MCAA Program Delivers Purdue Intern
Gardena, CA – Xcel Mechanical Systems today officially added its name to a growing list of Mechanical Contractor Association of America (MCAA) member firms that are helping to drive the organization’s ambitious 2015 “Year of the Intern” initiative.
Through grants made available by MCAA and its education foundation, the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation, Xcel Mechanical hired and began onboarding this morning Purdue University junior Marc Dombrowski, a mechanical engineering student from Scottsdale, AZ.
Mr. Dombrowski’s summer internship is one of 228 positions funded by the MCAA and MCERF thus far in 2015, according to the organization’s website.
“I think it’s awesome that they’re giving students the chance to come in and show what they can do,” said Mr. Dombrowski, who comes from a family of engineering and contracting professionals. “I’m getting valuable experience in a field that I want to pursue. It’s good preparation for the future. I feel like when I graduate, I’ll be ahead of the game.”
Mr. Dombrowski said a family friend recommended he take a look at Xcel Mechanical, a fast-growing commercial HVAC and Plumbing contractor based in Gardena, CA. He learned that the firm was a member of MCAA. He joined Purdue’s MCAA student chapter, researched the “Year of the Intern” program, reached out to Xcel Mechanical President Kevin Michel, and the match was made.
“He’s smart, and showed some real ingenuity in finding his way here, which of course we liked,” said Mr. Michel. “It’s great that MCAA is making these opportunities available. It’s a win-win.”
Mr. Dombrowski is currently working in the firm’s Estimation Department, coming up with estimates on HVAC and plumbing drawings. Soon he’ll be participating on job walks while shadowing project engineers and project managers.
“This is the first time I’ve seen something like this,” he said. “I’m ready to help anyone with anything they need. There’s a lot to learn, but that’s why I’m here.”
The MCAA is a national trade association representing more than 2,800 of the industry’s most innovative and forward-thinking mechanical construction, plumbing and service firms across the United States. These companies install and service technologically advanced and energy-efficient heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing and piping systems. MCAA also counts among its membership the industry’s leading manufacturing and supply firms.
About Xcel Mechanical Systems, Inc.
Xcel Mechanical Systems designs, builds and maintains commercial and industrial HVAC, Plumbing and Process Piping systems for clients across the Aerospace, Data Center, Education, Entertainment, Government, Healthcare and Hospitality sectors. Our mechanical solutions make buildings more comfortable and more energy efficient. Xcel Mechanical is licensed, bonded and insured, and can scale quickly to execute projects of any size.