Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association



SMACNA adds a new Technical Project Manager

Delaine A. Deer, PMP, LEED AP, is the newest addition to SMACNA’s Technical Resources Department.

Bargaining resources available—order early for reduced rates

Get a jump on the 2017 bargaining season by taking advantage of reduced rates on essential bargaining resources offered to SMACNA members by the Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC).

New Horizons study explores making decisions about market opportunities

Entering a new market in the construction industry is a complex task.

Mobile app helps you enjoy your SMACNA convention experience

SMACNA’s exciting new mobile event app will make your convention experience easier, personalized, and more rewarding.

Meets with…U.S. House Candidate Lou Correa of California

Candidate Lou Correa, who is running for the open House seat in California’s 46th District, met with SMACNA of Southern California members Mike and Mercy Tardif at a fund-raising event.

Kline Releases Discussion Draft to Modernize Multiemployer Pensions

WASHINGTON, D.C. | September 9, 2016 - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today unveiled a discussion draft of a proposal to modernize the nation’s multiemployer pension system. Part of the committee’s ongoing efforts to strengthen retirement security, the proposal follows years of bipartisan work led by a coalition of business and labor leaders and would provide workers a new option to save for retirement by authorizing an innovative multiemployer plan structure known as “composite plans.”

Best Practices Partnership Conference Survey

The SMACNA/SMART Best Practices Task Force is actively planning the 2018 Partners in Progress (PINP) Conference theme, breakout sessions, and overall content. To ensure the conference delivers value to you and your members, we are requesting that you complete a short survey to help the Best Practices Task Force plan for a memorable and impactful conference.

September 2016 SMACNews

Safety survey results show lowest incidence rate ever! New manual—Best practices for a residential-light commercial retrofit department. Hit a grand slam with SMACNA’s 2017 educational programs. Read President Gast’s message to our labor partners.

New Partners in Progress website offers latest resources, best practices

Partners in Progress, SMACNA, and SMART’s joint labor-management initiative just launched its newly redesigned website: The new site offers a wealth of customer-focused resources, expertise information, and best practices available for contractors and local unions alike.

Announcing SMACNA's New Board of Director Candidates

SMACNA's Director Nominating Committee met Monday, August 1, to determine the slate of candidates to fill four positions on SMACNA's Board of Directors. The four seats are all for 4-year terms in the U.S.

August 2016 SMACNews

Inside this issue: Meet SMACNA’s New Vice President. Board approves exciting new projects. SMACNA’s new change order tools improve your productivity. College of Fellows awards scholarships. SMART’s MAP program supports workers. Leverage technology to increase your efficiency.
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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. 19, 2016: President Joseph R. Lansdell, president of Poynter Sheet Metal Inc., Greenwood, Ind.; President-Elect Jack Knox, president of R.F. Knox Company Inc., Smyrna, Ga.; Secretary/Treasurer Nathan Dills, president of ACP Sheet Metal Co. Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla.; Vice President Angela Simon, president of Western Allied Mechanical, Menlo Park, Calif.; and Immediate Past President Guy Gast, president of The Waldinger Corp­., Des Moines, Iowa.

Board meeting: New projects, protecting SMACNA member interests

In July, SMACNA’s Board of Directors met and discussed a wide variety of issues and topics to provide a competitive advantage for SMACNA members. Following are highlights and decisions from that meeting.
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Meets with: State Sen. Jack Martins of New York

Members of SMACNA’s Long Island Chapter recently had a breakfast meeting with New York State Sen. Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District). As the owner of a union construction firm himself, he impressed the chapter members with his understanding of the issues and challenges facing union construction firms.

President's Column: Good to great—it’s a trip!

I just came back from the SMACNA summer Board meeting and want to share some thoughts with you.
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SMACNA’s ‘HVAC Bid Specification Reference Manual’—updated

In an effort to help contractors prepare more accurate and competitive bids, SMACNA’s HVAC Contractors Council Steering Committee has just released the newly revised “HVAC Bid Specification Reference Manual.”

New! SMACNA change order tools will improve your productivity

SMACNA has recently developed two new productivity improvement tools—a Change Order Spreadsheet and Change Order App—to help SMACNA members more accurately develop, organize, and present their change-order proposals.

SMART’s MAP program helps workers with mental health, substance abuse problems

During the past two years the SMART International Union has been strengthening its Members Assistance Program (MAP), that is designed to help their members and members’ families having difficulty with depression, substance-use disorders, and other mental health-related problems.