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March 8, 2021

‘On-Time’ Is Critical for Global Aerospace Client

Time waits for no one, especially when you’ve been selected to build the newest manufacturing plant for the world’s largest aerospace corporation, The Boeing Company.

January 12, 2021

Prescription-Strength Contracting

When the Kansas City, Mo., engineering, procurement and construction firm IPS needed help navigating construction protocols in Texas, they reached out to The Brandt Companies.

November 20, 2020

Industrial Contractors Forum: Dust Collection and Combustible Dust Projects and Work Opportunities

The 2020 Industrial Forum Webinar provided an overview of dust collection systems and work opportunities including the importance of combustible dust awareness.

November 18, 2020

Contractors Taste Success with Craft Malt Beer Brewers

Next time you try a bottle of craft beer, or drink a glass at a local brew pub, be sure to toast a couple of your fellow SMACNA member companies.

November 18, 2020

Sheet Metal Contractor SSM Goes Nuclear

Three decades have passed since the last new nuclear power plant became operational in the United States.

September 8, 2020

Contractor Goes Big with Air Force Corrosion Control Facility Upgrade

Matherly Mechanical’s facilities upgrade at Tinker Air Force Base is big on numbers. Read on for some of the notable ones.

July 10, 2020

Providing New Services in a Changing Industrial Market

The COVID-19 pandemic took the father-son team of Ernest J. Menold and Ernie P. Menold, third and fourth generation leaders at Ernest D. Menold, Inc., by surprise. The Menolds are now positioning themselves to help clients comply with new health guidelines.

May 12, 2020

Symptoms of a Slowdown?

The spread of a highly contagious virus has forced many industrial SMACNA contractors to adapt to a suddenly uncertain future.

March 25, 2020

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March 13, 2020

Mobilizing for the Future: Shop Technology

Many contractors are turning to offsite construction to improve productivity and ensure that workers can build in the best possible environments while maximizing safety and project efficacy.

March 13, 2020

Partlan-Labadie Continues to Provide Critical Solutions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is building two new paint shops in Michigan, and SMACNA contractor Partlan-Labadie Sheet Metal Company of Oak Park, Mich., is a crucial part of that growth.

March 13, 2020

On the Cutting Edge

Laser cutting equipment is steadily making its way into the sheet metal shops of SMACNA members—especially those whose businesses extend beyond HVAC ductwork into other types of specialty fabrication.

January 6, 2020

Meticulous Planning Is Key to Success in Occupied Facilities

Bel-Aire Mechanical expanded manufacturing capabilities at a Phoenix, Ari. medical technology manufacturing facility.

December 12, 2019

Industrial Ventilation Outlook and Opportunities

At the 2019 Industrial Contractors Forum, Jay Bowman of FMI presented on Industrial Ventilation Outlook and Opportunities.

October 8, 2019

Vidimos working to suppress explosions in Industrial Facilities

Combustible dust disasters have led to dozens of deaths and injuries and extensive damage.