Introducing Chapter Peer Groups
More than 25 chapter executives met at the SMACNA Annual Convention in Maui and discussed forming chapter Peer Groups. As a result of this session, the first Chapter Peer Group was established.
Partners in Progress Magazine Winter Edition Now Available
Take a look at the current issue of Partners in Progress magazine, published by the Sheet Metal Industry Labor Management Cooperation Fund. Articles in this issue include: Early Bird Registration Deadline; The Marketing Effect of Expertise Logos; Residential Rebates Expand Work Opportunities; Building a Workforce; and much more.
Meet SMACNA’s Director Nominating Committee
SMACNA President Jack Knox recently made appointments to the SMACNA Director Nominating Committee. These appointees join five other members who were elected during SMACNA’s business meeting at the annual convention in Maui this October.
SMACNA members represented in ENR Top 600
Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine published its annual Top 600 Specialty Contractor “who’s who” industry rankings in October. Fourteen SMACNA members made it into the top 20 sheet metal ranks in 2017.
The SMACNA National offices will be closed for Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1.
Labor Forum: Creating solutions together
During the recent Labor Forum at SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui, SMART General President Joseph Sellers updated contractors on the pension fund, the SMART Heroes program, workforce development, millennials, the new SMART Capital program, and women in the trades.
Meets with…Labor Secretary Acosta, Rep. King, and Rep. Velazquez
U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta engaged in a candid dialog with members of SMACNA and SMART during a recent tour of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 100 Apprenticeship Training Center in Suitland, Md. SMACNA members attending included Kathleen Bigelow of Comfort Control Inc., Beltsville, Md., and Jerry Robinson of Stromberg Metal Works, Beltsville, Md.
President’s Column: Time to invest in your partnership with labor
During the Great Depression, my great-grandfather started our family business in Atlanta, when businesses were either failing or extremely unethical. One of his founding principles was “integrity.” A little integrity can go a long way in building a solid partnership and establishing mutual trust.