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UMCA 2019 Annual Trap Shoot Registration Now Open

The UMCA will be hosting the 2019 Annual Trap Shoot at the Great Salt Lake Gun Club Lee Kay Center on Thursday, September 26. Join members for an evening of friendly competition complete with a barbecue dinner, door prizes, and awards ceremony. Registration is $55 per person and includes two rounds of 25 targets from […]

2019 DOPL Contractor License Renewal Looming

We want to remind UMCA Contractor Members that this is a license renewal year. The Utah Department Occupational & Professional Licensing requires contractors to have earned 6 hours of continuing education over the past two years, with 3 hours being core and 3 additional hours of professional or core CE credit. Licensees are also required to attend 3 […]

How Leaders Can Ask For The Feedback No One Wants To Give Them

By: Joseph Grenny and Brittney Maxfield Harvard Business Review Tad knew he was losing his hearing. What he didn’t know was that everyone around him knew as well. Tad (not his real name) was a senior executive in a multinational company. Much of his work was done in lengthy meetings with dozens of participants. His […]

UMCA Distributes Collective Bargaining Agreement To Contractor Members

The UMCA recently distributed the most current UMCA-UA Local 140 Collective Bargaining Agreement to UMCA Contractor members. Included in the Collective Bargaining Agreement is the current HVAC&R Utah Schedule A and the latest Drug Free Workplace Policy & Procedures. This agreement took effect August 1, 2018 and will be in place until July, 31, 2021. […]

Utah Career Center Top Apprentices Compete In Regional Contest & Upcoming Orbital Welding Courses

men working on an orbital welding machine

The winners of the Utah Career Center Apprentice Contest competed at a regional competition, with Jesse Breinholt of Mechanical Service and Systems turning in an impressive performance and placing 2nd overall in Region 5 among HVAC techs. The UMCA would like to congratulate the apprentices that competed and represented the Utah Career Center at the […]

Utah Career Center Celebrates Apprentice Accomplishments

Things at the Utah Career Center were in full swing for the month of May with Apprentice Graduation and the Annual Apprentice Contest. On Saturday, May 18, 2018 the Utah Career Center held an apprentice skill contest that determined the apprentices that will represent the UA Local 140 at the Regional Apprentice Contest. The competition […]

When You’ve Reached an Impasse in Your Meetings

Teams argue. Stalemates happen. What distinguishes effective groups from all the others is that they do not avoid difficult conversations, and disagreements don’t wreak havoc on their relationships. I remember a French engineer once told me about his team: “We argue like heck and then we go have a beer.” But what happens when you can’t […]