The Mechanical Contractors Association plays a critical role in the development of tomorrow’s highly skilled workforce. With our labor partners, we direct and shape the apprentice and journeyman training programs at our three training centers. Our trained labor force has certified credentials in Construction Safety 10 Hour and 30 hour (OSHA), Rigging (EPRI), Brazing (NITC), Infectious Control Risk Assessment (ICRA), Back-flow Prevention/Cross Contamination (ASSE), Welding (ASME), Industrial Valves (EPRI), Green Building (GBA), Medical Gas (NITC), CFC (EPA) as well as licensed Plumbers (various municipalities). We have apprenticeships in Plumbing, Steamfitting/welding, and HVACR Service, to ensure a stable, skilled and productive labor force. Rest assured that the system goes in right the first time.
We offer specialized business expertise and education to the process piping, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, refrigeration and building automation contracting community. With offices in Erie and Pittsburgh, we represent the mechanical contracting industry throughout Western Pennsylvania.
Our contractor members design, fabricate, install and service plumbing, process piping, refrigeration, and heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC), and control systems. Many of our member firms also employ Ironworkers, Millwrights, Sheet metal Workers, Laborers, Boilermakers, Electricians, and Operating Engineers. Located in Western Pennsylvania, our jurisdiction encompasses the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Venango, Warren and parts of Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland.
Educational offerings are timely and structured. Quality subject matter as it relates to the mechanical contracting industry in the areas of project management, estimation, field supervision, and technology. Cutting-edge sessions, by industry respected speakers, designed to keep our membership on top of industry trends.
We have an excellent relationship with our labor partners. We represent the mechanical contracting industry at the collective bargaining table, working to increase the productivity and efficiency of the labor force, and act as a liaison to the signatory contracting companies.
Safety First! From on-line OSHA safety training, “Tool Box Talks”, a library of industry task specific safety programs, first aid/CPR, and various safety committees, the Association strongly believes in a safe labor force and a safe job site. Many members have won state and national awards for their safety records.
The Association acts as and is recognized as the unified voice in legislative lobbying. In cooperation with our labor partners and our lobbyist, we act as the voice of the mechanical construction industry on the local, state and federal levels.
The Association participates on many levels with the organizations that shape our industry. We participate on building trade councils, work force initiatives, Industry Partnerships, local building code/enforcement, local licensing boards. We represent our membership and the industry in this area, critical to raising the bar in quality, efficiency and the professionalism of the industry as a whole.
Two Local affiliates of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) have merged. The Mechanical Contractors Association of Northwest Pennsylvania merged with the Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Pennsylvania on June 16th, 2015 and will be known as the Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Pennsylvania.
The MCA of Western Pennsylvania is a non-profit trade organization representing mechanical contracting firms who employ members of the United Association, Plumbers #27 and Steamfitters #449. The Association provides a wide array of services to our membership, from labor relations to education and training, to involvement in local and state government affairs.
Our contractor members design, install and service plumbing, process piping, refrigeration, and heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC), and control systems. Many of our member firms also employ Ironworkers, Millwrights, Sheet metal Workers, Laborers, Boilermakers, Electricians, and Operating Engineers. Located in Western Pennsylvania, our jurisdiction encompasses the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Venango, Warren and parts of Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland.