Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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  • Board meeting: New projects, protecting SMACNA member interests

    Sep 03, 2015
    In July, SMACNA’s Board of Directors met and discussed a wide variety of issues and topics to provide a competitive advantage for SMACNA members.
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  • Are you ready for OSHA’s Confined Space rule?

    Sep 03, 2015
    SMACNA has prepared a model written program for members to meet the new compliance date of Oct. 2 for OSHA’s new Confined Space in Construction standard. Watch for it near the end of September.
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  • Meets with…House candidate Lou Correa of Orange County, Calif.

    Sep 03, 2015
    The SMACNA Orange Empire Board of Directors met with Orange County Board of Supervisors member Lou Correa (D-Calif.) who is running for the U.S. House seat vacated by Rep. Loretta Sanchez. Ms. Sanchez is running for the open California U.S. Senate seat.
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  • Meet the Board: Craig Benson, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

    Sep 03, 2015
    We asked new SMACNA Board member Craig Benson, owner of Paramount Sheet Metal, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, to share the lessons he has learned, personally and in business, and the advice he would pass on to others.
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  • 2015 Safety Survey results boast lowest incident rate ever

    Sep 03, 2015
    The results for SMACNA’s 2015 Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP) represent more than 64 million man-hours worked in the previous calendar year. The 222 participants for the 2015 survey, including 89 member companies who reported “zero injury incidents,” represent the high level of safety awareness within these organizations. As evidence, the average OSHA incident rate (2.48) for 2015 is the lowest rate ever recorded for the survey.
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  • New SMACNA legal team

    Sep 03, 2015
    A new legal team to serve SMACNA and its members is in place in the wake of the untimely death of Steven Burton. Mr. Burton was SMACNA’s general counsel for the past two years and served as labor counsel for more than 30 years.
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  • President’s Column

    Sep 03, 2015
    Analyzing future opportunities for SMACNA members is a responsibility SMACNA’s Board of Directors takes seriously. At the recent board meeting a presentation on future market projections from Kirk Thorne, executive vice president of sales, marketing, and aftermarket, of Daikin Applied generated some thought-provoking discussion.
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  • SMAC PAC fundraising makes a difference

    Sep 03, 2015
    Many SMACNA members and chapters helped raise more than $364,110 in personal money for the 2013-2014 election cycle.
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  • New! SMACNA driver safety model program available

    Sep 03, 2015
    How are your drivers performing behind the wheel? Learn about vehicle safety with SMACNA’s new “Fleet Management—Vehicle Safety Program” specifically designed for SMACNA members. SMACNA developed this model program to help members manage the issues related to driving company vehicles.
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  • Meets with…Sen. Grassley of Iowa

    Sep 03, 2015
    SMACNA Legislative Committee member William Johnson of Berglund Sheet Metal Contractors, Urbandale, Iowa, recently met with Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) (left).
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  • 2015 SMART Business Agents Conference highlights growth opportunities

    Sep 03, 2015
    Sheet Metal Air, Rail and Transportation Association (SMART) General President Joseph Sellers Jr. addressed attendees during the SMART Business Agents Conference, in Washington, D.C., in late July. Mr. Sellers’ remarks covered a wide range of topics tying in with the conference theme: “SMART Growth: Seizing Every Opportunity.”
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  • 2015 contract settlements see slight uptick

    Sep 03, 2015
    According to the Construction Labor Research Council’s (CLRC) construction contract data research, wage and fringe settlements reported for all construction trades so far this year have resulted in an average first-year increase of 2.5 percent ($1.29) up from 2.3 percent ($1.07) in 2014.
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  • UA and Roofers union affiliate

    Sep 03, 2015
    Two respected trade member organizations, The United Association of Union Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Welders and HVAC Technicians (UA) and the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers (Roofers Union), recently announced their agreement to work together to increase building efficiency and create opportunities for their members.
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  • New mobile app personalizes your convention experience

    Sep 03, 2015
    SMACNA’s exciting new mobile event app will make your convention experience easier, personalized, and more rewarding.
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  • Thank you Product Show breakfast sponsors

    Sep 03, 2015
    SMACNA would like to thank the following organizations for their support of the 2015 Product Show at SMACNA’s 72nd Annual Convention in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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  • SMACNA welcomes new silver associate member

    Sep 03, 2015
    Join us in congratulating TROX USA Inc., of Cumming, Ga., as a silver level associate member.
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