MCASF Masthead 2013  

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK 
To thrive in life you
need three bones.
A wishbone.
A backbone.
And a funny bone.
--Reba McEntire
MCASF: GIVING BACK 

We did it!
You made it possible for us reach our goal to raise $5,000 for
Convoy of Hope!
 
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Local Union 725
Diversified Fluid Controls
Protec
Weathertrol
Kerney & Associates
DebonAir Mechanical
Tropic Supply
Victory Capital Mgmt.

Airtech AC 
Airstron
Mark Kerney
Brophy Air
Pyke Mechanical
Rich Sozio  
IN THE NEWS 

MCASF Contractors discuss unlicensed activity problem with local media

MCASF members Wade Helms, Edd Helms Group and Carlos Borja, Weathertrol Maintenance Corp., were among a small group of contractors interviewed by investigative reporter Jim DeFede from local CBS affiliate station 4 in Miami yesterday. The interview was part of Jim's investigation on unlicensed activity and abatement efforts in the area. Wade noted that he and Carlos  emphasized that customers must take an active role in protecting themselves by ensuring that they only hire licensed contractors. The report will likely be aired in approximately one month as part of Jim's ongoing "Facing South Florida" program, which airs Sunday mornings. More information will be provided prior to airing the report.


LU725 NEWS   

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NEW USER-FRIENDLY REFERRAL FORM! 
Local Union 725 is pleased to provide the following user-friendly referral form, which can be filled out right on your computer and emailed to the hall (or printed and faxed if you prefer the "old school" way). Better yet, if you happen to be out of the office and need to submit a referral, you can complete the form from your mobile device using Apps such as "PDF Expert". 
Please contact the hall for the form, which will soon be posted on the LU725 website for your convenience. Please note, the hall has set up one unified email address for all communication on referrals: referralLU725@ua725.org

Local Union 725 reminds all contractors that all union members must be issued a referral prior to beginning work.

Feedback? Suggestions? Click here to tell the local what you think of the new form. 
 
   
MCASF  CALENDAR 
OCTOBER 
13-16: MSCA Conference, Boca Raton

NOVEMBER
3: Daylight savings time ends  
4: MCASF Golf Tournament 
5: LU725 Member Meeting 
6: Fringe Benefit Trust Funds BOT Meeting 
11: JATC / Education Trust Meeting
11: Veterans Day
13: MCASF Manager Luncheon
13: MCASF Safety Committee Meeting
20: Davis Bacon Wage Survey kickoff
27 - Dec. 5: Hanukkah
28: Thanksgiving

DECEMBER
3: LU725 Member Meeting
11: MCASF Manager Luncheon
11: MCASF Safety Committee Meeting
12: Fringe Benefit Trust Funds BOT Meeting 
13: MCASF Board Meeting 
25: Christmas

2014 
JANUARY 28-30 MCAA Safety Directors' Conference, Ft. Lauderdale
FEBRUARY 
22: MCASF BANQUET
APRIL
26: MCASF Safety EXPO 
 
MCASF  CONTACT INFO 
MCASF
Phone: 305.290.3970, 561.929.8655
Fax: 305.356.5555
Mailing address:
160 W Camino Real #132,
Boca Raton, FL 33432

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NEED ASSISTANCE?

For more information on items included in this Weekly Update, or for details on other Association events or services, please contact  

MCASF Executive Director Julie Dietrich at 305.290.3970 j.dietrich@mcasf.org 

Or visit MCASF online at www.mcasf.org 

TERMINATION BOOKS
Need termination books? Please contact MCASF to order them.
MARKET RECOVERY
 

MArket Recovery   

Have you applied for Market Recovery assistance recently? Not sure how to apply? Please contact Local Union 725 to inquire: (305) 681-8596 

 

Important points to consider:

  • No job is too small
  • Market recovery can be used for both service work and new construction


Welcome!  
MCA of South Florida welcomes  over 600 contractors, vendors and union leaders from across the country who are attending the MSCA Conference in Boca Raton starting this Sunday.

MCASF Preferred Vendor of the Week

Diversified Fluid Controls

 Pumps - Valves - Vibration Isolation - Boilers - Hydronic Specialties

Serving the South Florida Community Since 1981

 

5401 NW 10th TERRACE - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. 33309

PHONE: 954-492-1166      FAX: 954-491-2451

www.diversifiedfluidcontrols.com

 

Contact: Dan Ellison

Email: dan@diversifiedfluidcontrols.com

 

MCASF ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
MCASF 13 GT hot
Registration is still open
Hurry, early bird rate ends TODAY!! 
Monday, November 4, 8:30 tee-off
This year, we're offering our hottest tournament package ever --
the value of our welcome gifts alone exceeds our foursome registration fee!
Click here to learn all about this year's tournament. 
 

MCASF STUDENT CHAPTER UPDATE



Shown above, left to right, Demetri Stamas, UF; Max Edrei, FIU; Keyon August, UF; Patricia Matthews,FIU

MCASF Student Chapter Members attend  
MCAA Student Chapter Summit

Students from MCASF's chapters at the University of Florida and Florida International University attended the MCAA Student Chapter Summit in Memphis last weekend. The highlight of the program - which the students reported made a big impression on them -- was an exclusive tour of the mechanical systems used to run the hospital, as well as a one-of-a-kind proton accelerator. The students also learned about the MCAA Student Chapter Competition, which includes some impressive grants for winners, who will be announced at the MCAA Convention next spring. MCASF student chapter liaison, Jose Ponce with member company Poole & Kent, said that he anticipates that the two chapters will make a strong showing in the competition.       

The four students attending on behalf of their respective chapters were two students from Florida International University; Patricia Matthews, and Max Edrei, and two students from the University of Florida; Demetri Stamas and Keyon August. Demetri noted that "It was a great experience, and it made all of us excited to go back to our respective campuses and begin working on the competition. We definitely have our work cut out for us!" He added, "Not only did I learn a lot, I met a multitude of people that are more than willing to help me in advancing my career in mechanical contracting. The speakers taught on topics that were very relevant to the industry, which was great for me to be exposed to as a mechanical engineer. We look forward to getting started on the project!  

  
MCASF Preferred Vendor of the Week
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Now offering prepackaged coil kits

Please contact your local South Florida Rep for more information   

Jason Williams, Phone#786-566-9732,   jwilliams@victaulic.com   

 

 

Manager Training
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
  November 13 Manager Luncheon at ARPEC
12:00 - 2:30pm. Lunch provided, no charge to attend.
GHS 
Did you know... that your employees must be trained on use of the new GHS labeling system by December 1 of this year?
Attend this luncheon for a concise and helpful "train the trainer" presentation.
Participating MCASF companies will receive free training materials
.

Open to MCASF Contractor members only.
Register
  
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Come learn why participating in the Florida Davis Bacon Wage Survey
is very important for ALL MCASF Contractors

Save the date
Wednesday, November 20, 5:00pm
Dinner provided.
No cost to attend, however, pre-registration is required. Registration will open  Oct. 18
Open to MCASF Contractor Members & LU725 members only.

MCASF requests that ALL MCASF Contractor Members,
both service-focused and new construction-focused,
plan to have a representative attend this important meeting.

 

MCASF WEBSITE
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MCASF MEMBER NEWS 
Pinmaps

Look who's in the neighborhood!  

Click here to view MCASF new membership map that shows the location of our MCASF Contractor Members (red) and Preferred Vendor Members (green). Have a point of interest you'd like us to include? Let us know!