Jim Murphy, Jr. Receives MCAA Honor

By on March 24, 2015

James J. Murphy, Jr., the past chairman of St. Louis-based Murphy Company, received the Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s (MCAA) Distinguished Service Award (DSA).

The award—the association’s highest honor—was presented during the opening general session at the association’s annual convention in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii. The award was bestowed upon Mr. Murphy as a lasting testimony to his commitment to the mechanical contracting industry and to the MCAA.

“For over 30 years Mr. Murphy has played a pivotal role in establishing many of MCAA’s most popular programs, including the Institute for Project Management, the Advanced Leadership Institute, the Midyear Education Conference and MCAA’s Career Development Program. He has served with distinction as a member of MCAA’s Education, Strategic Planning, Project Managers Education, Labor Relations and Quality Committees, as a member of the Industrial Relations Council, as a Trustee of the Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation and the Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Fund, as a member of the Board of Directors, and as the association’s President in 1998.,” a release from MCAA said.

Murphy’s wife, Mimi, daughter Emily Murphy, daughter and son-in-law Anne and Rob Hill, grandchildren Charlie and Jane, and son James Joseph Murphy III were on hand as he accepted the honor from MCAA President Chuck Fell.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Inc. (MCAA) serves approximately 2,800 firms involved in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, piping, and mechanical service.

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