Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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  • DOL: More eligible for overtime pay

    Jul 07, 2016
    President Obama and Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez recently announced the Department’s final rule updating overtime regulations.
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  • 2016 Mid-Year Report: How SMACNA is Working for You

    Jul 07, 2016
    Take a look SMACNA’s top accomplishments on your behalf in this special 2016 Mid-Year Report.
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  • New Cleveland ordinance requires certified fire life safety technicians

    Jul 07, 2016
    The city of Cleveland recently passed an ordinance that requires the building owner to repair or replace faulty dampers within 60 days of inspection. This development, and others across Ohio, was initiated by SMACNA members and signals new opportunities for contractors.
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  • SMACNA research shows BIM brings profitability, bidding opportunities

    Jul 07, 2016
    Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become a requirement on most mid-sized to large commercial construction projects. But sheet metal and HVAC contractors want to know—do the benefits of BIM justify the cost?
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  • June 2016 Council meeting highlights

    Jul 07, 2016
    Members of SMACNA’s Council of Chapter Representatives discussed relevant issues that generated an exchange of valuable information at the June Council meeting.
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  • Meets with…Reps. Sanchez and Peters of California

    Jul 07, 2016
    Members of Orange Empire SMACNA discussed composite plans and issues affecting the industry with Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-46th-Calif.) during the QCA National Issues Conference in Washington, D.C.Pictured (left to right) Sandy Wooldridge, Orange Empire SMACNA; Michael Tardif, Tardif Sheet Metal; Rep. Sanchez; and Mercy Tardif, Tardif Sheet Metal.
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  • President's Column: Who are your partners?

    Jul 07, 2016
    I’m not a good dancer. My wife, on the other hand, loves to dance, and she’s good at it. So I took the floor with her at my nephew’s wedding. People said we looked good together.
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  • Women: Making a difference in construction—and the world

    Jul 07, 2016
    Through her inspiring personal story and experience in construction management, Julie Lewis, founder of the 30/30 Project, will provide valuable insight on the need for women leaders in construction during her session “Making a Difference: Women in Construction Leadership and Global Development” at SMACNA’s 73rd Annual Convention, Oct. 16-19, in Phoenix.
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  • Strategic thinking: A crucial leadership skill

    Jul 07, 2016
    To succeed in a constantly changing business environment, leaders need to reexamine the way they think about their business, their strategies, and their people. Join Jake Appelman, principal of FMI Corporation, on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18, for his session, “Leadership and Strategic Thinking,” during SMACNA’s Annual Convention in Phoenix. He will explain why strategic thinking is a critical leadership skill. The early bird deadline ends July 15. Don’t miss your discount and register today.
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  • New SMACNA safety programs: Decommissioning old buildings, blood-borne pathogens

    Jul 07, 2016
    Take advantage of two new model safety and health programs that SMACNA has just released: “Decommissioning of Laboratories, Industrial Facilities and Old Buildings” and “First Aid/Blood-borne Pathogens.”
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  • Meet the Board: Art Williams of San Jose, Calif.

    Jul 07, 2016
    Art Williams, president of Air Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif., was elected to SMACNA’s Board of Directors on Sept. 30 at the close of SMACNA’s 72nd Annual Convention.
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  • SMACNA advocates landmark energy legislation

    Jul 07, 2016
    SMACNA has spent many years pushing Congress to pass a variety of energy efficiency initiatives to benefit the residential, commercial, public, and industrial/manufacturing sectors. Therefore, SMACNA was elated when the House and Senate each passed complex energy packages late last year and earlier this spring.
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  • Connect with Congress this summer

    Jul 07, 2016
    Take this time to educate them about the issues our industry supports—on composite plans, misclassification, energy efficiency, and more.
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  • Prevent heat illness this summer!

    Jul 07, 2016
    Do you know the warning signs of heat illness? Employers need to protect workers from excessive heat. Use SMACNA’s free Heat Stress Tip Cards to educate your workforce to prevent heat-related illness this summer.
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  • 2016 sheet metal contract settlements

    Jul 07, 2016
    Chapters and contractors find information on contract settlements valuable to stay up-to-date on market trends and settlements.
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  • Meets with…Sens. Cantwell and Murray of Washington

    Jul 07, 2016
    Members from the SMACNA Western Washington chapter met withSen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Capitol Hill to discuss issues facing the industry during the recent QCA National Issues Conference in Washington, D.C.
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  • Meets with…Rep. Rob Woodall of Georgia

    Jul 07, 2016
    Members of the Georgia-SMACNA chapter met with Rep. Rob Woodall (R-7th-Georgia) during the QCA National Issues Conference. They have met with Congressman Woodall many times over the years to support SMACNA contractors.
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  • SMACNA welcomes new Southern California chapter

    Jul 07, 2016
    The memberships of Orange Empire SMACNA and SMACNA-Los Angeles have voted to form a single association covering their areas to become SMACNA Southern California Inc. Kevin O’Dorisio will be executive director of the new chapter.
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  • SMACNA welcomes newest associate member

    Jul 07, 2016
    SMACNA welcomes returning Silver Patron Associate Member Sheet Metal Connectors Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn.
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  • SMACNA salutes 2016 winners for safety excellence

    Jul 07, 2016
    Each year, SMACNA recognizes our members for their outstanding performance in occupational safety and health through SMACNA’s Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP). This year’s results for the 2016 safety survey shows that safety and health are a high priority for SMACNA contractors.
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