New LJAB Training – Plan to Attend
Conducting a Local Joint Adjustment Board (LJAB) hearing can be procedurally and strategically challenging. SMACNA wants to ensure that chapters and LJAB contractor panelists have the information and resources necessary to meet that challenge.
The SMACNA National offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of Labor Day.
Board approves new strategic plan
SMACNA’s Board of Directors met and discussed numerous issues and approved an updated Strategic Plan to ensure the SMACNA contractor’s competitive advantage in the marketplace.
New apprenticeship order: Will it affect building trades?
President Trump’s executive order, "Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow," signed June 15, will make it easier for businesses—union and non-union—to run apprenticeship programs. But, without a construction industry exception, it could undermine the integrity of union construction apprenticeship programs.
2017 Safety statistics show improvements
Trends from SMACNA's 2017 safety survey: Reported injury and illness incidence rates are continuing their downward trend and the average reported experience modification rate remains consistently low.
September 2017: NJAB – Sept. 11-12, St. Louis Project Managers Institute – Sept. 24-27, Seattle; October 2017: 74th Annual Convention – Oct. 22-25, 2017, Grand Wailea and Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott, Maui, Hawaii
Board elects Executive Committee and new Vice President
At the SMACNA Board of Directors meeting in July, the following officers were elected to terms beginning Oct. 25, 2017: President Jack Knox, president of R.F. Knox Company Inc., Smyrna, Ga.; President-Elect Nathan Dills, president of ACP Sheet Metal Co. Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla.; Secretary/Treasurer Angela Simon, president of Western Allied Mechanical, Menlo Park, Calif.; Vice President Al LaBella, owner of Blue Diamond Sheet Metal, Medford, N.Y.; and Immediate Past President Joseph R. Lansdell, president of Poynter Sheet Metal Inc., Greenwood, Ind.
Members of the SMACNA-Cleveland chapter, including John Sindyla, CEO, SMACNA-Cleveland, and Tom Martin, president, T.H. Martin Inc., hit the links recently for a fundraising golf outing for Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-11th-Ohio).
Is there a thief in your company?
Fraud can happen anywhere—even in the most successful companies. Hear Tiffany Couch discuss “The Thief in Your Company” at SMACNA's Annual Convention in October.
Capitol Hill Update: SMACNA supports energy efficiency bills, Davis-Bacon
SMACNA is working on Capitol Hill to support two bills amending the IRS tax code—to make the energy efficient building deduction permanent and to expense energy efficient HVAC equipment. SMACNA’s legislative efforts are also focused upon increasing funding for overdue airport infrastructure improvements—to meet future capacity demands and create job opportunities.