11Sep/18

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 32 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.

20Aug/18

September Association Meeting

The MCA of New York will hold its first meeting since the summer break on September 25th, 2018 at the Queens Museum. Members are encouraged to attend to hear updates on some of the latest developments that impact our industry, including a discussion on Local Law 196 and information on complying with city and state sexual harassment regulations.

Throughout the cocktail hour, members will have access to tours of the famed Panorama of the City of New York, the centerpiece of the Queens Museum collection. Constructed for the 1964 World’s Fair (and later updated in 1992), the Panorama provides a unique view of all 320 square miles of New York City.

The meeting is for MCA members only, if you wish to attend please email Mischa at Mischa@nymca.org.

10Aug/18

Trade Show Date Announced!

The MCA of New York will be holding its 8th Annual Trade Show on October 30th. This function, held in lieu of our regular Association meeting, has become one of our most popular events. It allows for a unique networking opportunity while showcasing the products and services our associate members provide. In addition to the latest offerings from our Manufacturers and Suppliers, the Trade Show features giveaways, raffle prizes and on-the-spot specials and promotions. Save the Dates have gone out and registration for Associate members, as well as invitations for regular members, will be sent out in September. We look forward to what is sure to be an exciting event!

20Jul/18

MCA Members Raise $60,000 to Support FDNY

On June 11th, MCA members came together for a sun-filled day of golf, dinner, and raffles, all while raising money for charity. Beyond simply taking a day out for contractors and associate members to enjoy one another’s company, the members’ combined efforts helped the 2018 MCA Charity Golf Outing raise $60,000 to support the Lt. Michael Davidson’s Children’s Educational Fund and FDNY Foundation.

FDNY Chief Joseph Woznica and FDNY Foundation Executive Director Jean O’Shea were on hand to accept this impressive contribution. The MCA was pleased to support the Foundation’s mission to promote fire and life safety education and help the FDNY better protect New York. With $50,000 of the contribution earmarked for the Lt. Davidson’s Children’s Fund, your support will go directly to the family of a fallen FDNY firefighter. Lt. Davidson will be remembered for his heroic life in service to New York.

The MCA would like to thank the contractors and associate members that came together to enjoy a great day on the course and support a truly worthy cause.

25May/18

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.

24May/18

Fire Pump Seminar a Flowing Success!

On June 9th, the New York Fire Sprinkler Council sponsored a sold out one-day seminar on fire pumps at the Chubb Loss Control Training Center located in Warren, New Jersey. Attendees spent the day obtaining a working knowledge of automatic fire pumps.

Fire Pump Training

The seminar included lecture instruction, demonstrations, technical exercises, group discussions and hands-on activities, including identifying fire pump accessories and critical components, activation of electric and diesel fire pumps, performing an annual fire pump test as specified by NFPA 25, verification of fire pump performance using a digital voltmeter and ammeter and evaluating and graphing fire pump test results. Review of the seminar were overwhelmingly positive. The Council will look to hold additional seminars at the Chubb facility in the near future.

Fire Pump Seminar

24May/18

Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office Announces Test Dates

The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office has released its’ summer and fall 2016 Certificate of Fitness test dates. The test dates are August 23, September 20, October 18, November 22 and December 20. Applicants can register for either the Certificate of Fitness Type 1 Test (for Installing Contractors) or Type 2 (for employees performing inspection, testing and maintenance).

Sprinkler Head

There is limited seating for each test date. Applicants must pre-register to take any of the above tests. To register, send an email to: NCFMTesting@nassaucountyny.gov You must include your name, the date of the test you wish to take and the COF TYPE of test. You will receive confirmation by return email.

Click here for more information on the Sprinkler COF Test Dates 2016.

24May/18

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.

http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/buildings/pdf/dobnow_insp_kiosks.pdf

04May/18

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.