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Specialty construction employment is growing

January’s national employment data revealed strong employment numbers in the construction and the specialty construction industries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Aloha Hawaii! Convention Registration Open

Register today for SMACNA's 74th Annual Convention at the Grand Wailea and Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott Maui, Oct. 22-25. Get the resources you need to get ahead in the industry, from world-class education and nationally known speakers to the annual Product Show—all with a little networking, entertainment, relaxing with a game of golf, and maybe some pool time.
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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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Bargainers conference calls offer important insights

Involved in bargaining this season? Learn from the insights and experience of SMACNA’s expert Labor Relations staff and legal counsel during SMACNA’s upcoming Bargainers Conference Calls this spring.
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2017 Collective Bargaining Orientation provides valuable guidance

SMACNA’s 2017 Collective Bargaining Orientation, held in February in Dallas, focused on priming contractors and chapter executives for collective bargaining.
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Share your strategies on SMACNA’s Bargainers Listserv

In 2017, more than 25 chapters will enter negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement. The bargaining season is coming up and the experience and advice of SMACNA management bargainers is just a click away.
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SMACNA welcomes new members

SMACNA National is pleased to welcome new members.
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Welcome new SMACNA Associate Members

SMACNA welcomes returning 2017 Associate Members.
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January 2017 Board of Directors Meeting Report

SMACNA's Board of Directors met January 9, 2017. Attached is a copy of the meeting report. This report is not official until it is approved at the next Board Meeting scheduled for July 17, 2017.
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February 2017 SMACNews

Inside this issue: January Board actions: Watch for these new products. New SmartMarket research shows collaboration reduces construction risk. Major tax reform is starting in Congress. PLAs and Davis Bacon are under attack. Control costs with SMACNA’s new “Material and Inventory Management Guide.”
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Capitol Hill Update: Major tax reform starting in Congress

Leaders in the House and Senate have outlined an ambitious tax reform agenda for the first nine months of the 115th Congress and it appears to require two separate reform packages.
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SMACNA January Board actions and highlights

During the coming year, watch for the following products that were reviewed and approved by the Board at their January meeting.
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SmartMarket report: Collaboration reduces risk

Three quarters of building owners and contractors have experienced a dispute or claim in the last three years, and nine in ten say increased collaboration can be used to mitigate future risk, according to a new SmartMarket report “Managing Risk in the Construction Industry” from Dodge Data and Analytics. SMACNA served as a research partner on the report.
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SMACNA’s new “Materials and Inventory Management Guide”

The new SMACNA “Materials and Inventory Management Guide” provides member contractors with a resource on purchasing and inventory management systems. Whether simple or complex, these systems are a set of rules for deciding when to purchase materials and services and how much to purchase.
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President’s Column: Strategic Leadership: Where are we heading?

Many of us get caught multitasking throughout our day-to-day jobs and have no time to figure out where the market is heading, what new technologies are best, and which road will lead to corporate success. But being a SMACNA member has always had its advantages when it comes to predicting the future.
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Interested in creating a safety legacy?

A good reputation goes a long way in building a corporate legacy of excellence. Participating in the SMACNA Safety Excellence Awards Program (SSEAP) year after year can establish a reputation of safety for your company—now and in the future.
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Meet the Board: Scott Vidimos of East Chicago, Ind.

New SMACNA Board member Scott Vidimos, president of Vidimos Inc., East Chicago, Ind., has been actively involved in the industry and in helping children in his community for years.
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SMACNA welcomes new members

SMACNA National is pleased to welcome new members.
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Give an industry shout-out to new members of Congress

Plan to meet your new members of Congress when they are back in your home district this coming year. We need your voice to fight for the concerns vital to the health of our industry.
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CAL SMACNA’s Cyndi Marshall recognized for legislative service

Cyndi A. Marshall, executive vice president of the California SMACNA State Association chapter (CAL SMACNA) in Sacramento, was recently recognized with SMACNA’s Special Legislative Service Award for her dedicated legislative and political leadership since entering the industry as a chapter executive more than two decades ago.
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