The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation

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

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Muller Industries Donates to MCERF

MCERF Thanks Mueller Industries for giving a large contribution.

5 Key Things About MCERF

  • Working to Solve the Mega-Issues that Confront our Industry

    Mega Issues

    Founded in 1989 by pioneers envisioning an organization to help solve mega-issues that confront the mechanical construction and service industries. LEARN MORE

  • 5 Key Things About MCERF: Attracting the Brightest 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

  • Developing Tools to teach Modern Best Practices of our Industry

    Developing Tools to Teach our Next Generation

    MCERF develops online tools, methods, materials, and technology-focused practices to advance the mechanical contracting and service industries. LEARN MORE

  • Support of our Partners is vital to our Continued Success

    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

  • Our Board ensures that funds Support our Mission

    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

Intern Students

MCERF will pay $1,500 per intern or full-time employee that MCAA/MSCA members hire during MCAA’s “2015 – Year of the Intern”.  

At MCAA’s October 2014 Student Chapter Summit in Jersey City, NJ, the assembled faculty from dozens of the US’s...

Mueller Industries

At the December 20104 MCERF Board of Trustees meeting, Brian Caufield (VP/GM Wholesale Plumbing), Mueller Industries, Memphis, TN announced their commitment to donate $100,000 to the Foundation.  Brian cited the synergy between Mueller Industries and MCERF in supporting a number of current and planned career development initiatives. "Mueller faces the...

MCERF Wants to Thanks Their Contributors

MCERF Would Like To Thank All of Its 2014-2015 Contributors

The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF) would like to thank all of their Sustaining Members…those who have given any amount in the current year.  Without the help and support...

Interns Learning the Ropes on a Jobsite

The grants, each for $1,200, will help cover the salaries of student interns who are working for MCAA and MSCA members in the field and/or in the office over this summer. The students will gain valuable work experience and the opportunity to learn more about the industry, and their employers will benefit from the students'...