Plumbing of Oklahoma

MEPO Monthly Meetings

Jan. 10 OKC

Charleston's Restaurant


2000 S. Meridian Ave.

Oklahoma City , OK 73108


Cody Schumacher with Federated Insurance

Jan. 11 Tulsa

Stone Mill BBQ


2000 West Reno

Broken Arrow, OK 74012


Cody Schumacher with Federated Insurance

* JAN. 4 Monthly Board Meeting at Stone Mill BBQ 11:30-1:00 *

Federated Insurance Sponsored Lunch (Free Lunch)

This month, Federated Insurance is generously sponsoring all MEPO Monthly Meetings in both OKC and Tulsa. Attendees can enjoy a complimentary lunch while benefiting from an informative presentation by Federated Insurance.

Electrical News:

The Electrical Safety Net: Correct grounding and bonding is critical

A robust safety net for electricians lies in the critical practices of grounding and bonding, which serve as the cornerstone for preventing countless tragedies and mitigating the risk of fires within the industry. Without these fundamental safety measures, electrical installations would be vulnerable to a plethora of hazards, including electrical shock, equipment damage, and even the potential for devastating fires. Electricians play a pivotal role in ensuring the efficacy of grounding and bonding systems by rigorously investigating and inspecting electrical installations post-installation. Through meticulous examination and adherence to safety protocols, electricians not only safeguard their own well-being but also protect the broader community from the potentially catastrophic consequences of electrical malfunctions. This dedication to safety underscores the profession's commitment to upholding rigorous standards and preventing avoidable accidents in the dynamic and indispensable field of electrical work.

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Mechanical News:

Could making your own In-House training programs help fill the gap in workforce and help your company's talent pool?

In the ever-evolving landscape of the HVAC industry, Homegrown Training Academies have emerged as a valuable resource for contractors seeking to address the persistent workforce gap. Recognizing the need for skilled and dedicated employees, HVAC contractors have taken the initiative to establish in-house training programs. These academies serve a dual purpose, providing comprehensive skill development for aspiring technicians while also ensuring a steady pipeline of qualified professionals for the business. By cultivating their own talent pool, contractors not only enhance the expertise of their workforce but also foster a sense of loyalty and commitment among employees. This proactive approach not only helps in overcoming the challenges posed by the scarcity of skilled HVAC technicians but also contributes to the long-term success and sustainability of the business. In an industry where expertise is key, Homegrown Training Academies prove to be a strategic investment, creating a win-win situation for both contractors and the HVAC workforce.

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Plumbing News:

Can Virtual Reality training sets help Plummer's train and develop skills for the industry?

Virtual reality (VR) training sets have emerged as invaluable tools for the training and development of plumbers, HVAC technicians, and electrical professionals. These immersive simulations provide an interactive and realistic environment where trainees can hone their installation practices and repair skills. Plumbers can navigate through virtual pipe systems, practicing various connection techniques and troubleshooting common issues. HVAC technicians can engage with lifelike heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, learning to diagnose and fix problems efficiently. Electrical professionals benefit from simulations that replicate diverse electrical setups, enabling them to practice safe installation and repair procedures. VR training not only enhances technical proficiency but also fosters a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in these trades. By bridging the gap between theory and hands-on experience, virtual reality proves to be a transformative tool in preparing skilled and competent professionals for the challenges of the real-world work environment.

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Risk Management:: "Everyone is a Risk Manager"

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Question of the Month:: "Holiday Decorations" Click Here for more information.

It's Your Life::"The Blended Approach" Click Here for more information.

Executive Director Jerry Fairchild

Call or text (918) 282-7864

Email [email protected]

P.O. Box 2975

Broken Arrow, OK 74013