Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Industrial

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.

Resources

  • Resource Industrial Project Information Available to Contractors through SMART

    As an example of SMACNA and SMART’s continuing cooperative initiatives, a significant resource for SMACNA contractors looking for project opportunities in the industrial sector is available through SMART and local Union offices. Industrial Info Resources© is a web-based search engine that gathers, updates and disseminates information on industrial customers and projects across the United States and Canada.

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  • Resource New Report on Energy Savings in Industrial Companies

    A new report developed by SEE Action examines primary factors that produce successful energy efficiency programs at large industrial companies through case studies of major industrial energy users and it also examines the role that ratepayer-funded programs can play in supporting energy efficiency at such companies.

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  • Resource The PEW Charitable Trusts Promote Energy Efficiency

    The industrial sector uses more energy than any other sector and accounts for one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions generated in the United States each year. Pew is working to increase the amount of industrial energy efficiency to help create jobs, spur private investment, improve competitiveness, and enhance resiliency.

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  • Resource AIE Case Studies

    The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency (AIE) published a series of case studies on industrial energy-efficiency program success stories, featuring Crown Battery, HARBEC, Inc., Nissin Brake, and United Technologies Corporation. These manufacturers are saving significant money each year thanks to energy-efficiency improvements made possible in part through industrial efficiency utility programs. Each of these case studies highlights the tremendous benefits of industrial efficiency – along with the benefits of leveraging resources through utility energy-efficiency programs.

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  • News Duct Fabricators helps clean up Lake Erie by going underground

    SMACNA Cleveland’s Duct Fabricators Inc., based in Cleveland, Ohio, is helping keep roughly 4 billion gallons of untreated waste out of Lake Erie every year with its work on the $73 million Easterly Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station (ETDPS) project, one of the largest combined sewer pump station projects in the United States.

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  • News SMACNA’s Industrial Committee: Here to serve you

    The industrial marketplace is a conglomeration of many types of work: food, pharmaceutical, steel, petroleum/chemical, automotive, pulp and paper, power generation, coal, agricultural, steel, hospitals, and laboratories, to name only a few.

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  • News Good news: Nuclear capacity projected to increase by 2020

    There’s good news for SMACNA contractors who provide services to nuclear power plants in the U.S. and Canada.

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  • News UMEC: Heavy weight contractor for Herculean task

    SolarThermal Oxidizer Overall photoA project for Solar Turbines in San Diego required SMACNA contractor University Mechanical and Engineering Contractors, Inc. (UMEC), an EMCOR Company, of El Cajon, Calif., to do some seriously heavy lifting.

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  • Resource Waste Heat to Power Report Reveals Market Potential at 2,900+ Industrial Sites

    Waste heat to power (WHP) is the process of capturing heat discarded by an existing process and using that heat to generate electricity. This report provides an assessment of the potential market for WHP in the industrial sector in the United States.

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  • News SMACNA contractor helps Cleveland plant go clean and green

    Installs 45,000 lbs. of ductwork in renewable energy facility − When Cleveland’s Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District recently constructed a new $170 million energy treatment center, they called upon SMACNA contractor Duct Fabricators to provide the new facility with its extensive air-handling systems. They had a big job to do.

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  • News Energy Department issues $12.5B loan solicitation for nuclear projects

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently issued the Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects loan guarantee solicitation, which provides $12.5 billion to support innovative nuclear energy projects.

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  • News Two SMACNA contractors enable Rider University to save energy, boost building performance

    Fume hood conversions lead to energy efficiency, cost savings − In university laboratories, fume hoods help keep scientists, students, instructors, and researchers safe. Fume hoods protect lab workers from fumes, smoke, and hazardous chemical vapors that escape into the air while they work.

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  • News It’s okay to brag a little. Tell us about your industrial projects!

    Are you working on a large-scale industrial project or performed service work on a certain plant? We want to know about it—and it could be featured in SMACNA’s Industrial Insights newsletter.

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  • Resource How to Protect Yourself if the General Contractor or Subcontractor on Your Project Goes Broke

    This Contracts Bulletin will briefly discuss what subcontractors can do if their general contractor goes broke and, in turn, what general contractors can do to protect themselves if one of their subcontractors becomes insolvent.

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  • Form Industrial Insights Project Information Form

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  • News McDonald Air completes Embry-Riddle aviation complex so students can soar

    “To infinity…and beyond!” The slogan of “Toy Story’s” space hero Buzz Lightyear could also serve as the motto for students attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University—because into the wild blue yonder is exactly where they’re planning to go.

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  • News For Disney to clean lots of laundry, it needs Lapin Sheet Metal’s help

    What’s a tunnel washer? No, it’s not something you’d need to clean out New York City’s Lincoln Tunnel. It’s a huge tube through which a massive amount of laundry moves—getting clean in the process.

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  • News In Aiken County, S.C. Plutonium recycling plant creates demand for workers—and training!

    For union construction trades, South Carolina isn’t necessarily the first place one thinks of for a success story. Union construction market share in the state is believed to be about 3 percent.

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  • News ITI curriculum offers the chance to get industrial training right

    Training sheet metal workers to properly—and profitably—perform the tasks involved in industrial projects can’t be a “sidebar” to getting them ready to do commercial HVAC work, according to James Shoulders, administrator for the International Training Institute.

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  • News Proud of your work? Tell us about your industrial projects!

    It’s okay to brag a little. If you’re working on a large-scale industrial project or have done service work on a certain plant—we want to know about it, and it could be featured in SMACNA’s Industrial Insights newsletter.

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  • News DOE withdraws pending energy efficiency standards for gas furnaces

    The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently agreed to withdraw the pending minimum AFUE (American Fuel Utilization Efficiency) residential furnace energy conservation standards including regional standards for indoor residential non-weatherized gas furnaces.

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  • News Harness the heat: Capturing wasted energy creates opportunities for SMACNA members

    In today’s economy, manufacturers are constantly seeking new ways to reduce costs. Many of these solutions compromise productivity—cutting jobs, exporting production to other countries, or reducing quality. Yet, many overlook the opportunities in capturing wasted energy—one of the simplest ways to reduce expenses.

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  • News Lapin Sheet Metal helps construct pharmaceutical structure “from the inside out”

    SMACNA contractor Lapin Sheet Metal Co. of Orlando, Fla., recently fabricated and installed 2,289 lineal feet of HVAC galvanized sheet metal ductwork in a new building for the Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp. in Orlando. The pharmaceutical building is a large warehouse used to store medical respiratory medications, which are then shipped to hospitals and pharmacies throughout the country.

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  • News Basic design factors to consider for welded joints

    Many factors must be considered for welded joint design in the sheet metal industry. The basic factors of size, type of weld, edge preparation, metal thickness, reinforcement members, and distortion are the most prevalent.

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  • Report Comparison of Local Industrial Addenda

    This report is based upon (21) Local Industrial Addenda on file at SMACNA's Labor Relations Department.

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  • Report NEMI Industrial Ventilation Market Research Study

    This study shows the growth of the industry over a period of three years, as well as market trends and buying behaviors, which directly determine the union sheet metal industry’s share of industrial ductwork and sheet metal fabrication in the industrial ventilation market. This document represents the results of these studies.

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