Mechanical Contractors Association of Kentucky Contributes to MCERF

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Kentucky, Inc., Louisville, KY, has contributed an additional $3,500 to MCERF, raising their total contribution to the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF) to $28,500.  Matthew Hammond, Executive Director of the association, says that his members support MCERF’s educational and research efforts.  They are especially behind its efforts to recruit and retain great young people for the mechanical contracting industry.

President of MCERF, Mark Rogers, thanked the leadership and members of the MCA of Kentucky for their support of the Foundation.  He added that, “Matt’s members could have decided to support any number of causes but they made it a priority to support the Foundation.  I personally appreciate that spirit.”

For more information on MCERF, contact Dennis Langley (dlangley@mcaa.org).

MSCA CONNECT 2017 Education Conference’s Speaker Spotlight!

Producer, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist Mick Ebeling will grace the stage at the General Session on October 17th to share his mission to provide “Technology for the Sake of Humanity.”

Ebeling founded Not Impossible Labs, a multiple award-winning social innovation lab and production company, on the premise that nothing is impossible. His mantra of commit, then figure it out’ allows him to convene a disparate team of hackers, doers, makers and thinkers to create devices that better the world by bringing accessibility for all. The company’s first project was the development of the award-winning ocular tracking device, the EyeWriter, which enables individuals with paralysis to communicate and create art using only the movement of their eyes.

Ebeling will also participate in the presentation of the 4th annual MSCA Everyday Hero Award. This has become a highly anticipated feature of the conference where one special peer will be recognized for his or her selfless contributions to the community.

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U.S. Engineering Saves Time, Labor with Zurn Lean Construction Plumbing Solutions

Zurn Industries, LLC enabled U.S. Engineering Company to “move the chains” faster than usual during the rough-in phase of building a new stadium for Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Patrick Barnett, project manager for U.S. Engineering, said Zurn’s lean construction practices provided “at least a 10-percent” labor savings for the company.

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GreatFutures Forum Celebrates Our Industry Champions… Present and Future

MCAA’s 2017 GreatFutures Forum (September 28-30, Indianapolis, IN) will bring together students from across the U.S. and Canada with MCAA members who want to hire them. Their mutual interest in our industry and its potential to grow and thrive will electrify this exciting conference.

The centerpiece of the Forum and the kick-off event is Future Fest, an exhibit of MCAA members—mechanical, service and plumbing contractors and manufacturers and suppliers—who want to hire the best students majoring in mechanical engineering, architectural engineering, construction management and other disciplines related to our industry for either internships or full-time positions.  MCAA members who hire students during the Forum will also have the opportunity to apply for a from the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF) for each student hired and they will receive a $500 gift card.

That’s not all!  The program features must-see speakers that include MCAA President Greg Fuller, industry consultant Kevin Dougherty on the importance of communication in the field and world-renowned futurist Thomas Frey on future career changes coming for today’s new professionals. The annual mini competition (including Forum Frenzy), a presentation by the Student Chapter of the Year (University of Missouri-Columbia) and the announcement of the 2017-2018 Student Chapter Competition will keep you guessing and engaged.

As a special treat, we’re taking over the NCAA Hall of Champions Friday evening for dinner, a tour and an evening of fun, relaxation and interactive games.

This is a conference for everyone, especially for MCAA members who want to hire bright, well-qualified students from the best universities and colleges with engineering and construction programs and their students who want to work for industry champions. All the Forum details are included in the colorful brochure (follow the link below). Registration is opening shortly; watch for the announcement and then sign uip.

Please contact Ann Mattheis with questions.

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Put the Project Manager’s Manual to Work for Your PMs

Let your PMs and others who manage projects benefit from the experience and insight of their peers with MCAA’s Project Manager’s Manual. The information contained in this manual was compiled by the MCAA Project Managers Education Committee and the faculty of MCAA’s Institute for Project Management as well as mechanical contractors and individual consultants from across the country. It reflects not only the experience of men and women who have successfully managed construction projects throughout the country, but also the research of experts in our industry.

