Plan to join your fellow chapter officers and SMACNA senior
leadership at this year’s Association Leadership Meeting, March 30-31st,
at the Four Seasons in Dallas, Texas. For
a copy of the official meeting call, follow this link 2017 Association Leadership Meeting Call. We will be asking everyone for their ideas
for the agenda so jot down your ideas and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to 2017 Association Leadership Meeting to register.
Inside this issue: Important issues await in 2017—from tax reforms to energy incentives. Don’t forget—submit your OSHA records electronically in 2017. Become a mentor. Improve your IT decision-making with SMACNA’s new “Guideline to Information Technology.” SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention heads to Hawaii. SMACNA’s 2016 Year in Review—bringing the best to you.
In a recent letter to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence, SMACNA urged support for sustaining Executive Order 13502, which allows for the consideration of construction project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects. The Executive Order does not mandate the use of PLAs, union workforces, or union contractors on federal construction as has too often been falsely claimed.
There is never a better time to come to Washington, D.C., than the beginning of a new session. Now, your input has added importance. Our work on the issues is not over. There will be new challenges and opportunities in the 115th Congress, plus new members of Congress to meet.
Pension reform - While the odds appeared favorable for including the Composite Plan Design proposal as part of the Continuing Resolution (CR) process after the election, the U.S. Congress did not act before adjourning in 2016.
Interested in learning about new ideas and best practices to run a successful sheet metal and HVAC company? During SMACNA’s Business Management University, Feb. 26 to March 2, 2017, Tempe, Ariz., you will discover the practical planning, management, and financial skills that will make the difference for your company. Only a few seats are left, so sign up today.
Over the years, I’ve had quite a few mentors—my dad, a former employer, a SMACNA chapter executive, and former SMACNA President Phil Meyers. They all played invaluable roles in my life and career. Now is my opportunity to focus on the importance of mentoring and encourage the growth of this life-changing support system.
Engineering-News Record magazine’s New England edition featuring the Best Project Awards recently recognized the work of three SMACNA contractors on some of New England’s most innovative buildings.
New SMACNA Board member Brian Fluetsch, president and CEO of Sunset Air Inc., Lacey, Wash., has been active in the industry and business, as well as dedicated to his community, for years.
Packed with the latest information, SMACNA’s 2017 Collective Bargaining Orientation will give you the solid foundation you need to negotiate effectively during bargaining season.
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