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Will the Changing Laws on Legal Marijuana Affect your HVAC Company?

Many may celebrate the expanding legalization of marijuana and the growth of the marijuana industry, the reality is complicated for contractors and may have a huge impact on the way an employer runs their business. Further complicating matters is the fact that under federal law, marijuana is still illegal.
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Solution to the Federal Change Order Problem Near?

Federal construction contractors are increasingly frustrated by the slow approval and lack of payment for change orders. While change orders wait to be made definite, contractors and subcontractors must pay their payroll, material costs, and even taxes while payments from the federal government are delayed.
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Making the Safety Case for Contractor Management

Are there actual safety benefits of using a third-party contractor management system to pre-qualify construction contractors? The National Safety Council’s Report: Making the Case for Contractor Management: Examining the Safety Benefits of Third-Party Management indicates that there are positive benefits in the form of improved jobsite safety and reduction of hazards.
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Someone in your family headed for college? Apply for a SMACNA scholarship by March 31

If you have a student in college, consider applying for a SMACNA College of Fellows scholarship to help pay tuition.
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NPF Updates FASB Disclosure Information Sheet

Since 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has required disclosure of certain information pertaining to an employer’s participation in multiemployer defined benefit pension plans.
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Associate Member Program

Join SMACNA's Associate Member Program And Forge Long-Term Relationships with Top Industry Contractors

SMACNA’s Associate Member program is a unique opportunity for industry suppliers to showcase their products and services to SMACNA members—the industry’s premier contractors.
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Utility regulator should not undercut Arizona’s energy efficiency

Contractor in the News: Op-Ed: Utility regulator should not undercut Arizona’s energy efficiency

​"Strong utility policies support energy efficiency jobs," said Darrell Fox, SMACNA Arizona board member and vice president of Dynamic Systems Inc., Chandler, Ariz., in a recent editorial calling for the Arizona Corporation Commission to reject plans to cut utility funding for energy efficiency programs.
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Business Management University—A key factor in your success

​Get your real-world education started at SMACNA’s comprehensive Business Management University, Feb. 25 to March 1, in Tempe, Ariz., where industry experts will share their best financial and management practices for running a profitable sheet metal and HVAC business.
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Submit your ACA reporting forms to IRS—March 2 deadline

In 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will require employers subject to the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) reporting requirements to prepare and file Form 1095-C on their employees.
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President’s Column: Meet SMACNA President: Jack Knox

A fourth generation SMACNA contractor, Jack is president of R.F. Knox Company Inc. in Smyrna, Ga., near Atlanta. His firm has performed on many high-profile projects in Atlanta, from the Georgia Dome to the new Mercedes Benz Stadium.
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SMOHIT Safety Champions

Still time! Sign up for Safety Champions Conference, Feb. 25-27

Don’t miss the chance to be part of beneficial labor–management safety discussions at the Safety Champions Conference Feb. 25-27, at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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SMACNA reminders

January 2018: Chapter Executive Institute – Jan. 28-30, San Diego - February 2018: Partners in Progress Conference – Feb. 13-14, Orlando, Fla.; 2018 SMOHIT Safety Champions Conference – Feb. 25-27, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Business Management University – Feb. 25-March 1, Tempe, Ariz.
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Time for students to apply for a SMACNA scholarship

Let SMACNA help you reach your potential with a College of Fellows scholarship. SMACNA’s College of Fellows is now accepting applications online for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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Welcome new SMACNA 2018 Associate Members!

SMACNA welcomes these new and returning 2018 Associate Members.
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CEA National Issues Conference

Make a difference - Attend 2018 National Issues Conference, May 8-10

Focus on key SMACNA and CEA legislative issues at the CEA National Issues Conference. Register today!
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Chapter in the News: Detroit’s “Access for All” is meeting demand for jobs

In Detroit, both management and labor partners are building a program that helps low-income workers launch their careers.
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Partners in Progress Conference, Orlando, Fla., Feb. 13-14: Tips for maximizing your success

How can you get the most out of the upcoming 2018 Partners in Progress conference?
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SMACNA members strongly encouraged to fill out 2018 Safety Survey

SMACNA’s 2018 Safety Survey is now online and ready for you to complete with your safety numbers. Many SMACNA members have benefited from this valuable program by winning safety awards or using the safety data to improve their own safety and health cultures
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Supervisor Training Academy, March 19-21, St. Louis

SMACNA’s newly expanded 2018 Supervisor Training Academy features more industry experts and new content to teach new and up-and-coming leaders how to meet real-world challenges.
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Championing the Virtual Design and Construction approach

Leading members of the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry are championing the virtual design and construction process—a change that is slowly but dramatically transforming the way projects are completed.
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