SMACNews Special Edition — 2016 Year in Review
SMACNA produced a multitude of great products and services for our members in 2016. We’ve selected the best-of-the best so you can select what’s right for you. Follow the links below to the best-in-class education, technical manuals, labor relations services, safety products, advocacy on Capitol Hill, and much more. SMACNA is dedicated to giving you the competitive advantage.
December 2016 SMACNews
Inside this issue: New Horizons projects: Futures Study Update. SMACNA members increase share as markets heat up. New Residential Standard available. New President, Congress offer challenges for industry. New OSHA reporting requirements begin 2017.
Capitol Hill Update – New President, Congress offer challenges for industry
President-elect Donald Trump and very narrow U.S. Senate and House GOP majorities will find a long list of campaign pledges to fulfill when they meet in January 2017. For the construction industry, there are opportunities—and challenges—to work for with the new Congress on Capitol Hill and in the Trump transition team.
New projects from New Horizons: Forecasting the future
Interested in staying ahead of your competition, but don’t have the time or resources required to do the research and analysis of what the future holds? The New Horizons Foundation has completed three insightful, new projects that are free to the SMACNA membership and will help you face the future with confidence.
Council meeting highlights Helmets to Hardhats, new markets
Members of SMACNA’s Council of Chapter Representatives discussed relevant issues, including new markets, the Helmets to Hardhats program, and market sector updates, which generated an exchange of valuable information at their meeting in Amelia Island, Fla., in December.
SMART General President – Looking to future growth
SMART General President Joseph Sellers’ Labor Forum remarks at SMACNA’s 73rd Annual Convention in Phoenix provided an update on the pension fund, the new SMART Heroes program, Helmets to Hardhats, women in the trades, capturing new markets, industrial market opportunities, regional health-care plans, the Code of Excellence, and the Peer-to-Peer Member Assistance Program at SMACNA’s convention in Phoenix.
SMACNA’s Director Nominating Committee announced
SMACNA President JosephLansdell recently made five appointments to the SMACNA Director Nominating Committee. These appointees join five other members who were elected during SMACNA’s business meeting held at this year’s annual convention in Phoenix in October.
In Memoriam: Robert A. Zill Sr.
Former SMACNA PresidentRobert A. Zill Sr., 90, of Darien, Ill., passed away on Oct. 13, 2016. He served as national SMACNA president from 1993 to 1994 and was a member of the Association’s board of directors from 1987 to 1991. He began his career in the sheet metal industry in 1949 as a cost accountant and progressed to president and owner of American Blow Pipe Inc. in Chicago.
Increase your energy reliability: Free webinar on CHP in hospitals
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is a great opportunity to reduce energy costs, save money and improve the resilience of hospitals. Contractors are invited to learn about CHP benefits, federally funded engineering services, case studies and opportunities for your hospital during the free webinar “CHP in Hospitals – Improving Resilience and Lowering Energy Costs,” Dec. 7, 1:00 p.m. (EST).
November 2016 SMACNews
Inside this issue: SMACNA’s 73rd Annual Convention hits it out of the park—powerful new ideas, national awards, and a focus on the future. New! Discover SMACNA’s technical eLibrary subscription service.