Volume 13, Issue Number 2 November  17, 2009

Industrial Forum Reveals Wealth Of Power Plant Opportunities

“Getting into nuclear or coal powered plant construction is a long-term decision,” Terry George, of Bechtel Construction Company, told the Industrial Contractors Forum at SMACNA’s 66th Annual Convention, in Palm Desert, Calif., in October. It’s not always a level playing field, but right now there’s a wealth of opportunity, he added. When a firm decides to get into nuclear power today, they are making the decision for the next generation of the company.

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Sheet Metal Contractor Takes On Winter To Clean Up Wisconsin’s Fox River

The 90-inch diameter duct on the exhaust side leading from charcoal canisters.
Hardy sheet metal workers with Tweet/Garot Inc. of Green Bay, Wis., braved Wisconsin’s notorious winter weather and subzero temperatures to install ductwork for the lower Fox River Cleanup project’s remediation facility in Green Bay. The sediment remediation program, which will clean up four million cubic yards of sediment along the river contaminated by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), is one of the largest sediment remediation programs in the world.

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Is Aluminum A Proper Material Choice?

The following is one of many frequently asked questions of SMACNA’s Technical Resources Department regarding content in SMACNA’s publication “Round Industrial Duct Construction Standard,” second edition, 1999, an American National Standard.

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Guarding Against Welding Fumes And Safety Hazards

“It is important to understand the behavior of welding fumes, which can have harmful health effects,” said Michael McCullion, SMACNA director of safety and health, at the Industrial Contractors Forum at SMACNA’s 66th Annual Convention in Palm Desert, California in October.

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2010 Partners In Progress Conference

Sessions Tell How To Meet Industry Training And Leadership Needs

The 2010 Partners in Progress Conference “Driving Change, Creating Opportunities,” March 18-20, will address important issues affecting the industrial market. In addition to sessions on growth markets and market retention, there will be several sessions focused on how we can meet the industries’ training and leadership needs in order to keep up with the demand created by the retiring baby-boomer generation.

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