Letter from the AMCA President
I have been working in the construction industry for 35 years. I got started building houses, went into the electrical field, and for the past 28 years in the mechanical, service and controls industry with CCI Automated Technologies here in Alaska.
I joined AMCA because I see the organization as premier group of contractors with a common goal of improving their companies and employees. This association of mechanical contractors works together through a number of committees. These committees are the foundation of this group. Members spend countless hours volunteering their time on these committees to help select apprentices, provide educational opportunities, deal with legislative and code issues, negotiate fair and reasonable labor agreements, and assist in the management of pension funds. These are all important items that make for a successful company.
The AMCA recently created a new membership class for Associate Members. The Associate Members are from industry related companies and are invited to attend our four Associate Members meetings per year. These meetings are an opportunity to network as well as listen to speakers on topics of interest to the industry. Our past meeting topics have included presentations on the proposed gas pipeline and Susitna Dam, economic forecasts, Corps of Engineers projects forecasts, and code related issues important to the membership. Our goal is to continue this effort in reaching out to the industry and helping to provide these types of educational opportunities.
It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with this elite group of companies.
Brian J. Miller
Alaska Mechanical Contractors Association