MCAMW QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER
First and foremost, I want to thank all of the MCAMW Contractor and Associate Members for allowing me to serve as your MCAMW President this past year. It was truly an honor to represent our great organization, and it was certainly a highlight in my professional career.
It is encouraging to see many new faces actively participating in committees, funds, and the MCAMW Board of Directors. The new year welcomes Board of Director members Chris Kaufman of NAC Mechanical Services, Kevin Nichols of Limbach, Inc., and the 2020 MCAMW President Mike Miller of Kirlin Design Build.
I also want to extend my appreciation to outgoing board members Patrick Mercer, Siemens Industries, Inc., and Tim Kirlin, American Combustion Industries, Inc., for their service to the association.
It was a pleasure to work closely with the MCAMW Staff over this last year. Watching the team develop and collaborate to create successful new programs and energize existing programs has been inspiring. I am confident that this team will continue to produce programs and oversee initiatives that will advance the mechanical contracting industry.
This last year has also brought forth a recorded 10.2 million manhours, the association’s highest total recorded manhours in history. The MCAMW launched the Capital Contractors Institute in February, which advanced the education of nearly 500 professionals in its first year. Our labor and management partners effectively and efficiently negotiated a three-year Collective Bargaining Agreement. Our student chapters at the University of Maryland and Virginia Tech have steadily increased membership and involvement in national education efforts. And, the association has actively engaged in grassroot advocacy efforts to shape the future of contracting law.
Before we said goodbye to 2019 and welcomed 2020, we were able to celebrate the accomplishments of the year with family and friends at the MCAMW Annual Holiday Party. This event also marked a significant moment in MCAMW history as Bob Emenecker, Jeanne Lee, and Chuck Noyes were inducted as Honorary Members of the association. Each one of these individuals has dedicated countless hours and energy to making this association one of the most elite associations in the nation. Thank you for all you have contributed to this association and its members.
Before I conclude my final speech as MCAMW President, I would like to encourage all members to continue to be involved in the programs and initiatives of the association. Events such as the membership meetings, networking events, and educational seminars will undoubtedly advance our workforce and provide a solid foundation for the future of the industry.
It’s been an honor to serve as your MCAMW President, and I am sincerely appreciative of all the tools and lessons I have learned from this association and its members.
Mark Crockett, Crockett Facilities Services, Inc.
2019 MCA of Metropolitan Washington President
|Capital Contractors Institute|
CCI Spring 2020 Registration is OPEN!
Don't miss out on the best training and educational opportunities in the industry.
|Feb 10, 2020|
(5 PM - 8 PM)
|Bethesda Pooks Hill Marriott|
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
|MCAMW Student Chapter Update|
Both the Student Chapters at the University of Maryland and Virginia Tech submitted proposals for the 2019-2020 MCAA National Student Competition. The Final Four teams will be announced on Friday, January, 17.
W.E. Bowers has signed Andrew Nguyen, Virginia Tech '21, as a Summer 2020 Intern!
The MCAMW is dedicated to connecting talented students with our contractors. If your company is looking for interns or full-time employees, we can help!
For more information on how to connect with talented students, visit MCAMW.org
We are pleased to announce that the MCAMW will be joining forces with our union partners during this year’s legislative session to tackle the key concerns and obstacles affecting the union construction industry. The MCAMW will be working alongside former Maryland Delegate & State Senator Roger Manno to advocate on behalf of specific legislative action and regulations that affect the development of the construction market.
During Manno's time in the House and Senate, he has proven himself as a colleague to the business community and supporter of organized labor. As union contractors, we have a number of challenges facing our industry. However, we are confident that with a unified voice and presence in Annapolis, we will begin to capture results and achieve great success.
We encourage all contractors to share your voice and express any concerns affecting business operations. Together we can achieve more!
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|iThrive WorldWide Holiday Success|
We want to extend our sincere thanks to all the contractors who participated in the iThrive Worldwide Care Bag Drive. Because of your generosity, the MCAMW donated 100 care bags to foster and homeless youth and young adults in Washington, DC and Maryland. More than 200 care bags were delivered throughout the holidays.
