SMACNA’s 75th Annual Convention travels to San Diego
This is the start of a special anniversary year for the convention and the association with some very special activities planned. SMACNA journeys to the renowned seaport of San Diego for our 75th Annual Convention at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina, Oct. 14-17, 2018.
Meets with…Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York
Representatives of NYC SMACNA recently attended a reception at the home of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-12th-N.Y.). Rep. Maloney has been a longtime supporter of the construction industry and spoke at the CEA National Issues Conference.
Council of Chapter Reps discuss safety, recruiting apprentices
Members of SMACNA’s Council of Chapter Representatives met in Tucson, Ariz., in December to discuss and examine current industry issues and emerging trends such as managing safety through technology, recruitment programs, and how contractors can get paid on time.
Resolve to influence your lawmakers this year
The industry needs your voice and Congress needs to hear directly from industry leaders like you. This year, SMACNA requests that you consider sharing your experiences and views with your lawmakers to win their support for legislation that affects our industry.
Introducing Chapter Peer Groups
More than 25 chapter executives met at the SMACNA Annual Convention in Maui and discussed forming chapter Peer Groups. As a result of this session, the first Chapter Peer Group was established.
Meet SMACNA’s Director Nominating Committee
SMACNA President Jack Knox recently made appointments to the SMACNA Director Nominating Committee. These appointees join five other members who were elected during SMACNA’s business meeting at the annual convention in Maui this October.
SMACNA members represented in ENR Top 600
Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine published its annual Top 600 Specialty Contractor “who’s who” industry rankings in October. Fourteen SMACNA members made it into the top 20 sheet metal ranks in 2017.
The SMACNA National offices will be closed for Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1.
Labor Forum: Creating solutions together
During the recent Labor Forum at SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui, SMART General President Joseph Sellers updated contractors on the pension fund, the SMART Heroes program, workforce development, millennials, the new SMART Capital program, and women in the trades.
President’s Column: Time to invest in your partnership with labor
During the Great Depression, my great-grandfather started our family business in Atlanta, when businesses were either failing or extremely unethical. One of his founding principles was “integrity.” A little integrity can go a long way in building a solid partnership and establishing mutual trust.