of Eastern PA
February Newsletter
February 5, 2019
2019 Winter Membership Meeting
Our 2019 Annual Winter Membership Meeting & Casino Night took place on Thursday, January 24. With over 150 members and labor partners in attendance, the evening included cocktails, dinner, guest speaker MCAA President Mike Brandt, and a lively poker tournament. We would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to the Casino Night benefitting the M&SCA PAC Fund. Your participation in these events is invaluable and makes all of our initiatives possible.
Project Manager/Foreman Training Program, Days 2 & 3
Instructor: John Koontz

When: February 13 & 14
Where: M&SCA Amenities Center
721 Arbor Way, Blue Bell
Time:  7:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:  $85 per day for Members*
$150 per day for Non-Members
* Contractor Members in good standing 
get first attendee free with codes
"PM/FM-Day 2" & "PM/FM-Day3"

These classes will be a continuation from Day 1 of Foreman Training, which was held in October 2018. On Day 2 (February 13), the instructor will cover "Job Cost Control/ Managing Labor Cost" in the morning and "Project Billings and Maintaining Positive Cash Flow" in the afternoon. On Day 3 (February 14), the instructor will cover "Using the Contract as a Tool" in the morning and "Effective Project Documentation" in the afternoon. Use the link below to learn more about each class.
Growing Market Share 101
Instructor: Jon Zelinsky

When:  February 20
Where:  M&SCA Amenities Center
721 Arbor Way, Blue Bell
Time:   FREE for Members

Marketing is a process that improves your chances of winning new business without always relying on being the lowest bid. This hands-on workshop will help you identify and implement simple marketing processes and tools to help you become a better choice in the eyes of your customers and become a stronger competitor in your market. Designed specifically for mechanical contractors, we provide attendees with roadmap of how to win new work, and grow their business profitably.
2019 M&SCA Safety Awards
Did your company have a safe and productive year in 2018? If so, submit your stats and get recognized!

M&SCA of Eastern PA is now taking submissions for the 2019 Safety Awards. The Awards will be presented at the April 23, 2019 Spring Membership Meeting. Nominations close on Friday, March 29th. Get more information and nominate your company by clicking the submission link.
ACA Reporting Resources
The Affordable Care Act, or health care law, contains benefits and responsibilities for employers. The size and structure of your workforce determines what applies to you. An employer’s size is determined by the number of its full-time employees, including full-time equivalents. 

Use the link below to determine if you are an Applicable Large Employer (ALE) and access the appropriate forms.
Allied Member Spotlight
Each month, we feature M&SCA Allied Member Companies on our website & social media showcasing their latest offerings, a short interview with a representative from the company, and contact information.

This month featured members are Trimble & Charlson Braber McCabe & Denmark.
Click the company logos below to learn more and connect with their representatives.
Job Injury Reporting Requirements Rescinded
On January 25, 2019, OSHA rescinded an Obama-era requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit every year information from OSHA Form 300, an annual report of injury and illness cases, and Form 301, which requires a detailed report on each case. Employers are still required to electronically submit Form 300A, which summarizes the information from the other two forms, including the percentage of workers injured and the number of cases. While the rule, which takes effect on February 25, 2019, doesn’t require Forms 300 and 301 to be electronically submitted, these two forms, along with Form 300A must still be completed and available if requested by the agency.
Upcoming National Events
March 3-7
Phoenix, AZ

April 28-30
Longboat Key, FL

May 1-3
Los Angeles, CA
MCAA 2019 Convention
Registration for the 2019 Annual MCAA Convention, taking place this coming March 3-7 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge is open!

Speakers: Magic Johnson, Lori Greiner, Theo Epstein, John Dorenbos, Mark McManus and many more.
Entertainment: Concert by Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons

Click below to access the Convention website, which includes all the information you will need to register.
Wednesday, February 13
7:45 AM @ M&SCA Amenities Center

Thursday, February 14
7:45 AM @ M&SCA Amenities Center

Wednesday, February 20
7:45 AM @ M&SCA Amenities Center

March 3-7
Phoenix, AZ
Tuesday, February 5
7:30 AM @ M&SCA Amenities Center

Wednesday, February 6
7:30 AM @ M&SCA Amenities Center

Friday, February 8
8 AM @ M&SCA Office

Tuesday, February 26
9 AM @ Steamfitters Local 420

Monday, March 11
8 AM @ Plumbers Local 690