Industry Orientation

Space is limited!  Register Early!

NOTICE - MCAKC has modified its operations and moved all education programs online.
When it is safe and appropriate, we will reintroduce face-to-face education and events.

New Hires: January 2021
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Interns: June 2021
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Industry Orientation Program is a one-day seminar that provides employees new to the mechanical contracting industry with foundational knowledge about the profession. Led by local professionals in the mechanical contracting industry, this seminar includes group discussion and small group interaction to educate participants on what it takes to thrive in this industry.

This program is designed for those new to the mechanical contracting industry.  New employees (any position), students, recent graduates, and interns will all benefit from this “Intro to Mechanical Contracting”.

Help new employees identify their role in, and contribution to, your business.
Gain knowledge of the mechanical contractor’s business culture.
Connect with industry peers to build a professional network.
Educate, excite, and engage new employees about the MCAKC community.

After completing this program, participants will be able to:
Section 1: Union Mechanical Contracting Industry
Bob Looman – Executive Director MCAKC

Discuss the difference between Union vs Non-Union Mechanical Contracting businesses.

Section 2: The Kansas City Mechanical Contracting Market
Kollin Knox – President – P1 Group, Inc.

Identify vertical markets in which Union Mechanical Contractors in Kansas City leverage their experience
Section 3: Construction vs Service
Clay Daniels – President – U.S. Engineering, Service

Compare and contrast the Construction vs Service side of the Mechanical Contracting Industry.

Section 4: Vendors and Suppliers
Ryan Epstein – Sales Manager – Johnson and White Sales

Explain the manufacturing and supplier relationship in our industry and where products come from and how they get to the job site.

Section 5: The MCA of Kansas City: Utilizing our Services
Bob Looman – Executive Director MCAKC

Utilize the MCAKC to support career goals and leverage learning opportunities.

MCA Knowledge Center
10955 Lowell Avenue, Suite 1050
Overland Park, KS 66210

This program is offered at no charge to Signatory Contractors and Associate Members of the MCAKC.  Lunch is provided.

Jacki Conn, Director of Education at or 913.948.9200.