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Plumbing Contractors of America

Today’s successful plumbing contractor has business acumen, a reliable management team, and the flexibility to meet the demands of a changing market. The Plumbing Contractors of America (PCA) provides you, free as a benefit of membership in MCAA, with the information and tools you need to enhance these skills.

Plumbing Podcast
Plumbing is probably the most widely-used of our technologies that gets taken for granted on a daily basis. Nobody ever thinks about how often you come to rely on accessibility to clean, safe water and the removal of waste water. Plumbing is, put simply, integral to our modern quality of life.

PCA's Plumbing Podcast was launched in 2016 to educate the industry on better practices, products and ways that you as a contractor can increase productivity. Over the course of the year, we will have guests that include industry experts, owners and manufacturers. Listen in (almost) weekly to stay up-to-date on the latest podcast.

You can access the Podcast in one of several ways. Subscribe to the Podcast and you'll receive notifications when new episodes have been posted. You can access the Plumbing Podcast directly from Soundcloud. Or, you can follow the link below to listen to episodes directly from this PCA website.

Enjoy! And if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Sean McGuire.

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Nick Espinosa, a white hat hacker will be one of the key speakers at the 2017 MCAA Tech Conference. Recently, he was interviewed to talk about some of the risks that mechanical contractors face, the steps you can take and how damaging a hack can be for your business.

In episode six, we preview the MCAA Tech Conference with an interview of one of the featured speakers, Nick Espinosa. Nick is a white-hat hacker that talks about cyber threats and security issues that contractors face every day.

If you missed Plumbing Service 101, Cash is King, no worries! 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.

Your generous and compassionate support allowed MCAA in the last two weeks to provide $350,000 in financial support to 350 pipefitters, plumbers, service techs and office employees of our South Texas member companies harmed by Hurricane Harvey. Now, in conjunction with our labor partners at the UA, we will be sending each of those 350 individuals an additional relief check, for $500, with $250 of each check coming from the MCAA Disaster Relief Fund and $250 coming from the UA’s Charitable Trust. This is a great example of the UA/MCAA partnership, and what that partnership can do to benefit the less fortunate members of our UA/MCAA Family. That is why we are MCAA&UA STRONG!

Now that we have most of 2017 in the rear view mirror and are looking forward to 2018, what do we know and how will this information affect the mechanical service industry? You won’t want to miss Dr. Kuehl’s informative education session on October 17 at MSCA CONNECT 2017!

MSCA recently released an electronic version of its newly revised Safety Manual for Mechanical Service Technicians. It is now available in print. The manual includes substantive revisions to sections on CPR, choking, OSHA, arc flash and electrical shock protection, and refrigerants, and new sections on hexavalent chromium, manganese, noise and zinc.

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