Convention Session: Women need sponsors not mentors
Would you put your reputation on the line to advocate for a protégé? That’s what a sponsor does. The Harvard Business Review reports that high-potential women can be over-mentored and under-sponsored compared to their male peers.
A dynamic week of business study
Participants in SMACNA’s recent 2017 Business Management University (BMU) in Tempe, Ariz., learned the real-world business skills needed to run a robust sheet metal and HVAC company.
Best Practices Resources Available for Use
Partners in Progress' redesigned website has a Resources section that provides access to Partners in Progress magazine, partnership-related press releases, and an introduction to the Expertise Branding Program.
2017 Bargainers’ Update
SMACNA’s Labor Relations Department has continually stressed that successful negotiation of a local labor agreement requires solid preparation and the gathering of relevant data to support management proposals. To assist in that regard, we are pleased to provide you with the 2017 Bargainers' Update which provides timely information to facilitate your bargaining preparation.
March 2017 SMACNews
Inside this issue: Learn about new regulatory changes expected under the new Administration. Now available—2017 "Architectural Sheet Metal Fascia and Coping Wind Test Report." Take SMACNA's message to Congress, May 2-4. Listen to SMART General President discuss industry challenges. Meet the new Board member.
Regulatory update: ACA and Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Order
As with any new Administration, regulatory changes are to be expected when a new President comes into office. However, for the time being, any regulations issued under the Obama Administration, which were effective prior to Jan. 20, 2017, remain in place, and can only be revised through a notice and rule-making process.
Meets with: Rep. Lou Correa of California
SMACNA contractor Mike Tardif (right), of the SMACNA Southern California chapter, recently took advantage of the U.S. House Congressional district work period to meet with newly elected Congressman Lou Correa (D-46th-Calif.).
Meets with: Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California
Christopher J. Walker (center), executive vice president of the California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (CAL SMACNA), recently met with U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-23rd-Calif.) (right) at a fundraiser for California State Assembly member Vince Fong (R-34th Assembly District) (left).
Meet the Board: John Raught of Beaver, Pa.
New SMACNA Board member John Raught, vice president and treasurer of Northstar Environmental Ltd., Beaver, Pa., has been active in business and industry issues throughout his career.
Principles of Job Costing Guide
An effective job costing system helps construction managers and business owners be more successful and profitable. It is also a critical tool for identifying and controlling risk. SMACNA’s updated “Principles of Job Costing” offers insight into improving your company’s job costing system.