What Does It Cover?

The manual addresses all aspects of mechanical industry project management, including key topics like managing change orders and claims, job cost and labor control, productivity, scheduling, safety, and much more.

By itself, the manual is a concentrated source of general information on project management in the construction industry, offering tips for handling day‐to‐day situations and avoiding some of the most common pitfalls. When supplemented with your company’s policies and procedures and specific information about your current projects, it becomes an indispensable tool for PMs to effectively manage their responsibilities, whether they are veterans or newcomers to the job. The manual also contains forms and sample letters that can be tailored to your company’s needs, saving your PMs time.

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Get the Latest from Charlotte Pipe & Foundry, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and More in MCAA’s Virtual Trade Show

MCAA’s Virtual Trade Show connects our contractor members with the members of MCAA’s Manufacturer/Supplier Council.

Participating companies highlight and link to new products, product lines, services, solutions or web pages of particular interest. Here are just a few of the recent additions:


Charlotte Pipe & Foundry
Charlotte Pipe and Foundry is the nation’s leading maker of cast iron and plastic pipe and fittings for the plumbing industry.

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Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
Simplified and optimized for pipe fabrication shop welding, the PipeWorx 400 Welding System’s streamlined set-up with one touch welding, quick process changeover, and Pulsed and Modified Short-Arc MIG processes, makes training and turn-around times faster than ever before.

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Visit the Smart Solutions Case Studies area of our website to learn how other mechanical contractors found their win-win with cost-saving and productivity-enhancing applications from members of MCAA’s Manufacturer/Supplier Council.

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Retainage and PDF Editing are Featured in New Management Methods Bulletins

Helping MCAA members manage projects and their costs more effectively is the aim of two new Management Methods Bulletins just published by MCAA’s Management Methods Committee — PDF Editing Utilization for the Mechanical Contractor and Managing Retainage — A Critical Component of Effective Cash Flow.  

The Advanced Leadership Institute’s (ALI) Team 5 created the .pdf editing bulletin as their project for Course 16. Although several software products are available to edit project documents in .pdf format (a list of products is provided), this bulletin focuses on Bluebeam, which is widely used in the construction industry. Effective use of the software as a project collaboration tool can save considerable costs in shipping, printing and labor hours spent on the planning process. The bulletin’s content covers: Document Editing and Mark-ups, File Editing and Search Functions, Projects and Sessions. Each section explains its basic functions and benefits to project management and collaboration.

Another critical component of project management is retainage fees. Traditionally, retainage has been a means of ensuring a job is completed through the punch list before the full fee is paid. More recently, however, retainage is being held through the warranty period, which creates cash flow issues for the contractor. This bulletin offers some advice and strategies to help contractors manage retainage effectively and avoid cash flow disruptions.

Download your free Management Methods bulletins — PDF Editing Utilization for the Mechanical Contractor and Managing Retainage — A Critical Component of Effective Cash Flow — a benefit of MCAA membership.

Rawal’s APR Control Modulates Humidity, Stops Mold Invasion in Mixed-Use Space

To combat the signs of mold and mildew growth, a Southeastern U.S. house of worship installed the APR Control manufactured by Rawal Devices, Inc. to eliminate the humidity causing the problem. Thanks to the new control, the organization avoided major health effects and was able to restore its facility to full use.

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MSCA and Convoy of Hope Partner Again to Bring Hope in Boca Raton!

This year, prior to the commencement of MSCA 2017 Education Conference in Boca Raton, FL, MSCA and Convoy of Hope will partner once again to deliver a tractor trailer full of much needed supplies to the Palm Beach County Food Bank. MSCA Board members and other volunteers will help unload tens of thousands of pounds of goods, valued at over $40,000. MSCA volunteers will then assist with performing various needed tasks and activities at the food bank.

