Excelling as a Union Apprentice

Ryan Panas is the epitome of what employers are looking for, no matter what industry your company is in. The second-year Sheet Metal Apprentice at Harker Heating and Cooling shows up on time, works hard, is not afraid of a challenge, is always smiling, and makes the best out of every situation. Panas has sheet […]

Following in his Father’s Footsteps

When Mike Raether began his career at 1901 Inc. as a Sheet Metal Apprentice 25 years ago, he did not know that his coworkers would become a second family for him and that one day, he would truly make work a family affair. Mike’s son, Dylan, started working at 1901 Inc. three years ago when […]

Ironworker to Apprentice

There is the saying that when you know, you know! Well, we have two apprentices that knew the art of welding was their destiny. Each apprentice has utilized their welding skills to take them down their own career paths, but they both started off as Ironworkers. Clinton Barrett, a fourth-year plumbing apprentice with Hooper Corporation, […]

Building Both Career and Family

A career in the trades is for everyone and anyone who is willing to work hard and show up on time. You can start an apprenticeship right out of high school or decide to change careers later in life. For two of our plumbing apprentices, joining the trades and becoming a plumber was not only […]

What is an Apprenticeship?

Governor Tony Evers proclaimed the week of November 8-14, 2020, as Apprenticeship Week in Wisconsin, in accordance with National Apprenticeship Week. Throughout the week, the Department of Workforce Development’s Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards will be holding virtual events and activities to encourage apprenticeship training and celebrate the positive impact on Wisconsin’s economy. What exactly is […]

COVID-19 Info

We are compiling beneficial information to help our members while they face these unprecedented times.  Below are links with detailed information to help everyone cope and conquer the challenges brought on by COVID-19.  Check back for daily updates! May 21, 2020 HEROES Relief Bill Contains Victory for Composite Pension Plans – SMACNA May 21, 2020 […]

Wisconsin Construction Industry Steps Up to Donate Aluminum Nose Clips for Face Masks

MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin construction industry joined forces with Sheet Metal Workers Local 18 and additional Union Contractors throughout Wisconsin to produce nose clips for face masks slated for first responders and frontline workers, Madison Area Mechanical Contractors & Sheet Metal Association (MSC) Executive Director Julie Walsh announced on Tuesday. “Our Union Contractors have […]

Women In Construction Week

We are proud to honor and showcase the Women of MSC/MAPC during the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Women in Construction Week, March 1-8, 2020.  We featured 20 of our amazing women!                              

Women of MSC/MAPC To Participate in Polar Plunge

There are seven brave members of Women of MSC/MAPC who will be taking the plunge in support of Special Olympics Wisconsin at the 2020 Polar Plunge Madison on Saturday, February 15, 2020.  These brave women from MSC/MAPC, 1901 Inc., General Heating and Air Conditioning, H.J. Pertzborn Plumbing and Fire Protection, and Monona Plumbing and Fire […]