Women in Chicago’s Mechanical Contracting industry: Persistence and awareness of career opportunities diversity provide success keys

Despite social trends and government policies encouraging women to consider historically non-traditional careers, you still won’t find many females in the plumbing, pipefitting and HVAC service trades in the Chicago area.  <<Read full article>>  Article from Chicago Construction...

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HVACR Workforce Shortage: Worse Than We Thought

We keep hearing that technicians are in demand; that there is a skills gap facing our industry and that employers are having a difficult time filling open technician and HVACR related job openings, but where are all of these facts and figures coming from?  <<Read full article>>  Article from Explore the...

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Women in Plumbing: Work hard for success

One of the next generations of plumbers.  Jennifer Lannon is learning the trade from her Dad. <<Read full article>>       Article from Plumbing & Mechanical, July 2015...

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Women Find Success in the Mechanical Contracting Despite Low Industry Participation Rate

Female Executives at Chicagoland Construction Firms Urge Awareness, Discuss the Importance of Networking CHICAGO—The 2015 State of Women-Owned Business Report released by American Express OPEN in May confirmed that the number of women-own businesses continues to show rapid growth, with a 30 percent share of all businesses now owned by women. A “concrete ceiling” remains, however, in the construction industry, where a much lower share...

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Going Green at Sloan Park

Sloan Valve helps the Chicago Cubs improve water efficiencies at spring training facilities. Sloan Valve is a Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs.  In addition to the Cubs’ spring training stadium being renamed Sloan Park, the suburban Chicago manufacturer is assisting the club in growing its ongoing sustainability efforts both at facilities in Mesa, Arizona, and at iconic Wrigley Field in Chicago. <<Read full...

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Team of Experts – Change

Have You Watched MCA’s Team of Experts Webcasts Yet? If you’re not changing with the times, you’re getting left behind. Learn more about envisioning and executing change with Dr. Russ Rogers by clicking on the image below to view a short clip, then head over to MCA Chicago for the full...

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Invasion of the Japanese Super Toilets!

This luxury toilet from Japan has controls for almost every aspect of the bathroom experience. It can warm the seat, give a massage, play music, adjust the height and temperature of the bidet stream, and even make flushing sounds — without actually flushing — to cover up the sounds of embarrassing body functions. <<Read full article and view...

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