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Take a look at last year’s turnout:

At our MSCA 2017 Education Conference, spouses and other volunteers will also pack approximately 75,000 meals and over 15,000 pounds of rice or beans which will be shipped to Convoy of Hope’s Children’s Feeding Programs worldwide. We look forward to working again with a hardworking group of volunteers at our “Do Good – Feel Great” Packing Party on October 17, 2017.

NCPWB Annual Meeting Highlights Advancements and Best Practices

The NCPWB Spring Technical Committee Meeting provided a wide range of information including best practices for brazing copper joints in high-pressure HVACR application, using advanced GMAW (MIG) in the field, addressing the challenges of welding Grade 91 (9Cr-1Mo-V) Chromium-Molybdenum steel, tips for using Pipe Fabrication Institute standards.  The event took place April 23-26, 2017 in San Antonio.

MCAA President-Elect Mike Brandt Addressed the NCPWB Technical Committee

Mike Brandt

MCAA President-Elect Mike Brandt, a long-time member of the NCPWB Technical Committee, addressed the audience.  He congratulated the Bureau and the attendees for the work that they do for the industry. Mike then told attendees how his employees have taken advantage of the many educational programs the MCAA offers and encouraged everyone to do the same.

“After three plus decades in this industry, I know pretty well the opportunities and challenges we face as union mechanical contractors. And I know the real value, both professionally and personally, of being an MCAA contractor.”

— MCAA President-Elect Mike Brandt

Mike also talked about the great relationship between the MCAA and the UA. He said MCAA contractors recognize the advantage of the skilled labor that the union provides, noting that the UA has been the leading source of trained labor for over 126 years.

He shared some of the educational programs that MCAA offers to its members. Mike concluded by thanking everyone for their involvement in the organization.

“It’s clear to all of us that the Pipe Welding Bureau is making tremendous contributions, and I applaud the Board of Trustees, Nick and all of you for your hard work and your continued success.”

— MCAA President-Elect Mike Brandt

UA Welding Program Update

Randy Gandy

The UA’s Randy Gandy informed attendees about advancements in technology and encouraged them to embrace new technologies. He noted that these advancements require future welders to be highly skilled. As part of the UA’s training program, new journeymen and apprentices will be exposed to some, if not all, new technologies such as:

  • Friction Stir
  • Laser Alignment Pipe End Prep Equipment
  • Laser Beam Welding
  • Lincoln STT
  • Mega Stir
  • Miller RMD
  • Motion Tracking
  • Pipe Purging
  • Spin Arc
  • Weld Track Monitoring

The UA has launched its new welding manual, Welding Practices and Procedures for the Pipe Trades, which covers the SMAW/GTAW and GMAW processes. The UA’s Oxy Fuel/Plasma Cutting Manual and online Instructor Resource Library (IRL) and Student Resource Library (SRL) are also being updated. Two new courses have been implemented over the past two years with great success Emerging Welding Technologies and Innovative Welding Techniques.

Use of Ultrasonic phase array testing, a powerful NDT technology, has grown tremendously over the past two years both in the field and in pipe fabrication shops. The UA Training Department has developed a Phased Array Analysis course to educate instructors about the testing equipment as well as the imperfections of specific welding techniques.

To keep up with the ever-changing demands of our industry and contractors, the UA is implementing new training courses at both its Instructor Training Program (ITP) and regionally. New courses being offered during 2017 include:

  • AWS-CWI 9 Year Re-certification
  • Clamping, Reforming and Aligning Pipe
  • Operations of a UA Weld Test Facility
  • Pipe Line Distribution
  • Precision End Preparation and Field Machining Pipe Review

To support Local Unions in the training of their members while meeting contractor demands, the UA has set up three welding trailers that offer RMD, STT and TIP TIG welding processes.  The trailers can be used to certify welders at job sites, saving contractors time and the expense of pulling welders off the job to certify them.

