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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Meet the Board: Brian Fluetsch of Lacey, Wash.

New SMACNA Board member Brian Fluetsch, president and CEO of Sunset Air Inc., Lacey, Wash., has been active in the industry and business, as well as dedicated to his community, for years.
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Contractors in the News: ENR recognizes work of SMACNA Boston contractors

Engineering-News Record magazine’s New England edition featuring the Best Project Awards recently recognized the work of three SMACNA contractors on some of New England’s most innovative buildings.
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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.
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Give your supervisors a big advantage this year

Invest in your promising supervisors at SMACNA’s Supervisor Training Academy, March 20-22, in St. Louis.
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New OSHA fall protection rule gives employers more flexibility

To align fall protection requirements in general industry workplaces with construction sites, OSHA has issued a new standard for “Walking and Working Surfaces in General Industry.”
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OSHA agrees to SMACNA recommendations on flat roofs requirements

SMACNA contractors performing service work on flat roofs (low-sloped roofs) received a significant win after OSHA “agreed to” comments submitted by SMACNA and other industry stakeholders.
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“Aloha!” SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention returns to Hawaii

DSCF0081_GWFountainSay “aloha” to paradise as SMACNA returns to the Grand Wailea and Wailea Beach Marriott Resorts in Maui for our 74th Annual Convention, Oct. 22-25, 2017.
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Contractor in the News: Inspiring the next generation of manufacturers

SMACNA contractor Ductmate Industries of Charleroi, Pa., has been actively working with local schools and organizations to promote the manufacturing industry and the rewarding careers it provides.
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SMACNA’s 2017 Safety Survey now available for U.S. and Canada

For more than 20 years, SMACNA has conducted the annual Safety Excellence Awards Program (SSEAP) to recognize SMACNA contractors for their outstanding safety performance and collect meaningful safety and health data for our members.
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Be an activist for the industry: Meet your lawmakers now

There’s a new Congress in town and the vital industry issues we have fought long and hard for could soon be on the chopping block.
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Welcome new SMACNA members

SMACNA National is proud to welcome the following new members
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Contractor in the News: More innovative fabrications from A. Zahner Company

SMACNA contractorA. Zahner Company, Kansas City, Mo., was recently featured on Arts Upload, a KCPT-TV program highlighting the arts in Kansas City.
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Welcome new SMACNA 2017 Associate Members!

SMACNA welcomes these new and returning Associate Members for 2017.
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