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for the

MSCA Everyday Hero Award

We know that many of your employees are passionately (and sometimes quietly) involved in activities that go beyond the scope of their professional work—they are making a difference in the personal lives of others or their communities—and that deserves to be celebrated.

So, in an unprecedented event, MSCA will recognize one person from a member company at the 2014 MSCA Educational Conference in Huntington Beach, CA, for his or her charitable or benevolent contributions, no matter how big or small.

This is a great opportunity to highlight that unsung “do-gooder” in your company who is passionate about making a difference, and devotes his/her time, resources, and expertise to benefit others. But, we’ll need your help to find these extraordinary people.

The selected honoree will receive:

  • A complimentary registration to the MSCA 2014 conference
  • Recognition on stage with an award at the conference General Session
  • A feature on the MSCA website

The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2014. A panel of industry associates will review applications and select a winner who will be honored during the General Session at the MSCA 2014 Conference on Sept. 30, 2014. Nominate someone from your company that you believe is deserving of this honor today!

Click here to download the application. Questions and completed forms should be sent to Dania Soto at with any questions.


The Path to Higher Margins Is Not Business as Usual: A 7-part webinar series highlighting best service practices

Based on the very successful one-day bonus program offered in 2013 prior to the MSCA conference, this series of webinars will reveal the secrets behind finding the path to higher margins, while providing insight and inspiration to take members’ product and services to the next level. Each presenter is a highly successful MSCA member contractor who will provide you with a wealth of road-tested tactics to drive business success and enhance margins. The seven programs cover the most critical business components to future-proof business success.

Webinar #1 - January 29 - Leadership:It all Starts at the Top

Webinar #2 - February 26 - Customers: Your Most Prized Possessions

Webinar #3 - April 9 - Employees: It's All About Your People

Next in the series:

Webinar #4 - May 21 - What Does it Really Cost?

Webinar #5 - September 10 - Labor Utilization: To Help you Compete

Webinar #6 - October 22 - Efficiency: Do it Better/Do it Smarter

Webinar #7 - December 3 - New Opportunities: Beyond Your Comfort Zone

To register for these webinars, click here!



2014 MSCA Energy Summit Battle of the Buildings

This year's MSCA Energy Summit Battle of the Buildings challenge, scheduled for May 5-7 in Pittsburgh, PA, is now sold out!

This interactive, hands-on workshop will provide attendees with the opportunity to actually benchmark an existing building, participate in a building walk-through, learn how to effectively identify energy conservation measures, and prepare an energy service agreement.

This program is certain to provide participants with the skills needed to ensure a competitive advantage in the lucrative energy services market. Taught by a team of in-the-trenches mechanical service contractors and industry experts, attendees will learn about practical and proven techniques that can be used every day to successfully capture energy services business for their company.


Save the Date for MSCA 2014

Although last year's conference is not too far behind us, it is time to start thinking about MSCA 2014. We have started planning for another exciting event that's sure to leave you empowered and energized. So, save the date!

This year's conference will be held September 28-October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa in sunny Huntington Beach, CA. Registration will open in early May. Stay tuned!


UA’s VIP Program Puts Vets to Work in the HVACR Industry

The UA’s VIP HVACR program is eighteen weeks (720 hours) of intensive HVACR training. During this training military veterans complete the following UA certifications: UA 51 Brazing certification, 410 A certification, OSHA 30 hour certification, CFC certification, and CPR certification. At the conclusion of the class the student will take the UA Star Light Commercial HVACR exam. The program also focuses on the value and importance of customer relations. The program not only consists of classroom instruction but also shop classes where students get involved with many hands-on projects. The UA VIP Program has had great success in providing training and careers in welding and expects similar successes in the ever-growing field of HVACR service. The UA anticipates offering this program in a number of different locations around the country in the future.

Thanks to the following contractors for hiring graduates from the latest HVACR VIP class:

  • ACCO Engineered Systems, UA Local 250
  • Carrier Commercial Services, UA Local 421
  • Carrier Commercial Services, UA Local 123
  • McDonald-Miller Services, UA Local 32
  • Fluidics,Inc., UA Local 420
  • PermaCold Engineering,Inc., UA Local 290
  • Trane of Seattle, UA Local 32

For more details or to learn how you can hire a VIP graduate, contact UA Special Representative Donnie Braun, or go to


Educational Programs Highlight 2013

If you did not take advantage of any of MSCA's educational programs in 2013, you missed out on some great learning experiences and opportunities to take your company to new heights. From webinars on Energy STAR benchmarking to field supervisor training, dispatcher training, energy solutions and MORE, it was a year overflowing with new ideas, unique training opportunities and inspirational programming!

MSCA is finalizing its educational calendar for 2014 and next year is destined to be even bigger and better!! Watch this space for a listing of all our 2014 programs, including a 7-part webinar series on "The Path to Higher Margins is Not Business as Usual" and the highly acclaimed educational conference scheduled for September 28 - October 1 in Huntington Beach, CA, in addition to field supervisor, service manager, dispatcher and sales training classes!!

Get ready for another AMAZING year!

The 2013 MSCA Educational Year in review is available here!


Get the Basics from HVAC 101

MSCA's HVAC 101 workbook-and-webinar series gives non-trade personnel a better understanding of HVACR terms, basic systems and the visual tools they need for successful day-to-day interactions with customers and coworkers. Each of ten modules includes the most fundamental industry concepts, presented in a thorough real-world way that will help your workforce to better understand our business.

Each webinar is easily accessible and can be viewed from the HVAC 101 webpage. Participant workbooks for each session must be ordered separately at a cost of $10 each for members.


MSCA and Convoy of Hope in Florida

Convoy of Hope

MSCA 2013 attendees delivered 75,000 lbs. of supplies and food to the Palm Beach County Food Bank and Boca Helping Hands.

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