MSCA NY Hears from Customer Service Expert

The MSCA of New York was pleased to welcome Woody Woodall, former Chair of the National MSCA Board of Managers and a regular presenter on customer service. Contractors spent the better part of an hour discussing the importance of committing to customer service and building loyalty among clients. Mr. Woodall’s engaging presentation left attendees with a renewed understanding of the importance of building customer service into their company culture and brand. Following the meeting, MSCA NY members were able to spend some time networking and catching up throughout dinner, which provided a great opportunity to strengthen the ties among local service contractors.


MCA NY Welcomes MCAA President Brian Helm

On Thursday,
September 10th, MCA New York was pleased to have MCAA President
Brian Helm join us for our membership meeting at the LaGuardia Marriott. Peter
Vrankovic, MCA New York President and President of KSW Mechanical LLC, began
the meeting by recognizing the unfortunate passing of two significant
individuals in our industry. William Bowe of ABCO Peerless Sprinkler and Reed
Rickman of Crescent Contracting both passed away in 2019. Mr. Vrankovic asked
the members to offer a moment of silence recognizing the significant impact
these two individuals had on the association and industry.

Following the moment of silence, Mr. Vrankovic introduced Brian Helm, MCAA President and President of Illinois-based Mechanical, Inc. Mr. Helm updated members on the latest programs, initiatives, and resources being offered through the MCAA. The Field Leader’s Conference, Women in the Mechanical Industry (WIMI) Initiative, and UA/MCAA’s Joint Labor-Management Conference were just a few of the topics covered in the MCAA President’s report. Additionally, members got a glimpse of the exciting programming in place for the 2020 MCAA Convention in Maui!

Mr. Helm’s remarks, Mr. Vrankovic asked Brian to help in picking this year’s
convention raffle winner. Charlie Hearl of Skanska was selected as the winner
of a five-night trip for two to the MCAA Convention to be held March 15-19, 2020
at Maui’s Grand Wailea!

Wrapping up
the meeting, members were provided some industry updates, including information
on DOB Requirements for Adhesive Anchors and Jobsite Shanties, MTA’s Debarment
Regulations, MCA’s Golf Outing, and the upcoming Annual Associate Member Trade


April Defensive Driving Course

Your Promotion Fund is sponsoring an additional Defensive Driving Seminar on Saturday, April 13th. Lunch and transportation reimbursement will be provided. More information is available on the attached flyer.

If you would like to register for the April 13th Session, please email Mischa at mischa@nymca.org with names, numbers, company name, and emails of attendees as soon as possible. Availability is limited and spots will be guaranteed on a first-come, first-served basis. All attendees MUST BE EMPLOYED by a contributing contractor.

Please contact Mischa at mischa@nymca.org if you have any questions.


Communication with MCAA Expert Anthony Huey

Your Promotion Fund is offering a complimentary COMMUNICATING CLEARLY seminar on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 presented by MCAA Expert Anthony Huey. The seminar will have 2 sessions, a morning one and another in the afternoon. A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided. For information on both sessions please click here.

If interested in attending please email Mischa at mischa@nymca.org with attendee’s name, email, cell, company name, and which session(s) you are signing up for. Availability is limited and spots will be guaranteed on a first-come, first-served basis. All attendees MUST BE EMPLOYED by a contributing contractor.

Please contact Mischa at mischa@nymca.org if you have any questions.


OSHA 30 Hour Class

The Steamfitting Industry Promotion Fund will be offering an OSHA 30-hour class in March and April for management personnel. This class will satisfy a portion of the Local Law 196 requirements. The class will be broken into 6 sessions and attendance is mandatory at all sessions in order to receive the certification. Please contact Mischa at mischa@nymca.org for details on how to register.


MCAA President to Speak at November Meeting

MCAA President Michael Brandt will join us on November 27th to update our membership on the events and initiatives underway on the national level. Mr. Brandt is President & CEO of The Smith & Oby Company, a full-service mechanical and plumbing contractor located in Walton Hills, Ohio.

Contractor members in attendance will also be entered into a raffle to win a trip to the 2019 MCAA Convention!



2018 Trade Show Sold Out!

Registration for our EIGHTH Annual Trade Show on October 30th, 2018 has SOLD OUT in record time! We’ll have 39 amazing vendors presenting; some veterans and some exciting new members. If you would like to register for this event please email Mischa at mischa@nymca.org.


Spring Scholarship Reception

On May 17th, the Steamfitting Industry Promotion Fund held its 51st Scholarship Reception. For the first time since the program started, the Promotion Fund surprised the winners with an increase in the award amount. The winners will be receiving $10,000 towards their college education. Including the 2018 winners, our Promotion Fund has to date awarded over three hundred scholarships, at a total value of OVER ONE POINT 5 MILLION DOLLARS! This is a truly outstanding achievement for our industry.


DOB Now: Inspections Borough Support Kiosks

Registered users of DOB NOW: Inspections can now bring a USB drive to any Borough Office and upload files to the system for inspection requests, certification of objections, and self-certifications. Through in-Borough support kiosks, registered users will have the ability to upload files to DOB.

DOB Now logo

NOW: Inspections for all of their inspection requests. In each borough, signage will be posted to assist in locating the kiosk. Department staff will be available to assist users with uploading files from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Assistance is limited to customers with Silverlight browser incompatibility issues seeking help with uploading files.



2018 MCA Golf Outing

The 2018 Golf Outing has sold out in RECORD TIME! A waitlist is available for those who were not able to register in time. You can still support the FDNY, our selected Charity, with flag and tee sponsorships.

Please contact Nicole at ndevis@nymca.org for more information.