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SMACNA Midyear Report – Safety

SMACNA’s Safety and Health Department shares some of its accomplishments, including a new model program, Manual Material Handling, and SMACNA's partnership with SMOHIT.
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New Shop Overhead and Burden Book Available

General contractors are requiring greater transparency in the pricing and business models of their specialty contractors.
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School-to-Apprenticeship Program: A Win-Win

A new program at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) is teaching students skills for a lifelong career — and helping local companies find the workers they need, thanks to SMACNA members and their JATC.
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New SMACNews Web Page.

SMACNews keeps getting better. You’ve seen the new email and print editions. The new SMACNews magazine now has its own home on the website.
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Jobsite Recovery from Storms like Florence

With hurricane season at its peak, no jobsite can be considered “smart” if it’s not diligently and intelligently preparing for safety in the event of a major storm or national disaster.
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SMACNA Standard Required in California

The California Energy Commission requires that the installation of air distribution system ducts and plenums comply with SMACNA’s HVAC Duct Construction Standards—Metal & Flexible to meet California Mechanical Code 601.0 to 605.0.
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New Shop Overhead and Burden Book Available

General contractors are requiring greater transparency in the pricing and business models of their specialty contractors.

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School-to-Apprenticeship Program: A Win-Win

A new program at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) is teaching students skills for a lifelong career — and helping local companies find the workers they need, thanks to SMACNA members and their JATC.

More

SMACNA Midyear Report – Safety

SMACNA’s Safety and Health Department shares some of its accomplishments, including a new model program, Manual Material Handling, and SMACNA's partnership with SMOHIT.

More

New SMACNews Web Page.

SMACNews keeps getting better. You’ve seen the new email and print editions. The new SMACNews magazine now has its own home on the website.

More

SMACNA Standard Required in California

The California Energy Commission requires that the installation of air distribution system ducts and plenums comply with SMACNA’s HVAC Duct Construction Standards—Metal & Flexible to meet California Mechanical Code 601.0 to 605.0.

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Jobsite Recovery from Storms like Florence

With hurricane season at its peak, no jobsite can be considered “smart” if it’s not diligently and intelligently preparing for safety in the event of a major storm or national disaster.

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Commit to a Healthier You!

Get ready to get your move on. SMOHIT’s second annual Steps Challenge is here! Sign up by Sept. 15 to get in on the fun and the action.

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Meet Tony Kocurek, SMACNA’s New VP

Anthony Kocurek, owner of Energy Balance and Integration LLC, Albuquerque, New Mexico, was elected to serve as vice president on the SMACNA Executive Committee at the July Board of Directors meeting.

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Remembering David Norris

Former SMACNA President David Norris known for his enthusiasm and passion for the sheet metal industry passed away Monday, August 27.

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TV Coverage for SMART Heroes

Two veterans of the SMART Heroes program comment on how the late Senator John McCain took his military background and carved success for himself as a civilian.

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Girls Get Fun Intro to Construction

Earlier this summer girls 8-14 years attended a one-week camp in Warrenton, Oregon, where they learned the basics of many trades from skilled female instructors.

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Partners in Progress Newsletter Available

Recruiting and retaining women and 10 little-known facts about foremen are some of the hot topics in the August issue of the Partners in Progress newsletter.

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Disasters Happen. SMACNA Can Help.

SMACNA has a free business continuity plan to help you get ready for National Preparedness Month (NPM) this month.

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New York City Targets Big Buildings

In a historic move that could set a new standard for cities around the world, a New York City lawmaker introduced a bill that would order massive energy use cuts to big buildings, the largest source of carbon dioxide.

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14 College of Fellows Scholarship Winners Named

Join SMACNA in congratulating the 2018 College of Fellows scholarship winners. Four students received scholarships from the College of Fellows and ten received endowed scholarships from SMACNA members and chapters through the College’s Endowed Scholarship Program.

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“Boots on the Ground” Defeat Vote

The efforts of SMART local unions to help Missouri Local Unions 2 and 36 defeat the Missouri right-to-work (RTW) referendum did not go unnoticed by SMART and Building Trades leaders at the 2018 SMART Annual Business Agents’ Conference last week.

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5 Giant Trends Changing the Face of Construction

As contractors seek to map out 2018 and beyond, there are a number of trends shaping the construction industry, according to Building Design + Construction magazine.

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SMACNA’s New Board Candidates

SMACNA’s Director Nominating Committee met earlier this month to determine the slate of candidates to fill five positions on SMACNA’s Board of Directors.

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SMOHIT Helpline Available 24/7/365

SMOHIT’s Helpline is ready to assist union members and their families overcome just about anything that gets in the way of them being their best.

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Welcome New SMACNA Members

Welcome new Members!

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SMACNA Recognizes 2018 Winners for Safety Excellence

SMACNA is proud to acknowledge the following 2018 Safety Excellence Award winners, and to salute the top chapters with the highest level of survey participants.

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Women in Construction Convene Leadership Summit

SMACNA’s Women in Construction Leadership Council held their first summit this June in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Recruiting at the Source: SMACNA Mid-Atlantic Combines Recruitment with Tours of Sheet Metal Facilities

“I believe these tours are invaluable as it helps educators better understand and describe what the sheet metal industry is about,” said Bernie Brill of SMACNA Mid-Atlantic. “The attendees had little first-hand experience about our industry and this opportunity gave them an insight and a better appreciation for the work our contractors perform. It also tied together education, training, and the other characteristics needed for one to succeed in this business.”

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2019 Safety Champions Conference

The annual Safety Champions Conference is a continuing effort to help create an improved safety culture in the sheet metal industry.

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Developing Trail-Blazing New Products

Dave Skelly, director of sales for JM’s Performance Materials and Industrial Insulation Group (IIG), leads the field sales and account management organization responsible for mechanical, HVAC and industrial insulation products in North America.

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H.M. White Employees Save Co-Worker’s Life Thanks to CPR Training

The Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT) acknowledged the workers, all Local 80 members, for keeping Kevin Koslowski alive until help came. Koslowski had suffered a massive heart attack on the shop floor.

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Ensure Company Photos and Videos are “Safety Friendly”

Safety violations in photos and videos distract from the contractor’s message. As leaders in the industry, SMACNA members need to ensure that their personnel in company promotional videos and photos are not unintentionally propagating safety hazards.

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SMACNA and SMART Team Up On Davis-Bacon Surveys

SMACNA and SMART are partnering to help local parties effectively respond to Davis-Bacon Surveys that are being conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

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Turning “Near Miss” Moments Into Teaching Moments

How many “near misses” do workers encounter on the job? According to the National Safety Council (NSC) a near miss incident is defined as “an unplanned event that doesn’t result in injury or death, but could have.”

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SMOHIT Offers Free Health and Wellness Screening at Convention

Members can roll up their sleeves, hold out their arms, and learn more about their health at SMOHIT’s free Health Fair and Wellness Screening during SMACNA’s 75th Annual Convention, Sunday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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