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  • News Nominees for SMACNA's Board of Directors

    The Director Nominating Committee is ready to receive nominations for service on SMACNA's Board of Directors.


  • News We Need Your Help – Volunteer for SMACNA Committee or Task Force

    It's time to apply for a seat on one of SMACNA's volunteer-driven committees or task forces. Share your knowledge and skills by getting involved with your organization.


  • News "Never stop learning" Meet the Board: Ken Groeschel Jr. of Milwaukee, Wis.

    New SMACNA Board member Ken Groeschel Jr., P.E., project manager of Butters-Fetting Co. Inc., Milwaukee, Wis., has worked generously to keep SMACNA at the forefront in business, labor, and technical offerings for years. He was elected to a four-year term on SMACNA’s Board of Directors at the close of SMACNA’s 73rd Annual Convention in October.


  • News SMACNA/SMART Architectural Committee update

    The SMACNA Architectural Contractors Council Steering Committee took part in a productive joint meeting with the SMART Architectural Sheet Metal Committee recently in Las Vegas to brainstorm common goals to maximize business opportunities this year.


  • News SMACNA donates to ASHRAE research

    SMACNA is proud to support ASHRAE’s 2017 Research Promotion Campaign. Continuing its annual support, SMACNA contributed toward the ASHRAE Research Projects “Simplified Procedure for Calculating Exhaust/Intake Separation Distances,” “Performance of Pressurized Stairwells with Open Doors,” and “Methods to Increase Maximum Velocity of Makeup Air for Atrium Smoke Control.”


  • News Don’t miss the National Legislative Conference, May 2-4

    Be a voice for the industry. Your participation in the CEA National Legislative Conference is crucial as the legislative agenda of the new 115th Congress takes shape. Here in Washington, D.C., on May 2-4, you can help deliver a clear message to Congress on critical industry issues.


  • HVAC Systems Expertise New! HVAC Systems Expertise e-newsletter

    Inside this issue: See how SMACNA contractor Western Allied Mechanical did some "sweet" metal contracting | Discover how lean methods can reduce waste, finish projects early | Find out how Artlip and Sons outfitted schools with innovative geothermal systems | Learn how women are shattering the HVAC glass ceiling | Want to improve your operations?


  • 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).


  • 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.


  • News March 2017 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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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