Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association



iTi offers industrial sheet metal coursework

The International Training Institute (iTi), co-sponsored by SMACNA and SMART, offers a variety of classes that are directly applicable to industrial sheet metal work. Find a summary below. For additional information, visit or contact the iTi’s Program Director Michael Harris ( / (703) 739-7200).

Industrial market intelligence at your fingertips

Industrial Info Resources© is a leading provider of global market intelligence in the industrial process.

Report: Discover how large industrial companies save energy

Looking to cut your company’s energy costs? Energy is one of the largest costs that companies can actively reduce.

July 2017 SMACNews

Inside this issue: See how SMACNA is working on your behalf. Check out our 2017 Mid-Year Report. Are you your employees’ champion? Now available: SMACNA’s updated “Thermoset FRP Duct Construction Manual.” New market? NHF analyzes risk. 2017 safety winners announced.

SMACNA reminders

October 2016 - SMACNA 73rd Annual Convention – Oct. 16-19, JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix; December 2016 - Council of Chapter Representatives – Dec. 4-6, Amelia Island, Fla.

2017 Sheet metal contract settlements

Chapters and contractors find information on contract settlements valuable to stay up-to-date on market trends and settlements.

June 2017 Council meeting highlights

Members of SMACNA’s Council of Chapter Representatives discussed recruiting, the SMART Heroes program, a chapter labor-management training program, and exchanged valuable ideas they could take back to their home chapters at the June Council meeting. 

Reminder: Federal contractors required to provide paid sick leave 

Federal contractors need to be prepared to comply with the U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule “Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors.” The rule, established by the Department’s Wage and Hour Division, went into effect for most federal contracts entered into on or after Jan. 1, 2017. 
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2017 Mid-Year Report: SMACNA Working for You

This special Mid-Year Report features what SMACNA has achieved as well as the valuable array of products and services developed especially for our members. 
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SMACNA welcomes new members

SMACNA National is pleased to welcome new members.

New market? NHF analyzes risk

The New Horizons Foundation’s (NHF) new, easy-to-use, market-entry decision framework is designed to help contractors make a rational analysis of business opportunities when they arise.

SMACNA recognizes 2017 winners for safety excellence

Each year, SMACNA congratulates its members for their outstanding performance in occupational safety and health through SMACNA’s Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP). With increased participation from last year, the 2017 safety survey results show that safety and health continues to be a high priority for SMACNA contractors.

SMACNA reminders

July 2017: Convention early-bird registration discount ends – July 15; September 2017; NJAB – Sept. 11-12, St. Louis Project Managers Institute – Sept. 24-27, Seattle

Updated “Thermoset FRP Duct Construction Manual” available

The second edition of SMACNA's “Thermoset FRP Duct Construction Manual” is now available. The 228-page book is an authoritative resource that design engineers, industrial engineering departments, pollution control authorities, FRP manufacturers, and installation contractors can use for the proper selection, manufacture, and installation of FRP duct systems.

New! SMACNA’s Downspout and Gutter Sizing Calculator

One of the most frequently asked architectural questions SMACNA receives is on sizing gutters and downspouts. In response, SMACNA’s Technical Resources Department has created a free Downspout and Gutter Sizing Calculator.  

Score a hole-in-one for scholarships

SMACNA's College of Fellows Scholarship Program is known for putting good students on the road to rewarding careers and lives. Sponsor our next generation of leaders by helping raise scholarship funds during the College of Fellows annual golf outing, Sunday, Oct. 22, in Maui.  
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Reserve your seat for SMACNA’s 2018 educational programs 

Be your employee's champion so they can grow and excel. SMACNA’s educational programs will take you, your employees, and your business to the next level.

Labor supply study: Shortage of apprentices is increasing

The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) recently issued its “2017 Union Craft Labor Supply Study,” which looked at union-specific labor supply for the construction industry, including sheet metal workers. 
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Capitol Hill Update: Performance-based contracting equals energy savings

In 2011, federal agencies were directed to issue more than $2 billion worth of performance-based contracting for energy savings over a two-year period. SMACNA supported that directive and now urges the administration to extend this program for another five years. Many of SMACNA contractors specialize in performance contracting at the local, state and federal levels. 

Summer's the time: Influence your lawmakers 

Encourage your members of Congress to support the issues that affect our industry—important health-care legislation, composite plans, and infrastructure—when they are back in your home district this summer.