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  • FY17 Budget Fails to Capitalize on Construction Opportunities

    The Construction Employers of America reviewed President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal, which would fund important jobs, employment accountability, and workforce training initiatives.The President’s budget includes significant reductions in capital construction for federal buildings and infrastructure projects compared to fiscal year 2016.


  • News February 2016 SMACNews

    Inside this issue: MLP Act would benefit commercial, industrial industry. SMACNA Board highlights. Prohibiting recordings on the job may be unlawful. 'Comic to Watch' opens convention, and more.


  • Resource 2016 SMACNA Safety Survey Available

    2016 SMACNA Safety Excellence Program Survey now available. Entries are due May 6, 2016.


  • News Prohibiting use of recording devices may be unlawful

    Contractors with policies restricting recordings, or the use of recording devices, including cellphones, would be wise to review their policies to determine whether they are written in such a way to not infringe on worker’s rights. Likewise, contractors seeking to implement a new policy should consult their labor counsel.


  • News President's Column: Putting customers ahead of profits

    Contractors all know that plans and specifications establish minimum levels of quality and performance. After all, furnishing more than is required is wasteful. Any lean practitioner will tell you that. So we hitch our wagon to that concept—furnishing the minimum.


  • News SMACNA January Board actions and highlights

    SMACNA’s Board of Directors met in January and approved an expense-operating budget of $10,508,114 for 2016.


  • News January 2016 SMACNews

    Inside this issue: Good news for construction spending. Council of Chapter Reps highlights. 2016 SMACNA Convention heads to the Southwest. Learn the latest on the “Cadillac Tax” and more.


  • News President’s Column: Baby boomer exodus: Will you be ready?

    Everyone has heard about it—the upcoming exodus of the baby boomers, and the woeful shortage of talent to fill in behind them. It’s a drumbeat that is deafening, so much so that it’s a wonder any of us will survive it!


  • News New Residential Report e-newsletter now available

    Inside this issue: A contractor’s lead-tracking success story, “on the spot” customer satisfaction boosts sales, how to handle customer complaints, don’t let HVAC scams ruin your reputation, stunning residential project features, and more.


  • News SMACNA members top ENR’s Top Specialty Ranks

    ENR magazine publishes the Top 600 Specialty Contractor “who’s who” industry rankings annually.


  • News Construction Employers of America to focus on workforce, policy issues

    SMACNA is a charter member of the Construction Employers of America (CEA), a joint initiative to coordinate action on labor, workforce, and construction issues facing these union contractors’ industries. The organization introduced its purpose during National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 2, 2015.


  • News Sign up today - SMACNA’s Supervisor Training Academy gives managers tools for success

    Give your supervisors and foremen the skills they need to become high performers at SMACNA’s Supervisor Training Academy, March 17-19, 2016, Kansas City, Mo.


  • News December 2015 SMACNews

    Inside this issue: Find out which SMACNA contractor has the “right stuff,” take a look at the projects the NHF has planned for 2016, get ready for an increase in OSHA fines, see who joined the Safety Champion ranks, and more.



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