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  • New paper available on federal contractors’ employment obligations

    Jul 07, 2015
    Over the past year, a multitude of rules, regulations, and executive orders have come out that impact federal contractors/subcontractors’ employment obligations. The new obligations are wide ranging, from accommodating disabled veterans to general FAR contracting requirements concerning small, minority, and women-owned businesses.
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  • June 2015 Council meeting highlights

    Jul 07, 2015
    Members of SMACNA’s Council of Chapter Representatives met in Toronto, Canada, in June. The agenda included topical issues that generated an exchange of valuable information and discussion.
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  • NPF hires new administrator

    Jul 07, 2015
    After conducting an extensive nationwide search, the Trustees of the Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund (NPF) have announced the appointment of Lori Wood as executive director of the NPF. Ms. Woods replaces Marc LeBlanc who will retire on June 30, 2015.
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  • 2015 sheet metal contract settlements

    Jul 07, 2015
    To date, the average first-year 2015 sheet metal contract increase is 3.2 percent ($1.87). The average second-year sheet metal increase is 3.0 percent ($1.78), and the average third-year sheet metal increase is 3.0 percent ($1.90).
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  • Supreme Court religious discrimination decision: What it means for contractors

    Jul 07, 2015
    The Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding a young woman who was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch after she came to a job interview wearing a headscarf provides some important lessons for contractors, especially those with dress code policies.
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  • Capitol Hill Update ̶ Bipartisan POWER Act would include 30 percent tax credit for contractors

    Jul 07, 2015
    SMACNA is pleased that a bipartisan group of House and Senate legislators introduced the Power Efficiency and Resiliency Act (POWER Act) in June. The bills (S. 1516/H. 2657) would ensure that industrial energy efficiency technologies—combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP)—are treated in a manner that is on par with other renewables covered by the investment tax credit.
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  • Meets with…Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois

    Jul 07, 2015
    SMACNA member Todd Byxbe of Miller Engineering Co., Rockford, Ill., and other delegates from the National Issues Conference met with his member of Congress, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-16th-Ill.), during the QCA National Issues Conference in Washington, D.C.
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  • SMACNA recognizes 2015 winners for safety excellence

    Jul 07, 2015
    Each year, SMACNA recognizes its members for their outstanding occupational safety and health performance through SMACNA’s Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP).This year’s results for the 2015 safety survey shows that safety and health are a high priority for SMACNA contractors.
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  • Updated electrical arc flash safety model program available

    Jul 07, 2015
    In January 2015, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) revised and updated their safety document “NFPA 70E—Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.” It is the standard for protection of workers from arc flash and related electrical hazards.
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  • SMACNA Technical University goes to Toronto

    Jul 07, 2015
    Watson_techApproximately 40-plus participants from SMACNA member contractors learned about SMACNA’s most prominent standards at SMACNA’s highly respected Technical University in Toronto on June 10 and 11.
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  • Think of Associate Members as your business partners

    Jul 07, 2015
    Your best interest is in SMACNA Associate Members’ best interest. These companies have joined this valuable program to help you be more successful, more efficient, and more profitable.
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  • July 2015 SMACNews now available

    Jul 07, 2015
    Mid-Year Report: SMACNA’s Top Accomplishments—2015 Safety Winners—Council Highlights—Early Bird Convention Deadline
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