Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


President’s Column: It’s time you were rewarded: Become a mentor

When I was getting into this industry, the best advice I received was: Don’t just do your job and go home, get involved in your local industry, in training, or in SMACNA.

Council meeting highlights Helmets to Hardhats, new markets

Members of SMACNA’s Council of Chapter Representatives discussed relevant issues, including new markets, the Helmets to Hardhats program, and market sector updates, which generated an exchange of valuable information at their meeting in Amelia Island, Fla., in December.

Meets with… Rep. Dave Reichert of Washington state

Rep. Dave Reichert (R-8th-Wash.) met with members of the SMACNA - Western Washington chapter and toured SMACNA contractor Hermanson Co.’s shop in Kent, Wash.

Reminder: New OSHA reporting requirements begin 2017

This coming year, submitting OSHA records has a new sense of urgency. Each year, members must post OSHA injury and illness records from the prior year for employee review between Jan. 1 through March.

SMART General President – Looking to future growth

SMART General President Joseph Sellers’ Labor Forum remarks at SMACNA’s 73rd Annual Convention in Phoenix provided an update on the pension fund, the new SMART Heroes program, Helmets to Hardhats, women in the trades, capturing new markets, industrial market opportunities, regional health-care plans, the Code of Excellence, and the Peer-to-Peer Member Assistance Program at SMACNA’s convention in Phoenix.

Hit the mark with SMACNA’s 2017 educational programs

Designed by industry experts, taught by an A-plus faculty, and rich with content, you will learn a lifetime of leadership lessons with SMACNA’s lineup of 2017 world-class educational programs.

Chapter in the News – SMACNA Boston celebrates Women’s Apprenticeship Day

The city of Boston recently celebrated Women’s Apprenticeship Day to recognize women’s contributions and equal participation in the city’s apprenticeship programs.

Contractor in the News – ENR Midwest names Wiegmann top specialty contractor

SMACNA contractor Wiegmann Associates, St. Charles, Mo., was named a 2016 Midwest Top 50 Specialty Contractor by the Engineering News Record magazine’s Midwest edition.

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

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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.