Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Regulatory and Legislative


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.

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.

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.

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.

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