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Contract Expiring in 2018? Join Industry Bargainers in Dallas on March 13th!

Labor relations does not always come naturally to all negotiators, especially new ones. It can take time and experience to fine-tune labor relations skills—to develop relationships with union counterparts, understand the nuances of collective bargaining, and bring fresh perspectives to the table.
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Off and Running: SMART Heroes Program

The first class of transitioning military veterans enrolled in the SMART Heroes Program is underway. As you know the SMART Heroes Program is jointly supported by SMART, SMACNA and the ITI.
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Announcing SMACNA's New Board of Directors Candidates

The slate of candidates has been selected to fill four, 4-year term positions on SMACNA's Board of Directors at the Annual Business Meeting, Wed., Oct. 25, 2017.
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New LJAB Training – Plan to Attend

Conducting a Local Joint Adjustment Board (LJAB) hearing can be procedurally and strategically challenging. SMACNA wants to ensure that chapters and LJAB contractor panelists have the information and resources necessary to meet that challenge.
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Got a $6-million-dollar foreman?

Just think, what would be possible if we could identify, train, and promote our top talent into $6-million-dollar supervisors?
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The SMACNA National offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of Labor Day.
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2017 College of Fellows scholarship winners announced

SMACNA’s College of Fellows has awarded its 2017 scholarships—five from the College of Fellows and nine endowed scholarships from SMACNA members and chapters.
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Board approves new strategic plan

SMACNA’s Board of Directors met and discussed numerous issues and approved an updated Strategic Plan to ensure the SMACNA contractor’s competitive advantage in the marketplace.
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SMACNA welcomes new Associate Members

SMACNA welcomes new Gold Associate Member DeWalt of Baltimore and new Silver Associate Member PlanGrid of San Francisco.
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New apprenticeship order: Will it affect building trades?

President Trump’s executive order, "Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow," signed June 15, will make it easier for businesses—union and non-union—to run apprenticeship programs. But, without a construction industry exception, it could undermine the integrity of union construction apprenticeship programs.
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Take action: Voice your concerns to Congress

Educate your members of Congress on the industry issues that matter. Meet with your lawmakers when they are back in your home district.
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2017 Safety statistics show improvements

Trends from SMACNA's 2017 safety survey: Reported injury and illness incidence rates are continuing their downward trend and the average reported experience modification rate remains consistently low.
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Welcome new SMACNA members

SMACNA National is pleased to welcome new members.
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President's Column: Construction surge brings new partnership opportunities

We are currently enjoying a strong market for our services. However, with a robust construction market comes new challenges, new competitors from outside the industry, and new opportunities to change and grow.
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SMACNA reminders

September 2017: NJAB – Sept. 11-12, St. Louis Project Managers Institute – Sept. 24-27, Seattle; October 2017: 74th Annual Convention – Oct. 22-25, 2017, Grand Wailea and Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott, Maui, Hawaii
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Board elects Executive Committee and new Vice President ​

At the SMACNA Board of Directors meeting in July, the following officers were elected to terms beginning Oct. 25, 2017: President Jack Knox, president of R.F. Knox Company Inc., Smyrna, Ga.; President-Elect Nathan Dills, president of ACP Sheet Metal Co. Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla.; Secretary/Treasurer Angela Simon, president of Western Allied Mechanical, Menlo Park, Calif.; Vice President Al LaBella, owner of Blue Diamond Sheet Metal, Medford, N.Y.; and Immediate Past President Joseph R. Lansdell, president of Poynter Sheet Metal Inc., Greenwood, Ind.
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Contractor in the News: Celebrating Dee Cramer Inc.—80 years and going strong

​A champion of SMACNA and an industry leader and innovator for many years, SMACNA contractor Dee Cramer Inc., of Holly, Mich., is celebrating 80 years in business.
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Members of the SMACNA-Cleveland chapter, including John Sindyla, CEO, SMACNA-Cleveland, and Tom Martin, president, T.H. Martin Inc., hit the links recently for a fundraising golf outing for Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-11th-Ohio).
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Is there a thief in your company?

Fraud can happen anywhere—even in the most successful companies. Hear Tiffany Couch discuss “The Thief in Your Company” at SMACNA's Annual Convention in October.
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Partners In Progress Conference: Come to Orlando for the latest market expansion best practices

There’s not just one best practice where market recovery and expansion are concerned. To find the right answer takes someone who has worked in the local marketplace and is skilled at creating solutions tailored to specific needs.
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