The industry-leading trade associations will join forces for the technology-focused conference in January. Tampa, Fla. — The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), the National Electric Contractors Association (NECA) and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) announced a joint partnership for the second consecutive year leading the annual MEP Innovation Conference Read more

Building a team is like building anything else – you have to create a solid foundation first. Otherwise, you will eventually find yourself having to invest additional resources into unearthing the faulty structure before beginning the process again. But, once the proper groundwork is laid, development can progress. In the fourth session of the six-part Read more

Mechanical services industry icon Donald (“Don”) Batz passed away on April 22 at the age of 77. Don was Senior Vice President and Director of Operations for CommAir Mechanical Services before retiring. He was actively involved in the MCA of Northern California and served as its president.  In recent years, he was very involved with Read more

Source: MCAA College students often don’t make firm career decisions until their third or fourth year of school. You can influence their choices by hiring them as interns during their early college years. Giving a bright, energetic, eager-to-learn college student the opportunity to discover our industry through a positive, rewarding experience with your company will Read more

Significant changes to water heater energy factor (EF) requirements will take effect on April 16, 2015, resulting from updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA). These new requirements call for higher energy factor (EF) ratings on virtually all residential gas, electric, oil, and tankless gas water heaters, completely altering the water heater landscape Read more