Am I a Member?, Become a Member Company, Member Features, For Principals

Am I a Member?

MCA of Chicago membership is company-based. Find out if your mechanical company is a member here.

Member features

Member companies who are current with their dues payment gain access to a wide variety of benefits, including:

      • Free and deeply discounted learning opportunities to train your new people quickly and help your seasoned people keep up with trends and technology. Both office and field employees will benefit from our award-winning Construction Education Institute (CEI)® programming which includes hands-on skill building and certificate-earning options
      • 3 free hours of consulting annually from our computer and software expert Ginnie Floraday
      • Staff coaching on LU 597 labor-related questions including contract and code interpretations, jurisdiction, drug plan, wage & benefits, audits, bonds and apprentice issues
      • Networking events with industry peers at premier venues, including specialized opportunities for CEOs, emerging leaders and women
      • Access to 25+ MCA committees, groups and services, with ways to become directly involved
      • Underwritten online classes including 10- & 30- hour OSHA training
      • Safety resources including a weekly “Toolbox Talk” email, webinars and seminars. Plus, yearly safety awards.
      • Free social media audit by expert Lindsay Rosasco
      • Complimentary use of our CEI classroom, Technology Territory and Board room for your company’s private use when available. Book a room online here.
      • Lobbying experts in Springfield and Chicago
      • Logo & company information on the MCA of Chicago online membership directory
      • Membership to additional organizations:
      • The Chicagoland Better Heating and Cooling Council (CBHCC): 2 free passes per class
        The Chicagoland Construction Safety Council (CSC): 33% off classes
      • Illinois Mechanical & Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA): state representation
      • The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA): free or discounted access to national resources, including WebLEM (Web-Based Labor Estimating Manual)
        • One free early bird registration to these three MCAA events:
        • MSCA Annual Educational Conference; 2017 price: $1,400
        • Safety Directors’ Conference; 2017 price: $735
        • MCAA Convention; 2017 price: $2,295
        • The MCA of Chicago also has limited subsidies available for Institute for Project Management (IPM) and Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI)
      • Complimentary 10 & 30 hour OSHA training, subsidized safety gear and other safety resources
      • Free remote, customized technology training
      • Access to 25+ MCA committees, groups and services, with ways to become directly involved
      • Dedicated staff with over 100 years of combined experience.

    Become a Member Company

    Membership in MCA Chicago is open to mechanical contracting and service companies that are signatory to Pipe Fitters Local Union 597. View the Local Union 597 jurisdictional map here.

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    For Principals

    MCA provides resources and events specifically tailored to member presidents, CEOs, and other principals. Here are a few helpful resources: