MCASF Masthead 2013  

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK 

An eye for an eye
will only make
the whole world blind.

--Mahatma Gandhi 
 
MCASF: GIVING BACK 
Convoy of Hope
Join MCASF in Supporting Convoy of Hope!  
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Special thanks to the following individuals and companies who have contributed to our goal to raise $5,000 for Convoy of Hope by the MSCA Conference this October. 

We're more than halfway to our goal!
 
MCASF offers a special thank you to the members of Local Union 725 who voted this week to contribute $1,000 to Convoy of Hope!  

MCASF encourages individuals to contribute, too. No contribution amount is too small! 

Local Union 725
Tropic Supply
Airtech AC 
Airstron
Mark Kerney
Brophy Air
Pyke Mechanical
Rich Sozio

Please click here to
download a donation form.
Want to learn more? Want to help contractors around the country on Friday, October 11 as they join Convoy of Hope in distributing supplies to south Florida families in need?
Please contact MCASF!

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Safety Committee     
  GHS

Required training must be complete
by December 1 of this year

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! 
MCASF will present a "train the trainer" luncheon on Wednesday, November 13

   

  

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ARPEC announces the following Journeymen continuing education classes, offered September 14 & 28. Each class will be held from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Individuals who complete each class will receive 8 Continuing Education Units per class, (certified for Dade County Journeymen licensees).

Chiller Trouble Shooting
Instructor: Phil Rodin

Pump Alignment
Instructor: Michael Affronte 

Advanced registration is required.  
Please contact ARPEC to register:
(305) 685-0311 
   
MCASF  CALENDAR 

SEPTEMBER   
9: JATC / Education BOT Meeting
10: LU725 Member Meeting
14: Yom Kippur
19-25: Sukkot
25: Fringe Benefit Trust Funds BOT Meeting

OCTOBER  
2: MCASF Manager Luncheon
2: MCASF Safety Committee Meeting 
3: MCASF Board Meeting 
7: JATC / Education Trust Meeting 
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.
MCASF Preferred Vendor of the Week
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Making buildings better for people, the environment and the bottom line.

 www.TraneFL.com

 

MCASF ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Registration is now open!
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 13 GT hot

Manager Training
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

October 2 Manager Luncheon at ARPEC
12:00 - 2:00pm. Lunch provided, no charge to attend.

Impact of New Broward County  
Water Regulations:  
Facility Water Management Overview
& cooling tower demo

Presented by Applied Building Systems
 
The water conservation business is growing rapidly -- make sure that your team is well-informed and understands the requirements that are involved.  Attendees will lean how to capture additional business related to water conservation. Technical data and theory of operations will also be covered, as well as the new Broward codes that mandate these systems to be installed in new and existing buildings.  
Water Reclamation = More Projects 

Open to MCASF Contractor & Preferred Vendor members only.

 

   

ARPEC UPDATE
arpec

back to school
ARPEC's fall term begins Monday, September 9!

ARPEC Director of Training Phil Rodin reminds all contractors to make sure that apprentices are not scheduled to be on call on class nights, per the CBA.

ADDITIONAL CURRICULUM
This apprenticeship year includes newly expanded curriculum, including the addition of an extensive customer service program, crane signaling training and certification, as well as the UA / MCAA "Full Cost of an Hour of Labor" training, which helps apprentices understand all of the costs (in addition to wages) that contractors must pay per hour of work. In order to accommodate this additional material, the 2013-2014 school year was extended by two weeks.

INSTRUCTORS:
Please click here to download a list of 2013-2014 instructors.

TEXT BOOKS:
For more information, including a list of materials and text books,
please contact ARPEC Director Phil Rodin at
arpec@att.net

MCASF TEXT BOOK GRANT:
Once again, MCASF will reimburse the 2013 valedictorians of each apprenticeship class for 100% of the cost of their text books! Congratulations to the following recipients:

PIPEFITTERS

Jay Moore, Kirlin, FL, 5th year

Dale Walker, Airtech, 4th year

Robert Martin, Jr., Edd Helms AC, 3rd year

Brian Mashburn, Coolwater AC, 2nd year

 

SERVICE TECHNICIANS 

John Bartolomeo, Protocool, 5th year

Brian Rivera, Cailis Mechanical, 4th year

Cory Calvert, Kirlin, FL, 3rd year

Allen Preston III, Cailis Mechanical, 2nd year

 

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? 
Please click here and your comments will be shared with the LU725 / MCASF Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.

MCASF FISHING TOURNAMENT
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Congratulations! 

MCASF Fishing Tournament Chairman Wayne Masur congratulates Corey Balko, son of Mike Balko, Trane, who received his $10,000 award for catching a 46+ lb mahi mahi at the Association's tournament earlier this year. The prize, which was insured through an underwriting company, was released earlier this week to young Mr. Balko who says that he has "lots of ideas" for how to spend that prize money! Congratulations, Corey!
Shown above from left: Mike Balko, Corey Balko, Charles Del Vecchio, (official Tournament weigh-in master), Tropic Supply.


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

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!  
 
MCASF MEMBERSHIP 
Preferred Vendor Program
MCASF is proud to announce the Association's 2013 Preferred Vendor Program, open exclusively to vendors recommended by our members.