Register for Coffee with Koontz and guests, Robert Beck and Shaabini Alford

May 15, 2020

Join host John Koontz on Friday afternoons, as he welcomes a different guest each week to talk about what’s new and interesting in the world of Mechanical Contracting. Sit back and learn how industry leaders are innovating and adapting to challenges, enjoy a laugh or two, and meet members of the MCAA community from all across the country.

Episode 1: Finding and Keeping Talent, and The Advent of Remote Work
Friday, May 29 at 2:00 p.m. EDT

All the way from beautiful balmy Buffalo NY, Robert Beck (CEO of J.W. Danforth Company) joins the show as our very first guest! Among the many changes brought about by COVID-19 is the normalization of working from home. John and Robert will discuss how this may permanently impact the way we work, how we find and keep our talent, and will explore the idea of adapting to balance remote work with a traditional office environment.

Episode 2: This Project Is On Fire!
Friday, June 5 at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Have you ever had a nightmare project that just won’t end? Join John as he chats with his old friend from the City of Angels, Shaabini Alford (VP of Southern California Operations, Murray Company) about the practices and pitfalls of “crisis” project management. Tune in to hear Shaabini’s advice and lessons learned about surviving horrible projects, based on her ongoing real-life experience!


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MCAA’s GreatFutures Virtual Fall Program kicks off tomorrow, September 15. Each of the 17 presentations is meant to help guide students through the proposal and bid process for the annual MCAA Student Chapter Competition project. Don't forget to register!

MCAA is excited to announce REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the PCA Virtual Education Series! This year, attendees will virtually walk through seven workstations at JPG Plumbing & Mechanical Service, Inc. as representatives speak about the various aspects.

Register today for MCAA’s GreatFutures Virtual Fall Program starting September 15 through November 17! Each presentation is meant to help students navigate the proposal and bid process for the annual Student Chapter Competition project.

Registration is open for MCAA’s GreatFutures Fall Virtual Program! From September 15 through November 17, MCAA will host 17 presentations aimed at guiding our student chapters through creating a bid for the annual MCAA Student Chapter Competition project.

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