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  • News September 2016 SMACNews

    Safety survey results show lowest incidence rate ever! New manual—Best practices for a residential-light commercial retrofit department. Hit a grand slam with SMACNA’s 2017 educational programs. Read President Gast’s message to our labor partners.

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  • News SMACNA 2016 Safety Survey results show lowest incidence rate ever

    SMACNA’s 2016 Safety Survey, part of SMACNA’s annual Safety Excellence Award Program, revealed some significant “firsts” this year.

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  • News President's Column: A rising tide lifts all boats

    In August, I spoke at the SMART Business Agents’ Meeting. Following are excerpts of my remarks from this meeting.

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  • News Hit a grand slam with SMACNA’s 2017 educational programs

    Become better at your job with SMACNA’s 2017 educational programs—they’re some of the best in the industry. Mark your calendar for this year’s lineup of 2017 educational courses.

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  • News New manual—Best practices for a residential/light commercial retrofit department

    SMACNA’s new “Residential Retrofit and Service Operations Management Program” provides information on the latest sales, marketing, and financial strategies to operate a profitable residential/light commercial HVAC service and retrofit department.

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  • News Industrial Energy Efficiency Could Slash Carbon Emissions

    ARLINGTON—Today, the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency (AIE) released a report ranking U.S. states by their ability to slash carbon emissions through industrial energy efficiency. As the industrial sector uses more energy than any other sector of the U.S. economy—approximately one-third of U.S. electricity use—reductions in energy use by the sector could profoundly reshape energy demand and cut air pollution nationwide. “Industrial efficiency and CHP/WHP are important tools to make power generation more efficient, cut manufacturer’s energy costs, and free up resources for innovation and job creation. These projects support high-paying, skilled jobs in the design, construction, installation and maintenance of ...

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  • News Kline Releases Discussion Draft to Modernize Multiemployer Pensions

    WASHINGTON, D.C. | September 9, 2016 - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today unveiled a discussion draft of a proposal to modernize the nation’s multiemployer pension system. Part of the committee’s ongoing efforts to strengthen retirement security, the proposal follows years of bipartisan work led by a coalition of business and labor leaders and would provide workers a new option to save for retirement by authorizing an innovative multiemployer plan structure known as “composite plans.”

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  • News August 2016 SMACNews

    Inside this issue: Meet SMACNA’s New Vice President. Board approves exciting new projects. SMACNA’s new change order tools improve your productivity. College of Fellows awards scholarships. SMART’s MAP program supports workers. Leverage technology to increase your efficiency.

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  • News Board elects Executive Committee and new Vice President

    At the SMACNA Board of Directors meeting in July, the following officers were elected to terms beginning Oct. 19, 2016: President Joseph R. Lansdell, president of Poynter Sheet Metal Inc., Greenwood, Ind.; President-Elect Jack Knox, president of R.F. Knox Company Inc., Smyrna, Ga.; Secretary/Treasurer Nathan Dills, president of ACP Sheet Metal Co. Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla.; Vice President Angela Simon, president of Western Allied Mechanical, Menlo Park, Calif.; and Immediate Past President Guy Gast, president of The Waldinger Corp­., Des Moines, Iowa.

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  • News Board meeting: New projects, protecting SMACNA member interests

    In July, SMACNA’s Board of Directors met and discussed a wide variety of issues and topics to provide a competitive advantage for SMACNA members. Following are highlights and decisions from that meeting.

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  • News SMACNA’s ‘HVAC Bid Specification Reference Manual’—updated

    In an effort to help contractors prepare more accurate and competitive bids, SMACNA’s HVAC Contractors Council Steering Committee has just released the newly revised “HVAC Bid Specification Reference Manual.”

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  • News 2016 College of Fellows scholarship winners named

    SMACNA’s College of Fellows has awarded its 2016 scholarships—four from the College of Fellows and 11 endowed scholarships from SMACNA members and chapters.

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  • News July 2016 SMACNews

    Inside this issue: SMACNA is working for you—SMACNA’s 2016 Mid-Year Report is now available. DOL says more workers eligible for overtime pay. Success! New Cleveland ordinance requires certified fire life safety technicians. SMACNA salutes 2016 safety winners for excellence.

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