of Eastern PA
January Newsletter
January 7, 2019
You’re invited to join the M&SCA of Eastern PA at our annual Winter Membership Meeting, Association Elections, Poker Tournament and Casino Night! 

Registration for the meeting & dinner is free for members.
Registration will close on January 17
*Sponsorships still available*

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.

Chips for additional casino games, including craps and roulette, will be available to purchase at the event. Bring a friend and register today!

Guest Speaker: MCAA President Mike Brandt
Thursday, January 24, 2019
5 PM: Cocktail Hour  | 6 PM: Dinner/Meeting
7 PM Poker Tournament, Craps, Roulette, & Black Jack
Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
500 Stevens Dr, Philadelphia
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:   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 code
" GMS 101 FREE"

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.
State Construction Directory Input Needed
After the major change to the Mechanics’ Lien Law in 2016, owners of projects with a contract sum of $1.5 million or more have the option to register the project on a web-based directory. It has been nearly 2 years since this directory has been implemented and the state is looking for ways to improve it. If you have used this online directory on any of your jobs please provide feedback, positive or negative, to Catie Scott  cscott@mcaepa.org
Plumbers Local 690 Named CORA’s 2018 Corporate Champion
On Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, CORA celebrated the achievements of their 2018 honorees, which included Plumbers Local 690 as the Corporate Champion.
The Corporate Champion Award is presented to an individual or organization who has shown a commitment to meeting the needs of young people in the Philadelphia community, by facilitating connections for resources that support CORA’s mission – to support children and families facing academic, emotional or social challenges. Proceeds from the event amounted to more than $65,000, which will go towards the services that CORA provides to over 20,000 children and families in the Philadelphia region.  CORA means Counseling Or Referral Assistance, and no one is ever turned away. Click here to learn more .
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.

Click the company logos below to learn more and connect with their representatives.
Cranes & Derricks in Construction:
Operator Qualification
On November 10, 2018, the requirement that employers ensure their operators are certified for the type of crane they operate took effect. The new provisions of the final rule took effect on December 10, 2018, with the exception of the new evaluation and documentation requirements, which take effect February 7, 2019. Please use the link below to access the FAQ sheet regarding the new operator qualification. 
New M&SCA of Eastern PA Members
M&SCA of Eastern PA would like to welcome the following new members to the Association. Click on the logos below to find out more about each company.
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.
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.
Upcoming National Events
January 22-24
Lake Buena Vista, FL

January 30-February 1
Tampa, FL

March 3-7
Phoenix, AZ
MCAA 2019 Convention

Early Bird Registration Closes January 11!
Registration for the 2019 Annual MCAA Convention, taking place this coming March 3-7 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge is now 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.
Thursday, January 24
5 PM @ Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel

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
Friday, January 18
8 AM @ M&SCA Office

Thursday, January 24
9 AM @ LU 420

Thursday, January 24
3:30 PM @ Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel

Monday, February 4
12 PM @ M&SCA Office