Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


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SMACNA’s Fall 2019 Project Managers Registration Now Open

Project Managers Institute (PMI) continues to be one of the most popular educational programs offered by SMACNA. The Fall 2019 edition will be held from September 22-25 in Denver, Colorado.
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Ohio Lt. Governor Visits Cleveland Training Center

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted and Randy Gardner, Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, toured the SMART Local 33 Cleveland Training Center on July 8th.
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SMACNA Mid Atlantic and Local Officials Tour W.E. Bowers

On July 11th, member firm W.E. Bowers, in coordination with SMACNA Mid Atlantic, gave an exclusive tour of the Bowers facility in Beltsville, MD.
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SMACNA Announces the 2019 Winners for Safety Excellence

With an overall lower average experience modification rate (EMR) from last year, the 2019 safety survey results show that safety and health continue to be a high priority for SMACNA contractors.
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SNIPS Contractor-of-the-Year Award

SNIPS magazine is conducting its first-ever 2019 Ductwork Installation Contractor of the Year award contest.
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SMACNA’s Technical Roadshow Goes to Hawaii

SMACNA took their technical services roadshow to SMACNA Hawai’i, presenting on duct fitting selection and fan system effect to a group of contractors and engineers.
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Let’s Talk Shop Podcast, Episode 4: Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

Joe Isom, vice president (former president), California Sheet Metal, talks about his company's conversion to an ESOP with host Angie Simon, president, Western Allied Mechanical.
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Planning for a Successful Exit and Transition

“A plan isn’t just giving your company to someone,” says John Ovrom, president of Exit Consulting Group. A new SMACNA Business Management Program will feature Exit Consulting Group presenting a two-day workshop this September.
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Georgia Sheet Metal JATC Achieves Platinum Level Accreditation

The Georgia Sheet Metal JATC recently earned Platinum level accreditation from the International Training Institute (ITI). Congratulations!
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DOL Opinion Letter Addresses Timekeeping Practice of Rounding

In a recently released Opinion Letter, the U.S. Department of Labor addressed the practice of rounding when tracking employee’s time for purposes of payroll.
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2019 College of Fellows Scholarship Winners Announced

SMACNA’s College of Fellows has officially awarded its 2019 scholarships.
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Notice of SMACNA’s Annual Business Meeting

The Annual Business Meeting of the members of SMACNA will take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. This meeting will be held at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, Texas.
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ALERT: DOL Issues Proposed Rule Establishing Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs

SMACNA issued a call to action on July 2, 2019 for members to share their comments with the Department of Labor during the 60-day comment period.
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SMACNA Contractor Spotlight: California Sheet Metal

SMACNA visited the west coast for a series of Contractor Spotlight video productions. Our first stop was California Sheet Metal, an employee owned, architectural sheet metal shop based in the San Diego area.
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SMACNA Video: Guy Gast, Waldinger Corporation

SMACNA interviewed Guy Gast, president, Iowa Division, The Waldinger Corporation, on the evolution of SMACNA over the past 75 years.
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SMACNA Launches Redesigned Advocacy Website

The Advocacy pages are now updated to make it easier for members and visitors to learn more about the issues important to them.
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SMACNews Receives Prestigious Publishers Award

SMACNews has been recognized as the best Newsletter Redesign in the publishing industry by the Association of Media and Publishing.
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Strategies and Tools for Effective Procurement Added to Contractors Operations Manual

An effective procurement plan for any contractor should be focused on delivering the right material, at the right time, to the right location for the right price.
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June 26 is World Refrigeration Day

The first annual World Refrigeration Day will be held on June 26, 2019. The theme for the inaugural event will be diversity in terms of applications, systems, technology, locations, people, and careers
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New Horizons White Paper on Hiring, Promotion, and Talent Development

Research has shown that more than half of the variability in hiring and promotion decisions can be reduced by using personality and aptitude tests.