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If your company has hired a well-qualified college student for the summer, then apply for a Student Internship Grant from the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF). The grants are $1,000 each and your company may apply for up to two until the end of this year. The grant will help cover the intern’s salary and expenses.

Relive MCAA 2017 with Our Convention Recap Video

Have you forgotten how amazing MCAA’s 2017 convention was? Here’s a reminder. MCAA heads for the hills…San Antonio’s Hill Country to be exact…for MCAA 2018, March 25-29 at the JW Marriott Hill Country in San Antonio. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
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Distracted driving is a growing concern, especially for mechanical construction and service employers. Fortunately, MCAA and its long-time partner in safety CNA have produced resources that will help you address this concern in your own companies.

Thank you for joining us in San Diego for MCAA 2017! You can view, download and share great memories of our time together. Best of all, they’re free! Ready to make new memories? Plan to join us for MCAA 2018 on March 25-29 at the JW Marriott Hill Country in San Antonio.

MCAA President Tom Stone welcomed attendees to the Closing General Session and introduced UA General President Mark McManus, saying “I know that everyone in this room – everyone – has immense respect for the United Association, its members, and the job they do every day – for our projects and ultimately, for our owners. They are truly the heartbeat of this country.” After recognizing outgoing members of MCAA’s Board of Directors for their service, he turned over the gavel to 2017 President Greg Fuller. Association leaders were recognized, then astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly took the stage to share their experiences in space and in life. President Fuller wrapped things up with a look ahead at MCAA 2018, which will take place March 25-29 in San Antonio.

MCAA’s Awards of Excellence Breakfast, with breakfast sponsored by NIBCO, honored and celebrated MCAA members’ and future professionals’ excellence throughout the year and at MCAA 2017. MCAA President Tom Stone kicked off the event by announcing the winners of the NIBCO Tennis Round-Robin, the Anvil International Fun Run/Walk and the Victaulic/Carrier Golf Tournament. Following a round of applause for all award winners, President Stone presented the major awards.

MCAA Past President Mark Rogers received MCAA’s highest honor, the Infinity Award for Distinguished Service, at MCAA 2017’s Opening Session. The statue for MCAA’s Distinguished Service Award embodies the infinity symbol, a never-ending loop of learning, succeeding and giving back to others, which are MCAA’s core values.

Noting that we have record attendance at MCAA 2017, MCAA President Tom Stone opened the convention by encouraging everyone to take a moment to reflect on our success. “[T]he people in this room are successful because we never stop learning. This week we will listen to exceptional leaders and visionaries and technical gurus – and take home with us what we learn. Our annual convention is unparalleled in our industry,” he said.

MCAA is proud to announce a new partnership with the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) to offer benchmarking data for the mechanical contracting industry. Our newest resource, 2016 Benchmarking Data for Mechanical Contractors, is now available to all MCAA members free as a benefit of membership.

Tuesday afternoon offered MCAA 2017 attendees three very different learning experiences: the Student Chapter Competition that showcased future industry professionals, roundtable discussions that encouraged attendees to learn from one another, and a special session that brought the San Diego Zoo to MCAA 2017. Wednesday found attendees back to the business of education with a variety of sessions.

MCAA 2017 attendees hit the ground running with a variety of learning opportunities designed to advance their knowledge about new industry trends, technologies and practices. Whether they came to San Diego hoping to develop or hone their leadership abilities, learn new business growth strategies, explore new building technology applications, discover strategies and methods to attract new talent or take a step back and take stock, experts were on hand to share their insights and experiences.

MCAA 2017 attendees headed to this year’s Manufacturer/Supplier Exhibit in droves, eager to learn about the new products, technologies and services that can help their businesses grow, cut costs, save time, and reduce errors. They discovered how innovations can provide a competitive advantage, whether by increasing productivity or boosting bottom-line results. New technologies were also on display for inspection and hands-on testing.

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    IFEBP Conference
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    MCAA Annual Convention
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    The NCPWB Technical Committee meets annually to resolve technical welding issues, develop and approve welding procedures, review various code activities, and exchange technical information.

    May 2

    Your participation in Washington, DC this May can put the union-signatory sector of the highly-skilled specialty construction industry in the lead with the new Congress and a re-energized Administration.