Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


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2019 College of Fellows Scholarship Winners Announced

SMACNA’s College of Fellows has officially awarded its 2019 scholarships.
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Notice of SMACNA’s Annual Business Meeting

The Annual Business Meeting of the members of SMACNA will take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. This meeting will be held at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, Texas.
DOL Issues Proposed Rule Establishing Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs

ALERT: DOL Issues Proposed Rule Establishing Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs

SMACNA issued a call to action on July 2, 2019 for members to share their comments with the Department of Labor during the 60-day comment period.
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SMACNA Contractor Spotlight: California Sheet Metal

SMACNA visited the west coast for a series of Contractor Spotlight video productions. Our first stop was California Sheet Metal, an employee owned, architectural sheet metal shop based in the San Diego area.
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SMACNA Video: Guy Gast, Waldinger Corporation

SMACNA interviewed Guy Gast, president, Iowa Division, The Waldinger Corporation, on the evolution of SMACNA over the past 75 years.
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SMACNA Launches Redesigned Advocacy Website

The Advocacy pages are now updated to make it easier for members and visitors to learn more about the issues important to them.
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SMACNews Receives Prestigious Publishers Award

SMACNews has been recognized as the best Newsletter Redesign in the publishing industry by the Association of Media and Publishing.
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Strategies and Tools for Effective Procurement Added to Contractors Operations Manual

An effective procurement plan for any contractor should be focused on delivering the right material, at the right time, to the right location for the right price.
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June 26 is World Refrigeration Day

The first annual World Refrigeration Day will be held on June 26, 2019. The theme for the inaugural event will be diversity in terms of applications, systems, technology, locations, people, and careers
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New Horizons White Paper on Hiring, Promotion, and Talent Development

Research has shown that more than half of the variability in hiring and promotion decisions can be reduced by using personality and aptitude tests.

Partners in Progress: May Issue Now Available

The May edition of Partners in Progress magazine is now available. Read how SMACNA and SMART have been working together recently to utilize and implement training on the latest construction technologies.
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Multiemployer Bill for Failing Pension Plans Passes House Education and Labor Committee

The House Education and Labor Committee passed an amended version of H.R. 397, a bill to establish a government funded Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund for failing multiemployer pension plans.
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SMACNA Contractor DMI Companies Receives Zero Waste to Landfill Certification

DMI Companies recently announced that their main manufacturing facility, located in Monongahela PA, is now classified as a zero waste to landfill facility.
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SMACNA Video: Tom Martin of T.H. Martin, Inc.

SMACNA interviewed Tom Martin, president of T.H. Martin, Inc., on the ways SMACNA has helped him succeed in business.

Introducing the SMACNA Safety Meeting App

SMACNA has a new way to make safety a top priority at your company.
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Let’s Talk Shop Podcast, Episode #3: Peer Groups

Episode #3 of Let’s Talk Shop focuses on peer groups with host Angie Simon of Western Allied Mechanical, Matt Cramer of Dee Cramer, Inc. and Jack Knox of R.F. Knox Company.
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Women in Construction Leadership Summit Recap

The Women in Construction Leadership Summit met to discuss ways to increase diversity as well as appeal to the next generation entering the sheet metal and HVAC industry.
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SMACNA CEO Vince Sandusky Joined ENR’s Specialty Contracting Roundtable

The most recent edition of ENR’S Specialty Contracting Roundtable included commentary from SMACNA CEO Vince Sandusky.
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NIOSH Dampness and Mold Assessment Form

NIOSH has recently developed a Dampness and Mold Assessment Tool for both general buildings and schools to help employers identify and assess areas of dampness in buildings.
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The Battle for Multiemployer Pension Reform Continues: Stakeholders Unite Behind “Common Sense Principles for Reform”

Even though the Joint Select Committee on multiemployer pensions was not successful last year, Congressional members are still trying to find a solution for the multiemployer pension crisis.