You’re invited to join the M&SCA of Eastern PA at our annual Winter Membership Meeting, Association Elections and Casino Night! 

Registration for the meeting & dinner is free for members

The Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament buy-in is $225 per person and is open to anyone.
All proceeds go to the M&SCA PAC Fund, and therefore must be paid for with a personal check or credit card. Additional casino games including craps and roulette will be available. Bring a friend and register today!

Guest Speaker: Mike Brandt - MCAA President Elect

Thursday, January 18, 2018
5 PM: Cocktail Hour | 6 PM: Dinner/Meeting
7 PM Poker Tournament, Craps, Roulette, & Black Jack
Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
500 Stevens Dr, Philadelphia
When: Thursday, January 18, 2018
2017 Final Education Offering:
Construction: A People Business
Instructor Kathy Crosby
People and personnel issues are by far the most difficult things you deal with in your business every day. 

On Tuesday, December 19, Kathy Crosby will be teaching a class that will help you and your employees handle these issues with ease. In this session, you will discover your natural styles for managing conflict, behavior, and handling difficult people. Through exercises, discussion, and workshops, you will learn how to identify and deal with others in the most efficient and effective way.

Date: Tuesday, December 19
Time: 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Place: M&SCA Amenities Center
Cost: $85 Members | $150 Non-Members
*Contractor Members in good standing get first
registrant free with code 2017CONSTRUCTION-FREE

Nooter Construction Co. Receives
NMAPC Gold Star Zero Injury Safety Award
On Nov. 2, 2017, M&SCA of Eastern PA Contractor Member Nooter Construction received a Gold Star Award for the work performed on the Mariner East 2 (ME2) Project at the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex. Also recognized were Sunoco Logistics and the Philadelphia Building Trades.
NMAPC (National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee) Gold Star Zero Injury Safety Awards are given to contractors who have worked over one million man hours in a year (or more) on a specific project, have no recordable injuries and contractors must have a written safety program with management commitment to the Zero Injury Philosophy.

Congratulations to Nooter Construction Co.!
M&SCA of Eastern PA Members Can
Benefit from the R&D Tax Credit
Many construction contractors assume that they cannot take advantage of the Research & Development tax credit. Even though some projects may not qualify, many will if they meet the criteria established by the IRS. Generally, if you develop in the U.S. new processes to improve efficiencies or experiment with innovative ways to reduce or eliminate uncertainty within your business, you may be able to take the R&D tax credit. Click below to learn more and see if your company is eligible.
M&SCA of Eastern PA Opposes the
Reversal of the Laurel Pipeline
The Laurel Pipeline, an affiliate of Buckeye Partners, has filed an application with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PaPUC) to reverse the flow of a portion of the Laurel Pipeline. This action would not be good for Pennsylvania or its consumers, businesses and workers. 
On November 2, 2017, the M&SCA sent a letter to the PUC Commissioners urging them to deny this request. Click below to view the full letter, and visit to sign the petition to oppose the reversal.
Get Involved with the M&SCA of Eastern PA in 2018
Our Association's success is largely due to the time and dedication of our Members, Board of Governors, and Committees. It is your active participation that allows the M&SCA of Eastern PA to become stronger and continue to gain influence and market share in our industry.

Looking for ways to get involved? Consider participating in our labor/management programs, joining a committee or seeking a position on the Board.

For more information about the requirements involved in becoming a Board Member, contact the Association Office and speak to Executive Vice President Tim Brink.

To explore which committee is right for you, follow the link below for a full description of each committee. This link will also provide you with an opportunity to sign up for the committee of your choice.
OSHA Updates
Enforcement of the electronic reporting requirements for Workplace Injuries/Illnesses in OSHA’s recently revised recordkeeping rule has been delayed to December 15, 2017. Read more below.
CM3 Building Solutions is offering an OSHA 30 Hour for the Construction Industry class taking place on
December 12, 13, 14, & 15. Click below for more information.

Future Leaders Group Volunteers at Cradles to Crayons
On Tuesday, November 21, members of the M&SCA of Eastern PA Future Leaders Group volunteered their time at the Philadelphia Chapter of Cradles to Crayons.

Cradles to Crayons provides less-fortunate kids with the essentials they need, free of charge. Their mission is to engage communities that have and to connect them with communities that need.

The FLG was also able to donate $1,400 to the organization. For more information, visit
Local 420 Service Apprenticeship
Evaluations are Now Due
Help our continued efforts to improve our service apprenticeship program by submitting an apprentice evaluation form. It is requested that you submit a form once a period and/or at the point of a layoff or termination.
This form is to be completed by someone with daily knowledge of the apprentice and his or her work habits.
Upcoming National Events
December 6 - 8
Longboat Key, FL

January 23 - 25, 2018
San Diego, CA

January 29 - 30, 2018
Irvine, CA

February 5 - 6, 2018
Phoenix, AZ
MCAA 2018 Convention

Registration Now Open
Registration for the 2018 Annual MCAA Convention, taking place this coming March 25-29 at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas, is now open!

Click below to access the Convention website, which includes all the information you need.
Where: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country
Speakers: Malcolm Gladwell, Laura Bush, David Robinson, Mark McManus, Ted Koppel, and many more.
Entertainment: Concert by four-time Grammy winner Keith Urban
Activities: Golf Tournament, Fun Run/Walk, & Tennis Tournament

Plus so much more! Click below to see the full planning guide and list of speakers & events.
We would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate in our 2017 M&SCA of Eastern PA Education Survey. Your responses and suggestions will play a vital role in helping us put together our 2018 Education Offerings. The winner of the $100 Visa gift card is Thomas Szerlik of West Chester Mechanical . Additionally, the winner of the last newsletter gift card drawing is Tom Horan of Chadwick Service Co. Be on the lookout or more opportunities to win by reading future newsletters!
December 12, 13, 14, & 15
8:00 AM @ CM3 Building Solutions

Tuesday, December 19
8 AM @ M&SCA Amenities Center

Thursday, January 18
5 PM @

Tuesday, December 12
5:00 PM @ Fox & Hound KOP

Thursday, December 14
7:30 AM @ M&SCA Office

Friday, December 15
9 AM @ LU 690

Monday, December 18
8:00 AM @ M&SCA Office

Thursday, December 21
8 AM @ LU 420

Friday, January 5
12 PM @ M&SCA Office

Monday, January 8
8 AM @ LU 690

Tuesday, January 16
8 AM @ LU 420

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