Score a hole-in-one for scholarships
SMACNA's College of Fellows Scholarship Program is known for putting good students on the road to rewarding careers and lives. Sponsor our next generation of leaders by helping raise scholarship funds during the College of Fellows annual golf outing, Sunday, Oct. 22, in Maui.
Capitol Hill Update: Performance-based contracting equals energy savings
In 2011, federal agencies were directed to issue more than $2 billion worth of performance-based contracting for energy savings over a two-year period. SMACNA supported that directive and now urges the administration to extend this program for another five years. Many of SMACNA contractors specialize in performance contracting at the local, state and federal levels.
Summer's the time: Influence your lawmakers
Encourage your members of Congress to support the issues that affect our industry—important health-care legislation, composite plans, and infrastructure—when they are back in your home district this summer.
President’s Column: I’m a firm believer that every employee needs a champion
A few years ago, our firm, Poynter Sheet Metal, went through an extensive roll-out of technology from our office to our field. We anticipated multiple problems. Fortunately, the exact opposite was true. Our field staff really grabbed ahold of the new technology and began offering new ideas for using the technology to provide better results.
Choosing profitable work through careful project selection
Hear what Thomas C. Schleifer, construction management consultant, has to say about "go" or "no-go" decisions on which projects to pursue and why it is critical for your long-term profitability. He will speak on Wednesday, October 25, at SMACNA's Annual Convention.
Meets with: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
In a huge win for SMACNA contractors, SMACNA-Western Washington joined Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (D) as he signed a new bill into law protecting subcontractors. The bill, HB 1538, requires prime contractors to bond the subcontractor's portion of retainage upon request.
June 2017 SMACNews
Inside this issue: Learn how SMACNA members take their message to Capitol Hill. Canadian firms recognized for safety excellence. New edition of “Round Industrial Duct Construction Standards” available. A good partnership is worth its weight in gold.
National Issues Conference: Contractors team up to engage Congress on tough issues
SMACNA contractors made a difference for the industry at the recent CEA National Issues Conference in Washington, D.C. More than 194 specialty contractors joined forces with four construction associations at the Georgetown Marriott and law offices of Hogan Lovells, where they learned about the current political climate on pension reform, health care, and regulatory issues.
Meets with: Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware
Members of the Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity chapter discussed issues facing the construction industry with Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) on Capitol Hill during the National Issues Conference in May.