Presentations at the NCPWB Technical Committee

How to Put Together a Weld Submittal Package

Steve Millmann

Steve Millmann of Hooper Corporation demonstrated how to put together a weld submittal package. He explained the requirements in a specification and the process for selecting Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) and corresponding Welder Performance Qualification Test (WPQT) records that meet the requirements. The submittal package included the welder’s qualification and continuity records along with a continuity log to record future welding activities (continuity dates). He noted that it is a good practice to include a letter of good standing from the local NCPWB chapter in the submittal package.

On-site Fabrication of High Pressure Brazed Joints

Dale Powell

Dale L. Powell of the Copper Development Association provided information on the critical steps required for the on-site fabrication of trouble-free high pressure, brazed joints using copper and copper alloy tube and fittings. He delved into the science behind copper alloy brazing and covered installation data related to brazing new copper iron alloy tubes and fittings.

GMAW in the Field

James Byrne

James Byrne of Miller Electric discussed the use of GMAW (MIG) in the field and how it is different from the traditional processes SMAW (stick) and GTAW (TIG) previously used in field welding. He talked about how variables can affect the condition of the weld. He also explained how those variables (different tip sizes, tip types, nozzles, wires, gun angles, gas selections, gas flow, wire sizes, drive roll alignment, drive roll tensioners, etc.) can affect the condition of the weld and how a welder can manage those variables.

How TIP TIG Has Changed P91 Welds

Charles Patrick

Charles W. “Pat” Patrick of ALS Maverick Testing Laboratories, Inc. explained how TIP TIG has changed how P91 materials can be welded for either shop or field fabrication. He stated that the TIP TIG system is cost-effective and can be used for the entire weld from root to cap producing the high-quality welds that the industry expects from the GTAW process. He also talked about Grade 91 materials in power piping systems and explained the reason for low impact values of weld metal produced by some semi-automatic hot wire processes. He noted that the dynamics of the weld pool during deposition and the heat flow during solidification play important roles in the resulting mechanical properties of the weld metal.

Pipe Fabrication Standards and Use

Ned Hawkins

Ned T. Hawkins of W. Soule & Company presented the history of pipe fabrication standards and demonstrated how the standards are used. He also discussed the Pipe Fabrication Institute’s (PFI) membership and meeting structures.

Award Recipients

NCPWB Chapter of Eastern Pennsylvania

Tim Brink and Jim Dougherty

The NCPWB chapter of Eastern Pennsylvania was recognized for its marketing efforts, which resulted in the largest membership gain in 2016.

Tim Brink and Jim Dougherty, Jr. (center) received the award on behalf of the chapter. Presenters Bob Silvia (left) and Bob Durr, Jr. (right).

Attendace Recognition

Randy Borman, Brian Boseo and Don Rockwell (center) were recognized for attending five consecutive NCPWB Technical Committee annual meetings. They received certificates from Bob Silvia (left) and Bob Durr, Jr. (right).

 

Join us Next Year

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the NCPWB Spring Technical Committee Meeting, which will be held April 21-25, 2018 at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA.

“Juice Up” Your Recruiting Efforts at the 2017 GreatFutures Forum

If your professional recruiting efforts could use a boost, then plan to show off your company and its attributes during Future Fest, the kick-off event for MCAA’s 2017 GreatFutures Forum in Indianapolis, IN, September 28-30.

Future Fest (September 28) brings MCAA members—the champions of the construction industry—together with students from across the U.S. and Canada majoring in construction management, engineering, architectural engineering and other disciplines related to our industry to explore potential full-time employment or internship opportunities. There’s no fee to exhibit, and each company’s booth will be equipped with a draped table, chairs and electrical power, if needed.

That’s not all!  For every student hired, MCAA members may apply for a $1,000 Student Internship Grant from the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF); the two-grants-per company limit for 2017 will be waived.  And, MCAA members who hire students for either a full-time position or an internship during the Forum will receive a $500 gift card.

