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4 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • DECEMBER 2021NEWS FROM BCPCAby Margo Middleton, PresidentThe BCPCA Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Dec. 2, 2021 at the Executive Plaza hotel in Coquitlam. This will be our ﬁrst in-person meeting since the pandemic began and we are looking forward to meeting with our members. We are planning the meeting to start at 6pm with dinner to follow. We will also be electing a new Board of Directors at this meeting. The association has not seen much activity through 2021, but our main focus is to re-design our website and launch this December. At our last board meeting we agreed to plan an event in Spring of 2022, providing COVID protocols do not prevent us from doing so. This will be a small industry event with a few training courses and a social network-ing event. Stay tuned for information going out to mem-bers in early 2022.BOARD OF DIRECTORSCPCA MEMBER ASSOCIATIONSAlberta Petroleum StorageSystems Contractors AssociationAssociation des Entrepreneurs Pétroliers du Québec Inc. British Columbia Petroleum Contractors Association Manitoba Petroleum Contractors AssociationOntario Petroleum Contractors AssociationSaskatchewan Retail PetroleumConstruction AssociationALBERTAMarcus CormierCantest SolutionsTel: 403.912.9129 Ext. 12 email@example.com Kim HansenMI PetroTel: 866.563.7868 firstname.lastname@example.orgMANITOBAChad KenwoodCentury Ptetroleum ConstructionTel: 204.694.2230 email@example.com ONTARIOGord ThompsonComco Canada Inc.Tel: 705.728.0905 firstname.lastname@example.orgKen JamiesonKenstruct Ltd.Tel: 855.912.8453 email@example.comQUEBECDany PedneaultÉquipements Claude Pedneault Inc.Tel: 418.693.8906 firstname.lastname@example.orgNicolas TrepanierÉquipement National ÉnergieTel: 438.289.1961 email@example.comSASKATCHEWANArlene WrightCapital Petroleum Services Ltd.Tel: 306.757.3533 firstname.lastname@example.org Mike SeibelNational Energy Equipment Inc.Tel: 306.665.0223 email@example.com BRITISH COLUMBIAMargo MiddletonMiddleton PetroleumTel: 250.372.7742 firstname.lastname@example.orgCPCA OFFICEMichelle Rae, AdministratorMailing Address: 387 Mapleview Dr. W. Barrie, ON L4N 9G4 Toll Free – 1.866.360.6722 Tel: 705.735.9437 Fax: 705.735.9418 email@example.com Web: www.cpcaonline.comOFFICERS Marcus Cormier, President; Nicolas Trepanier, Vice President; Kim Hansen, Secretary; Margo Middleton, Treasurer
DECEMBER 2021 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • 5 NEWS FROM OPCAby Michelle Rae, Executive Director SAVE THE DATE! OPCA 2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCEWe are pleased to announce the OPCA’s Annual Conference is scheduled for March 7-9, 2022, with events held at the Toronto Congress Centre and Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre conveniently located across from the TCC. The OPCA conference is held in conjunction with The Convenience U CARWACS Show and we thank the team at Ensemble IQ for their continuous support of the association. We are looking forward to hosting an in-person event that includes manufacturer training sessions, sponsor hospitality, a POST safety forum, and our Annual General Meeting. Members that register for the OPCA conference are automatically registered for The Convenience U CAR-WACS Show. We also have special discounted rates at the Delta Hotel available for members. Please visit the OPCA website at www.OPCAonline.org for details. We look forward to seeing you in March!
6 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • DECEMBER 2021The evolving nature of online fraudThe Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre estimates fewer than ﬁve per cent of victims ﬁle a fraud report and that a majority of phish-ing scams that solicit personal information don’t involve direct ﬁnancial losses. “Fi-nancial loss isn’t the only consequence of a security breach,” says Anna McCrindell, Vice President, Commercial Insurance with Wawanesa. “Aside from being less productive, you could also lose intellectual property, be hit with compliance ﬁnes, risk damage to your company’s reputation and ultimately, lose customers.”How cybercriminals trick youCybercriminals view pandemics, natural disasters and other high-proﬁle events as an opportunity to breach vulnerabilities. And the attacks continue to evolve as the pandemic evolves.“These attacks are becoming much more sophisticated, and often much more customized,” explains McCrindell. “Vic-tims are enticed to click on malicious links, give up passwords or install unau-thorized software. From there, cybercrimi-nals can gain access to corporate systems, steal sensitive data, extort ransom or even add your computer to a botnet to launch malicious attacks on other computers.”How to practice good cyber hygieneAs Canadians continue to work from home or embrace hybrid work, it’s a good time to look at security measures to protect both personal and work-related data.The global pivot to remote work at the start of the pandemic sent organizations scrambling to set up work-from-home solutions to keep business moving along. While we’re much further along than those early days—and starting to move toward hybrid work arrangements—there are still a lot of security gaps in remote workforces. Do:> Familiarize yourself with potential risks related to your work and your industry, particularly if you handle sensitive information.> Trust health-related information only when coming from reliable medical sources, and trust professional information only from sources you canverify.> Use hard-to-guess passwords for email, cloud storage and corporate networks (including VPNs), and use different passwords for different accounts.> Change the default password on any home network devices, including routers and Wi-Fi access points, and update the rmware. Better yet, use two-factor or multi-factor authentication.> Use safe methods to exchange documents, spreadsheets, presentations or other les with your colleagues and business partners, and use company email to exchange information with outside businesspartners.> Keep your work computer and work-related documents and les in an area at home that is physically separate from your family life.> Use your work computer for work only, and limit the use of your personal devices for work-related purposes. Don’t: > Provide business information, even seemingly innocuous information, to requestors you cannot verify withcertainty.> Use the pandemic as an excuse to bypass regular work processes, such as authorizing payments.> Disable security software or automatic updates on your work computer.> Leave work-related les with sensitive information lying around openly at home.> Give family members or other individuals access to your workcomputer.> Use your work computer for privatebusiness.> Email business documents to your personal email account.> Use any cloud services or install any software on your work computer that your company hasn’t authorized for business use.“It’s also important to ensure your com-pany has an incident response plan—from who to contact if an incident occurs, to how to isolate infected devices and restore data from the last backup,” adds McCrindell.While there’s no guarantee you or your team won’t be the victim of a security breach, proper cyber hygiene can make you a less attractive target to cybercrimi-nals and mitigate any potential damage.Originally published on wawanesa.com/canada/blog/working-from-home-cybersecurityWorking from home ? Follow these cybersecurity best practices
