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  • 2017 Bargainers’ Update

    Mar 16, 2017
    SMACNA’s Labor Relations Department has continually stressed that successful negotiation of a local labor agreement requires solid preparation and the gathering of relevant data to support management proposals. To assist in that regard, we are pleased to provide you with the 2017 Bargainers' Update which provides timely information to facilitate your bargaining preparation.
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  • March 2016 SMACNews

    Mar 08, 2017
    Inside this issue: Learn about new regulatory changes expected under the new Administration. Now available—2017 "Architectural Sheet Metal Fascia and Coping Wind Test Report." Take SMACNA's message to Congress, May 2-4. Listen to SMART General President discuss industry challenges. Meet the new Board member.
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  • Regulatory update: ACA and Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Order

    Mar 07, 2017
    As with any new Administration, regulatory changes are to be expected when a new President comes into office. However, for the time being, any regulations issued under the Obama Administration, which were effective prior to Jan. 20, 2017, remain in place, and can only be revised through a notice and rule-making process.
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  • Meets with: Rep. Lou Correa of California

    Mar 07, 2017
    SMACNA contractor Mike Tardif (right), of the SMACNA Southern California chapter, recently took advantage of the U.S. House Congressional district work period to meet with newly elected Congressman Lou Correa (D-46th-Calif.).
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  • Meets with: Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California

    Mar 07, 2017
    Christopher J. Walker (center), executive vice president of the California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (CAL SMACNA), recently met with U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-23rd-Calif.) (right) at a fundraiser for California State Assembly member Vince Fong (R-34th Assembly District) (left).
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  • Meet the Board: John Raught of Beaver, Pa.

    Mar 07, 2017
    New SMACNA Board member John Raught, vice president and treasurer of Northstar Environmental Ltd., Beaver, Pa., has been active in business and industry issues throughout his career.
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  • CEA National Legislative Conference: Deliver our message, May 2-4

    Mar 07, 2017
    It is not enough for your vote to deliver a message in an election year. As a union specialty contractor your message needs to be delivered to every member of Congress throughout the year—every year. Join us at the National Legislative Conference, May 2-4, in Washington, D.C., and spread your message on Capitol Hill.
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  • SMACNA introduces new “Principles of Job Costing” book

    Mar 07, 2017
    An effective job costing system helps construction managers and business owners be more successful and profitable. It is also a critical tool for identifying and controlling risk. SMACNA’s updated book “Principles of Job Costing” will provide insight into improving your company’s job costing system.
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  • President's Column: Legislative policies affecting SMACNA contractors are up for grabs!

    Mar 07, 2017
    It was impossible to ignore the 2016 election process and now we’ve all watched the actions and reactions to the first month of the Trump Administration.
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  • 2017 “Architectural Sheet Metal Fascia and Coping Wind Test Report” now available

    Mar 07, 2017
    SMACNA's 2017 update for the “Architectural Sheet Metal Fascia and Coping Wind Test Report” describes the performance of edge metal systems commonly found within the SMACNA “Architectural Sheet Metal Manual,” 7th edition.
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  • SMART General President discusses industry challenges

    Mar 07, 2017
    Deborah Wyandt, SMACNA’s executive director of labor relations, recently sat down with SMART General President Joseph Sellers to talk about some of the issues and challenges facing SMACNA members and the industry in general.
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  • Capitol Hill Update: New tax incentives needed for infrastructure

    Mar 07, 2017
    The endless list of reported projects and construction opportunities for contractors will be held up in Congress pending congressional action on a special appropriations bill or passage of new tax incentives for private infrastructure bonds.
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  • Specialty construction employment is growing

    Mar 07, 2017
    January’s national employment data revealed strong employment numbers in the construction and the specialty construction industries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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  • Aloha Hawaii!: Convention registration opens March 15

    Mar 07, 2017
    SMACNA's 74th Annual Convention at the Grand Wailea and Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott Maui, Oct. 22-25, offers you the resources to get ahead in the industry, from exciting world-class education and nationally known speakers to the annual Product Show—all with a little networking, entertainment, relaxing with a game of golf, and maybe some pool time.
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  • Master the numbers at Financial Boot Camp, May 21-24

    Mar 07, 2017
    Motivate your future managers and leaders to hone their financial expertise and ensure your company’s long-term success at SMACNA’s Financial Boot Camp, May 21-24, in Tempe, Ariz.
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  • A dynamic week of business study

    Mar 07, 2017
    Participants in SMACNA’s recent 2017 Business Management University (BMU) in Tempe, Ariz., learned the real-world business skills needed to run a robust sheet metal and HVAC company.
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  • Participate in SMACNA’s 2017 Safety Survey – it benefits everyone

    Mar 07, 2017
    Taking part in SMACNA’s 2017 Safety Excellence Awards Program (SSEAP) benefits all SMACNA members. Not only does it enhance your company’s safety reputation, the safety data that is collected into SMACNA’s annual Safety Profile has proven to be an invaluable safety evaluation tool or our association contractors.
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  • Still time! Scholarship applications due March 31

    Mar 07, 2017
    SMACNA is committed to helping our future leaders succeed. If you know a talented student in the SMACNA family who needs help with college tuition, time is running out to apply for a SMACNA scholarship.
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  • Bargainers conference calls offer important insights

    Mar 07, 2017
    Involved in bargaining this season? Learn from the insights and experience of SMACNA’s expert Labor Relations staff and legal counsel during SMACNA’s upcoming Bargainers Conference Calls this spring.
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  • 2017 Collective Bargaining Orientation provides valuable guidance

    Mar 07, 2017
    SMACNA’s 2017 Collective Bargaining Orientation, held in February in Dallas, focused on priming contractors and chapter executives for collective bargaining.
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