Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Partners in Progress Newsletter Available

Aug 30, 2018


PINP_Aug2018_300x382Recruiting 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.

Diversity Recruitment: The Future of the Workplace. Find out how times have changed since Rosie the Riveter struck her iconic pose and what people like SMACNA Secretary-Treasurer Angie Simon, Mechelle McNew, a key member of the SMART Women Team, and other women in signatory sheet metal, are doing to help address workforce issues.

Women Recruitment Success. You’ll also find an interview with Vanessa Steward, business agent for Local 16, and what she is doing to stand up as an example of the possibilities for young people just getting into sheet metal. She points out that it’s important to have both contractors and the union on board when recruiting females and minority crafts persons because, “We all benefit from a diverse workplace.”

10 Things You Don’t Know About Foremen. Get the inside scoop from Mark Breslin about what foremen are holding back that could increase contractors’ profits by thousands, if not millions, of dollars.

Tomorrow's Workforce, Today. Learn what industry consultant Kevin Dougherty taught on the subject of foreman training at the Partners in Progress Conference earlier this year.

Partners in Progress Handouts Available. Download the presentations and handouts from the 2018 Partners in Progress Conference at Also, register for credentials at for full access to the increasing number of resources from Partners in Progress and the Best Practices Market Expansion Task Force. Registration is free but limited to members. 

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