of Eastern PA
September Newsletter
September 5, 2018
M&SCA of Eastern PA Welcomes
New Executive VP Frank Wall
In October of 2018, Frank Wall will join the M&SCA of Eastern PA as the new Executive Vice President. 

Frank is the former Executive Director of the Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association in Portland, Oregon, where he served for over a decade. He has been very generous with his time, serving on many Boards and Committees in Oregon, many of them industry related. Frank was the Chairman of the Joint Apprenticeship Council for the Local 290 Plumbers and Steamfitters Training Trust as well as a Trustee on the Local 290 Pension and Health Trusts. He looks forward to continuing the valued relationships with Plumbers Local 690 and Steamfitters Local 420.

Frank has been a long time Volunteer for the March of Dimes. He serves on the National Board of Trustees and serves on their National Volunteer Leadership Council. In his role, Frank travels the United States speaking to Boards and Volunteers about Board Development and Board Excellence.

Until his move to Pennsylvania, Frank was a life long resident of Oregon, and has a BS in Journalism from the University of Oregon. He and his wife, Colleen, have two grown sons.
Upcoming M&SCA Education
September 17-19
Level II Visual Inspection

Steamfitters Local 420 Training Center
14420 Townsend Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

September 17: Training
September 18: Initial Qualification Testing
September 19: Re-Certification
FREE for NCPWB Members

Visual inspection is a crucial non-destructive testing method which is too often overlooked. Visual inspection can often reveal obvious problem areas that will prevent costly errors and delays in production. The general theory taught in this course will include: basics of vision, lighting techniques, material attributes, visual perception, accept/reject criteria, recording and reporting, procedure review, and more.
September 26 & October 3
Growing & Developing Supervisors

M&SCA Amenities Center
720 Arbor Way,
Blue Bell, PA 19422

7:30am - 3:30pm each day

Cost: $150 Members*  | $300 Non-Members
*Contractor Members in good standing get first registrant free.

We tend to promote our best worker to supervisor. Although this may seem like a good idea, many times it backfires. This intensive 2 day training program, presented by MCAA Field Leaders Conference Veteran Instructor Kevin Dougherty, is designed specifically for improving the performance of any manager or supervisor. This program addresses proven training methods in: leadership, coaching, planning, time management, communication, motivational techniques and many more skills which will give the attending supervisor the edge and confidence to deal with to today’s challenges. This program is not a lecture; it is hands on program utilizing real world exercises and video recorded role plays that all attendees will utilize.
Fall Membership Meeting
Registration Now Open!
When: Wednesday, October 10
Where: Doubletree Hotel
Philadelphia Airport
Time: Cocktails - 5:00pm
Dinner - 6:00pm

FREE for M&SCA Members

Join your fellow M&SCA members this October at our Fall Membership Meeting! All member company principals and employees are invited to attend and enjoy cocktails and dinner. We are honored to welcome United Association General President  Mark McManus as our guest speaker for the evening. Please plan to join us in welcoming President McManus and the new Executive VP of the M&SCA of Eastern PA,  Frank Wall.
Check Out the New M&SCA Website
M&SCA has been working on a new and better website for our members. Please take a minute to explore the new site. All of the information you need is accessible through the drop down menus at the top of the page. Our new "members only" features information regarding wage rates and agreements, annual FASB reporting information, and much more. Registering multiple people for events is now much easier; use one form to add as many attendees as you would like!

Each user will need to create a new login and password. Use the link below to check out the site and create your account today.
Combat the Opioid Epidemic on Your Job Site
The problems of substance use disorder and mental illness affect every level of society. As pressures of everyday living have increased, so have the number of people with substance use disorder and mental health problems and the cost of treatment. The Allied Trades Assistance Program (ATAP) was created to address the needs of union members arising out of substance use disorder and mental health issues as well as related problems. Recognition, treatment, education and cost containment are the areas addressed by ATAP. Click below to learn more about the available resources.
JEC Service Co. Saves $500,000 per Year with MobiliForms from M&SCA of Eastern PA Allied Member iBusiness Technologies
JEC Service Co., a thriving HVAC, mechanical, and sheet metal contractor based in Waltham, MA, knew that going paperless was essential to their mission and continued growth. After carefully evaluating the options, they selected MobiliForms from iBusiness Technologies because of its strong track record among MCAA and MSCA members. Since implementation, MobiliForms’ cloud storage has proven to be an essential collaborative tool for JEC. Real-time data, tight record-keeping, and historic documentation positively impact operations for the entire company. In addition, the company found it easy to deploy because it did not require any changes to their existing backend software.

