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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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Convention opener: "One of the funniest comedians of her generation"

SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui opens with the quick-witted, tongue-in-cheek comedian whom “The Tonight Show’s” Jay Leno says is “one of America's funniest female comics"—the irrepressible Kathleen Madigan.
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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.
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Partnership workshop tackles market expansion, ways to innovate change

Approximately 38 members of SMACNA and our labor partner, SMART (the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers) gathered in Atlanta in February to share their ideas and best practices for market share advancement.
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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.
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Welcome new SMACNA 2017 Associate Member

SMACNA is proud to welcome new Silver Associate Member Thermaflex of Abbeville, S.C.
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SMACNA/SMART Best Practices Task Force Values Your Input

Your opinion counts. SMACNA and SMART’s Best Practices Market Expansion Task Force is continually working to identify, promote, communicate and support industry best practices.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.).
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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).
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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.
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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.
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President's Column: Legislative policies affecting SMACNA contractors are up for grabs!

It was impossible to ignore the 2016 election process and now we’ve all watched the actions and reactions to the first month of the Trump Administration.
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2017 “Architectural Sheet Metal Fascia and Coping Wind Test Report” now available

SMACNA's 2017 update for the “Architectural Sheet Metal Fascia and Coping Wind Test Report” describes the performance of edge metal systems commonly found within the SMACNA “Architectural Sheet Metal Manual,” 7th edition.
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SMART General President discusses industry challenges

Deborah Wyandt, SMACNA’s executive director of labor relations, recently sat down with SMART General President Joseph Sellers to talk about some of the issues and challenges facing SMACNA members and the industry in general.
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Capitol Hill Update: New tax incentives needed for infrastructure

The endless list of reported projects and construction opportunities for contractors will be held up in Congress pending congressional action on a special appropriations bill or passage of new tax incentives for private infrastructure bonds.
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