15Oct/18

MCA’s New York Fire Sprinkler Council Recognized During Fire Prevention Week

On Wednesday, October 10th, members of the Mechanical Contractors Association’s New York Fire Sprinkler Council gathered at City Hall to receive a proclamation from New York City Council Member Joseph Borelli.  The proclamation recognized our Association members’ expertise in installing fire sprinkler systems and our industry’s efforts promoting and educating the public regarding the importance of fire protection and prevention.  Following the ceremony, Council member Borelli, Chair of the City Council Fire and Emergency Services Committee, sat down with those in attendance and listened to our concerns and thoughts about what can be done to better protect New York City residents.  The discussion included conversations regarding the retrofit of existing high rise residential buildings with fire sprinklers, the benefits of union labor, and NYCHA housing.

The MCA also held meetings with several other City Council members and their staffs including Council Members Ampry-Samuels, Brannan, Cabrera, Grodenchik, and Maisel.  Our fire sprinkler lobbying day concluded with a lively meeting discussing fire sprinkler protection and New York City Building Code revisions with staff from the City Council Housing and Buildings Committee Chair Robert Cornegy’s office.

Thank you to all of our participants: Timothy Bowe, ABCO Peerless Sprinkler Corp.; Virginia Hanson, Ashlar Mechanical Corp.; Kevin Gillen, Current Fire Protection, Inc.; Laura Israel, First Women’s Fire Systems Corp.; and Tom Mitchell, Sirina Fire Protection Corp.

If you would like to become involved in our effort to promote fire sprinklers as the best, most effective way to protect lives and property from the ravages of fire, please contact the MCA office at (212) 481-1490.

04Oct/18

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!

 

26Sep/18

MCA Members Gather at Queens Museum

MCA of New York members met on Tuesday, September 25th, coming together for the first membership meeting since breaking for summer.  Throughout the evening, members were able to enjoy a guided tour of the famed Panorama of the City of New York, the centerpiece of the Queens Museum collection. Constructed for the 1964 World’s Fair, the Panorama provides a unique view of all 320 square miles of New York City, including the roughly 900,000 buildings constructed at the time.

Once seated, members were updated on the latest issues impacting our industry, including city and state sexual harassment legislation and NYC Local Law 196, which addresses construction safety. The association continues to actively monitor the regulations that accompany these pieces of legislation, and information will be provided to help all members remain compliant.

The MCA is looking forward to seeing everyone on October 30th at the LaGuardia Marriott for our Eighth Annual Associate Member Trade Show!

26Sep/18

8th Annual Trade Show

We hope everyone is looking forward to our EIGHTH ANNUAL Associate Member Trade Show on Tuesday, October 30th! This year will be our BIGGEST SHOW yet with 39 of our Associate Members presenting and we are excited to welcome several new members to this year’s showcase. We’ll also finally be returning to a newly renovated LaGuardia Marriott which promises to impress!

This function, held in lieu of our October 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 pricing from our Manufacturers and Suppliers, the Trade Show features giveaways, raffle prizes and on-the-spot specials and promotions.

Unlike our monthly meetings, admission to the Trade Show is NOT limited to management personnel. We encourage you to include any employees you think will benefit from attending including foremen, estimators, project managers, and members of your accounting and purchasing staff. Attending this event shows support for our Associate Members and demonstrates our appreciation for their participation in our association, so please make every effort to attend.

To Register Email: Mischa at mischa@nymca.org

Flyer Available HERE

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 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.

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.