Mike ReynoldsMessage from the President

I have a confession to make. Although I believe strongly in the importance of AC478, I did not make the time or prioritize it within my company until recently. I have been living this program for a few years now; providing input to the development of the actual criteria, helping to roll it out, etc. Yet, I had not submitted my own application. Embarrassing, huh?


If you are like me, you have good intentions but the pressures of running our projects, bidding new jobs, managing our business and squeezing in time for family and friends gets in the way. Well I am proud to report I am done! I got my paperwork together, submitted my application, paid my fee, scheduled my inspection, etc. I was assessed by Sandi McCracken and I am happy to report – we passed!


Why is it those things we think are going to be so hard, really are not? You know they are the right thing to do but you dread doing them. BUT, once you do, you knock yourself upside your head and say what was I worried about. I got this!


If you are like me, and I know many of you are, you are putting off AC478. In your heart you know it will be good for you but maybe you will get to it tomorrow or next week. The time is now. We have a tiger by the tail. Projects are being spec’d, manufacturers are encouraging it. You don’t want to be the last to the party.


Jackie is working with about 30 companies to get their paperwork in order. The MBCEA is providing this support free to members but will not be able to do this forever. Contact her at jmeiluta@Comcast.net to set up your personalized training. Don’t put it off, you got this!





Mike Reynolds

President, MBCEA



P.S. Looking forward to seeing you at Metalcon. We are offering two training sessions. Josh Quinter will present on leadership and Jackie will do a workshop on AC478. Use the link to the right to get a free pass to the show floor.

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