ROCKVILLE, Md. - The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) has released "Education 2004: Your Planning Guide," a training guide designed to help those in the mechanical construction, service, plumbing, and pipe welding industry gain education on a variety of topics, says the association.

Available online at, "Education 2004: Your Planning Guide" includes a calendar of MCAA, Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA), Plumbing Contractors of America (PCA), and National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau (NCPWB) educational events throughout the year, details of each program, and an overview to assist contractors in selection.

Also included is information about programs that may appear on local MCAA-affiliated associations' schedules and are also available for on-site training at individual companies.

To request a printed version of the guide, call Antoinette Shupp at 301-990-2200 or e-mail

Publication date: 01/19/2004