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Partners in Progress Conference: “Communicate, Commit, Deliver”

Bring your enthusiasm, optimism, and great ideas, because the 2018 Partners in Progress Conference is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.
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Capitol Hill Update: Health care, infrastructure, jobs, and energy top SMACNA's agenda

In a recent letter to the U.S. Senate, SMACNA expressed strong opposition to taxing employer-provided health-care benefits in any form or at any level. The Association also opposed taxing other employer-provided fringe-benefit programs negotiated through collective bargaining.
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Meet—and inform—your new members of Congress

With a new Congress and a new Administration, plan to meet and educate your new lawmakers about the issues when they are back in your home district this year. We need your voice to work for what matters to our industry.
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Meets with: Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania

The Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity chapter recently hosted a legislative dinner meeting with Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-8th-Pa.).
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Meets with: Sen. Jerry Hill of California

California state Sen. Jerry Hill (D-District 13) recently toured the shop of SMACNA contractor Western Allied Mechanical Inc. in Menlo Park, Calif. During the engaging session, he visited with shop staff and members of the Bay Area SMACNA chapter.
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Welcome new SMACNA members

SMACNA National is pleased to welcome new members
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President’s Column: SMACNA leaders are thinking about. . .

The recent Association Leadership Meeting of 40+ SMACNA chapter contractor leaders, including all five of our Premier Partners, was more like a mini-focus group of construction industry leadership. I walked away with a pretty good idea of concerns and exciting opportunities facing SMACNA members nationwide. I’d like to share some of them with you.
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SMACNA embraces initiative to save lives

SMACNA is committed to helping create a movement to build a zero-suicide industry. The Association recently joined the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention to help provide information and resources for its prevention and for mental health promotion in construction.
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Prevailing Wage Assistance Available

Prevailing wage activity, including attacks on prevailing wage requirements and completion of prevailing wage surveys, ranks high amongst the issues SMACNA and its chapters are monitoring and working on at the state level. It is also one of the issues where our desired outcomes align with SMART.
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Nominees for SMACNA's Board of Directors

The Director Nominating Committee is ready to receive nominations for service on SMACNA's Board of Directors.
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April 2017 SMACNews

Inside this issue: Last-minute details for the National Legislative Conference, May 2-4. Meet New Board Member Ken Groeschel Jr. SMACNA donates to ASHRAE research. Joint SMACNA/SMART Architectural Committee update. Daikin highlights new prefab techniques for HVAC Council.
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SMACNA welcomes new members

SMACNA National is pleased to welcome its new members.
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"Never stop learning" Meet the Board: Ken Groeschel Jr. of Milwaukee, Wis.

New SMACNA Board member Ken Groeschel Jr., P.E., project manager of Butters-Fetting Co. Inc., Milwaukee, Wis., has worked generously to keep SMACNA at the forefront in business, labor, and technical offerings for years. He was elected to a four-year term on SMACNA’s Board of Directors at the close of SMACNA’s 73rd Annual Convention in October.
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SMACNA donates to ASHRAE research

SMACNA is proud to support ASHRAE’s 2017 Research Promotion Campaign. Continuing its annual support, SMACNA contributed toward the ASHRAE Research Projects “Simplified Procedure for Calculating Exhaust/Intake Separation Distances,” “Performance of Pressurized Stairwells with Open Doors,” and “Methods to Increase Maximum Velocity of Makeup Air for Atrium Smoke Control.”
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SMACNA/SMART Architectural Committee update

The SMACNA Architectural Contractors Council Steering Committee took part in a productive joint meeting with the SMART Architectural Sheet Metal Committee recently in Las Vegas to brainstorm common goals to maximize business opportunities this year.
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President’s Column: Let SMACNA bring out the leader in you

The truly great leaders in life become so by enabling others to be greater than themselves. Dedicating yourself to bringing others along so that they can achieve more than you is the ultimate way to boost talent, ramp productivity, and develop effective future leaders.
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Daikin highlights new prefab techniques for HVAC Council

SMACNA’s HVAC Contractors Council Steering Committee learned about innovative prefabrication techniques and trends in modular central plant construction during a recent tour of the Daikin Modular Central Plant (MCP) fabrication facility in Phoenix.
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Capitol Hill Update

SMACNA upholds the appropriate use of construction project labor agreements (PLAs) on public construction. Therefore, the Association strongly opposes the so-called “Fair and Open Contracting Act of 2017” (H.R. 1552/S. 622) as introduced by Rep. Dennis Ross (R-15th-Fla.). Economics, not ideology, should drive PLA debates and votes in Congress.
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Score a hole-in-one for scholarships

The island of Maui is a golfer’s paradise, boasting gorgeous championship golf courses tucked between volcanic mountains and the sea.
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Don’t delay! — Maui Convention registration now open

Paradise awaits in Maui. You know you’re going to attend the convention, so register now and get the best rooms, the best prices, and the best early-bird discounts.
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