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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.