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Thank you product show breakfast sponsors

SMACNA would like to thank the following chapters for their support of the 2017 Product Show during SMACNA's Annual Convention at the Grand Wailea and Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott, Maui.
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Ontario SMACNA leading the charge for prompt-pay legislation

Canadian contractors are successfully pushing prompt-payment legislation on both the federal and provincial levels, as reputable construction companies endure delinquent payments on public projects.
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Save time, streamline workflows with construction mobile apps

If you are interested in saving your field staff time and money by streamlining processes, you'll want to attend “Apps for Construction—Exploring the Five Workflows for Mobile Devices,” during SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui.
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Chapter in the News: Ohio lawmakers learn how energy efficiency creates jobs

A bipartisan group of Ohio legislators recently learned firsthand how energy efficiency programs support good jobs at the SMART Local 33 Training Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
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New technology sessions provide fresh solutions

SMACNA’s exhibitors and associate members will bring you the latest technological solutions during the popular Product Show at SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui.
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HVAC Contractors Forum: General and mechanical contractors—in partnership together

What does a general contractor look for in a HVAC or mechanical contractor? What should a HVAC or mechanical contractor look for in a general contractor?
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New technology sessions provide fresh solutions

SMACNA’s exhibitors and associate members will bring you the latest technological solutions during the popular Product Show at SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui.

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Thank you product show breakfast sponsors

SMACNA would like to thank the following chapters for their support of the 2017 Product Show during SMACNA's Annual Convention at the Grand Wailea and Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott, Maui.

More

Save time, streamline workflows with construction mobile apps

If you are interested in saving your field staff time and money by streamlining processes, you'll want to attend “Apps for Construction—Exploring the Five Workflows for Mobile Devices,” during SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui.

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HVAC Contractors Forum: General and mechanical contractors—in partnership together

What does a general contractor look for in a HVAC or mechanical contractor? What should a HVAC or mechanical contractor look for in a general contractor?

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Chapter in the News: Ohio lawmakers learn how energy efficiency creates jobs

A bipartisan group of Ohio legislators recently learned firsthand how energy efficiency programs support good jobs at the SMART Local 33 Training Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Reserve your spot now: SMACNA’s 2018 Collective Bargaining Orientation, March 13

Get ready to learn the latest news, labor trends, and essential information, during SMACNA’s 2018 Collective Bargaining Orientation in Dallas, March 13, 2018.

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Ontario SMACNA leading the charge for prompt-pay legislation

Canadian contractors are successfully pushing prompt-payment legislation on both the federal and provincial levels, as reputable construction companies endure delinquent payments on public projects.

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SMACNA welcomes new members

Capital Industries, Austin, Texas – Austin Sheet Metal Association Inc. Kasl Enterprises, Troy, Mich. – SMACNA Metropolitan Detroit Chapter Themis Chimney Inc., Bronx, N.Y. – S/M and AC Contactors Assn. of New York City Inc. (NYC SMACNA)

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Capitol Hill Update: Shaheen “HEAT Act” reduces manufacturers’ costs, supports energy reliance

SMACNA supports the “Heat Efficiency through Applied Technology (HEAT) Act of 2017” (S. 1711), which will enhance both manufacturing and national industrial competitiveness. The legislation will help make our manufacturing sector more energy efficient by boosting energy grid reliability and reducing carbon emissions through increased industrial energy efficiency.

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Safety first! Attend Safety Champions Conference, Feb. 25-27

Learn the industry’s latest best safety and health practices at the Safety Champions Conference Feb. 25-27, 2018, at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Learn new ideas at Business Management University, Feb. 25

Want to be the best in the business? One of SMACNA’s flagship and most popular programs, Business Management University will give you a solid foundation to running a successful sheet metal and HVAC company.

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President's Column: Introducing SMACNA Student Chapters

Finding and recruiting workers was the top challenge on everyone’s list at the SMACNA chapters I visited this year. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that as the market is moving upward many contractors struggle hiring enough of the right people for the job.

