Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


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Tell Us About Your Partnership with Labor

Here’s your opportunity to rank the quality of your area’s labor/management partnership efforts. The annual SMART-SMACNA Labor/Management Cooperation Survey is now available and the Best Practices Market Expansion Task Force would like as many contractors and chapters as possible to complete the survey so they can track the changes in partnership growth and efforts.

Be Prepared for Department of Labor Audits

Federal contractors are always subject to being audited under the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
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Building Trades Legislative Conference Emphasizes Infrastructure

More than 2,000 construction workers and industry leaders joined forces at the North American Building Trades Union 2018 Legislative Conference last week where NABTU President Sean McGarvey called for action saying that “the nation’s infrastructure is in critical need of renewal.”
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Last Chance for Wednesday’s Crew-Cost Webcast

Time is running out for chapters and contractors to register for Wednesday’s Crew-Cost Webcast. Attendees will get a detailed look at crew-cost methodology and the financial consequences resulting from their local bargaining agreement.
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Council Agenda Now Available

Get a head start on the upcoming Council of Chapter Representatives Meeting, June 10-12, 2018, by reviewing the meeting agenda and discussion items.
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National Signing Day for Students Heading into the Trades? What a Great Idea!

One of the most exciting moments for a student-athlete is signing a national letter of intent. Kids, surrounded by friends, parents, coaches, and teachers take this extraordinary step into the world of college athletics with much celebration and fanfare.
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Chapter in the News: SMACNA Hawaii Installs New President and Board ​

Kyong Tae Chang, president of Preferred Mechanical, along with six other Hawaii member contractors were installed at the Sheet Metal Contractors Association (SMCA) of Hawaii’s bi-annual installation event, April 14. The installed officers will serve two-year terms.
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Plan Now for National Safety Stand-Down Week

SMACNA member Limbach Company has big plans for National Safety Stand-Down Week, May 7 to 11.
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Contractors Should Sign Up for Next Week’s Crew-Cost Webcast

Contractors interested in learning about the consequences of their chapter and local union’s bargaining agreement to adopt the crew-cost method will want to attend SMACNA’s second webcast for a more detailed overview of the process.
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The New Tax Law Has BIG Changes to Expensing Energy Efficient HVAC, Roofing and Lighting Retrofits, and Equipment

As of this year, the costs of certain energy efficiency improvements can now be immediately deducted as business expenses rather than recovered far more gradually through decades-long depreciation schedules.
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Free SMACNA Heat Stress Tip Cards Available

With the searing summer heat approaching, SMACNA encourages members to give workers information and training on the hazards of working in hot environments.
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Success Factors for Young Professional Engagement in Associations

Associations are often designed to meet the needs of current members, not future members, and senior executives, not young staffers. As a result, associations often meet resistance from its chief stakeholders to create opportunities for young professionals or customize their engagement value proposition to the unique needs of their juniors.
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Repairing Buildings in the National Parks System Creates New Opportunities for SMACNA Members

As summer is not far away many people will be traveling to America’s national parks. Unfortunately, after decades of unreliable funding, the National Park Service (NPS) has an infrastructure repair backlog of hundreds of thousands of buildings estimated at $11.6 billion (FY 2017).
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The Effects of Distracted Driving Go Well Beyond the Courtroom

A single moment of distraction behind the wheel can have devasting effects for you, your employees, your business, and your family.
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Don’t Miss SMACNA’s Second Webinar on Crew-Cost Calculations

SMACNA and SMART recently agreed to allow local bargaining parties to adopt a crew-cost method to determine how much wage equalization is owed when a contractor fabricates in a lower wage area and the item is installed in a higher wage area.

College of Fellows Welcomes Two New Endowed Scholarships

More and more SMACNA chapters and members are offering college scholarships to deserving students thanks to the assistance of the College of Fellows Endowed Scholarship Program.

National Safety Stand-Down Week May 7-11

Falls are a leading cause of fatalities for construction workers. That is why it is important that the construction industry stop work and openly discuss fall hazards and how to prevent them, during the 5th annual National Safety Stand-Down Week, May 7-11.
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April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted driving is a public health issue that affects us all. There are serious risks associated with using cell phones, pagers, and laptop computers while driving a company or personal vehicle, as is frequently discussed by SMACNA’s safety community.
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Strengthening SMACNA’s Voice on Capitol Hill

Legislative involvement is a right and a privilege for each citizen but is also a responsibility. If we want our industry and the country to prosper, we should advocate policies supporting a vibrant infrastructure policy, sensible pension policy, and national economic policy that support a thriving HVAC marketplace.
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California Will Be First State to Mandate Net Zero New Homes in 2020

California is seeking input on a plan to update its building energy standards to increase energy efficiency, clear the way for clean energy heating and hot water, and, for the first time, require new homes to install rooftop solar panels.