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July 11, 2019

SMACNA’s Technical Roadshow Goes to Hawaii

SMACNA took their technical services roadshow to SMACNA Hawai’i, presenting on duct fitting selection and fan system effect to a group of contractors and engineers.

July 11, 2019

Let’s Talk Shop Podcast, Episode 4: Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

Joe Isom, vice president (former president), California Sheet Metal, talks about his company's conversion to an ESOP with host Angie Simon, president, Western Allied Mechanical.

July 10, 2019

Planning for a Successful Exit and Transition

“A plan isn’t just giving your company to someone,” says John Ovrom, president of Exit Consulting Group. A new SMACNA Business Management Program will feature Exit Consulting Group presenting a two-day workshop this September.

July 10, 2019

Georgia Sheet Metal JATC Achieves Platinum Level Accreditation

The Georgia Sheet Metal JATC recently earned Platinum level accreditation from the International Training Institute (ITI). Congratulations!

July 10, 2019

DOL Opinion Letter Addresses Timekeeping Practice of Rounding

In a recently released Opinion Letter, the U.S. Department of Labor addressed the practice of rounding when tracking employee’s time for purposes of payroll.

July 10, 2019

2019 College of Fellows Scholarship Winners Announced

SMACNA’s College of Fellows has officially awarded its 2019 scholarships.

July 10, 2019

Notice of SMACNA’s Annual Business Meeting

The Annual Business Meeting of the members of SMACNA will take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. This meeting will be held at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, Texas.

July 3, 2019

ALERT: DOL Issues Proposed Rule Establishing Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs

SMACNA issued a call to action on July 2, 2019 for members to share their comments with the Department of Labor during the 60-day comment period.

June 27, 2019

SMACNA Contractor Spotlight: California Sheet Metal

SMACNA visited the west coast for a series of Contractor Spotlight video productions. Our first stop was California Sheet Metal, an employee owned, architectural sheet metal shop based in the San Diego area.

June 27, 2019

SMACNA Video: Guy Gast, Waldinger Corporation

SMACNA interviewed Guy Gast, president, Iowa Division, The Waldinger Corporation, on the evolution of SMACNA over the past 75 years.

June 27, 2019

SMACNA Launches Redesigned Advocacy Website

The Advocacy pages are now updated to make it easier for members and visitors to learn more about the issues important to them.

June 27, 2019

SMACNews Receives Prestigious Publishers Award

SMACNews has been recognized as the best Newsletter Redesign in the publishing industry by the Association of Media and Publishing.

June 19, 2019

Strategies and Tools for Effective Procurement Added to Contractors Operations Manual

An effective procurement plan for any contractor should be focused on delivering the right material, at the right time, to the right location for the right price.

June 19, 2019

June 26 is World Refrigeration Day

The first annual World Refrigeration Day will be held on June 26, 2019. The theme for the inaugural event will be diversity in terms of applications, systems, technology, locations, people, and careers

June 19, 2019

New Horizons White Paper on Hiring, Promotion, and Talent Development

Research has shown that more than half of the variability in hiring and promotion decisions can be reduced by using personality and aptitude tests.

June 19, 2019

Partners in Progress: May Issue Now Available

The May edition of Partners in Progress magazine is now available. Read how SMACNA and SMART have been working together recently to utilize and implement training on the latest construction technologies.

June 13, 2019

Multiemployer Bill for Failing Pension Plans Passes House Education and Labor Committee

The House Education and Labor Committee passed an amended version of H.R. 397, a bill to establish a government funded Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund for failing multiemployer pension plans.

June 12, 2019

SMACNA Contractor DMI Companies Receives Zero Waste to Landfill Certification

DMI Companies recently announced that their main manufacturing facility, located in Monongahela PA, is now classified as a zero waste to landfill facility.