Students get a hiring bonus too! Once they land either an internship or a full-time position at the Forum, they will receive a $500 gift card.

To further support members’ and students’ career development efforts, an interviewing area will be available throughout the Forum for more private employment discussions.

Plan now to take part in this excellent recruiting opportunity. More details are coming soon, but get a head-start by asking Ann Mattheis to add your company’s name to the list of exhibitors.

The Next Qualified Level Arc Flash Safety Training Webinars are June 15, 2017

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 requirements, NFPA 70E provisions, best practices, and real-world accident information.

Take advantage of the MCAA/MSCA member discounted webinar prices. The next two webinars are being held on June 15, 2017.

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If you can’t make it in June, the webinar will be taught again twice on July 20, 2017.

Questions? Contact Pete Chaney.

Need a Customized Safety Program in a Hurry? Start with an MCAA Model Program

MCAA’s model safety programs make it quick and easy to create customized safety programs. Whether you need to develop a sound, industry-specific basic safety and health program for construction or service, or enhance an existing program, MCAA’s got you covered. A variety of topic-specific model programs complement the basic programs and ensure your compliance with OSHA requirements.

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Safety and Loss Prevention for Construction

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Safety and Loss Prevention for Service

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Accident Investigation

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Bloodborne Pathogens

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Confined Spaces (Construction)

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Confined Spaces (General Industry) – Applies to Mechanical Service Work

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Cranes and Derricks

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Electrical Safety (Service) NFPA 70E – 2015

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Excavation Safety

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Fall Protection

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Hazard Communication (GHS)

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Hearing Conservation

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Hexavalent Chromium Compliance

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Job Safety Analysis

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Lead

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Mold Prevention

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Ready…Set…Go! MCAA’s 53rd Student Chapter at Robert Morris University

Congratulations to the MCA of Western Pennsylvania and Robert Morris University for organizing and establishing MCAA’s 53rd student chapter!  Chapter representatives of the Robert Morris Student Chapter will receive their charter at MCAA’s 2018 convention in San Antonio, TX.

The seeds for the new chapter were sown when MCA of Western PA members decided to approach a Pittsburgh-area university about creating a resource for well-educated future professionals for their businesses. The faculty at Robert Morris University not only liked the idea of an organization that prepares students for a great career, but took the extra step of creating additional classes in its mechanical engineering department to ensure students are well-qualified for professional positions in the mechanical contracting industry.  Currently, 18 to 20 students have applied for internships with MCAA members in the Pittsburgh area.

For more information about creating an MCAA student chapter in your area, contact Ann Mattheis.

Team Industries Decreases Training Time, Increases Efficiency with Miller PipeWorx Welding System

Since they started using the Miller® PipeWorx 400 welding system, Team Industries has reduced rework—saving time and money—because of the system’s ease of use and consistent arc quality. “We have seen a decrease in X-ray failure. The consistency of the arc definitely plays a role in that,” said Jim VanZeeland, shop superintendent. “It’s just been a great machine for us.”

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Read the Latest from Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.®, HOLDRITE and More in MCAA’s Virtual Trade Show

MCAA’s Virtual Trade Show connects our contractor members with the members of MCAA’s Manufacturer/Supplier Council.

Participating companies highlight and link to new products, product lines, services, solutions or web pages of particular interest. Here are just a few of the recent additions:


Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co. Fine-Line Linear Shower Drains Banner Virtual Trade Show
Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.® a Member of Morris Group International
Fine-Line® Linear Shower Drains by Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co. Sing in the shower again with drains that add beauty and artful design to shower stalls.

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HOLDRITE
The in-line TESTRITE® DWV Testing System is designed with versatility in mind and can be installed in no-hub cast iron, ABS and PVC (2”, 3”, 4” and 6”) systems.

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MSCA CONNECT 2017 Opens with “The Possible!”

