What’s New

Have you recently added new staff to your sales team? Does your service sales team member need a refresher course? If your answer is “Yes”, register them now for MSCA Sales Basecamp, May 1-2 to be held in Philadelphia, PA. Last Sales Basecamp course for 2017!

Click and CONNECT with DATELINE, MSCA’s monthly newsletter! Hurry and sign up for a NEW MSCA WEBINAR: Plumbing Service Markets on April 25th at 1:00 pm EDT!

Your Service Field Supervisor plays a key role that directly impacts your bottom line. MSCA’s Growing and Developing Service Supervisors is focused training designed specifically for improving the performance of service field supervisors.

Mechanical Service Contractors of America is pleased to announce its much anticipated Plumbing Service 101 webinar series and workbooks! Each webinar and workbook module will focus on a key facet of operating a successful plumbing service business. Each module consists of a 60-minute webinar and corresponding workbook. Webinars and workbooks are free to MSCA/MCAA members.

The UA/MCAA Labor Relations Conference is returning this year! It will be at The Mirage in Las Vegas, November 14-15. The theme of this year’s Labor Relations Conference will be “Highlighting Best Practices.” We will provide you with further information on the conference after the MCAA convention. In the meantime, please mark your calendars and plan for your association to be well represented at this important MCAA/UA event. To maximize attendance there will be NO registration fee for this conference!

Last Sales Basecamp course offered for 2017! Register for MSCA Sales Basecamp for your new or entry-level service sales staff. The program will be held May 1-2 in Philadelphia, PA.

MSCA releases a Field Service Software Report to help members evaluate, understand and select service software. The report is the fourth in the MCAA Technology Research Series developed by JBKnowledge.

On January 23rd, President Trump held a White House meeting with UA General President Mark McManus and other leaders of the Building Trades. On January 24th, President Trump signed Executive Orders to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.

New HVACR chiller training courses are now being offered by the United Association Training Department in conjunction with Carrier Corporation and Johnson Controls through the 2017 Regional Training System. These courses will be taught by authorized factory instructors, incorporating manufacturer specific curriculum, and have limited availability. Admittance into each course is subject to registration policies by each participating manufacturer.

MSCA’s Service Managers Training Program is now open for registration. This popular program will be held March 27 – 30, 2017 in Baltimore, MD.

MSCA 2016 Conference inspired all that attended with amazing speakers, big news, great camaraderie, an awesome exhibitor display and even fireworks!

For the seventh consecutive year, MSCA and Convoy of Hope work together to assist a local charitable organization in Phoenix during the recent MSCA conference thanks to our volunteers and donations from our members.

MSCA announces a new era! MSCA CONNECT is now your go-to resource to build connections and valuable relationships within all facets of the service industry.

MCAA has released the 2016-2017 edition of its Tool and Equipment Rental Guide. The guide puts the latest comprehensive cost recovery information for commonly used tools and equipment at your fingertips. The guide is free as a member benefit.

A Brand New Year – A Brand New Look for Dateline and MSCA CONNECT. Happy New Year to all our members, affiliates, UA partners, exhibitors/sponsors and community! Here’s to making 2017 another successful year for CONNECTING to your Business, Customers, Employees, Peers, The Future, Labor Resources, Manufacturers/ Suppliers and Community!

If you are considering hiring an intern for this summer and you haven’t yet lined up candidates, go to MCAA’s career website, MCAAGreatFutures.org. Over 200 resumes of well-qualified students from across the U.S. and Canada are posted and they’re eager to work for a mechanical, mechanical service or plumbing contractor to learn the business.

MCAA has just made available its Safety Bulletin with information about the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) revised recordkeeping rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. The revised rule requires affected employers to electronically submit, annually, specified occupational injury and illness information directly to the agency. The bulletin provides information on key

James Benham presented the results of an MCAA – JBK Labs research comparative analysis of 3D scanning technology in the first of a multi-part webinar series on construction technology on April 7, 2016.

The OSHA standards courses listed on our website are now available online at a 20% discount, as a benefit of MCAA/MSCA membership. MCAA teamed up with ClickSafety to provide these top quality online courses. Learn More

The revised rule now allows service technicians to perform their tasks without fall prevention or protection systems, but only under specified conditions.

The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF) is again making available Student Internship Grants to all MCAA members who hire college students majoring in a discipline related to mechanical contracting. The grants are for $1,000, and MCAA members are eligible to apply for up to two grants during 2017.

EPA makes changes to the National Recycling and Emissions Reduction Program regarding the handling, use and sale of ozone depleting substances.

An MSCA original – Sales Masters is the only service sales program available in our industry that is mechanical service industry specific. Sales Masters is now open for registration. Limited spaces available so don’t miss out and sign up today!

MSCA’s Insights into Field Service Software webinar is now available for viewing in your own time. You can access it in both MSCA’s Resource Center and in Archived Webinars. Webinars and workbooks are free to MSCA/MCAA members.

If you missed the February webinar of Plumbing Service 101, Plumbing Service Business Basics, it is now available in both MSCA’s Resource Center and in Archived Webinars. Each module consists of a 60-minute webinar and corresponding workbook. Webinars and workbooks are free to MSCA/MCAA members.

For a Limited Time Only – you can enroll in the highly regarded MSCA Sales Masters Training Program without taking the prerequisite Sales Leadership Symposium.

Register for the MSCA Sales Basecamp for new or entry-level sales personnel. Classes fill up fast! The program will be held May 1-2 in Philadelphia, PA.

Make sure your service techs have the up-to-date safety training they need to protect themselves from arc flash and electrical shock hazards while working on equipment pushing 480 volts or less. The session covers all applicable OSHA and NFPA 70E requirements, best practices, and real-world accident information.