The Mechanical Contractors Association of Indiana, Inc. is a statewide trade association established to represent and service its members in the mechanical industry. It acts as the industry’s voice in dealing with the public, state and local government, other construction industry groups, and labor. Unlike most other trade associations, the primary focus of MCAI is education, labor relations, and multi-employer collective bargaining.
Represents members in all labor relations matters including negotiation, grievances, apprenticeship training and benefit plans; Legislative and governmental affairs representation before state and local bodies; Represents member interests to owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and others involved in construction; Educational programs are provided to the members and their employees.
MCAI operates two affiliate organizations which provide additional services to the mechanical construction industry. Each has separate membership and financing. Indiana Chapter 14 of the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau (NCPWB) promotes quality welding in the pipe fitting industry at reduced costs through an interchange of welders and development of welding procedure specifications. The Service Contractors Association (SCA) provides assistance to contractors and service managers of those firms involved in H.V.A.C. service and maintenance.
MCAI is closely allied to its national counterpart, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, located near Washington, D.C. All regular members of MCAI are also members of MCAA. A large contingent of MCAI members regularly attend the MCAA Annual Convention usually held in March of each year. MCAI has also supported four (4) of its members to become presidents of MCAA (H. Jack Baker, 1974, James A. House, 1990, Steve Dawson, 2015, and Greg Fuller, 2017).
Within MCAI there are five local chapters who meet on a regular basis and carry on much of the business of the association. These chapters are known as MCA-Indianapolis Area (Indianapolis, Kokomo, Muncie, Anderson, Richmond Area), Fort Wayne Area MCA (Ft. Wayne, Marion, Elkhart, Angola Area), Wabash Valley MCA (Terre Haute, Lafayette Area) St. Joe Valley (South Bend, Mishawaka Area), and the MCA of Southern Indiana (Evansville, Bloomington Area). Each of these chapters is engaged in multi-employer negotiations and has a current collective bargaining agreement with their respective United Association local union.
is available to partnerships, corporations, and sole proprietorships who are regularly engaged in the mechanical contracting business, who have established places of business and who employ labor for the prosecution of such business.
Since its origin, all regular members of the Association have been contractors who employ members of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters (U.A.)
Associate Membership in MCAI is generally available to firms or individuals having a direct interest in the mechanical contracting industry. Examples include, but are not limited to, mechanical equipment manufacturers, manufacturer’s representatives, wholesalers, and service providers.