The History of MCA of New York
informal meeting of thirteen firms representing the
manufacturers of steam heating apparatus was held on October
5, 1885. The group acted on an idea that would forever
change the mechanical contracting industry in the New York
City area. They united themselves and established the
Heating Piping Contractors New York City Association, what
is known today as one of the oldest trade associations in
the country. This was the first predecessor of what is today
the Mechanical Contractors Association of New York.
The innovative idea of banding together would enable members
to assist each other in being cognizant of emerging
technologies, addressing labor issues effectively and
improving business practices.
NYC in the 1930's
October 8, 1885
The Association of Manufacturers of Steam Apparatus was organized as
a voluntary association.
May 31, 1900
The Association was incorporated pursuant to the provisions of
the Membership Corporations Law of the State of New York, under the
name Master Steam and Hot Water Fitters Association of New York
November 1, 1918
The name of the Association was changed to Heating and
Piping Contractors New York City Association, Inc.
May 4, 1934
The name of the Association was changed to Heating, Piping and Air
Conditioning Contractors New York City Association, Inc.
January 3, 1956
The name of the Association was changed to the Mechanical
Contractors Association of New York, Inc.
No matter what name the Association took over the years, its
purpose and drive have remained steadfast and true - serving New
York City mechanical and sprinkler contractors for the promotion of
the mechanical contracting industry.