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  • News January 2017 SMACNews

    Inside this issue: Important issues await in 2017—from tax reforms to energy incentives. Don’t forget—submit your OSHA records electronically in 2017. Become a mentor. Improve your IT decision-making with SMACNA’s new “Guideline to Information Technology.” SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention heads to Hawaii. SMACNA’s 2016 Year in Review—bringing the best to you.


  • SMACNA urges support for PLAs on federal construction projects

    In a recent letter to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence, SMACNA urged support for sustaining Executive Order 13502, which allows for the consideration of construction project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects. The Executive Order does not mandate the use of PLAs, union workforces, or union contractors on federal construction as has too often been falsely claimed.


  • News Many important SMACNA issues await 2017

    Pension reform - While the odds appeared favorable for including the Composite Plan Design proposal as part of the Continuing Resolution (CR) process after the election, the U.S. Congress did not act before adjourning in 2016.


  • News President’s Column: Mentoring is a win-win opportunity for everyone

    Over the years, I’ve had quite a few mentors—my dad, a former employer, a SMACNA chapter executive, and former SMACNA President Phil Meyers. They all played invaluable roles in my life and career. Now is my opportunity to focus on the importance of mentoring and encourage the growth of this life-changing support system.


  • News Meet the Board: Brian Fluetsch of Lacey, Wash.

    New SMACNA Board member Brian Fluetsch, president and CEO of Sunset Air Inc., Lacey, Wash., has been active in the industry and business, as well as dedicated to his community, for years.


  • News Reminder: New OSHA electronic reporting begins 2017

    This coming year, submitting OSHA records has a new sense of urgency. Each year, members must post OSHA injury and illness records from the prior year for employee review between Jan. 1 through March. However, new reporting requirements for electronically reporting illness and injury data changes the process significantly.


  • News 2017 Safety Survey Available

    A good safety record makes your company more competitive in the marketplace and more attractive to clients. The SMACNA annual Safety Excellence Awards Program (SSEAP) allows SMACNA to recognize members for their outstanding safety performance and collect significant safety and health data.


  • News December 2016 SMACNews

    Inside this issue: New Horizons projects: Futures Study Update. SMACNA members increase share as markets heat up. New Residential Standard available. New President, Congress offer challenges for industry. New OSHA reporting requirements begin 2017.


  • News Capitol Hill Update – New President, Congress offer challenges for industry

    President-elect Donald Trump and very narrow U.S. Senate and House GOP majorities will find a long list of campaign pledges to fulfill when they meet in January 2017. For the construction industry, there are opportunities—and challenges—to work for with the new Congress on Capitol Hill and in the Trump transition team.


  • News SMACNA members increase share as markets heat up

    Engineering News-Record magazine published its annual Top 600 Specialty Contractor “who’s who” industry rankings in October. SMACNA contractors saw their revenues and market share increase.


  • News New projects from New Horizons: Forecasting the future

    Interested in staying ahead of your competition, but don’t have the time or resources required to do the research and analysis of what the future holds? The New Horizons Foundation has completed three insightful, new projects that are free to the SMACNA membership and will help you face the future with confidence.


  • News Look to SMACNA’s new Residential Standard for updated code requirements

    This newly revised 8th edition of SMACNA’s “Residential Comfort Systems Installation Standards Manual” (ANSI/SMACNA 007-2016) addresses three new areas: hydronic heating systems, multi-story HVAC systems, and residential commissioning.


  • Residential Report New SMACNA Residential Report Newsletter

    Inside this issue: Check out the new Residential Standard for updated code requirements. New manual! Learn best practices in Residential/Light Commercial. See What’s Trending Now in the Residential Industry.



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