In the Community


Madison WI – On Saturday October 19th, 2013, volunteers and Dane County businesses came together to generously donate their time and supplies for the 26th annual Heat’s On project. The Heat’s On event is a community service endeavor by Madison Area Mechanical & Sheet Metal Contractors Association (MSC) and Steamfitters Local 601 to provide complimentary furnace clean and check services to elderly, disabled and low income families of Dane County. As many as 60 homeowners were given a thorough heating system review and service thanks to our contractors All Comfort Services, Commercial Air, General Heating and Air Conditioning, H&H Industries, J.M. Brennan and Johnson Controls. In addition to a successful day of community service, Mayor Paul Soglin recognized Saturday’s accomplishments with a proclamation.

Heat’s On’s mission is to reduce the occurrence of elderly and low income citizens going without heat or facing other life threatening emergencies associated with their home heating systems in the winter. Dane County Energy Services identified and provided the project with homes in need of service.  MSC and Steamfitters Local 601 successfully executed their mission this year with the help of our contractors for providing the manpower and 18 trucks. Supplies to fill the trucks were charitably contributed by Design Air, First Supply, Gustave Larson, Industrial Control, Johnstone Supply and Temperature Systems, Inc. Source: Julie Walsh with Madison Area Mechanical & Sheet Metal Contractors Association

A BIG thank you to Paul and Jim Christensen in continuing to provide the much needed supplies, trucks, and services, as well as a HUGE thank you to our Steam-fitters who volunteered time away from their own families to help other families in need. THANK YOU: to Matt Anderson, Preston Bethel, Conor Kuzdus, Rick Maahs, Ben Redalen, Sam Redalen, Patrick Ritchie, and Fred Schweitzer.

April 11, 2013 — We are very excited about the new VIP program and are honored to be part of it. Paul Christensen and Mike Christensen have involved themselves in this program through the union. They have participated in the interviewing process along with spending days at Fort McCoy witnessing weld testing/soldering and brazing and getting them certified. We feel it is part of our duty due to the courage and commitment these young men and women did for all of us and our country.