Your News for February 15, 2016
Need Recruiting Strategies that Work_ Find Them at MCAA 2016
Our Industry's Market Share Can Grow...Find Out How

Stop by C. Richard Barnes' session, Growing Market Share Through Negotiations, during MCAA 2016 (March 20-24, Orlando, FL) to learn about the key ingredients needed to grow our industry's market share.
Inventory of Construction Industry Pension Plans
New Comprehensive Inventory of Construction Industry Multiemployer Pension Plans Released

MCAA, in conjunction with Horizon Actuarial Services, LLC, has released the Fourth Edition (February 2016) of its comprehensive inventory and analysis of construction industry multiemployer defined benefit pension plans for all 790 construction industry plans covering the 2004 through the 2013 plan years.
Plumbing Podcast
Plumbing Podcast Focuses on Flint, MI, Water Crisis

The residents of Flint, Michigan, are in the middle of a major water crisis. In the PCA's latest plumbing podcast, Sean McGuire interviews Ben Ranger, Director of Organizing for the Michigan Pipe Trades, who helped lead an effort to install water filters in Flint with the help of Plumbing Manufacturers International, plumbing and service technicians from UA Local 370, and service vehicles from MCA of Detroit and Michigan contractors.
Arc Flash Safety Training Webinar
Don't Miss the Next Arc Flash Training Webinar

There's still time to register for the next Qualified Level Arc Flash Safety Training Webinar on February 18, 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. Employees who work with our around electricity should register for this webinar.
Service Managers Training Program
Grow Your Business by Investing in Your Service Managers

MSCA's Service Managers Training Program (April 4-7, Royal Sonesta Harbor Court, Baltimore, MD) is intended to help service professionals improve their management and leadership skills, and effectively contribute to the bottom line results of their organizations.
NCPWB Technical Committee Meeting
2016 NCPWB Technical Committee Meeting to Focus on New Technologies, Practices

The 2016 NCPWB Technical Committee Meeting (April 24-25, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra, FL) will feature presentations about the latest developments in welding technologies, materials, equipment and processes.
Take Your Service Supervisors to the Next Level

Your field supervisors will benefit from the Growing and Developing Service Supervisors course to be held April 28-29 at MILWAUKEE TOOL headquarters in Brookfield, WI.
MSCA Sales Basecamp
Shorten the Learning Curve of Entry-Level Employees

The MSCA Sales Basecamp course, May 2-3 in Chicago, IL, will prepare employees new to service sales and/or the HVACR and plumbing industry to confidently sell services while creating added value for the customer.
Only 5 Openings Remain for ALI Course 16!

MCAA's Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI) Course 16 has only five spaces left for top industry executives who want to acquire the leadership skills and entrepreneurial training that can help their business grow and thrive.
MCAA Leads Industry Group Seeking Industry Exemption from Paid Sick Leave Executive Order

An MCAA-led industry group provided analyses to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Analysis (OIRA), and the Department of Labor's (DoL) Wage and Hour Division as part of its efforts to obtain an industry exemption from President Obama's Executive Order 13706-requiring paid sick leave accrual for those working on federal contracts-for employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement who are working on direct federal construction and federal facility HVAC service contracts.
Hire a Student Intern at MCAA 2016

If you've been thinking about hiring a student intern or two for this summer, you may find just the right candidates at MCAA 2016.
John W. Danforth Company Contributes to MCERF

The John W. Danforth Company (Tonawanda, NY) has donated $50,000 to the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF) for a memorial scholarship established to honor the Reilly Family. The Reilly Family Memorial Scholarship will be awarded in $5,000 annual increments to a worthy student for the next 10 years. The MCERF Board of Trustees is very grateful for the generous gift in support of future industry professionals. Find out more about the MCERF program, its activities and the support it continues to provide to advance the industry through education and research.
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