About The Mechanical Industries Council
The Mechanical Industries Council (MIC) serves about 200 union mechanical contracting firms whose members employ nearly 2,500 Local Union 72 pipe fitters and plumbers in Georgia.
The Mechanical Industries Council primary purpose is to promote the work and improve business opportunities of its union employing contractor members, share management of a world class apprenticeship training program with labor and promulgate numerous educational programs for its members and their employees.
The MIC organization had its beginnings over 50 years ago and its growth has been distinguished by the dedication of its contributing contractors. This dedication is exemplified by the high degree of contractor participation in organizational responsibilities and functions.
One of the most tangible evidences of this dedication is the Mechanical Trades Institute (MTI) whose modern classrooms, shops and labs are located in Atlanta’s Fulton Industrial Park. The institute also has training facilities in Rome, Macon and Albany, Georgia. Apprenticeship classes, of which there are now two a year, provide a five-year curriculum in the plumbing, pipe fitting or service trades. The total number of apprentices exceeds 300 a year. In mid-2000, a modern addition to the institute was dedicated with a large delegation of city, state and federal officials in attendance. With MIC sponsorship, the institute provides continuing education classes for journeymen.
Other MIC educational programs and seminars augment these programs for superintendents and other field managers in the contractor members’ labor force. These programs facilitate management-labor teamwork, pride in our industry and productivity.
MIC voice, opinions, and concerns are heard as MIC represents the needs of the union employing contractor. MIC combats unfair labor practices and the elimination of unsatisfactory conditions in the trade. MIC contributing contractors work together for the common good of our industry.
The following are many of the activities that the MIC promotes:
- Engages in public relations programs designed to create a better public understanding of the industry and to encourage greater use of the industry’s services by owners and construction and service purchasers for the benefit of the general public.
- Fosters and promotes better employer/employee relationships and strives for optimum efficiency and workmanship in construction methods.
- Fosters and provides for the education and training of supervisory and managerial personnel.
- Promotes safety in the industry by developing programs and activities directed at assisting, technically or otherwise, architects, engineers, specification writers, general and specialty contractors, and governmental authorities and agencies, in the formulation or improvement of federal, state, and municipal regulations and other technical and safety programs having as their object the safe, adequate and improved quality of mechanical contractors’ service to the public.
- Supports the activities and programs of the MCAG, including collective bargaining and related matters.
- Makes contributions, donations or grants, in furtherance of the purposes of the Fund.
Make a smart decision when it comes to your mechanical systems. Hire a MIC contractor. To find a contractor in your area qualified to take control of the mechanical systems on your next project, contact MIC or call the MIC of Georgia at (770) 934-1427.