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Browse the Winter Edition of Partners in Progress Magazine

Browse the current issue of Partners in Progress magazine. Articles in this issue include: The Marketing Effect of Expertise Logos; Residential Rebates Expand Work Opportunities; Building a Workforce; and more.

Chapter in the News: Putting smiles on kid's faces

The holidays this year will be a little brighter for the brave children at Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio, thanks to the big hearts of the members of SMACNA-Cleveland and Sheet Metal Workers Local 33.

College of Fellows: Call for outstanding candidates

Do you know an exceptional contractor who has made a positive contribution to the industry? The SMACNA College of Fellows is now accepting nominations for candidates for the distinguished College of Fellows.

Construction growth outlook good for 2018

Looking ahead to 2018, FMI continues to forecast a 5 percent increase in total construction spending over 2017.

Ernest D. Menold Inc. celebrates 70-year milestone

Ernest D. Menold Inc., Lester, Pa., one of the largest sheet metal contractors in Philadelphia, is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

Meet SMACNA’s Director Nominating Committee

SMACNA President Jack Knox recently made appointments to the SMACNA Director Nominating Committee. These appointees join five other members who were elected during SMACNA’s business meeting at the annual convention in Maui this October.

Become an Associate Member ꟷ Join early and reap the benefits all year

There’s no better way to reach an exclusive market of top industry leaders than through SMACNA’s Associate Member program. Learn how to join today!

Spark your company’s future at Business Management University

One of SMACNA’s most highly-regarded programs, Business Management University teaches innovative ideas and best practices to run a successful sheet metal and HVAC company.

Destination: Success ꟷ Expand your knowledge with SMACNA’s 2018 educational programs

Make this the year that advances your company to the next level. Mark your calendar for SMACNA’s lineup of 2018 educational programs.

SMACNA members represented in ENR Top 600

Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine published its annual Top 600 Specialty Contractor “who’s who” industry rankings in October. Fourteen SMACNA members made it into the top 20 sheet metal ranks in 2017.

Holidays observed

The SMACNA National offices will be closed for Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1.

Labor Forum: Creating solutions together

During the recent Labor Forum at SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui, SMART General President Joseph Sellers updated contractors on the pension fund, the SMART Heroes program, workforce development, millennials, the new SMART Capital program, and women in the trades.

Be an effective negotiator: Register for 2018 Collective Bargaining Orientation

Ready to be a successful negotiatior? Learn the real-world practices and latest industry trends at SMACNA’s 2018 Collective Bargaining Orientation, March 13, 2018, in Dallas. Registration Deadline: Jan. 26, 2018.

Capitol Hill Update: SMACNA endorses timely change order payments, nuclear transparency

​“Payment for Performance Act” will relieve contractor headaches ꟷ SMACNA enthusiastically supports the “Small Business Payment for Performance Act of 2017” (H.R. 2594), which would put reforms in place to pay federal contractors more quickly for change orders.

“Mechanical Insulation Act” will spur retrofits in high-performing buildings

Innovative bipartisan legislation to stimulate efficiency retrofits of manufacturing, industrial, and related facilities, “The Mechanical Insulation Installation Act of 2017” (H.R. 3349), has recently been introduced in the House with SMACNA’s enthusiastic support.
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Meets with…Labor Secretary Acosta, Rep. King, and Rep. Velazquez

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta met with members of SMACNA and SMART during a recent tour of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 100 Apprenticeship Training Center in Suitland, Md.

Learn from Washington insiders ꟷ Join 2018 National Issues Conference, May 8-10

The National Issues Conference, May 8-10, 2018, gives you the chance to tell key Washington players how their policies and legislation affect your business.
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President’s Column: Time to invest in your partnership with labor

During the Great Depression, my great-grandfather started our family business in Atlanta, when businesses were either failing or extremely unethical. One of his founding principles was “integrity.” A little integrity can go a long way in building a solid partnership and establishing mutual trust.

Safety Champions Conference: Offers safety best practices, networking

Don’t miss the chance to be part of unique labor–management safety discussions at the Safety Champions Conference, Feb. 25 to 27, at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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.