If you would like to learn more about iThrive or make a donation, please visit iThrive.org
MCAMW Symposium & Expo, in Partnership with
NECA-DC & SMACNA Mid-Atlantic
On November 13, contractors from the mechanical, electrical, and sheet metal industries attended the MCAMW Symposium & Expo to learn about new initiatives and opportunities in construction and workforce development in the DC Metro area.
Maryland Lieutenant Governor, Boyd Rutherford, and Maryland Secretary of the Department of Labor, Tiffany Robinson, opened the symposium with remarks about the strength of the skilled trades unions throughout Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.
State of the Union: Construction & Economic Forecast in the DC Metro Area
Panelists: Christina Winn, Paul Blackman, Jr., John Mason, Craig Lockard, and Michael Neibauer
This panel covered topics related to the construction forecast and economic trends in the DC Metropolitan Area. Our highly esteemed panel of speakers led an exceptional information session, focusing on major points of interests regarding major local, state and federal projects, development and real estate trends throughout Northern Virginia Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Partnering for Success: CTE & STEM Construction Career Development Initiatives
Panelist: Chris MacLarion, Lateefah Durant, Steve Boden, and Elaine Chang-Baxter
This panel explored the CTE & STEM initiatives of Montgomery and Prince George's County Public Schools, how the school systems are educating students about the trades, how MCAMW contractors can get involved in the career development process, and reviewed the Maryland rules and requirements for working with students under the age of 18.
Recruiting & Retaining: A Subcontractor’s Guide to Hiring the Next Generation
Panelist: Jon Finch
This panel examined the best practices for hiring new talent and retaining current talent, including: Employment Planning, Recruitment Strategy, Talent Selection, and Retention Strategies.
The exposition portion of the evening hosted 40 vendors and provided valuable networking opportunities to all attendees and vendors. Thank you to all who attended!
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
MSCA Annual Education Conference
The MCAMW had eight member companies attend the 2019 MSCA Educational Conference, held at the Broadmoor Resort & Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO. The conference included inspiring motivational speakers, peer groups with focused discussions and education sessions, several which were held by MCAMW’s Board of Director & Service Bureau Chairman, Jerry Taylor, and Board Members Randy Greer and John Geiling.
Contractor Members from MCAMW & MCA Maryland, along with our Union Partners, Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 5 and Steamfitters Local 602, joined us for a dinner at The Swiss Chatel Restaurant in Woodland Park.
Annual Membership Holiday Party
Thank you to all who attended the holiday party. We are truly blessed to have been able to end the year with you.
Congratulations to our new Honorary Members
Bob Emenecker, Jeanne Lee, and Chuck Noyes!
|MCAA & MSCA Upcoming Events|
MCAA2020 Tech Conference
January 29-31, 2020
MCAA's Annual Technology Conference will be held in San Diego, California from January 29-31, 2020. Join MCAA members in construction, plumbing and service, and get tech info you can actually use. Designed by contractors in your business, our goal is to provide takeaways for everyone attending.
March 15-19, 2020
MCAA2020 will be held March 15-19 in Maui, HI. There is an exciting roster of world-class speakers and entertainment, along with an incredible lineup of industry seminar speakers and workshop leaders.
NCPWB Technical Conference
April 26-29, 2020
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
The NCPWB Technical Conference highlights the latest in welding education and technology. Discussions also address changes to codes and other technical information. Special sessions are included to educate local NCPWB chapter administrators about the policies and procedures involved in the operation of their chapters.
National Issues Conference
May 5-7, 2020
Your participation at the National Issues Conference can put the union-signatory sector of the highly-skilled specialty construction industry in the lead with the new Congress and a re-energized Administration. What will the tension between fiscal restraint and job creation mean for the construction industry? The new political and policy dynamics between the Administration and Capitol Hill require your active involvement to move our industry's agenda forward.
MCA of Metropolitan Washington
4601 Presidents Drive, Suite 140
Lanham, MD 20706