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Maintenance certification program to be discussed at Oct. 16 meeting

Whitby, ON -- PEMAC, the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada, has planned a information session...


Health & Safety

October 8, 2003
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Whitby, ON — PEMAC, the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada, has planned a information session with Durham College on Oct. 16, 2003, on its MMP (Maintenance Management Professional) Certification Program.

Details, including a map to Durham’s Whitby, Ont., campus, can be found on www.pemac.org.

The session will provide an overview of the MMP program. The program would be on interest to anyone who invests in physical assets in order to make, produce or provide products or services, said 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 be managed effectively,” he said.

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“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 and managers of a company,” noted Clegg.

The MMP program took industry practitioners seven years to develop. It was created in response to the needs and requirements of the plant maintenance profession. One of its goals is to raise industry and public recognition for the contribution maintenance employees bring to businesses: capacity, reliability, best lifecycle costing of the physical assets in their care, safety and ROI from capital investments.

The session takes place at Durham College’s Skills Training Centre, 1610 Champlain Ave, Whitby, Ont., in room I-9, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.. There is no cost to attend.

To register in advance, send a note by fax to program consultant Joy Lavergne of Durham’s Business & Industry Development Services (BIDS) at (fax) 905-721-3345. For more information, call 905-721-3332 or 1-800-816-3615.