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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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The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency released a report in June 2018 called, “Committed to Savings: Major U.S. Manufacturers Set Public Goals for Energy Efficiency.” The report "reviewed 160 of the largest manufacturing companies with U.S. facilities to explore public energy efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) commitments."
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    The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency released a report in June 2018 called, “Committed to Savings: Major U.S. Manufacturers Set Public Goals for Energy Efficiency.” The report "reviewed 160 of the largest manufacturing companies with U.S. facilities to explore public energy efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) commitments."

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  • News Industrial Insights – Outlook: U.S. plant spending forecast to grow in 2018

    Fueled by a soaring U.S. economy and lower corporate tax rates, industrial sector experts anticipate a 5.9 percent increase in overall U.S. industry plant spending to $328.5 billion in 2018. The spending forecast is up by $18.35 billion from last year according to the industry market research provider, Industrial Info Resources.

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  • Resource World Nuclear Association

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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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  • News iTi offers industrial sheet metal coursework

    The International Training Institute (iTi), co-sponsored by SMACNA and SMART, offers a variety of classes that are directly applicable to industrial sheet metal work. Find a summary below. For additional information, visit sheetmetal-iti.org or contact the iTi’s Program Director Michael Harris (mharris@sheetmetal-iti.org / (703) 739-7200).

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    Looking to cut your company’s energy costs? Energy is one of the largest costs that companies can actively reduce.

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  • News Industrial competitiveness, nuclear innovation top legislative list

    SMACNA’s Capitol Hill office is lobbying hard to pass current legislation supporting the industrial market sector including industrial efficiency, comprehensive energy policy, incentives to advance industrial competitiveness, and nuclear energy financing reform.

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  • Resource Industrial Project Information Available to Contractors through SMART

    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.

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  • Resource The PEW Charitable Trusts Promote Energy Efficiency

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  • Resource AIE Case Studies

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

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    New methods of extracting power from waste heat and producing both heat and power from a single source are playing a growing role in cutting America’s electricity consumption, driving down emissions, and improving the country’s industrial competitiveness.

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  • News Do you really know your fellow industrial contractors?

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

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  • Form Industrial Insights Project Information Form

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

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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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