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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Board of Directors—New & Old
The SMACNA membership elected five members to serve 4-year terms on the association’s Board of Directors at the Annual Convention, Oct. 14-17, in San Diego, California.
IFUS Annual Report Available
The sole mission of IFUS is to ensure the longevity, stability, and prosperity of the sheet metal and air conditioning industry.
Lawsuit May Stop Steel Tariffs
The American Institute for International Steel has filed a lawsuit against U.S. Customs and Border Protection banning them from enforcing the 25% tariff increase for imports of steel products imposed by the Trump administration.