Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association



OSHA Update: Electronic reporting delayed until Dec. 15

This year, submitting OSHA records may take a new direction as a recent rule requires electronic submittal of injury and illness records. However, OSHA recently postponed the compliance date from Dec. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017, and indicates the rule may be revised.

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.

Partners Conference: Suicide prevention starts with you

Workers in construction have the second-highest suicide rate of all occupational groups, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). A clinical psychologist and impact entrepreneur, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas works with the Alliance. Her session, “Resilience and Suicide Prevention,” at the Partners conference will help you build a culture of care.

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.

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!

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.

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.

New Board of Directors

The newly elected members of SMACNA’s Board of Directors.

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.

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.

SMACNA donation to benefit Maui students

"Our teachers will be overwhelmed to receive this gift," said Dr. Kathleen Dimino (right), Complex Area Superintendent of the Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex Area, Maui, of SMACNA's donation of $5,000 to benefit Maui's public schools

College of Fellows welcomes new members

In recognition of their service, SMACNA’s College of Fellows inducted four individuals at this year’s convention in Maui. Election to the College is a high honor, recognizing years of dedication and service to the industry.

Comic Kathleen Madigan opens convention

The irrepressible Kathleen Madigan had the audience in stitches during the convention’s opening luncheon.

Milt Goodman honored as Contractor of the Year

Lauded for being a longtime—and selfless—industry champion, Milt Goodman (right), executive vice president of ACCO Engineered Systems, Glendale, Calif., was honored as SMACNA’s Contractor of the Year at the annual convention in Maui.

New Executive Committee

SMACNA’s new Executive Committee members.

Convention photos available on Flickr

See the 74th Annual Convention photos on the Flickr website.

President Lansdell passes gavel to incoming President Knox

"It is a great honor to transfer the responsibilities of the office to your new President Jack Knox," said SMACNA 2017 President Joseph Lansdell to incoming President Jack Knox.

Convention is on its game

SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention opened to sunshine and classical Maui sunsets. So, a short island-wide power outage wasn’t in the original plans for the convention in Hawaii, but that didn’t stop this year’s program from being an outstanding example of what SMACNA offers.

Legislative award winners

Randy Buchter named Contractor Legislative Advocate