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.
Members: Have a Say in SMACNA’s Economic Response Plan
SMACNA is requesting that members share their thoughts and experiences by July 27 with their chapter executives on what labor and management need to work on together, so the industry can survive and thrive during challenging economic times.
Meets with...Rep. Dave Loebsack of Iowa
Paul Elgatian (right), executive director of the llowa Sheet Metal Contractors Association, discussed issues facing the construction industry with Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-2nd-Iowa) at a meeting on Capitol Hill during the CEA National Issues Conference in Washington, D.C.
SMACNA Adds Senior Project Manager
Patrick J. Brooks, MBA, PE, new senior project manager with SMACNA’s Technical Resources Department, brings more than 30 years of industry experience to SMACNA National. With his extensive knowledge, Brooks is an exceptional resource for SMACNA members and staff.
“Focus on What’s Important” SMACNA Board Member: James M. Morgan of Ashland, Massachusetts
When SMACNA Board member James M. Morgan, president and CEO of Worcester Air Conditioning LLC, Ashland, Mass., bought the company ten years ago, he had little experience in construction, but plenty of experience as a successful entrepreneur. With a history of running several businesses, he credits the technical expertise of his staff with helping make his transition to construction a success.