Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


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Accepting Nominations to the College

SMACNA’s College of Fellows formally welcomed eight new members during SMACNA’s Annual Convention last month in San Diego, California.
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Architecture Billings Growth Slows

Architecture firm billings growth slowed in October but remained positive for the 13th consecutive month, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA).
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Autodesk to Acquire Start-Up for $875M

Autodesk plans to acquire PlanGrid, a startup that moves blueprints from paper to the cloud, for $875 million.

Contractor Video: Born to Build

SMACNA is showcasing interesting and effective contractor videos that catch our eye. M.G. McGrath pushes the limits on their technology, people, pride and passion for who they are and what they do.
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JSC Unable to Negotiate Pension Reform Agreement

SMACNA has received word that the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans (JSC) has been unable to come to agreement.
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Partners in Progress November 2018 Issue

The latest issue of the Partners in Progress magazine talks about addressing workforce issues and programs to recruit, train, and retain talented individuals. Find out what lies ahead for the 2020 Partners in Progress Conference and more.
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SMACNA Insight on High-Performance Air Systems

A well-designed high-performance air system can provide a building with an efficient solution. Learn more in the fall 2018 edition of the AMCA inmotion Journal cover story, co-authored by SMACNA's Mark Terzigni.
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FMI Study - Big Data Helps Firms Succeed

Big data presents unique challenges for the engineering and construction (E&C) industry, and many organizations are either unprepared for or are overwhelmed by the magnitude of information.
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Congratulating Another Class of SMART Heroes’ Vets

Thirteen members of the United States military graduated as the seventh class of the SMART Heroes program last month in Western Washington.
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SMACNA Launches Daily Newsletter for the Entire Construction Industry

In November, SMACNA introduced Executive News Brief, a free, daily e-newsletter for SMACNA members and industry professionals.
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SMACNA Video Interview: Al LaBella

Get to know Al LaBella, owner of Blue Diamond Sheet Metal, in Medford, New York, and a future SMACNA President. He talks about coming from outside the industry—he was a teacher—and how SMACNA’s business management education programs served as his master’s degree in sheet metal.
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SMACNA Video Interview: Bob Tuck

Bob Tuck, president of Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning Company, shares the secrets to his 110-year-old firm’s longevity.
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SMACNA Video: Scott Vidimos

Scott Vidimos, president, of Vidimos Inc. in East Chicago, Indiana, reflects on running an industrial sheet metal company in the highly industrialized area of Indiana.
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SMACNA Video: Bernie Antchak

Bernie Antchak, operations manager, of NW Sheet Metal in British Columbia, Canada, talks about the challenges of moving and running a full-service sheet metal shop that performs both manufacturing and contracting.
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New Management Succession Book

Is your company prepared to let the next generation step up and assume a leadership role when the baby boomer generation retires?

Need Help with College Tuition?

The SMACNA College of Fellows is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year.

THE POWER OF YOUR VOTE: Don’t Underestimate It!

We all know the difference one vote per precinct can make or one vote per committee or just one vote per congressional roll call.

NLRB Proposes Joint-Employer Test Rule Change

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently announced a proposed rule that would change the standard for determining when companies may be held liable for labor law violations committed by subcontractors.
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SMACNA Invited to White House

SMACNA CEO Vince Sandusky participated in a White House ceremony, along with Stromberg Metal Works CEO President Jerry Robinson and two apprentices, to celebrate the American worker.
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Two Chapter Execs of the Year

Two deserving chapter executives received SMACNA’s Chapter Executive of the Year award for their efforts in tackling one of SMACNA’s most critical initiatives: recruiting a skilled workforce.