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June 25, 2019

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.

June 25, 2019

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.

May 21, 2019

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.

April 17, 2019

Canadian Firm Revamps Plant Exhaust System

Trade-Mark Industrial Inc. of Cambridge, Ontario is flourishing in Canada’s booming economy. Trade-Mark has approximately 1,200 men and women in the field in locations as far west as Manitoba and the United States.

March 26, 2019

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.

February 27, 2019

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.

January 23, 2019

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.

December 19, 2018

Industrial Contractors Forum: Peak Performance

Dale Price of M&P Air Components Inc. discussed the importance of precise industrial ventilation systems design, and Robert Shearer of KBD Technic covered industrial design and the automotive industry.

November 14, 2018

Going up? Multistory Industrial is Becoming Reality

As developers increase demand for multistory facilities—especially with the advent of e-commerce distribution—contractors working in the industrial space might do well to consider how to meet the unique needs of this growing urban area market.

October 10, 2018

Renick Bros. Installs Duct for Steamfitters Training Center

Since it opened, the Steamfitters UA Local 449 training center has been cited by the Pennsylvania governor’s office as an excellent example of the kind of skilled training programs the Keystone State needs to meet the required skills of today’s employers.

September 10, 2018

Collecting Combustible Dust Can Sweep Open Doors

Combustible dust can be an underestimated hazard in the workplace—but installing dust collection systems for the industries that work with these fine dust particles can also be a smart business opportunity for sheet metal contractors.

August 3, 2018

Virtual Welding Enhances Learning and Safety

The need to remain cost-effective while enhancing worker safety is increasing the use of virtual reality to train welders in the construction industry.

August 2, 2018

SMACNA’s Technical Services Helps Answer Industrial Questions

In addition to developing and issuing highly regarded industry standards, SMACNA’s Technical Services Department continuously fields questions about technical aspects of sheet metal construction and the application of specific SMACNA standards.

July 26, 2018

Hawaii Hotel Co-gen Plant Produces Electricity From Waste Heat

Letting nothing go to waste, a co-generation plant is producing electricity for one of the finest hotels in Waikiki.

June 27, 2018

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."