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St. Joe Valley PHCC/MCAI is donating $5,000 to the PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarship Fund. The scholarship open application season runs from January 1st to May 1st every year. The committee reads and scores submissions over the summer and awards are paid out before school programs start in the fall. 1 in 3 apprentices will win a $2,500 scholarship, which is awarded to the JATC. The apprentice that wins the scholarship will have their books paid for during their entire apprenticeship and any leftover money will be put into the JATC fund and used per JATC instructions. This is a great opportunity for all involved. Only apprentices that work for PHCC contractors are eligible to apply. For the past couple years, we have reimbursed contractors for 100% of membership dues if you are interested in becoming a PHCC member. Click here to visit the Scholarship Program website.
On July 22, 2021, the Board of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Indiana voted to hire Christopher (Chris) Quinn as the new Executive Vice President. He replaces John Rayburn who left in May to become the head of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago. His first day was August 2nd. Quinn is an Indiana native, having grown up in Indianapolis and attended Purdue University. After graduation he worked on the staff of the Indiana House of Representatives, then worked for 10 years for the industry group that represented the trucking industry. In 1999, Quinn became the EVP of the Kentucky Building Materials Association in Louisville. He is excited to return home, where most of his family still resides, and he looks forward to travelling the state working with the various chapters and locals. (Bio written by Chris Quinn)
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Aug. 17, 2021
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PHCC—National Association Announces Mark Ingrao as New CEO
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (Aug. 17, 2021) – The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) is pleased to announce that Mark S. Ingrao, CCP, CAE, has been selected as its new chief executive officer (CEO). PHCC CEO Michael Copp will retire from PHCC in December 2021, and Ingrao officially assumes duties as CEO on Oct. 22 during PHCC’s Annual Business Meeting at PHCCCONNECT2021 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Ingrao brings more than 18 years of executive-level association management experience, most recently serving as CEO of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. He also has served as principal of Aspen Strategies, LCC and vice president of government affairs for the National Apartment Association. He began his association career with the Apartment and Office Building Association.
“Mark has a solid record in association management, a keen eye for small business having served as a local chamber executive, and experience working with construction industry stakeholders,” says PHCC President Hunter Botto. “We welcome him to our team, confident that he will continue to expand the services we offer our member contractors, strengthen our industry partnerships, and build a better future for PHCC and the industry.”
Ingrao has been exposed to the building trades his entire life; his father was a carpenter and owned a construction company specializing in high-rise multifamily and commercial complexes. Prior to his association positions, he was an associate with the executive recruiting firm of Heidrick & Struggles, manager of recruitment for the National Business Development Practice of Arthur Andersen, LLP, and held various positions at Washington Gas.
Ingrao also is active with several professional and community organizations, having served on boards for the Fairfax County’s Economic Advisory Commission, Reston Hospital Center, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, and the University of Mary Washington, among others. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Mary Washington and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).
“During my recent interactions with PHCC, I have been impressed with the passion of the members and their vision for the industry,” says Ingrao. “I look forward to working with the member-leadership and staff to develop future strategic plans for this well-respected and long-established organization and building on the terrific achievements of the PHCC federation.”
TO: All signers to the National Service and Maintenance Agreement
FROM: Brian Kelly, UA Director HVACR Service and Russ Borst, MSCA Labor Committee Chair
RE: National Service and Maintenance Agreement, Effective: August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2027
The UA and the MSCA have just signed a new six-year National Service and Maintenance Agreement effective August 1, 2021. This Agreement will continue to play an important role in growing the HVACR market for the organized sector. We are confident that all national signers and local UA unions will benefit from the recent modifications to the Agreement. Within the next few weeks, the UA will send the Agreement to all current national signers for signature. It is important that all signators sign the new Agreement and return to the UA. All signators will also receive updated hourly payment and reporting forms that are effective August 1, 2021. An electronic copy of the new agreement can be found by clicking on the button below.
Highlights of the new Agreement include:
· Para. 17 Tradesmen: Added cleaning and routine maintenance of solar energy equipment and HVAC power electronics control devices and building controls to the scope of tasks Tradesmen can perform
· Para. 19: Redefined home local union to clarify its meaning, especially important in right-to-work states
· Para. 26: Added testing, adjusting and balancing to start-up of newly installed systems
· Para. 28: Portability language modified. Employees allowed to work outside their home local jurisdiction for up to sixteen hours in a standard work week. After that time must report in and receive the higher taxable wage rate with fringes continuing to be paid to home local jurisdiction.
· Para. 29: If an Employee is scheduled to work on a job which exceeds 15 consecutive working days outside their home local jurisdiction, all fringes and deductions in the jurisdiction where the Employee is working will be paid and submitted to the jurisdiction where working.
· Para. 32: Clarified to ensure all work under the scope of the Agreement is subcontracted to union contractors
· Para. 71: Grievances can be dismissed by the UA and MSCA if the established time limits for each step not adhered to
· Para. 79: Reporting procedures for reporting hours to MSCA made clearer
· Para. 85: Minimum hours required to maintain the Agreement increased to 4,000 in a six month period
· Para 96: Under the Refrigeration Installation section of the Agreement (Article XXV) number of Employees initially allowed to travel to a job outside their home local jurisdiction increased to three (3) plus a Foreman to a maximum of six (6) unless larger number agreed to by Employer and local union.
· Schedule A: All Schedule As will be reviewed in the next few weeks and updated to correspond to the new Agreement. Once complete, these will be posted at: https://www.mcaa.org/msca/labor-resources/schedule-a/. In the meantime, please continue to abide by all current Schedule A provisions.
If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Dolim, MSCA Executive Director at email@example.com.
Click here for the new agreement.
Let’s do what we do best ... stand together with industry experts, our professional partners and each other so that you – our member contractors – can work on your business and prepare it for what’s next. Get ready for PHCCCONNECT2021 on Oct. 20-22. We’re taking every precaution possible so that we can safely gather together in Kansas City, Missouri, the city of builders, doers and change-makers ... you’ll fit right in! More information is coming at phccweb.org/connect!
August 6, 2021
After a wait longer than any of us had anticipated, we are filled with excitement to be Reunited at the MCAA 2022 Convention, March 13-17 at the Marriott Marquis in San Diego.
With all of the changes and challenges of the past year and a half, not to mention the time spent apart, it will be our privilege to welcome you to five days of sensational speakers, engaging education seminars, networking and social events, motivated students looking for jobs, perfect spring weather, and more surprises to come!
Keep an eye out for more as we share details. Registration will begin October 8, 2021! We hope that everyone and their families stay safe and healthy. And we can't wait to celebrate with our MCAA family in person in 2022!
Timothy J. Brink