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SMACNA members represented in ENR Top 600

Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine published its annual Top 600 Specialty Contractor “who’s who” industry rankings in October. Fourteen SMACNA members made it into the top 20 sheet metal ranks in 2017.
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Holidays observed

The SMACNA National offices will be closed for Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1.
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Labor Forum: Creating solutions together

During the recent Labor Forum at SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui, SMART General President Joseph Sellers updated contractors on the pension fund, the SMART Heroes program, workforce development, millennials, the new SMART Capital program, and women in the trades.
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Be an effective negotiator: Register for 2018 Collective Bargaining Orientation

Ready to be a successful negotiatior? Learn the real-world practices and latest industry trends at SMACNA’s 2018 Collective Bargaining Orientation, March 13, 2018, in Dallas. Registration Deadline: Jan. 26, 2018.
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Capitol Hill Update: SMACNA endorses timely change order payments, nuclear transparency

​“Payment for Performance Act” will relieve contractor headaches ꟷ SMACNA enthusiastically supports the “Small Business Payment for Performance Act of 2017” (H.R. 2594), which would put reforms in place to pay federal contractors more quickly for change orders.
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“Mechanical Insulation Act” will spur retrofits in high-performing buildings

Innovative bipartisan legislation to stimulate efficiency retrofits of manufacturing, industrial, and related facilities, “The Mechanical Insulation Installation Act of 2017” (H.R. 3349), has recently been introduced in the House with SMACNA’s enthusiastic support.
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Meets with…Labor Secretary Acosta, Rep. King, and Rep. Velazquez

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta met with members of SMACNA and SMART during a recent tour of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 100 Apprenticeship Training Center in Suitland, Md.
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Learn from Washington insiders ꟷ Join 2018 National Issues Conference, May 8-10

The National Issues Conference, May 8-10, 2018, gives you the chance to tell key Washington players how their policies and legislation affect your business.
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President’s Column: Time to invest in your partnership with labor

During the Great Depression, my great-grandfather started our family business in Atlanta, when businesses were either failing or extremely unethical. One of his founding principles was “integrity.” A little integrity can go a long way in building a solid partnership and establishing mutual trust.
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Safety Champions Conference: Offers safety best practices, networking

Don’t miss the chance to be part of unique labor–management safety discussions at the Safety Champions Conference, Feb. 25 to 27, at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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SMACNA reminders

January 2018: Chapter Executive Institute – Jan. 28-30, San Diego - February 2018: Partners in Progress Conference – Feb. 13-14, Orlando, Fla., 2018 SMOHIT Safety Champions Conference – Feb. 25-27, Scottsdale, Ariz., Business Management University – Feb. 25-March 1, Tempe, Ariz.
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Partners Conference: Suicide prevention starts with you

Workers in construction have the second-highest suicide rate of all occupational groups, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). A clinical psychologist and impact entrepreneur, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas' session, “Resilience and Suicide Prevention,” will help you build a culture of care.
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January 2018 AHR Expo: Got your free pass for the Expo and SMACNA’s tech sessions?

If you plan to attend the 2018 AHR Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago, Jan. 22-24, it’s best to get your tickets in advance. SMACNA’s technical library will be on display in Booth 6839 and SMACNA’s technical staff will be presenting three educational programs at McCormick Place as part of the Expo’s free education sessions.
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Spark your company’s future at Business Management University

Business Management University teaches fresh ideas and best practices to run a successful sheet metal and HVAC company. Sign up by January 12th and save money!
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SMACN-IFUS Contributors' Annual Meeting Report

The 2017 SMACN-IFUS Contributors' Meeting was called to order at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, by Chair Hank Artlip.
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The 2018 AHR Expo in Chicago Will Display the Future of HVACR

If you and your members are planning to attend the 2018 AHR Expo, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Jan. 22-24, it’s best to get your tickets in advance. SMACNA’s technical library will be on display in booth # 6839. So please stop by.
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Call for College of Fellows candidates

Do you know a contractor who has advanced the industry in many ways? The SMACNA College of Fellows is accepting candidate nominations for the Association’s College of Fellows. The deadline to receive nominations is Feb. 9, 2018.
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New Board of Directors

The newly elected members of SMACNA’s Board of Directors.
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Past President Gast receives appreciation plaque

SMACNA 2017 President Joseph Lansdell presents Past President Guy Gast (left) with a plaque of appreciation for his years of service to SMACNA.
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Julie Muller-Neff is Chapter Executive of the Year

Julie Muller-Neff (right), executive vice president of the SMACNA Western-Washington chapter, received the Petersen-Dunn Award as Chapter Executive of the Year at the annual convention in Maui.
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