Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


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.
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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.
Ensure Company Photos and Videos are "Safety Friendly"

Ensure Company Photos and Videos are “Safety Friendly”

Safety violations in photos and videos distract from the contractor’s message. As leaders in the industry, SMACNA members need to ensure that their personnel in company promotional videos and photos are not unintentionally propagating safety hazards.

SMACNA and SMART Team Up On Davis-Bacon Surveys

SMACNA and SMART are partnering to help local parties effectively respond to Davis-Bacon Surveys that are being conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

Turning “Near Miss” Moments Into Teaching Moments

How many “near misses” do workers encounter on the job? According to the National Safety Council (NSC) a near miss incident is defined as “an unplanned event that doesn’t result in injury or death, but could have.”
SMOHIT Offers Free Health and Wellness Screening at Convention

SMOHIT Offers Free Health and Wellness Screening at Convention

Members can roll up their sleeves, hold out their arms, and learn more about their health at SMOHIT’s free Health Fair and Wellness Screening during SMACNA’s 75th Annual Convention, Sunday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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For Safety Tips, Join SMOHIT’s “Safe Me” Program

The Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT) is committed to minimizing injuries on the job with safety programs like “Safe Me” that drive awareness of exercise, physical fitness, and how to manage stress and minimize fatigue, with the ultimate goal of maximizing health, minimizing injury, and being safer.
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Applied Air Conditioning Meets with U.S. Congressional Candidate Young Kim of California

U.S. Congressional candidate Young Kim recently toured the shop of SMACNA member Applied Air Conditioning, Fullerton, California, and learned how the facility functions, about the industry, and met with company’s workforce.
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Developing a Safety Culture of Caring

As the economy continues to heat up and businesses continue to grow, an unwanted risk emerges in lockstep with the growing economy—an increase in safety-related incidents.