For more information on how you can implement Mobiliforms and save on your bottom line, visit  ibusiness-tech.com  or contact Steve Metzman at 215-850-5565 or  steve.metzman@iBusiness-Tech.com .
Member Contractor Herman Goldner Co.
Keeps Costs Low and Efficiency High
with SPX Cooling Tower
When the Centre Square commercial office complex needed a new cooling tower system, HVAC contractor Herman Goldner Co., Inc. turned to SPX Cooling Technologies to address the building needs, then brought in Erickson Incorporated to conquer the formidable challenge of installing the system in a busy, urban site. Located in the heart of Philadelphia at 1500 Market Street, the Centre Square buildings, at 417’ and 490’, were too tall for the use of a traditional crane, and the extended road closures and weights associated with a tower crane were prohibitive. Click the link below to learn how they took care of the job quickly and effectively.
Register Now: The BUILD Conference
October 3, 2018 - Harrisburg, PA
Register now for the  2018 BUILD Conference, hosted by the Signatory Contractors Association and The Pennsylvania State Building & Construction Trades Council. The conference will offer a unique look at the projected construction activity in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the challenges and opportunities for signatory contractors, trades, and project owners. Distinguished speakers and workshops conducted by industry experts from sectors will cover infrastructure, power, city planning and development, engineering and design, transportation, law, insurance, risk management, safety, marketing, education, and healthcare.
M&SCA, LU 420, and LU 690 Officially Join
The OSHA Alliance Program
Through the Alliance Program, OSHA works with groups committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. These groups include unions, consulates, trade or professional organizations, businesses, faith- and eommunity-based organizations, and educational institutions. OSHA, the M&SCA, LU 420, and LU 690 will work together to develop compliance assistance tools and resources, share information with workers and employers, and educate workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities. Every M&SCA of Eastern PA Contractor Member's Safety Director should be involved in this important initiative. Use the link below to learn more.
Are You Being Audited by a Union Trust Fund?
Check Out These FAQs to Ensure
Your Compliance
Use the link below to view the most frequently asked questions when it comes to preparing for a Trust Fund Audit. Included is expert advice to help you understand key issues and best practices for complying.

If you are being audited and have any questions, please contact the Association Office.
LU 420 Scholarship Dinner Dance
September 28, 2018
The 35th Annual Steamfitters Local 420 Scholarship Dinner Dance will take place on Friday, September 28, 2018. This year's dinner will once again be held at VIE, 600 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia. During the dinner, this year's Scholarship Fund winners, Apprentice graduates, and 50-year members will be honored. Please consider purchasing tickets and/or an ad in the program book. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Heffernan at 267-350-4200 x 119.
Upcoming National Events
September 12 - 14
Houston, TX

September 27-29
Anaheim, CA

October 21-24
Huntington Beach, CA
Monday, September 10
10:30 AM @ Huntingdon Valley Country Club

September 17 - September 19
8 AM @ LU 420

September 26 & October 3
7:30 AM @ M&SCA Amenities Center

Tuesday, October 3
7 AM @ Hilton Downtown Harrisburg

Wednesday, October 10
5 PM @ Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia Airport

Thursday, September 6
7:30 AM @ M&SCA Office

Friday, September 7
9 AM @ LU 690

Tuesday, September 11
8 AM @ LU 690

Monday, September 17
8 AM

Friday, September 21
9 AM @ LU 690

Thursday, September 27
12 PM @ M&SCA Office
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