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SMACNA’s Industrial Contractors Council is charged with identifying opportunities in the industrial sheet metal and HVAC sectors, and developing and providing member contractors with programs and services designed to enhance their business operations and performance in the industrial markets. The Industrial Contractors Council also connects members in this market through its newsletter, an annual forum and communication platforms.

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Industrial Project Information Available to Contractors through SMART

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    The World Nuclear Association (WNA) is the international organization that represents the global nuclear industry. Its' mission is to promote a wider understanding of nuclear energy among key international influencers by producing authoritative information, developing common industry positions, and contributing to the energy debate.

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  • Resource SMACNA Supports Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act of 2017

    On November 20, 2017, SMACNA submitted a letter to the United States Senate endorsing passage of Senate Bill S.512, the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act of 2017.

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  • Resource National Combined Heat and Power Overview Fact Sheet

    ​The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency offers this new National Combined Heat and Power Overview fact sheet providing a comprehensive overview of the CHP opportunity in the United States.

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    Rich Marker, president of SMACNA contractor All Metals Fabrication, advises specialty contractors looking to diversify to consider the food processing market.

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    A recent project at the Hamilton Transit Centre (HTC) in Richmond, B.C., Canada, was twice the size that Smith Sheet Metal Works LTD, Port Coquitlam, B.C., had ever taken on. Further, it required all the buildings to be completed simultaneously.

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