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Call for College of Fellows candidates

Do you know a contractor who has advanced the industry in many ways? The SMACNA College of Fellows is accepting candidate nominations for the Association’s College of Fellows. The deadline to receive nominations is Feb. 9, 2018.
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New Board of Directors

The newly elected members of SMACNA’s Board of Directors.
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Past President Gast receives appreciation plaque

SMACNA 2017 President Joseph Lansdell presents Past President Guy Gast (left) with a plaque of appreciation for his years of service to SMACNA.
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Julie Muller-Neff is Chapter Executive of the Year

Julie Muller-Neff (right), executive vice president of the SMACNA Western-Washington chapter, received the Petersen-Dunn Award as Chapter Executive of the Year at the annual convention in Maui.
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SMACNA donation to benefit Maui students

"Our teachers will be overwhelmed to receive this gift," said Dr. Kathleen Dimino (right), Complex Area Superintendent of the Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex Area, Maui, of SMACNA's donation of $5,000 to benefit Maui's public schools
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College of Fellows welcomes new members

In recognition of their service, SMACNA’s College of Fellows inducted four individuals at this year’s convention in Maui. Election to the College is a high honor, recognizing years of dedication and service to the industry.
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New Board of Directors

The newly elected members of SMACNA’s Board of Directors.

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Call for College of Fellows candidates

Do you know a contractor who has advanced the industry in many ways? The SMACNA College of Fellows is accepting candidate nominations for the Association’s College of Fellows. The deadline to receive nominations is Feb. 9, 2018.

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New Executive Committee

SMACNA’s new Executive Committee members.

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Comic Kathleen Madigan opens convention

The irrepressible Kathleen Madigan had the audience in stitches during the convention’s opening luncheon.

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SMACNA donation to benefit Maui students

"Our teachers will be overwhelmed to receive this gift," said Dr. Kathleen Dimino (right), Complex Area Superintendent of the Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex Area, Maui, of SMACNA's donation of $5,000 to benefit Maui's public schools

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Julie Muller-Neff is Chapter Executive of the Year

Julie Muller-Neff (right), executive vice president of the SMACNA Western-Washington chapter, received the Petersen-Dunn Award as Chapter Executive of the Year at the annual convention in Maui.

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College of Fellows welcomes new members

In recognition of their service, SMACNA’s College of Fellows inducted four individuals at this year’s convention in Maui. Election to the College is a high honor, recognizing years of dedication and service to the industry.

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Past President Gast receives appreciation plaque

SMACNA 2017 President Joseph Lansdell presents Past President Guy Gast (left) with a plaque of appreciation for his years of service to SMACNA.

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Milt Goodman honored as Contractor of the Year

Lauded for being a longtime—and selfless—industry champion, Milt Goodman (right), executive vice president of ACCO Engineered Systems, Glendale, Calif., was honored as SMACNA’s Contractor of the Year at the annual convention in Maui.

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Convention photos available on Flickr

See the 74th Annual Convention photos on the Flickr website.

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"We will rock you…"

The Queen Extravaganza brought down the house with the electrifying music of the rock band Queen during the SMACNA convention's closing show.

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Product Show shines light on new innovations

Everyone took a surprise island-wide power outage, triggered by a thunderstorm the night before, in good humor and cheered when the lights came back on for a successful—and memorable—Product Show.

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New Horizons Foundation lauds visionaries

New Horizons Foundation Vice Chair Angela Simon recognized New Horizons Foundation Chair Guy Gast and three foundation members for creating a new fundraising effort, the Industry Mentors Group.

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SMART General President: Attracting “the best of the best”

“How are we developing the workforce?” asked SMART General President Joseph Sellers at the convention Labor Forum

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Convention is on its game

SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention opened to sunshine and classical Maui sunsets. So, a short island-wide power outage wasn’t in the original plans for the convention in Hawaii, but that didn’t stop this year’s program from being an outstanding example of what SMACNA offers.

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President Lansdell passes gavel to incoming President Knox

"It is a great honor to transfer the responsibilities of the office to your new President Jack Knox," said SMACNA 2017 President Joseph Lansdell to incoming President Jack Knox.

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Legislative award winners

Randy Buchter named Contractor Legislative Advocate

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2017 President Lansdell: Delivering the resources to meet the future

As my year as SMACNA President comes to a close, I’d like to share with you some thoughts on the year, the industry as a whole, and the future of this organization.

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SMART GP Sellers named to President’s Apprenticeship Expansion Task Force

President Donald Trump signed an executive order expanding apprenticeship programs and vocational training in June, which led to the creation of a task force to identify proposals to promote apprenticeships in the U.S. and the private sector. “I look forward to contributing to this important task force through my experience and ideas,” Genral President Sellers said. “This work will benefit workers and their families through an established career path and applied education curriculum in support of a new workforce for tomorrow.” “To close the skills gap,” Mr. Sellers said, “we must give working families the opportunity to learn while they ...

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Plan now for 2018 National Issues Conference, May 8-10

Congress needs to hear from you. At the National Issues Conference, May 8-10, 2018, you can help SMACNA speak up for the industry so the voice of union construction will be heard.

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Master essential skills: Sign up for 2018 Collective Bargaining Orientation—March 13

Acquire the must-have bargaining skills you need at SMACNA’s 2018 Collective Bargaining Orientation, March 13, 2018, in Dallas.

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Holidays observed

The SMACNA National offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, and on Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 24.

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“Take the time to listen to yourself”

“We have everything inside ourselves that we need,” noted motivational speaker Emily Boll during the convention's spouse breakfast.

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Castaways on SMAC PAC Isle

The first mate, skipper, Ginger, and Mary Ann joined the castaways on SMAC PAC isle to have fun and raise funds at a lively dinner and show featuring exciting drummers, treasure chests, and a silent auction.

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Retiring Board members

SMACNA 2017 President Joseph Lansdell recognized four retiring members of SMACNA’s Board of Directors for their excellent, dedicated work.

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SMACNA recognizes safety achievers

Congratulations to SMACNA’s first-place 2017 Safety Excellence Award winners, who were recognized for their outstanding safety and health performance and chapter participation at the 74th Annual Convention in Maui. SMACNA is also proud to salute the overall winner of the Canadian safety excellence program.

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Forums feature sticky marketing, the next shock wave

SMACNA contractors packed the Market Sector Forums and learned bright new marketing tips, what general contractors need, what drives virtual design, and about profitable industrial markets at the Maui convention.

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New President Knox: Focusing on integrity and quality

SMACNA’s incoming President Jack Knox addressed contractor members at the president’s lunch on Oct. 25 during the association’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui. Mr. Knox, who is president of R.F. Knox, Smyrna, Ga., will serve from 2017-2018. Following is his acceptance speech. First and foremost, I want you to know that I am humbled and honored to serve as the 2017-2018 SMACNA president. In 1914, my great-grandfather, Robert Fletcher Knox, and his business partner J.J. Meier started a small sheet metal business called Knox and Meier Company. By 1924, Meier decided to opt out of the partnership, and the name ...

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SMACNA reminders

December 2017: Council of Chapter Representatives – Dec. 3-5, Tucson, Ariz.; LJAB Training – Dec. 5, Tucson, Ariz.

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Quotable quotes: Insights from the convention

Participants brought back these nuggets of wisdom from the 74th Annual Convention in Maui. Think about putting them to work in your company to boost your business.

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