Welcome new SMACNA 2017 Associate Members!
SMACNA is proud to welcome these new and returning 2017 Associate Members. SMACNA Associate members have the unique opportunity to develop valuable business partnerships with SMACNA contractors.
NPF Updates FASB Disclosure Information Sheet
Since 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has required disclosure of certain information pertaining to an employer’s participation in multiemployer defined benefit pension plans. To assist contractors in complying, many pension plans, including the Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund (“NPF”) have prepared disclosure statements with their plan’s information.
2017 Safety Survey Available
A good safety record makes your company more competitive in the marketplace and more attractive to clients. The SMACNA annual Safety Excellence Awards Program (SSEAP) allows SMACNA to recognize members for their outstanding safety performance and collect significant safety and health data.
January 2017 SMACNews
Inside this issue: Important issues await in 2017—from tax reforms to energy incentives. Don’t forget—submit your OSHA records electronically in 2017. Become a mentor. Improve your IT decision-making with SMACNA’s new “Guideline to Information Technology.” SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention heads to Hawaii. SMACNA’s 2016 Year in Review—bringing the best to you.
Many important SMACNA issues await 2017
Pension reform - While the odds appeared favorable for including the Composite Plan Design proposal as part of the Continuing Resolution (CR) process after the election, the U.S. Congress did not act before adjourning in 2016.
New Congress means new opportunities
There is never a better time to come to Washington, D.C., than the beginning of a new session. Now, your input has added importance. Our work on the issues is not over. There will be new challenges and opportunities in the 115th Congress, plus new members of Congress to meet.
President’s Column: Mentoring is a win-win opportunity for everyone
Over the years, I’ve had quite a few mentors—my dad, a former employer, a SMACNA chapter executive, and former SMACNA President Phil Meyers. They all played invaluable roles in my life and career. Now is my opportunity to focus on the importance of mentoring and encourage the growth of this life-changing support system.
Bridge your IT gap: SMACNA’s new “Guideline to Information Technology”
More than 40 percent of construction companies do not have a dedicated information technology (IT) department, according to J.B. Knowledge’s recently published “Construction Technology Report.” For small and medium-sized specialty contractors, like most SMACNA members, that percentage is significantly higher.