This past January the Greater Boston Plumbing Contractors Association became an affiliate chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America. The national organization represents and serves contractors working in the plumbing, piping, mechanical service, heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industries.
Based in Maryland, MCAA offers educational materials, training programs, conferences, conventions, trade shows, and other resources to help contractors attain managerial and technical expertise. It publishes materials such as safety manuals, reports, bulletins, documentation sheets, and guides as well as videos to keep companies and their employees informed about industry developments and trends. The association also advocates on behalf of industry-related issues in Congress.
MCAA membership will provide many benefits for the GBPCA. “Our contractors will have access to all kinds of resources,” says Andrew DeAngelo, GBPCA’s executive director. “They’ll be able to glean a lot.” He also notes that MCAA works closely with the United Association, the parent organization of Local 12. “They are essentially a counterpart to the UA.”