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MCAA/NECA/SMACNA Release White Paper on Project-Specific Loss of Productivity Analysis Methodologies

There is no question the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the construction industry as a whole, including the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) trades. The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) have aligned the MEP trades in a collaborative effort […]

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Register today and join your MCAA friends and colleagues online at MCAA’s first Virtual Education Conference (VEC) Essential Learning for Unconventional Times, March 22 – 25, 2021. Register Here

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COVID-19: Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Act

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MCA / CPCA Sporting Clays Outing

Everyone had a blast at the MCA / CPCA Sporting Clay Event at Hill ‘n Dale Club.  The exciting conclusion to the competition was a “shoot-off” between our top two shooters who were tied! In the end Mike Skala (Frank & Fric) prevailed over John White (Marlin White and Sons). Tying for 3rd was Gregg Larkey […]

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Governor DeWine Announces $5 Billion Rebate

Governor DeWine announced that employers will receive $5 billion in repayments from workers compensation premiums paid.  The purpose is to help with the financial impact of COVID-19.  The BWC has yet to approve but is expected to at the next Board Meeting. Checks should be expected by the end of November. Governor DeWine also announced […]

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COVID-19: When to Quarantine

We have received several calls on when or if employees should quarantine.  Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. The Center for Disease Controls (CDC) provides the following guidance on who should quarantine:  “People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 excluding people […]

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Welcome to the New MCA Cleveland President: Cathy Hattenbach!

We would like to introduce the newest president of the MCA Cleveland: Cathy Hattenbach. Cathy, who is the president of the Hattenbach Company, took office on January 20th, 2020 replacing former president Rick Bukovec. Congratulations, Cathy, on your new position, and we cant wait to see what you do over the course of your term!

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MCAA Annual Technology Conference

The MCAA is holding its annual Technology Conference on January 29th – 31, at the Marriott Marquis in San Diego. This is a great event to learn new techniques in Mechanical Construction and BIM Coordination, and also is a great showcase for new technology that companies are creating to help support the construction industry. If […]

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MCAA 2020 National Convention

Registration Has opened up for the 2020 MCAA National Convention in Maui, Hawaii on March 15 – 19, 2020, and hotel rooms around the conference center are being booked fast. The largest MCAA event of the year will be host to multiple keynote speakers including well known figures as Joe Montana and Steve Wozniak. There will […]

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Smith & Oby wins Contractor of the Year

Congratulations to Mike Brandt, and the rest of Smith & Oby on winning the Plumbing and Mechanical Magazine, 2019 Mechanical Contractor of the Year Award! Mike has always been involved with the MCA, he was the last MCAA president, and Smith & Oby has always been a company that customers could trust. So we would […]