SMACNA’s Change Orders Guide
Handling a change order properly and getting paid can be a big challenge for contractors. SMACNA’s Guidelines for Change Orders manual is a valuable resource that members can rely on for navigating the inevitability of workplace challenges and obtaining proper change orders.
June PinP Magazine Now Available
Workforce development and mental health, two of the biggest issues currently facing the sheet metal and HVAC industry are the main subjects covered in the June issue of the Partners in Progress magazine.
SMACNA Members Get Discount on MCAA New Book
SMACNA has negotiated a substantial discount for members when they purchase the 2018 edition of MCAA’s Change Orders, Productivity, Overtime—A Primer for the Construction Industry—a publication widely relied upon by mechanical and specialty contractors, attorneys, and consultants.
Fight Rising Steel Prices with Lean
Many sheet metal distributors didn’t waste time passing along steel price increases that they blamed on the new 25 percent tariff on imported steel entering the U.S.
Stay Profitable in an Unstable Economy
When asked how his firm is preparing for a cyclical downturn in the economy, SMACNA member George L. “Butch” Welsch told The ACHR NEWS magazine, “The most important thing we have done to prepare for a recession is to change the mix of our business from predominantly new residential construction to only 30 percent new residential construction, and 70 percent service, replacement, and architectural sheet metal.”
New Report Aims to Eliminate Injuries
One of the best ways to prevent and control occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities is to "design out" or minimize hazards and risks. A national initiative called Prevention through Design (PtD) promotes this concept.
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SMACNA’s Newest Premier Partner
SMACNA is pleased to welcome Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company, to its Premier Partner Program, our sixth Premier Partner. The exclusive Premier Partner program connects SMACNA members to leading companies in the sheet metal and HVAC industry.
July 2018: July 15, Convention Registration Discount Expiration Date; September 2018: Sept. 9-11, NJAB, Minneapolis, Minnesota; October 2018: Oct. 14-17,
Annual Convention, San Diego, California
Business Insurance for Contractors
SMACNews asked Federated Insurance National Account Executive Jack West how they can meet SMACNA members’ business insurance and risk management needs.