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Webinar: Are You Prepared for the Upcoming R-22 Phaseout?

This webinar discusses R-22, 410A and other refrigerant phaseouts, and covers practical ways to prepare your company and your customers. This webinar was led by experienced service contractor and instructor Woody Woodall of Customer Focused Solutions and hosted by BuildOps.

Clean Energy Heat Pump Performance Training Program

Together with the United Association (UA), MCAA is excited to bring you a new Clean Energy Heat Pump Performance Program. Heat pumps provide clean energy that can reduce or eliminate carbon dioxide from energy sources, thus operating more efficiently. Numerous state and federal financial incentives make heat pumps beneficial to both building owners and contractors. Signatory contractors and UA members are uniquely qualified to get trained and perform the work to reduce the carbon footprint for any state or city. Email Raffi Elchemmas (raffi@mcaa.org) or Robert Vilches (rvilches@uanet.org) to sign up.

Refrigerant Safety for Mechanical Service Technicians Safety Training Video

This video provides essential information on the potential hazards associated with refrigerants, the ASHRAE refrigerant safety group classification system, proper use of refrigerant safety data sheets to identify the hazards and appropriate protective measures, and how to prepare for unexpected refrigerant releases.

Of Interest

Employee reviews are powerful tools in the performance improvement process. MCAA’s Employee Reviews provides guidelines and samples to help ensure a productive and beneficial review process for employees and their managers. It’s just one of MCAA’s educational resources that are free to MCAA members as a benefit of membership.

Withum Explains Why PPP Loan Forgiveness May Not Be Tax-Free

National accounting firm Withum shares information to help you understand the tax implications of the recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruling addressing the proper treatment of improperly forgiven paycheck protection program (PPP) loans. The IRS ruled that the PPP loan forgiveness amount is not tax-free, even if the Small Business Administration (SBA) and lender granted the borrower full loan forgiveness, if the taxpayer did not satisfy the factual requirements for loan forgiveness.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago hosted its first Women in the Mechanical Industry (WiMI) meeting on August 29, 2022. The Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago is proud to host its own WiMI committee and provide these resources to the women in its membership, such as professional, networking, and educational events.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago hosted its first Women in the Mechanical Industry (WiMI) meeting on August 29, 2022. The Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago is proud to host its own WiMI committee and provide these resources to the women in its membership, such as professional, networking, and educational events.

2023 might seem like a far way off, but early registrants are not only taking advantage of the early-bird rate for the 2023 MEP Innovation Conference, but also spots in the facility tours. After a week of registrations, contractors have nearly filled the first release of tours at MCAA and SMACNA member Dynamic Systems Inc. The tours will include an explanation of DSI’s VDC operations and its integration to its sheet metal, plumbing and piping fabrication. More tours are to come. Register now to network with peers from multiple trades across the country and learn about industry advancements for the future of the MEP trades, January 11-13, 2023, in Austin, Texas!

As fabrication progresses towards manufacturing, a new approach is being taken that mirrors industrial manufacturing. For mechanical and plumbing contractors, this new approach involves a network of fabrication facilities, VDC resources and jobsite construction crews that work together to design and build projects as efficiently as possible. The 2022 MCAA Fabrication Conference, powered by MSUITE will be hosted by McKinstry Company, who will share insight into their network of shops approach. Registration is temporarily sold out while we secure additional hotel rooms. If interested, sign up for the waitlist.

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