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December 19, 2018

Technical Update Spotlights Latest Developments

SMACNA’s Technical Services Department profiled the latest advances in their portfolio of technical resources for members during SMACNA’s 75th Annual Convention in San Diego. Eli Howard, SMACNA’s executive director, technical resources, and the technical resources team discussed the department’s current testing and research, educational efforts, and industry involvement.

January 10, 2019

SMACNA Video: Randy Novak

Randy Novak, president and third-generation owner of Novak Heating and Air, talks about his unique path to ownership.

January 3, 2019

Air Systems Engineering and Technology Conference

Register for the Air Systems Engineering and Technology–North America Conference in Chicago, March 25 to 26.

December 19, 2018

Labor and Technology Forum: How Technology Will Impact the Future

SMART General President Joseph Sellers Jr.’s offered his thoughts on leveraging new technology from a labor perspective and technology expert Drew DeWalt gave his take on innovation in the digital age.

December 19, 2018

Architectural Sheet Metal Contractors Forum: Good Communication is Key

Daniel Gibbons, principal with the national engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz and Heger, covered the benefits of proper communication from building envelope design through installation.

January 10, 2019

New Residential Contractors Guide

SMACNA’s new Equipment Warranty Options for Residential Contractors Guide offers critical advice ensuring a contractor's ability to cover repair costs during the life time of the warranty.

November 29, 2018

Accepting Nominations to the College

SMACNA’s College of Fellows formally welcomed eight new members during SMACNA’s Annual Convention last month in San Diego, California.

January 10, 2019

Partners in Progress 12/2018 Issue

The latest issue of the Partners in Progress magazine encompasses how we can turn “hope” into a “strategy” if we make a concentrated effort to address our problems and increase our positive opportunities.

December 20, 2018

Getting Employees Used to Change

When planning for significant change, it is important to solicit feedback and engage people in the process. This helps build ownership in the transition and make employees more likely to support the change and even champion it.

January 3, 2019

2018 Financial Survey Report Available

The 2018 SMACNA Financial Survey Report covering calendar years 2015 through 2017 is now available.

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January 17, 2019

Recent Changes to OSHA Injury & Illness Reporting Data

Under current OSHA regulations for 2019, all companies with more than 20 employees are required to report their OSHA 300A Summary Form only electronically through a special website.

January 17, 2019

SMACNA: Early Prompt Pay Victory

SMACNA enjoyed an early session victory in the U.S. House on legislation that would help to solve prompt payment issues of contractors and subcontractors working on federal projects.

January 17, 2019

Welcome SMACNA 2019 Associate Members

SMACNA welcomes new and returning 2019 Associate Members.

January 17, 2019

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Expanding

At present, five states – California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, and New York – have laws that mandate sexual harassment training for private sector employers. Other states may begin requiring additional training.

January 17, 2019

Mid-Atlantic Chapter Wins Grant to Help Launch Pre-Apprenticeship Skills Program

A $25,000 grant from the state of Maryland will enable the SMACNA Mid-Atlantic Chapter to offer an eight to 12-week pre-apprenticeship program to high school graduates preparing to enter the SMART Local 100 Apprenticeship Program.

January 17, 2019

N.J. Strengthens Apprenticeship Requirements on Public Works

On Dec. 17, 2018, the New Jersey Legislature paved the way to improving public works contracts by implementing strong training requirements of all its public works contractors.

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