Using psychology and illusion to make others see and think differently is Vinh Giang’s mission in business and life. He has devoted himself to understanding the ways in which we are fooled by illusions and by the tricks we play on ourselves. Hearing Vinh will open your mind to new possibilities, as he takes you on an unforgettable journey through stories, remarkable insights into human psychology, business and the wonderful art of illusion. Vinh is one of several guests highlighting this year’s conference program.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to discover the connections that will take you and your team to reach “The Possible” and to a higher level of success. You must be registered for MSCA 2017 to attend this event, so sign-up today using the button below.

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Field Leaders Conference Gives Attendees New Perspective, Action Items

MCAA’s sold-out Field Leaders Conference in Denver May 10-12, 2017 provided 200 foremen and superintendents with the management and leadership skills they need to effectively manage jobsite labor, other personnel and operations to keep projects on time, on budget and profitable.

The event began with John Koontz, MCAA president Greg Fuller, Mike Shinn and Mark Rogers leading a Discussion on What Keeps You Up at Night. Afterward, attendees had time to get acquainted and share information about their companies, projects and challenges during a networking reception and dinner.

The next day began bright and early with a session on The Foreman’s Impact on Profitability. Mark Rogers discussed how attendees impact their company’s profitability, the importance of accurate costing and strategies for managing actual hours to budget.

Greg Fuller then examined the top 10 attributes of a great foreman, providing attendees with a contractor’s perspective on how to make themselves even more valuable to the company.

After a break for lunch, UA Training Director Chris Haslinger discussed the latest in new equipment and technology that’s changing the way projects at the jobsite are managed and performed.

Kevin Dougherty’s session on Building Relationships: Communication on the Jobsite provided attendees with tricks and tactics to help them improve communication with their crew, other subs, their management and owners.
Attendees had an opportunity to explore the latest tools and construction resources during a reception complete with product demonstrations.

The following morning began with John Koontz on The Impact of Planning – Greatest Challenges to Planning. The session provided attendees with a better understanding of how planning impacts every aspect of a project and the entire company. In addition to exploring “tried and true” methods for planning projects, attendees discussed why planning is so difficult in today’s construction environment.

During his session on Legacy Leadership, Mark Breslin focused on the compelling reasons to promote positive change and the most effective means of achieving it. Attendees learned:

  • The necessity of seeing field leadership as a professional position, not a blue-collar occupation;
  • The difference between building projects and building people;
  • The three most effective ways to motivate people on the jobsite;
  • How to use influence instead of authority and how that impacts the project
  • Mentoring, coaching and the difference between them; and
  • How to empower and engage through solicitation of field input and shared decision making.

The session provided new ideas, strategies and tools that will help attendees create a professional self-identity and enhance crew performance.

Wrapping up the conference, John Koontz facilitated a discussion of the best practices and takeaways attendees learned during the conference. He also assisted as attendees put the finishing touches on their personal Action Item Lists.

Reserve Your Spaces for Next Time Now, While Spots Are Still Available

If you missed registering your team for the May conference, you’re in luck! MCAA will be offering the conference again October 11, 2017 – October 13, 2017 in Philadelphia.

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Honeywell’s Detailed Guide to Retrofitting R-22 AC Units

With the phase out of R-22 by 2020 driving up pricing, contractors are looking for more options to retrofit R-22 air conditioning (AC) units without having to change the oil. “Generally speaking, you can see system improvements after a retrofit as a result of recommissioning the equipment,” said Ron Vogl, global technical marketing and services manager for Honeywell Refrigerants.

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Stay on Top of Changes and Enhance Productivity, Too!

Visit the Smart Solutions Case Studies area! This section of our website features tips and ideas on other ways you and your company can save money and enhance your productivity.

Plus, see how other mechanical contractors found their win-win with cost-saving and productivity-enhancing applications from members of MCAA’s Manufacturer/Supplier Council.

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