of Eastern PA
November Newsletter
November 2, 2018
First Annual Multi-Association
Construction Technology Expo
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Behrakis Grand Hall
Drexel University
3210 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

9:00 am - Registration & Vendor Exhibits
10:30 am - Keynote
11:30 am - Breakout Discussion
12:30 pm - Breakout Discussion
2:00 pm  - Exhibit Floor Closes, Event Ends
Join the Architectural Glass & Metal Association (AGMA), Employing Bricklayers Association (EBA), General Building Contractors Association (GBCA), Mechanical & Service Contractors Assocation of Eastern PA (M&SCA) and the National Electrical Contractors Association of Southeastern PA, NJ and DE (NECA) as we present the first ever, Construction Technology Expo .

Technology and innovation have revolutionized, and will continue to change, the way we build. This Construction Technology Expo will offer insight on new technologies that are transforming all stages of the engineering and construction process, as well as give guests an opportunity to see, touch, and feel all types of applications, platforms, products and services.

Join us to make sure your firm is up to speed on new applications, tools, technologies and platforms. Learn how to implement these products and services, who else is using them, the common pitfalls of technology in construction, and share information with other firms.
Upcoming M&SCA Education
Transition from Field Tech to
Office Professional
Instructor: Woody Woodall

When:  Wednesday, November 7
Where:  M&SCA Amenities Center
721 Arbor Way, Blue Bell
Time:  7:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:  $85 for Members*
$150 for Non-Members
* Contractor Members in good standing
get first attendee free with code 
Knowledge Transfer & the Emerging Generations/Succession Planning
Instructor: Bob Wendover

When:  Thursday, November 15
Where:  M&SCA Amenities Center
721 Arbor Way, Blue Bell
Time:  7:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:  $85 for Members*
$150 for Non-Members
* Contractor Members in good standing get first attendee free with code
Knowledge Basic Negotiating Skills for Foremen and Project Managers & a Roundtable Discussion with John Koontz
Instructor: John Koontz

When: Tuesday, December 11
Where: M&SCA Amenities Center
721 Arbor Way, Blue Bell
Time: 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $85 for Members*
$150 for Non-Members
* Contractor Members in good standing get first attendee free with code
2018 Fall Membership Meeting
The M&SCA of Eastern PA Fall Membership Meeting took place on Wednesday, October 10 at the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel. We were honored to welcome United Association General President Mark McManus as our guest speaker for the evening.
President McManus spoke about the importance of a strong labor-management partnership not only on the local level, but the national level. He also provided updates on initiatives the UA is taking to combat the ongoing workforce shortage and what we can do here in the Philadelphia area to help.
This was also the final meeting for outgoing Executive VP Tim Brink. After 11 years with of the M&SCA of Eastern PA, he is moving on to become the COO for MCAA in Rockville, MD. The members, staff, and labor partners cannot thank Tim, as well as his wife Amy, enough for all they've done for the Association and we wish them all the best as they embark on their new journey. Their impact on our local industry and those that work within it has been immeasurable.
2018 Election
The 2018 General Election is coming up on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Please be aware that all Local 420 and Local 690 Apprentices will be pulled from their job sites at noon on this day and will report back to their respective local to be given a polling place assignment. Please use this information to plan accordingly for your projects.
This election cycle, the M&SCA has endorsed two candidates up for reelection. Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick and Senator Tom McGarrigle have continuously fought for the issues important to our contractors in Washington and Harrisburg, respectively. They've both shown a strong commitment to our industry through their votes and vocal support of relevant legislation throughout their terms. If you live in Pennsylvania's 26th State Senate District ( boundaries here) or Pennsylvania's 1st Congressional District ( boundaries here), please consider casting your vote for these member to help keep industry-friendly representatives in office. Click below to read the endorsements.
M&SCA of Eastern PA Receives
Nearly $100k FMCS Grant
The M&SCA of Eastern PA recently applied for and received a nearly $100k grant from the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (FMCS). The FMCS, created in 1947, is an independent agency whose mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation. The grant will go towards growing our labor-management relationship with our union partners, increasing our education offerings, and implementing the new Training Vault system.
Apprentice Evaluation Forms 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. Click below to access each of the forms, and contact the Association Office with any questions.

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 features members Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC and SERVPRO. Click the company logos below to learn more and connect with their representatives.
Philadelphia L&I Report Card
The City Of Philadelphia's Department of License & Inspections invites contractors to provide feedback regarding their performance. Please take a moment to fill out the linked survey to help the department better serve us. When filling out the survey, please list your organization as M&SCA of Eastern PA.
Milwaukee Tool Mechanical Industry
Safety Professional of the Year Award
MCAA has announced the Milwaukee Tool Mechanical Industry Safety Professional of the Year award. The award will be presented annually to a mechanical industry safety and health professional who has led their company to achieving an exceptionally high degree of safety excellence.
To nominate someone from your company, or from another company to become the Milwaukee Tool Mechanical Industry Safety Professional of the Year, complete the Nomination Form below and e-mail it to  Pete Chaney  by COB on November 26, 2018.
Update Your Company Profile on MCAEPA.org
Is your company's listing up to date? Check out MCAEPA.org and make sure!
Use the link below to ensure the Association, fellow members, and potential customers are able to get in touch with you through the contact information provided.
If you have any trouble logging in, please contact the Association Office.
Guidelines for Employers Participating in the Steamfitters Local Union No. 420 Benefit Funds
Linked below are the guidelines for employers participating in the Steamfitters Local Union No. 420 Benefit Funds as of September 2017. Should you have any further questions that are not included on the sheet, please contact the Association
Upcoming National Events
November 7-9
San Francisco, CA

January 22-24
Lake Buena Vista, FL

January 28-February 1
Tampa, FL
Wednesday, November 7
7:45 AM @ M&SCA Amenities Center

Thursday, November 15
7:45 AM @ M&SCA Amenities Center

Thursday, November 29
9:00 AM @ Drexel University

Tuesday, December 11
7:45 @ M&SCA Amenities Center
Monday, November 12
8:00 AM

Tuesday, November 20
8 AM @ LU 420

Friday, November 30
9 AM @ LU 690

Tuesday, December 4
7:30 AM @ M&SCA Amenities Centre