Community Involvement

Members of MSC and MAPC recognize the importance of being active and involved participants in their community. Giving back can take on a variety of forms and below are some of the ways in which we give back:


WRTP/Big Step:

MSC and MAPC are committed to helping recruit, develop and retain a more diverse qualified workforce in the Madison area. In support of this initiative, they provide financial support to WRTP/Big Step. In addition, members of MSC and MAPC serve on the Madison WRTP/Big Step Steering Committee and support outreach initiatives by participating in career exploration events in local neighborhoods.

WRTP/BIG STEP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit workforce intermediary dedicated to connecting people to family-sustaining jobs.

Their mission is to enhance the ability of public and private sector organizations to recruit, develop, and retain a more diverse, qualified workforce in construction, manufacturing and emerging sectors of the regional economy.

By being industry led, worker centered, and community focused, WRTP/BIG STEP helps under-employed, under-served, and under-represented individuals succeed in well-paying careers while exceeding industry’s workforce needs.

For more information you can visit the Big Step Website


Heat’s On:

In 1987, MSC helped establish the Heat’s On Program in the Madison Area. Annually this program provides a complimentary furnace check and clean for deserving homeowners of Madison, and Dane County. Since inception, approximately 2,000 homes have been serviced, ensuring those residents had heat during the cold, winter months.

The mission of Heat’s On is to reduce the occurrence of residents going without heat or facing other life threatening emergencies associated with their home heating systems in the winter. The Dane County Veterans Service Office (CVSO) County and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) assisted Project Heat’s On in connecting veterans to this service. MSC and Local #601 will execute their mission this year with the help of our contractors providing the manpower and trucks, as well as area supply houses providing needed parts.

Heats On 2015 – Recap          Heat’s On 2016 – Recap


MCAA Student Chapter:

MSC and MAPC have recently become involved with the MCAA Student Chapter at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. These students are planning careers in the mechanical construction industry. It recognizes exceptional achievement in governance and leadership, membership recruiting, fundraising, community involvement and career development.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,800 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

For more information you can visit the MSOE Website.


Second Harvest Foodbank

MSC and MAPC members understand that hunger is an issue in our community. To help combat this problem, they support the Second Harvest Foodbank to provide food for those in need.

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin is a hunger-relief charity organization whose goal is to make sure everyone in southwestern Wisconsin has enough of the right kinds of food to live a happy and healthy life. We do that three ways:

  • Food distribution – we distribute millions of pounds of food each year through our network of partner agencies and programs.
  • Promotion of government programs – we help people in our community understand and apply for government programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is called FoodShare in Wisconsin and used to be called the food stamp program. Through our FoodShare Outreach we help thousands of people receive FoodShare benefits each year; providing millions of meals!
  • Promote hunger awareness – we believe that building awareness of the thousands of people in southwestern Wisconsin who don’t always know where their next meal will come from is the first step to ending hunger.

For more information you can visit the Second Harvest Foodbank Website.