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New white paper – Discover the impact of prefabrication on productivity

The New Horizons Foundation’s white paper, The Impact of Prefabrication on Productivity, provides the answer to the relationship between productivity and prefabrication.
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Mark your calendar – Coming soon: SMACNA’s 2018 Financial Survey

SMACNA members wanting to compare their financial numbers to industry benchmarks can help by filling out SMACNA’s 2018 Financial Survey.
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President’s Column – SMACNA’s new Leadership Development Program: A wise investment for your future

​As a fourth-generation contractor, I understand firsthand the unique challenges SMACNA members face in preparing future leaders of their companies. Finding the right talent and molding them into leaders to ensure that a company thrives can be a daunting challenge.
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Capitol Hill Update – SMACNA credited in bipartisan effort to give retirement options to workers

On Feb.14, Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-1st-N.J.) and Phil Roe, M.D. (R-1st-Tenn.) introduced H.R. 4997, the Give Retirement Options to Workers (GROW) Act, a bipartisan effort that is designed to modernize and strengthen the multiemployer pension system for the future.
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SMACNA Safety Committee members recognized for safety achievements ​

Two SMACNA Safety Committee members are among this year’s regional winners of the SMOHIT 2018 Safety Matters Awards.
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SMACNA Contractor of the Year supports Women’s Leadership Council

A longtime and selfless supporter of the association, SMACNA member Milt Goodman, executive vice president of ACCO Engineered Systems, Glendale, Calif., continues to champion the industry.
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A focus on communication, relationships

New SMACNA Board member James E. Hall, president and owner of Systems Management and Balancing Inc., Waukee, Iowa, got his start as a project manager and then purchased his business thanks to a fortuitous meeting arranged by the SMACNA Central Iowa chapter.
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Welcome aboard! SMACNA convention to open on celebrated aircraft carrier

At SMACNA’s opening reception during the upcoming 75th Annual Convention in San Diego, families will be surrounded by fighter jets and helicopters on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Midway Museum, one of the longest-serving and most famous aircraft carriers in U.S. Navy history.
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SMACNA discusses duct leakage and duct construction standards at AHR Expo

SMACNA technical staff presented sessions about two technical manuals at the 2018 AHR Expo, in Chicago in January.
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SMACNA contributes to ASHRAE research projects

Each year, SMACNA National makes a contribution of $10,000 as an ASHRAE Golden Circle Investor for ASHRAE research projects in the HVAC industry.
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Will the Changing Laws on Legal Marijuana Affect your HVAC Company?

Will the Changing Laws on Legal Marijuana Affect your HVAC Company?

Many may celebrate the expanding legalization of marijuana and the growth of the marijuana industry, the reality is complicated for contractors and may have a huge impact on the way an employer runs their business. Further complicating matters is the fact that under federal law, marijuana is still illegal.
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Solution to the Federal Change Order Problem Near?

Federal construction contractors are increasingly frustrated by the slow approval and lack of payment for change orders. While change orders wait to be made definite, contractors and subcontractors must pay their payroll, material costs, and even taxes while payments from the federal government are delayed.
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Making the Safety Case for Contractor Management

Making the Safety Case for Contractor Management

Are there actual safety benefits of using a third-party contractor management system to pre-qualify construction contractors? The National Safety Council’s Report: Making the Case for Contractor Management: Examining the Safety Benefits of Third-Party Management indicates that there are positive benefits in the form of improved jobsite safety and reduction of hazards.
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NPF Updates FASB Disclosure Information Sheet

Since 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has required disclosure of certain information pertaining to an employer’s participation in multiemployer defined benefit pension plans.
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Utility regulator should not undercut Arizona’s energy efficiency

Contractor in the News: Op-Ed: Utility regulator should not undercut Arizona’s energy efficiency

​"Strong utility policies support energy efficiency jobs," said Darrell Fox, SMACNA Arizona board member and vice president of Dynamic Systems Inc., Chandler, Ariz., in a recent editorial calling for the Arizona Corporation Commission to reject plans to cut utility funding for energy efficiency programs.
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President’s Column: Meet SMACNA President: Jack Knox

A fourth generation SMACNA contractor, Jack is president of R.F. Knox Company Inc. in Smyrna, Ga., near Atlanta. His firm has performed on many high-profile projects in Atlanta, from the Georgia Dome to the new Mercedes Benz Stadium.
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SMOHIT Safety Champions

Still time! Sign up for Safety Champions Conference, Feb. 25-27

Don’t miss the chance to be part of beneficial labor–management safety discussions at the Safety Champions Conference Feb. 25-27, at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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Time for students to apply for a SMACNA scholarship

Let SMACNA help you reach your potential with a College of Fellows scholarship. SMACNA’s College of Fellows is now accepting applications online for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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Welcome new SMACNA 2018 Associate Members!

SMACNA welcomes these new and returning 2018 Associate Members.
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Chapter in the News: Detroit’s “Access for All” is meeting demand for jobs

In Detroit, both management and labor partners are building a program that helps low-income workers launch their careers.
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