Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


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Dills Speaks on Industry Future at SMART General Convention

SMACNA President Nathan L. Dills delivered a keynote speech during the General Session of the Second SMART General Convention on Tuesday, August 13 at the Mirage Resort in Las Vegas.
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SMACNA Contractor Spotlight: Therma

SMACNA recently visited Therma, a leading mechanical services company focused on designing, building, and servicing custom and complex mechanical systems. The company is one of SMACNA’s largest members and has more than 1,000 employees. Founded in 1967 by Joe and Nicki Parisi, Therma sits on an 18 acre campus in San Jose, California.
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SMACNA’s McCullion on Prevention Through Design

In Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Mike McCullion, SMACNA’s Director of Market Sectors and Safety, summarizes a recent technical report on a “life cycle” approach to Prevention through Design (PtD) in construction.
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2020 Partners in Progress Conference Registration Opens Soon

On February 25-26, 2020 at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada SMACNA and SMART are going “ALL IN” to strengthen the industry and win more business! Registration for the 2020 Partners in Progress Conference opens at 9 A.M. EST on Tuesday, September 3rd.
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OSHA Reminds Employers to Submit Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is once again reminding employers who have not yet submitted their 2018 OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) that those forms need to be sent to OSHA.
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Sellers Headlines Newly Elected SMART International Leadership Team

SMACNA would like to congratulate Joseph Sellers, Jr. for being re-elected as SMART’s General President, and Joseph Powell for being elected as General Secretary-Treasurer.
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New Updates to SMACNA Fall Protection Model Program

Recently, SMACNA updated the Fall Protection Model Program. Available for free to SMACNA members, the Program is editable to address specific contract or project requirements.
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Updated – Substance Testing Guidelines

Testing current employees and job applicants for the presence of drugs and/or alcohol is a complex issue, involving myriad, and often conflicting, state and federal laws.
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Partners in Progress Magazine July Issue Now Available

The July edition of Partners in Progress magazine is now available. Read how SMACNA and SMART are collaborating in order to capture a greater market share of education work projects.
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iTi Announces Courses on Soldering Techniques and Soldering Performance Qualification Testing

The International Training Institute has partnered with the Copper Development Association (CDA) and SMART Local #36 (St. Louis, Missouri) to present two educational programs this fall.

NLRB Proposes Rule Changes to Union Elections

On August 12, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) which provides three changes to union election procedures.
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Meet 2020 Partners in Progress Keynote Speaker Herm Edwards

Partners in Progress is delighted to announce that Herm Edwards will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Partners in Progress Conference.

Let’s Talk Shop Podcast, Episode 5: Smoke/Fire Damper Testing

Tony Kocurek, owner of Energy Balance and Integration LLC in Albuquerque, New Mexico, talks with host Angie Simon, president, Western Allied Mechanical, and SMACNA president-elect on smoke/fire damper testing and certification.
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Submit Your DOL Letter Today - IRAP Comment Period Ends on August 23

The DOL released a proposed rule that threatens the project bidding status and the reputation of skilled apprenticeship programs by establishing an alternative: the industry-recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAP).
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New Horizons Foundation White Paper on Executive Exit

The New Horizons Foundation has just published a new white paper titled, An Executive Exit: A Closer Look at the Factors That Drive Successful Executive Transitions.

PBGC Set to Run Out of Money by 2025 Without Changes

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) recently reported that the Multiemployer Insurance Program will run out of money by the end of fiscal year 2025.
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Recent GAO Report on Federal Contracting and Change Orders

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on delayed payment of change orders to federal contractors.
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SMART Heroes Program Added in Ft. Carson

The Fort Carson Career Skills Program in Colorado recently added a SMART Heroes career track. The SMART Heroes program offers training to enlisted men and women in the U.S. military prior to discharge.
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CLRC Releases Current 2019 Settlements Report

The Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) has released its Settlements Report for the months of January through June of 2019.
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Deadline to Sponsor College of Fellows Golf Outing is August 20

One of the most popular events on the SMACNA calendar is the annual College of Fellows Golf Outing, to be held on Sunday, October 20 at the Golf Club at Star Ranch.