Category Archives: News

UMCA Apps are Here

The UMCA recently released an app for members that is compatible with both Apple and Android devices.  The app features on-the-go access to the membership directory, labor documents, UMCA news, event registration and more.  Additionally, the app will allow the UMCA to send occasional reminders to your phone about the information you need to know!  […]

Old School vs. Innovative Management Styles by Geoff De Weaver, CEO & Founder Touchpoint Entertainment Inc.

Humans have been buying, selling, marketing and trading both goods and services for over a millennium. Over that entire period, we have always believed that a single unit of a given product or service could be used by only one customer at a time. And, to sell more products or services you need to make more, […]

Region 5 Apprentice Contest Showcases Utah Career Center

On June 10th and 11th, the Utah Career Center (UCC) hosted the Region 5 Apprentice Contest.  The event was a huge success and showcased the UCC’s apprentice program and facility beautifully.  For the first time ever, a Utah apprentice won a competition at the contest. Lucas Beckstead, an apprentice currently with Industrial Piping and Welding, […]

UMCA to Subsidize Initiation Fee for New NCPWB Members

The Utah Chapter of the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau (NCPWB) is up and running and accepting applications for membership from contractor members.  The UMCA Board of Directors has approved the association to underwrite the $250 initiation fee for all new members.  Subsequently, the amount due at the time of application are the membership dues […]

Free Employee Assistance Benefit Available to all UMCA Members, Employees, and Dependents

As many are aware, the UMCA and UA Local 140 have secured the services of Blomquist Hale Consulting to provide counseling services to all employees and their dependents to allow them to receive the help they need.  Blomquist Hale offers services and counseling for items ranging from family and marital counseling to drug and alcohol […]

The One Question Every Successful Person Asks by Jeff Haden, Inc. Magazine

I was a guest on a radio show and everything was going well (in my case “well” means I hadn’t said anything that made me to cringe) when the host said, “One last question.” Cool, I thought, already patting myself on the back. That went really well. “You’ve talked to hundreds of successful people,” she […]

Ten Communication Secrets of Great Leaders by Dr. Travis Bradberry

No one ever became a great leader without first becoming a great communicator.  Great leaders connect with people on an emotional level every time they speak. Their words inspire others to achieve more than they ever thought possible.  Great communicators are intentional about it, and there are 10 secrets they rely on to deliver a […]