Inaugural M&SCA Sporting Clays Tournament is a Tremendous Success

The first annual M&SCA Sporting Clays Tournament was held on Monday, May 18, 2015 and was a huge success! The event was held as a fund raiser for the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. The tournament took place at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays and was attended by over 90 shooters comprising 23 teams. Twenty five sponsors helped to make the day even better for all.  The weather was great and the teams competed well. In the end, the team from H.T. Lyons took the top prize. The team was made up of Pat Kelly, John Yanek, John Manning and Jim Jost, who shot a perfect 100/100. Continuing his lucky day, Jim also won the 50/50 Raffle prize and as a true winner, donated the money to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESLawrence Jacobson, Director of Leadership Giving at PRMH was on hand to receive a ceremonial check in the amount of $10,000. However, with the 50/50 raffle funds including Mr. Jost’s gift, and because event expenses were happily lower than anticipated, the actual amount that the M&SCA will donate to the PRMH will be $14,225.

Keep an eye out for the 2nd annual Sporting Clays Tournament next spring and be part of this great event!SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

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