We invite you to visit our web site at www.dispro.com.

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Owens Corning

Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. A Fortune® 500 company for 62 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. In business for more than 75 years, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology.

Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com.



Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings. A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.


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General Insulation Company

General Insulation Company
General Insulation Company stocks and fabricates a wide variety of industrial, commercial, and fire-stopping products for the construction market. With a vast network of strategically located warehouses and fabrication facilities, General Insulation Company is uniquely positioned to service customer needs in a timely fashion with products that will meet their specific requirements.

In April of 1982, Jack Doherty sold General Insulation Company to Frank Granara. At that time, General Insulation Company had only a single location in Somerville, MA. Within a few short years, GIC opened another location in Auburn, MA (later relocated to Millbury), followed by Lewiston, ME and Hartford, CT. General Insulation Company then implemented an aggressive growth strategy and by the end of 1999, had opened 12 additional branches, including one in Atlanta in preparation for the 1996 Olympic Games, and one in the largest market in the United States – New York City. In 2008, General Insulation acquired Clark Insulation, which became GIC’s 32nd location. Shortly thereafter, the company opened up another west coast operation – this time in the greater Seattle area. 2014 was witness to continued expansion with new branches in Birmingham, AL and Milford, CT.

Canadian expansion began in 2005 with the addition of the Halifax, NS branch. In 2010, the second Canadian branch opened in Etobicoke, ON. More recently, the newest Canadian branch opened in Saint-Laurent, QC in March 2015 as the expansion plan for the country entered into a more focused phase. This brings General Insulation Company’s network of branches to nearly 50 locations across North America, with additional expansion plans in the works. With a constant awareness of customer needs, General Insulation is ready to become the world’s distributor of choice!

Visit us at www.generalinsulation.com.


Multi-Glass Insulation Ltd.

Multi-Glass Insulation Ltd.
Established in 1975, Multi-Glass Insulation Ltd. is a leader in the distribution and fabrication of insulation systems. Our objective is to optimize energy conservation in large commercial, industrial, and residential construction projects in Eastern and Atlantic Canada.


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Crossroads C&I
For over 50 years, contractors, architects, engineers and project specifiers have relied on Crossroads C&I to deliver quality products and value add solutions. We supply a full line of commercial and industrial, thermal and acoustical insulations. We have products for applications ranging from low temperature cryogenic to high temperature refractory, and everything in between. We maintain the largest inventories in Canada of all our major products lines: Fibreglass, Mineral Fibre, Foamglas®, Polyisocyanurate, Styrofoam, Calcium Silicate, and Ceramic Fibre, plus we have metal and PVC jacketing, a wide range of coatings, adhesives and sealants. We are located strategically across Canada in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Sarnia, London, Stoney Creek, Kitchener, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Dartmouth.


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All Therm Services Inc.

All Therm Services Inc.

All Therm Services Inc. is a proudly Canadian company that is dedicated to providing technical services and energy efficiency solutions that will reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.

Our industry experience and training in the mechanical insulation industry enabled us to develop the skills required to provide easy to implement energy efficiency solutions.

All Therm Services Inc. is a complete solution provider.  We identify ways to lower facility operating costs by reducing energy consumption, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the indoor comfort in work and living spaces.

We take the guess-work out of mechanical insulation systems for our clients.  Please contact us for a free consultation as to how we can save you money and reduce the carbon footprint of your facility.



Brock White Construction Materials

Brock White Construction Materials

Brock White Construction Materials is a professional-grade building and construction materials distributor. As a multi-generational family-owned business, we pride ourselves on our long history of providing local, dependable product knowledge and expertise, with a yes-first approach to service. Our customers depend on us to deliver the materials and service they need to complete their jobs on-time and on-budget. Offering service they can count on is the very essence of the Brock White promise. Visit our new ecommerce website at www.BrockWhite.ca.



ITW Insulation Systems

ITW Insulation Systems

ITW Insulation Systems provides high-performance mechanical pipe insulation,  vapor retarder and metal jacketing products designed to meet specifications for a  wide range of commercial and industrial pipe and equipment projects. ITW  Insulation Systems markets all of our product lines exclusively to distributors and  fabricators. Our metal jacketing and mechanical insulation products will ultimately  be used in the industrial sector to insulate and jacket piping, tanks, vessels and  equipment in process facilities (oil, gas, chemical, petrochemical plants and  refineries), power plants (fossil fuel and co-generation), pulp and paper mills, steel  and aluminum plants, food processing plants and textile mills. Our mechanical  insulation products are used in the commercial sector for chilled water,  refrigeration, and cryogenics (e.g. Liquified Natural Gas) applications. In addition,  our TRYMER products are used in applications such as transportation walls and  floors, military shelters, clean rooms, taxidermy and movie/stage productions. ITW  Insulation Systems is a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc., headquartered in  Glenview, Illinois. Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a multibillion dollar  company with over 100 years of history and more than 50,000 employees  throughout the globe. Today, ITW designs and manufactures fasteners and  components, engineered equipment and consumable systems and a variety of  specialty products and equipment.


Travelling to Saskatoon

A block of rooms has been reserved at The Delta Bessborough Hotel at a special Conference rate of $189 per night. Call The Delta at 1.800.268.1133 or 306.244.5521 to make your reservation and state that you are with the 2016 TIAC Annual Conference.

To make your reservation online click here.