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Bay Area contractors build solutions at SMACNA’s Tech University

Approximately 50 Bay Area SMACNA contractors learned about key SMACNA standards and the latest technical apps during SMACNA’s recent Technical University at the Bay Area Training Center in Oakland, Calif.

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SMACNA reminders

September 2017: NJAB– Sept. 11-12, St. Louis; Project Managers Institute – Sept. 24-27, Seattle

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The industry needs you! Plan to attend 2018 National Issues Conference, May 8-10

Now, more than ever, the industry needs you to speak out on the tough legislative issues.

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SMACNA endorses change order reform - Join the campaign to get paid on federal change orders

Has the federal government refused payment, delayed payment, or erected administrative barriers to you when seeking resolution of necessary federal change orders? We need you to tell us about your experiences getting paid for changes so SMACNA can better advocate for “The Small Business Payment for Performance Act of 2017.”

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Partners in Progress Conference: Blue Angel pilot keynote speaker

“High performance teams are made up of individuals who don’t accept ownership, they take ownership,” says John Foley

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The industry needs your voice: Meet your legislators

Advocate for critical issues by meeting with your members of Congress when they are back in your home district this autumn. The sheet metal and HVAC industry needs you to fight for the issues vital to the success of our businesses.

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Help prevent suicide in the construction industry—be aware, be prepared

September is Suicide Prevention Month. The construction industry is at high-risk for this serious mental health issue and is making its prevention a priority.

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Industrial Contractors Forum: Industrial mix–Training, technical resources, and more 

The industrial market is attractive, profitable, and robust. To assist industrial contractors in making the most of these market opportunities, the International Training Institute (iTi) offers comprehensive industrial training programs.  

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Reminder: New OSHA electronic reporting begins 2017

This coming year, submitting OSHA records has a new sense of urgency. Each year, members must post OSHA injury and illness records from the prior year for employee review between Jan. 1 through March. However, new reporting requirements for electronically reporting illness and injury data changes the process significantly.

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Residential Contractors Forum: Build your game plan for double-digit profits

At this year’s Residential Contractors Forum, “Profit Strategies for a Successful Future,” during SMACNA’s Annual Convention, Oct. 22-25, in Maui, Hawaii, you will discover the best ways to mix your revenue opportunities to create the best business recipe and how to enhance the four legs of marketing.

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July 2017 Board of Directors Meeting Report

SMACNA's Board of Directors met July 17-18, 2017. This report is not official until it is approved at the Board of Directors Meeting scheduled for January 15, 2018.

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Contract Expiring in 2018? Join Industry Bargainers in Dallas on March 13th!

Labor relations does not always come naturally to all negotiators, especially new ones. It can take time and experience to fine-tune labor relations skills—to develop relationships with union counterparts, understand the nuances of collective bargaining, and bring fresh perspectives to the table.

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Off and Running: SMART Heroes Program

The first class of transitioning military veterans enrolled in the SMART Heroes Program is underway. As you know the SMART Heroes Program is jointly supported by SMART, SMACNA and the ITI.

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Announcing SMACNA's New Board of Directors Candidates

The slate of candidates has been selected to fill four, 4-year term positions on SMACNA's Board of Directors at the Annual Business Meeting, Wed., Oct. 25, 2017.

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New LJAB Training – Plan to Attend

Conducting a Local Joint Adjustment Board (LJAB) hearing can be procedurally and strategically challenging. SMACNA wants to ensure that chapters and LJAB contractor panelists have the information and resources necessary to meet that challenge.

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Holiday observed

The SMACNA National offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of Labor Day.

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Got a $6-million-dollar foreman?

Just think, what would be possible if we could identify, train, and promote our top talent into $6-million-dollar supervisors?

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New apprenticeship order: Will it affect building trades?

President Trump’s executive order, "Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow," signed June 15, will make it easier for businesses—union and non-union—to run apprenticeship programs. But, without a construction industry exception, it could undermine the integrity of union construction apprenticeship programs.

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