Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


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Meet Tony Kocurek, SMACNA’s New VP

Anthony Kocurek, owner of Energy Balance and Integration LLC, Albuquerque, New Mexico, was elected to serve as vice president on the SMACNA Executive Committee at the July Board of Directors meeting.
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Commit to a Healthier You!

Get ready to get your move on. SMOHIT’s second annual Steps Challenge is here! Sign up by Sept. 15 to get in on the fun and the action.
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Remembering David Norris

Former SMACNA President David Norris known for his enthusiasm and passion for the sheet metal industry passed away Monday, August 27.
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Girls Get Fun Intro to Construction

Earlier this summer girls 8-14 years attended a one-week camp in Warrenton, Oregon, where they learned the basics of many trades from skilled female instructors.
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TV Coverage for SMART Heroes

Two veterans of the SMART Heroes program comment on how the late Senator John McCain took his military background and carved success for himself as a civilian.

Partners in Progress Newsletter Available

Recruiting and retaining women and 10 little-known facts about foremen are some of the hot topics in the August issue of the Partners in Progress newsletter.
National Preparedness Month

Disasters Happen. SMACNA Can Help.

SMACNA has a free business continuity plan to help you get ready for National Preparedness Month (NPM) this month.
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New York City Targets Big Buildings

In a historic move that could set a new standard for cities around the world, a New York City lawmaker introduced a bill that would order massive energy use cuts to big buildings, the largest source of carbon dioxide.
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14 College of Fellows Scholarship Winners Named

Join SMACNA in congratulating the 2018 College of Fellows scholarship winners. Four students received scholarships from the College of Fellows and ten received endowed scholarships from SMACNA members and chapters through the College’s Endowed Scholarship Program.
“Boots on the Ground” Defeat Vote

“Boots on the Ground” Defeat Vote

The efforts of SMART local unions to help Missouri Local Unions 2 and 36 defeat the Missouri right-to-work (RTW) referendum did not go unnoticed by SMART and Building Trades leaders at the 2018 SMART Annual Business Agents’ Conference last week.
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SMACNA’s New Board Candidates

SMACNA’s Director Nominating Committee met earlier this month to determine the slate of candidates to fill five positions on SMACNA’s Board of Directors.
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SMOHIT Helpline Available 24/7/365

SMOHIT’s Helpline is ready to assist union members and their families overcome just about anything that gets in the way of them being their best.
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5 Giant Trends Changing the Face of Construction

As contractors seek to map out 2018 and beyond, there are a number of trends shaping the construction industry, according to Building Design + Construction magazine.

Welcome New SMACNA Members

Welcome new Members!
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SMACNA Recognizes 2018 Winners for Safety Excellence

SMACNA is proud to acknowledge the following 2018 Safety Excellence Award winners, and to salute the top chapters with the highest level of survey participants.
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Women in Construction Convene Leadership Summit

SMACNA’s Women in Construction Leadership Council held their first summit this June in Boston, Massachusetts.
Scott Sheppard, sheet metal operations manager at W.E. Bowers, discusses blueprints for a recent project.

Recruiting at the Source: SMACNA Mid-Atlantic Combines Recruitment with Tours of Sheet Metal Facilities

“I believe these tours are invaluable as it helps educators better understand and describe what the sheet metal industry is about,” said Bernie Brill of SMACNA Mid-Atlantic. “The attendees had little first-hand experience about our industry and this opportunity gave them an insight and a better appreciation for the work our contractors perform. It also tied together education, training, and the other characteristics needed for one to succeed in this business.”

2019 Safety Champions Conference

The annual Safety Champions Conference is a continuing effort to help create an improved safety culture in the sheet metal industry.
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Developing Trail-Blazing New Products

Dave Skelly, director of sales for JM’s Performance Materials and Industrial Insulation Group (IIG), leads the field sales and account management organization responsible for mechanical, HVAC and industrial insulation products in North America.
Kevin Koslowski (center), was saved by his co-workers at H.M. White, including (left to right), Chris Hulbert, president of H.M. White, Jay Jaszewski, John Frech, and Joe Floyd.

H.M. White Employees Save Co-Worker’s Life Thanks to CPR Training

The Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT) acknowledged the workers, all Local 80 members, for keeping Kevin Koslowski alive until help came. Koslowski had suffered a massive heart attack on the shop floor.