Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Capitol Hill Update: Senate extends airport law, moves landmark energy package

With just hours to spare, the U.S. Senate passed (89-4) and the President signed a short-term, 14-month extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), after senators agreed to a unanimous consent agreement to pass the vital extension on July 14, one day before the FAA, airport operations, and construction authority was set to expire.
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Meets with…Rep. Loretta Sanchez of California

Members of the SMACNA Southern California chapter recently met with Rep. Loretta Sanchez at CMF Inc. (Custom Metal Fabricators), City of Orange, Calif., where she toured the shop and they discussed composite pension plans and energy efficiency issues.

Contractor in the News: Goergen-Mackwirth Co.: A century strong

SMACNA contractor Goergen-Mackwirth Co. Inc., a custom sheet metal fabrication shop in North Buffalo, N.Y. is celebrating an extraordinary milestone this year—its 100th anniversary.

2016 College of Fellows scholarship winners named

SMACNA’s College of Fellows has awarded its 2016 scholarships—four from the College of Fellows and 11 endowed scholarships from SMACNA members and chapters.

Contractor in the News: Warren Roofing earns highest spot in 2016 Top Workplaces

At Warren Roofing and Insulating Co. of Walton Hills, Ohio, the company has a keen reputation for going out of its way to make their employees feel valued, appreciated, and cared for.

Creating a successful business development roadmap

To be successful in your business development efforts, you need a roadmap that encompasses your company’s strategic initiatives, existing markets, potential new markets, clients, and the responsibilities of key staff.

New Technology Sessions: Bring home impactful ideas from Product Show

SMACNA is partnering with our Product Show exhibitors and Associate Members during SMACNA’s 73rd Annual Convention to bring new technology sessions from companies known for their advanced technological solutions.

SMACNA welcomes new Associate Member

SMACNA is proud to welcome its newest Silver Associate Member,Thermaflex of Abbeville, S.C.

July 2016 SMACNews

Inside this issue: SMACNA is working for you—SMACNA’s 2016 Mid-Year Report is now available. DOL says more workers eligible for overtime pay. Success! New Cleveland ordinance requires certified fire life safety technicians. SMACNA salutes 2016 safety winners for excellence.

DOL: More eligible for overtime pay

President Obama and Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez recently announced the Department’s final rule updating overtime regulations.

2016 Mid-Year Report: How SMACNA is Working for You

Take a look SMACNA’s top accomplishments on your behalf in this special 2016 Mid-Year Report.
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New Cleveland ordinance requires certified fire life safety technicians

The city of Cleveland recently passed an ordinance that requires the building owner to repair or replace faulty dampers within 60 days of inspection. This development, and others across Ohio, was initiated by SMACNA members and signals new opportunities for contractors.

SMACNA research shows BIM brings profitability, bidding opportunities

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become a requirement on most mid-sized to large commercial construction projects. But sheet metal and HVAC contractors want to know—do the benefits of BIM justify the cost?

June 2016 Council meeting highlights

Members of SMACNA’s Council of Chapter Representatives discussed relevant issues that generated an exchange of valuable information at the June Council meeting.
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Meets with…Reps. Sanchez and Peters of California

Members of Orange Empire SMACNA discussed composite plans and issues affecting the industry with Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-46th-Calif.) during the QCA National Issues Conference in Washington, D.C.Pictured (left to right) Sandy Wooldridge, Orange Empire SMACNA; Michael Tardif, Tardif Sheet Metal; Rep. Sanchez; and Mercy Tardif, Tardif Sheet Metal.

President's Column: Who are your partners?

I’m not a good dancer. My wife, on the other hand, loves to dance, and she’s good at it. So I took the floor with her at my nephew’s wedding. People said we looked good together.

Women: Making a difference in construction—and the world

Through her inspiring personal story and experience in construction management, Julie Lewis, founder of the 30/30 Project, will provide valuable insight on the need for women leaders in construction during her session “Making a Difference: Women in Construction Leadership and Global Development” at SMACNA’s 73rd Annual Convention, Oct. 16-19, in Phoenix.

Strategic thinking: A crucial leadership skill

To succeed in a constantly changing business environment, leaders need to reexamine the way they think about their business, their strategies, and their people. Join Jake Appelman, principal of FMI Corporation, on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18, for his session, “Leadership and Strategic Thinking,” during SMACNA’s Annual Convention in Phoenix. He will explain why strategic thinking is a critical leadership skill. The early bird deadline ends July 15. Don’t miss your discount and register today.

New SMACNA safety programs: Decommissioning old buildings, blood-borne pathogens

Take advantage of two new model safety and health programs that SMACNA has just released: “Decommissioning of Laboratories, Industrial Facilities and Old Buildings” and “First Aid/Blood-borne Pathogens.”

Meet the Board: Art Williams of San Jose, Calif.

Art Williams, president of Air Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif., was elected to SMACNA’s Board of Directors on Sept. 30 at the close of SMACNA’s 72nd Annual Convention.