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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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College of Fellows is calling for exceptional contractors

SMACNA members are the finest and most generous in the industry. Do you know a SMACNA contractor who stands head and shoulders above the rest?
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SMACNA’s 75th Annual Convention travels to San Diego

This is the start of a special anniversary year for the convention and the association with some very special activities planned. SMACNA journeys to the renowned seaport of San Diego for our 75th Annual Convention at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina, Oct. 14-17, 2018.
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Early bird deadline Jan. 26: Sign up for 2018 Collective Bargaining Orientation

Are you ready for the upcoming bargaining season? SMACNA’s 2018 Collective Bargaining Orientation is packed with the latest industry information and best practices, and will help you negotiate effectively.
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SMACNA member testifies at U.S. Capitol on bipartisan multiemployer pension proposal

On Jan. 9, U.S. Reps. Phil Roe (R-1st-Tenn.) and Donald Norcross (D-1st N.J.) hosted a bipartisan roundtable discussion at the U.S. Capitol where they unveiled the Give Retirement Options to Workers (GROW) plan, a bipartisan effort heavily supported by SMACNA designed to modernize and strengthen the multiemployer pension system for the future.
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Meets with…Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York

Representatives of NYC SMACNA recently attended a reception at the home of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-12th-N.Y.). Rep. Maloney has been a longtime supporter of the construction industry and spoke at the CEA National Issues Conference.
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Council of Chapter Reps discuss safety, recruiting apprentices

Members of SMACNA’s Council of Chapter Representatives met in Tucson, Ariz., in December to discuss and examine current industry issues and emerging trends such as managing safety through technology, recruitment programs, and how contractors can get paid on time.
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Capitol Hill Update: Congress passes $1.5 trillion tax package

After narrowly approving their respective House and Senate versions of H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” the U.S. House and Senate met in conference to draft and pass a compromise version on Dec. 20, just in time for the pre-Christmas adjournment deadline.
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Resolve to influence your lawmakers this year

The industry needs your voice and Congress needs to hear directly from industry leaders like you. This year, SMACNA requests that you consider sharing your experiences and views with your lawmakers to win their support for legislation that affects our industry.
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Introducing Chapter Peer Groups

More than 25 chapter executives met at the SMACNA Annual Convention in Maui and discussed forming chapter Peer Groups. As a result of this session, the first Chapter Peer Group was established.
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