The MCAA announced the winners of various awards at its Awards of Excellence Ceremony, Feb. 28, held during the MCAA's 118th annual convention in Orlando, Fla.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America announced the winners of various awards at its Awards of Excellence Ceremony, Feb. 28, held during MCAA’s 118th annual convention in Orlando, Fla.
E. Robert Kent Award for Management Innovation
  • dpw Inc., South San Francisco won for developing its Papervaulttm integrated communications, document and task management system that is designed to optimize the ability of a subcontractor to manage more jobs, more efficiently and more profitably.
Educator of the Year
  • Greg Baker, Oregon State University.
Student Chapters
  • The Northern California Mechanical Contractors Student Chapter at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, won the MCAA’s 2006–2007 Student Chapter Competition.
A record 20 student chapters prepared proposals for the retrofitting of the Dallas Power & Light Building, Dallas, into condominiums and retail stores.
In other student news, University of Wisconsin – Stout was named the 2006 Student Chapter of the Year. The association also presented charters to two new student chapters to the University of Maryland – College Park; and Chico State University. The addition of these two chapters brings the number of MCAA student chapters to 38.
Best Practices Awards
  • The MCA of Chicago for its Webinar Training Program.
  • The ARCA/MCA for its HVACR Two-Year Vocational Education Program.
  • The MCA of Metropolitan Washington for its efforts to study ways to improve the recruitment of new workers in the unionized mechanical trade industry.
In other affiliate news, the MCAA presented charters to two new affiliated associations: The Southern Tier of New York Mechanical Contractors Association; and the Mechanical Contractors Association Central Gulf Coast.
Safety Excellence Awards
Category 1 (100,000 or fewer work hours)
  • J. Moore & Co., Livingston, N.J.
Category 2 (100,000–250,000 work hours)
  • Matrix Service Industrial Contractors Inc., Eddystone, Pa.
Category 3 (250,000–400,000 work hours)
  • Huxtable & Associates, Inc., Lawrence, Kan.
Category 4 (400,000–1 million work hours)
  • Mechanical, Inc., Pittsburg, Calif.
Category 5 (more than 1 million work hours)
  • Nooter Construction Co., Trevose, Pa.