The Allied Member Committee was formed to explore ways for Allied Members to build relationships with Contractor Members and provide more value to the Contractor Member companies. The committee will explore ideas and strategies to create a “value chain” between Contractor and Allied Members. The goal of the committee is to create and maintain interaction and visibility with the key decision makers within the Contractor Member companies in order to provide them with the goods and services that each Allied Member has to offer.The mission of the Emerging Leaders Group is to recognize and gather a group of elite future leaders from our industry in an effort to enhance their personal development, improve their general knowledge of the business side of mechanical contracting, allow them to network professionally and socially with other current and future leaders of the industry, and ultimately to strengthen our Association as a whole. Each ELG class is together for a period of 3 years. Members are chosen after an application and nomination process, and are approved by a steering committee. The 2017-2020 group is currently in place and the next group will be formed in 2020. The ELG meets quarterly, however additional special meetings are occasionally added to the schedule.The Marketing & Education Committee is charged with identifying innovative and effective marketing, branding, outreach, recruitment, communication methods and media. The committee works to shape, guide, refine and advance the Association's image and reputation, as well as plan successful meetings and events. In this capacity, the committee addresses internal as well as external marketing and strategic communication issues and needs. The committee also supports the efforts of other Association committees and meets quarterly.The National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau (NCPWB) is a subsidiary of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA). NCPWB was established to keep contractors informed about welding/brazing technology, allow for the transfer of welder/brazer certifications, and to simplify the welding/brazing qualification practices.The M&SCA PAC was established in April 2008 to receive and distribute contributions to support candidates for state and local office. The PAC is an essential part of our legislative influence in Harrisburg and in many of the local communities that our contractors work and live. The goal of the PAC is to give the member contractor and their employees a collective voice in the election of candidates for office and to influence legislation that is beneficial to our industry and the preservation of our quality of life. Through this effort, the PAC advances the legislative priorities of the mechanical and service industry by helping to elect the political candidates most likely to support those priorities. The PAC Fund Committee volunteers their time to attend political fundraisers, testify at hearings, and meet with legislators to educate them on the issues.The Safety Directors Committee is a group that comes together to discuss safety and accident prevention programs, risk management, and safety initiatives. The results of these meetings are classes and seminars that address the most important industry concerns so that every member contractor can remain safe and accident free. The Committee also organizes the annual M&SCA Safety Awards that are presented each year at the Spring Membership Meeting. The M&SCA Safety Committee strives to promote a strong safety culture where they lead by a positive example and pledge their support to all members by: Serving as a resource in the development and implementation of effective health and safety awareness programs. Encouraging feedback from all members with regard to health and safety related ideas, problems, and solutions. Providing suggestions and recommendations for resolution of health and safety concerns. We do so because: Everyone has the right to a safe work place free of recognized hazards. Everyone deserves to go home safely every day.The Service Industry Roundtable is made up of Contractor Member service managers and Allied Members who focus on improving the level of service and training in the mechanical servicing industry. The committee meets with our labor partners to discuss new ideas and trends in the industry that help their companies become more efficient and profitable. In addition, the committee develops classes and seminars that will be of interest and value to member companies and their service managers, technicians, and sales forces. The Service Industry Roundtable meets quarterly in an open forum format. Anyone who works in the service industry is welcome to attend.Today’s work environment has seen an explosion of technological advancements including a number of new mobile devices, paperless environments and cloud based document storage. In addition, business demands faster and more efficient communications. The charge of this committee is to gather information on new and usable technology and to disseminate this information to the members for their assessment and possible use.