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.
New President Lansdell: Focus on developing future leaders
Good afternoon, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen! You are an amazing group and I am honored to be part of this tremendous organization. When I was 18 and told my father, I was going to forego college and work my way through school, I never imagined I’d be standing here today.
Angela Simon honored as Contractor of the Year
For her years of active, dedicated leadership, Angela Simon, president of Western Allied Mechanical, Menlo Park, Calif., was honored with SMACNA’s Contractor of the Year award at the annual convention in Phoenix.
New rules to play by for federal contractors
The rules for federal contractors are changing. If you work with the federal government, you may have to comply with two new requirements—the new rules on “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” and “Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors.”
College of Fellows welcomes new members
In recognition of their service in advancing the sheet metal industry, SMACNA’s College of Fellows inducted five individuals at this year’s convention in Phoenix. Election to the College is a high honor, recognizing years of dedication and service.
Quotable quotes: Nuggets of wisdom from 2016 Annual Convention
“Time to make hamburger out of sacred cows.”| “It’s time to modify the way to go to market. Remember, change ain’t easy.” | “Accidents are caused by people looking for stuff—tools, materials, information.” – Michael McLin on Transforming Your Organization for the Future (HVAC Contractors Forum)