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Fall Education Series to Resume In September

The UMCA will resume the Education Series on Thursday, September 7th at the Utah Career Center from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Pete Chaney with MCAA will be teaching a safety seminar which will earn participants one hour of core credit toward contractor license renewal. Lunch will be provided at the seminar.  Registration is now available and will close […]

Utah Career Center: Evaluators Needed

The Utah Career Center is currently looking for course evaluators to commit to providing feedback on two class sessions per semester.  These evaluators contribute significantly to the success of the apprenticeship program.  Evaluators do not need to have trade knowledge and will only be critiquing the instructors on their ability to engage apprentices and effectively […]

Scheduled Wage & Benefit Increase Begins Today

The Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Utah Mechanical Contractors Association and UA Local 140 scheduled wage increase of $.90 and a benefit increase of $.25 to the Utah Pipe Trades Health Trust is effective beginning today. The published wage and benefit scale spreadsheets have been sent out and can be found on the members only section of […]

Your Future Is Now! UMCA Launches New Labor Recruitment Campaign 

The UMCA has launched a campaign aimed at attracting experienced skilled workers to member companies. The UMCA is actively contacting plumbers, pipe fitters, HVAC technicians, welders, and all skill trade workers in an effort to decrease manpower pressure on our contractors and Local UA 140. The UMCA, with the support of UA Local 140 leadership, […]

Evaluator Training & Orbital Welding Classes At The Utah Career Center

The Utah Career Center is currently looking for course evaluators to commit to providing feedback on two class sessions per semester.  These evaluators contribute significantly to the success of the apprenticeship program.  Evaluators do not need to have trade knowledge and will only be critiquing the instructors on their ability to engage apprentices and effectively […]

A Guide To Pre-Construction Planning: MCAA Resources Available

The success of a project hinges heavily on the steps you take before you ever set foot on the job site. Pre-planning and scheduling are essential to the profitability and overall success of a project. The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) has recently released a complete pre-planning guide titled, MCAA’s Planning for Profitability: Your […]

UMCA and UA Local 140 Leadership to Go Through “Marriage Counseling” 

The UMCA and UA Local 140 have retained C. Richard Barnes & Associates to conduct its much heralded Leadership Access Institute, A Cohort Fellows Program for the Utah Mechanical Contracting Industry. The program will start this August and will run for 18 months to two years. Participants will be required to attend six two-day sessions […]

Scheduled Wage & Benefit Increase Coming August 1st  

The Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Utah Mechanical Contractors Association and UA Local 140 will have a scheduled wage increase of $.90 and a benefit increase of $.25 to the Utah Pipe Trades Health Trust effective August 1, 2017. The published wage and benefit scale spreadsheets will be sent out in the coming weeks.  If […]

If You’re Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think

  It’s really easy to stray from the path. Like airplanes, we constantly need to make course-corrections. Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time. The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple — through air traffic control and […]

UMCA Golf Tournament Registration Closes June 12th

Join the Utah Mechanical Contractors Association members on Friday, June 23rd in Park City Utah for the 2017 UMCA Annual Golf Tournament. Registration is now open and the tournament is fast approaching. Registration starts at $125 per attendee for members and $175 per attendee for non-members. Registration fee includes greens fee, cart, and lunch attendance. […]