Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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October 29, 2020

Collective Bargaining Orientation Registration Now Open

SMACNA knows that effective bargaining doesn’t come naturally to all negotiators, especially new ones. It takes time and experience to fine-tune your labor relations skills and develop relationships with your union counterparts.

October 22, 2020

CLRC Releases Settlements Report

The Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) has released its September 2020 Settlements Report for Total Package Increases for Union Craft Workers in Construction.

October 22, 2020

Applications for 2021–2022 College of Fellows Scholarships Now Being Accepted

Individuals who are currently working in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, or who are considering a career and wish to pursue a college degree as a part of their overall career and education goals, are encouraged to apply to the SMACNA College of Fellows Scholarship Program.

October 22, 2020

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Guidance on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings while Working

OSAH has issued COVID-19 guidance on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings while Working Indoors and Outdoors in Hot and Humid Conditions.

October 22, 2020

DOL Issues FAQ on N95 Respirators and Coronavirus

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on COVID-19, which includes a question that specifically addresses how N95 respirators effectively protect wearers from coronavirus exposure.

October 22, 2020

Edge Session On-Demand for Those That Register(ed)

Miss all or part of the virtual SMACNA Edge Conference? No problem! Registered attendees who were unable to attend any of the sessions or exhibitor presentations during the Edge Conference can view them on-demand via the conference site between now and January 11, 2021, at no additional cost.

October 22, 2020

Updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQs for SMACNA Members

The latest update includes the addition of FAQs 82 and 83, which deal with a clarification on the loan forgiveness application deadline, as well as change of ownership restrictions issued by the SBA as a procedural notice to lenders.

October 15, 2020

SMACNA Edge Conference Recap and Highlights

The SMACNA Edge Conference: A Virtual Education Forum — SMACNA’s first all-virtual conference — is in the books! The virtual conference took place over three days and featured more than 2,200 attendees and 35 exhibitors.

October 15, 2020

SMACNA Launches System Air Leakage Testing Standard

SMACNA has officially launched the First Edition, System Air Leakage Testing Standard. This must-own publication will be an immediately welcome addition to SMACNA members’ resource libraries.

October 15, 2020

New Contractor Operations Manual: Scheduling and Planning

Scheduling and planning are fundamental skills in contracting and construction, and contractors must improve existing approaches or adopt new ones.

October 15, 2020

Contractor Spotlight: Vidimos

SMACNA recently spoke with Scott Vidimos, president and third-generation leader at Vidimos, Inc., and his team about how the industrial sheet metal contractor has evolved its business and technology to meet customer demand and needs over its last 75 years in business.

October 15, 2020

iTi Perseveres in the Face of Crisis

The September issue of Partners in Progress examines what it takes to break into a new market and the key factors needed to achieve success.

October 8, 2020

Build Your Audience with SEO

For many contractors, website traffic has become increasingly critical as more people use it to research products and services and make purchasing decisions before even contacting a company.

October 8, 2020

See the Final Edge Conference Schedule & Register Today

The SMACNA Edge Conference gets underway in less than one week, and the finalized schedule of presentations is now available to preview.

October 8, 2020

Preview The SMACNA Edge Conference Platform Starting Monday

Registered attendees should be on the lookout for an email next Monday, Oct. 12, with information on how to log in to The SMACNA Edge Conference platform.

October 8, 2020

Executive Order Bans Training on Privilege and Systemic Bias for Government Contractors

SMACNA contractors doing Federal work should take note of a new Executive Order signed by President Trump that may impact their required harassment and discrimination trainings (affirmative action).

October 8, 2020

CPRW Provides COVID-19 Exposure Control Planning Tool

OSHA and the CDC recommend that companies develop a plan to protect their employees and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

October 1, 2020

Webinar: Direct Reading and Sensor Technologies

Members are encouraged to tune in to the Industrial Safety and Hygiene News (ISHN) webinar on October 7 with host Dr. John E. Snawder, Ph.D. who will discuss current NIOSH research and developments on the use of direct reading instruments for occupational health and safety.