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SPOTLIGHT

  • Project Labor Agreements Under Attack

    SMACNA is in favor of having the option of considering and using PLAs where deemed in the best economic interest of the project owner on behalf of the taxpayer on public work regardless of their union or nonunion status. Therefore, SMACNA strongly opposes, the so-called “Fair and Open Contracting Act of 2017” (H.R. 1552 / S. 622).

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  • Specialty Trades Drive February Construction Job Growth

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its February jobs report, posting another month of growth in construction employment. Of the 235,000 jobs created in February, 25% were in the construction industry.

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  • News March 2016 SMACNews

    Inside this issue: Learn about new regulatory changes expected under the new Administration. Now available—2017 "Architectural Sheet Metal Fascia and Coping Wind Test Report." Take SMACNA's message to Congress, May 2-4. Listen to SMART General President discuss industry challenges. Meet the new Board member.

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  • News Meet the Board: John Raught of Beaver, Pa.

    New SMACNA Board member John Raught, vice president and treasurer of Northstar Environmental Ltd., Beaver, Pa., has been active in business and industry issues throughout his career.

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  • News Regulatory update: ACA and Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Order

    As with any new Administration, regulatory changes are to be expected when a new President comes into office. However, for the time being, any regulations issued under the Obama Administration, which were effective prior to Jan. 20, 2017, remain in place, and can only be revised through a notice and rule-making process.

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  • News CEA National Legislative Conference: Deliver our message, May 2-4

    It is not enough for your vote to deliver a message in an election year. As a union specialty contractor your message needs to be delivered to every member of Congress throughout the year—every year. Join us at the National Legislative Conference, May 2-4, in Washington, D.C., and spread your message on Capitol Hill.

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  • News SMART General President discusses industry challenges

    Deborah Wyandt, SMACNA’s executive director of labor relations, recently sat down with SMART General President Joseph Sellers to talk about some of the issues and challenges facing SMACNA members and the industry in general.

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  • News February 2017 SMACNews

    Inside this issue: January Board actions: Watch for these new products. New SmartMarket research shows collaboration reduces construction risk. Major tax reform is starting in Congress. PLAs and Davis Bacon are under attack. Control costs with SMACNA’s new “Material and Inventory Management Guide.”

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  • News Capitol Hill Update: Major tax reform starting in Congress

    Leaders in the House and Senate have outlined an ambitious tax reform agenda for the first nine months of the 115th Congress and it appears to require two separate reform packages.

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  • News SMACNA January Board actions and highlights

    During the coming year, watch for the following products that were reviewed and approved by the Board at their January meeting.

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  • News SmartMarket report: Collaboration reduces risk

    Three quarters of building owners and contractors have experienced a dispute or claim in the last three years, and nine in ten say increased collaboration can be used to mitigate future risk, according to a new SmartMarket report “Managing Risk in the Construction Industry” from Dodge Data and Analytics. SMACNA served as a research partner on the report.

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  • News SMACNA’s new “Materials and Inventory Management Guide”

    The new SMACNA “Materials and Inventory Management Guide” provides member contractors with a resource on purchasing and inventory management systems. Whether simple or complex, these systems are a set of rules for deciding when to purchase materials and services and how much to purchase.

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  • News Meet the Board: Scott Vidimos of East Chicago, Ind.

    New SMACNA Board member Scott Vidimos, president of Vidimos Inc., East Chicago, Ind., has been actively involved in the industry and in helping children in his community for years.

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