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Presentations on PEMAC’s MMP certification take place Aug. 19, 21 & 25

Mississauga, ON -- PEMAC, the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada, is holding presentations and...


Mississauga, ON — PEMAC, the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada, is holding presentations and meetings jointly with colleges offering its MMP (Maintenance Management Professional) certification program in Ontario. The presentations are to be followed by discussions on the value of education and training to industry through the MMP program.

Every business has physical assets. These assets can be facility (buildings), production or process equipment, or transportation (fleets). The MMP program touches everyone who invests in physical assets in order to make, produce or provide products or services, says Norm Clegg, executive director of PEMAC.

“A key performance indicator (KPI) for any business is how much revenue is generated by the book value of its physical assets (equipment and structures). Business today demands that physical assets must be managed effectively,” he says.

“How well the physical assets are at doing what they were designed for, and supposed to do, depends largely on how well they are maintained and restored by the engineering and maintenance practitioners/management of your company,” notes Clegg.

The MMP program took seven years to develop by industry practitioners who recognized the needs and requirements of the plant maintenance profession and wanted to raise industry and public recognition for the contribution these employees bring to businesses: capacity, reliability, best life cycle costing of the physical assets in their care, safety and ROI from capital investments.

The sessions are set for the following locations and dates. There is no cost to attend.

Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, North Campus, 205 Humber Blvd., Toronto, Ont., Tues. Aug. 19, 2003, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and Thurs. Aug. 21 at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more details, visit www.pemac.org/mmp/humberinvite.pdf, or contact Yan Chen at 416-675-6622 ext. 4735, or yan.chem@humber.ca to pre-register.

Fanshawe College, London, Ont., London Campus, Room R1042 in Building G, Mon. Aug. 25, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. For more details, visit www.pemac.org/mmp/fanshawinvite.pdf, or contact Shawna Weingartner, program consultant, business and management, Continuing Education dept., at 519-452-4430 ext. 4698. Pre-register with Ann Koncan at 519-452-4443.

Alternately, you can confirm your participation by registering with Norm Clegg at 905-823-7255 or mail@pemac.org.

PEMAC is a non-profit corporation representing plant and facility engineering and maintenance practitioners based in Mississauga, Ont.