Attend the AFE Energy Symposium for free

Contractor Members are invited to attend the Facilities Engineering Association’s first annual Energy Symposium on June 10, 2015. The M&SCA will cover the cost of a ticket for one representative from your company to attend the event. Simply download the registration form, complete it, and then send your paid receipt to our office and we will process the reimbursement to your company. Continue reading

2015 MCAA ALI Scholarships Available

For most of us, leadership is a learned skill. And there is no better way to achieve this than through “total immersion” at MCAA’s Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI) at the Babson Executive Education Center in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Attendees of MCAA’s ALI will develop the crucial skills and resources they need to successfully lead their firms, regardless of external conditions or internal human dynamics. This 2 week (nonconsecutive) program is designed to teach top-level executives the art of leading a profitable company. Continue reading

Spring Membership Meeting Recap – In Case You Missed It!

The 2015 M&SCA Spring Membership Meeting was held on April 23rd at HuntingdonSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Valley Country Club. This year’s event was a big success! It was the most well attended Spring Meeting to date, with 19 Allied member companies signing up to show the contractor members their goods and services at the Allied Showcase. The rooms were packed and there was great energy running through as the Allied and contractor members shared information with each other. Continue reading

NFPA 70E – 2015 – Conditional Relief from Some Category 2 PPE

Under very specific circumstances, mechanical service technicians are now permitted to wear less personal protective equipment (PPE) than what is typically required for work on HVAC units pushing 480 volts or less. This bulletin addresses work on HVAC equipment pushing 480 volts or less only. If your workers are exposed to equipment pushing higher voltages, please be sure to read the applicable parts of NFPA 70E – 2015. Some of the changes made to provisions covering higher voltages are substantive. For example, the arc flash boundary for what was formerly Hazard/Risk Category 4 has changed from 8 feet to 40 feet.

Current/Standard Requirements for Category 2 PPE:
When service technicians are exposed to energized electrical conductors and/or circuit parts of HVAC units pushing 480 volts or less, they are required to wear the following PPE: Continue reading

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party

Here’s your ticket to a good time! You are invited to join us on Saturday May 2nd from 4-8pm for a Viewing Party fundraiser to support Philadelphia City Council at Large Candidate, Dan Tinney.

There will be food, beverages, auction items, 50-50’s, and of course…a lot of fun. Bring a friend and enjoy a nice afternoon with everyone at Steamfitters Local 420 Hall. A nominal fee of $35 per person will be collected.

When: Saturday, May 2, 2015
What Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Steamfitters Local 420 Hall
Cost: $35

For tickets, please contact Jim Walls at 267-761-1667 or Jim Snell at 215-514-4927.

We hope to see you there!