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12 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • DECEMBER 2021delays, and because tanks will be a huge difﬁculty for next year, tank manufac-turer’s planned deadlines will be pushed back even further, from eight months to a year.” Ken also explains petroleum equip-ment are not the only commodities that are hard to get right now, citing light ﬁxtures and electrical components as other exam-ples. “Those are just two examples of items that we can’t buy right now. Things that we didn’t anticipate would be a problem.” John Allen agrees, noting again that most of these resources come from overseas and as these facilities have had their share of shut-downs due to COVID, many can’t reopen as they do not have the funds to upgrade their facilities to meet the new standards. A computer chip shortage crippled the electronic and automotive industry, steel production shortages saw prices on light poles and other steel products more than double, resin shortages caused major de-lays in the production of ﬁberglass tanks and piping, and labour shortages added fuel to the ﬁres. The supply chain has been getting worse, not better, heading into 2022. Manufactures are struggling to meet demand and conﬁrmed shipping dates. “Supply issues are to blame for unexpect-ed push-out notices, and long lead times have become the norm in the sector,” notes Jim Rodd “It is almost impossible for man-ufacturers, distributors and contractors to make any kind of a time commitment to end users.” Like Ken, Brad Egeland says with the supply chain disruptions like resins for FRP and Computer chip short-ages it could be the smallest component in a system that can holds things up. “We had to postpone jobs until spring because of some 20$ parts that were just not avail-able anywhere but were key to the overall project,” adding that ﬁberglass products such as underground storage tanks, piping and ﬁttings are also difﬁcult to get. “The use of plastics increased, such as contain-ers and packaging which added a strain on the supply of resins, and I don’t think this will resolve itself quickly.” Economic ImpactThe cost of living is rising from pandemic-era lows due to a combination of rising consumer demand, global supply chain challenges, product shortages, and rising oil prices. Current inﬂation rates are at their highest level since 2003 and while some experts say the high inﬂation is tran-sitory, it is likely rates will continue to rise well into 2022. For our sector, expect 2021 surcharges to be rolled into new price in-creases for 2022.“It’s the unpredictability of the current market that makes forecasting the 2022 market so difﬁcult,” says Jim Rodd. “Ship-ping costs are expected to continue to climb until workforce issues are resolved. New container ships and ports will be coming online but it will take time to catch up to the backlog.” As freight charges in-crease so does the cost of goods, this often translates into added price increases and surcharges. Brad Egeland also says that contractors need to prepare themselves for the price increases. John Allen agrees, “We are seeing price changes from our supply chain monthly and don’t see that ending any time soon.”Short- and Long-Term solutionsWhile raw material availability is a world-wide challenge and is not speciﬁc to any in-dustry, companies can take the opportunity to look at new innovations to ease the strain. But throughout these discussions they all agreed transparency is important when re-laying timelines to customers and everyone should learn to be a bit more ﬂexible when it comes to equipment needs. “We all know what the manufacturers are up against and are obviously doing the best they can,” says Ryan Vassos. “While we work with our key contractors to forecast the number of jobs they’ll be doing, it’s important to be as transparent as possible with respect to lead times.” According to Ryan, it also helps if contractors have some ﬂexibility with re-spect to the process or the products they are using and discuss alternatives. He also noted his company has been more innova-tive when it comes to managing stock by creating analytical tools to look at longer horizons and their replenishment model. Richard Whitford says Shawcor is also approaching this as an opportunity to ex-plore using alternate materials for their nonfuel ﬁberglass tanks, which increases their ability to produce more fuel tanks. “Enhancing proven methods with innova-tion is always a good idea,” he says, adding that it’s now more important than ever. To address this both short and long term Shawcor is also developing an even more detailed plan for both the production and the delivery of their ﬁbreglass fuel tanks. “This has always been a priority for us, but it’s more important than ever to sync our production schedule with our customers’ needs. One of the ways we’re doing this is by asking customers to work with us so we can have detailed plans built on what’s needed and what’s possible.” They’re also working with customers to look further ahead than they normally would so they can create a long-term plan while doing their best to meet short-term needs. But he says the higher-than-expected demand for fuel tanks – due to unprecedented growth in new c-store and fuel stations, along with replacement of aging tanks – does not allow for a quick resolution of supply is-sues. “While we are making strides toward meeting the demand, it will take longer than a few months.”Brad Egeland agrees that communica-tion with their customers is key and his advice for contractors and oil companies Unprecedented growth in new c-store and fuel stations, along with replacement of aging tanks – does not allow for a quick resolution of supply issues
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