The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation

provides a solid foundation for the growth and success of the mechanical contracting industry.

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Students test drive robotic total station

MCERF will pay MCAA members $1,200 each for up to two interns in 2016. Apply here.


Learn about MCERF from those who contribute and from those who benefit. Watch the "MCERF Story" videos.

  • Student leader at GreatFutures 2016.

    MCERF Funds Vision of GreatFutures

    MCERF Funds MCAA's Vision for GreatFutures for Student Chapter Members

  • Professor Blake Wentz and Summit students.

    Attracting the Brightest and Best Students

    MCERF invests in programs that attract the best and brightest students to the mechanical and mechanical service industries. LEARN MORE

  • Students play with tech toys.

    Funding Values to Teach our Next Generation

    MCERF underwrites the development of practices, tools, methods, and materials to advance the mechanical contracting and service industries. LEARN MORE

  • Manufacturer-supplier partners.

    Our Partners are Vital to Our Continued Success

    MCERF receives support from local MCAA affiliates, manufacturers and suppliers, contractors and individuals to help achieve its goals. LEARN MORE

  • MCERF entrusted with scholarship funds.

    Ensuring all Funds Support our Mission

    MCERF is a 501(c)(3) corporation with a Board of Trustees who oversee all donations received in an ethical manor. LEARN MORE

Education & Careers

MCERF supports programs that attract talented, well-educated, and industrious young professionals to our industry.

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MCERF underwrites industry-critical research, which is conducted by leading researchers and consultants.

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Support Us

A foundation's strength and success depend on its partners-its trustees, financial contributors, and volunteers.

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News & Happenings

President, Robert ("Bob") T. Armistead, himself a past-President of MCERF,  knows well the mission and the value of the Foundation.  He hopes AMI's support will allow "...MCERF to continue its support of industry education and internships for years to come."

MCERF Supports GreatFutures.

The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF) recently received two new, generous contributions week.  The first was a $1,000 personal contribution from D. Patrick (“Pat”) Lynch, Vice President of CCI Mechanical, Inc., in Salt Lake, UT.  The second was a first-ever contribution in the amount of $2,500 from the Plumbers & Pipefitters LU 421 Labor-Management Fund, which is located in North Charleston, SC.