Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


June 2017 SMACNews

Inside this issue: Learn how SMACNA members take their message to Capitol Hill. Canadian firms recognized for safety excellence. New edition of “Round Industrial Duct Construction Standards” available. A good partnership is worth its weight in gold.

National Issues Conference: Contractors team up to engage Congress on tough issues

SMACNA contractors made a difference for the industry at the recent CEA National Issues Conference in Washington, D.C. More than 194 specialty contractors joined forces with four construction associations at the Georgetown Marriott and law offices of Hogan Lovells, where they learned about the current political climate on pension reform, health care, and regulatory issues.

SMACNA recognizes Canadian firms for safety excellence

Once again SMACNA is proud to recognize our Canadian member companies for their outstanding safety and health performance.

“Round Industrial Duct Construction Standards,” 3rd edition, now available

The revised “Round Industrial Duct Construction Standards,” 3rd edition, 2013, an American National Standard, ANSI/SMACNA 005-2013, is now available. SMACNA members will receive an email shortly with instructions on how to receive their gratis copy.

Pension experts: Keep pushing for meaningful pension reform

Pension and health-care experts discussed the status of pension and health-care reform on the first day of the 2017 CEA National Issues Conference in Washington, May 2-4, and what changes would be beneficial to building trades contractors

President's Column: A good partnership is worth its weight in gold

Labor/management partnerships can be powerful tools. When they work, nothing is better. We can soar to new heights seeking work that is challenging and mutually rewarding.

Capitol Hill Update: NIOSH budget cuts unwarranted

In letters to the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, SMACNA enthusiastically supported maintaining the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) FY18 budget at $339 million.
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Meets with: Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware

Members of the Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity chapter discussed issues facing the construction industry with Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) on Capitol Hill during the National Issues Conference in May.

Now’s the time to meet your new lawmakers

Bring your members of Congress up-to-speed on pension solutions and other critical industry issues when they are back in your home district this summer. Now is the time.
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Master digital and social media marketing

How do you keep up with the digital world when it is always changing?
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Don’t delay—golf sponsorship opportunities available

​The island of Maui is a golfer’s paradise, boasting championship golf courses tucked between volcanic mountains and the sea.

Meets with: Rep. Lou Correa of California

Members of SMACNA Southern California met with Congressman Lou Correa (D-46th-Calif.) on Capitol Hill during the National Issue Conference in May.

Financial Boot Camp graduates master fiscal management

Congratulations to the newest graduates from SMACNA’s 2017 Financial Boot Camp.

Welcome new SMACNA members

SMACNA National is pleased to welcome the new members.
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Meets with: State Rep. Thomas Patton of Ohio

John R. Sindyla Esq., CEO of SMACNA-Cleveland joined members of the Cleveland building trades at a luncheon fundraiser for Ohio State Rep. Tom Patton (R-District 7). The leadership of SMART Local 33 also attended, including Business Manager Mike Coleman.

Welcome new SMACNA Associate Members

SMACNA welcomes these new 2017 Associate Members

Notice of SMACNA's Annual Business Meeting

The Annual Business Meeting of the members of SMACNA will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at approximately 8:00 a.m., at the Grand Wailea Resort and Spa in Maui, Hawaii for the following purposes:

May 2017 SMACNews

Inside this issue: What’s on SMACNA leaders’ minds? | SMACNA embraces initiative to save lives | Health care, infrastructure top Capitol Hill agenda | “Communicate, Commit, Deliver” with Partners in Progress | Get out in front of virtual design

College of Fellows welcomes new members

SMACNA’s College of Fellows elected four new members at its recent meeting.