Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


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.













2019 ‘Young Executives’ are Driving the Industry Forward

This month we showcase a special group of up-and-coming young executives who are making their mark on the industry.

Duct Fabricators Plays Key Role in Cleveland Infrastructure Project

SMACNA contractor Duct Fabricators won three awards for their work on the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.

SMACNA Contractor’s Supersized Duct Delivers for California Hospital

The Sutter Women’s and Children’s Hospital project in Sacramento, California, was headed for disaster in the preconstruction phase in 2009. SMACNA contractor Air Systems Service and Construction (ASSC) of Sacramento was part of the winning team when the project was rebid under an Integrated Project Delivery model.

Matherly Installs Largest Energy Efficiency Project at Tinker Air Force Base

Matherly Mechanical Contractors has been working at Tinker Air Force Base since the 1960s — taking the lead as well as subcontracting on a wide variety of HVAC, sheet metal, and mechanical jobs.

Diversification is Key in Northern Ontario

Diversification has ultimately been a great business strategy for Lopes Limited. The Northern Ontario, Canadian SMACNA company started out in 1976 as a small sheet metal shop operating out of a garage.

New Opportunities and Industry Growth in 2019

More design/build work, large-scale capital projects, and industry growth. SMACNA industrial contractors are confident this year promises to be a positive one for the industrial sector. Read on to hear more from H.T. Lyons, Central Industrial Sheet Metal, and Gribbins Insulation.

The Latest

  • Resource Large U.S. Manufacturers Make Commitments to Save Energy and Reduce Emissions

    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."


  • 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.


  • Resource World Nuclear Association

    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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 or contact the iTi’s Program Director Michael Harris ( / (703) 739-7200).


  • News Report: Discover how large industrial companies save energy

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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • News The POWER Act introduced in Congress

    In early February, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA) and Representatives Tom Reed (R-23rd-NY) and Earl Blumenauer (D-3rd-OR) introduced the Senate (S. 1516) and House (H.R. 2657) versions of The Power Resiliency and Efficiency (POWER) Act, which would improve the federal tax incentives for industrial energy efficiency applications, such as combined heat and power (CHP).


  • News Advanced technologies are growing manufacturing sector

    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.


  • News Do you really know your fellow industrial contractors?

    A recent survey of SMACNA’s industrial contractors revealed what type of work they do, what type of work they’ve lost, and why. Take a look at their answers.


  • News Introducing SMACNA’s Round Industrial Duct Construction App

    Round industrial duct construction calculations just got a whole lot easier for SMACNA members.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Report Comparison of Local Industrial Addenda

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