Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Meets with… Rep. Peter Roskam of Illinois

Members of SMACNA Greater Chicago recently discussed industry issues with Rep. Peter Roskam (R-6th-Ill.)

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.

The best benefits come to Associate Members who join early

Become a 2017 SMACNA Associate Member now and reap the yearlong benefits that come to those who plan ahead!

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.

Quotable quotes: Take-aways from the convention

SMACNA contractors packed the educational sessions at the convention. Take a look at these quotable quotes and how you can put them to work in your business.
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President Gast passes gavel to incoming President Lansdell

SMACNA 2016 President Guy Gast (left) transfers the responsibilities of the office of SMACNA president to incoming 2017 President Joseph Lansdell.

Convention grand slam features top industry leaders, new president

SMACNA’s 73rd Annual Convention in Phoenix exceeded all expectations, offering four exciting days of robust educational sessions, business meetings, networking, award ceremonies, an expanded Product Show, high-energy entertainment, and perfect weather.

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.

Kevin O’Dorisio is Chapter Executive of the Year

Kevin O’Dorisio, executive director of the SMACNA Southern California chapter, received the Petersen-Dunn Award as Chapter Executive of the Year at the annual convention in Phoenix.
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New Board of Directors

The newly elected members of SMACNA’s Board of Directors.
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New Executive Committee for 2016-2017

SMACNA’s new Executive Committee members.

Introducing SMACNA’s technical eLibrary subscription service

Annual subscriptions to SMACNA’s 37-title technical library are now available in the cloud. Sign up for individual titles, bundles of your most frequently referenced standards, or the entire eLibrary. Check it out on the SMACNA website today.

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.”
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Legislative award winners recognized

John Sickle named Legislative Contractor of the Year. Tony Adolfs is Chapter Executive Legislative Advocate.

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)