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Don’t Miss SMACNA’s Upcoming Crew-Cost Webcast
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.
Architectural Record – CASS sets up their A-game for Detroit Red Wings Arena
Some projects bring a sense of personal achievement that goes beyond the satisfaction of a job well done. Providing sheet metal elements for the new Detroit Red Wings stadium, now Little Caesar’s Arena, was just such a project for Glenn Parvin, president of SMACNA member Custom Architectural Sheet Metal Specialists (CASS) in Detroit, and for members of Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 80 who worked on the job.
Industrial Insights – Outlook: U.S. plant spending forecast to grow in 2018
Fueled by a soaring U.S. economy and lower corporate tax rates, industrial sector experts anticipate a 5.9 percent increase in overall U.S. industry plant spending to $328.5 billion in 2018. The spending forecast is up by $18.35 billion from last year according to the industry market research provider, Industrial Info Resources.
Rising steel prices? How to protect yourself
With the recent imposition of tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, steel prices are already increasing. To minimize the risk of rising material costs and contractors’ potential liability, SMACNA members should fully understand their contracts and ways to limit their exposure to price changes.
Providing solutions to increase productivity
SMACNA’s Premier Partner Mestek Machinery has been creating innovative solutions in sheet metal and duct fabrication for more than 70 years. Mestek Machinery provides a full line of HVAC fabricating equipment, including the Pittsburgh lock rollformer, Iowa Precision Industries formerly known as Welty Way coil lines, Lockformer Vulcan Plasma cutting systems, Cornermatic-Whisper-Loc machines, and numerous other auxiliary equipment and solutions for the HVAC mechanical and sheet metal contractors and duct fabricators.
Welcome new SMACNA members
Arabian International Company for Steel Structure, Jeddah, KSA; Century Mechanical Systems Factory LLC, Dubai, UAE; Prime Mechanical, Livermore, Calif.
Welcome new Associate Members
SMACNA welcomes returning Gold Associate Members Daikin Applied of Plymouth, Minn. (also a SMACNA Premier Partner), and QuoteSoft of Eugene, Ore.