Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association



SMACNA Board Approves Major Initiatives; Future Funding Requirements

At its July meeting the SMACNA Board of Directors agreed to commit resources to major new initiatives. The first and largest relates to workforce development.

House Passes Pension Rescue Bill

On July 24, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 397, which would establish a government funded Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund for failing multiemployer pension plans.
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2019 SMACNA Annual Convention Educational Sessions and Schedule

The 2019 SMACNA Annual Convention, the grand finale of SMACNA's 75th anniversary, is less than three months away.

Partners in Progress: June Issue Now Available

In the June issue of Partners in Progress, read how SMACNA and SMART are working together to fully access government grants.
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SMACNA Contractor Spotlight: Western Allied Mechanical

SMACNA visited Western Allied Mechanical (WAM) in Menlo Park, California, home to SMACNA president-elect Angie Simon.
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Rep. LaHood Meets with SMACNA Members at Wrigley Field PAC Event

On Saturday July 20, Representative Darin LaHood (R-IL 18) met with SMACNA members in Chicago, IL. This official PAC event was held at historic Wrigley Field.
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SMACNA Meets with Architecture Students at AIAS Grassroots Conference

SMACNA was on hand at the AIAS Grassroots Conference on Friday, July 19th in Washington DC.
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Reference Manual for Labor Units for Sheet Metal and HVAC

This new cloud-based program provides members with the labor units data required to fabricate and install HVAC materials and equipment.
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House Expected to Pass Pension Rescue Bill: What That Means for Composite Plans

Both Committees have passed H.R. 397, which would establish a government funded Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund for failing multiemployer pension plans. The bill is now ready for House Floor action.
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SMACNA’s Fall 2019 Project Managers Registration Now Open

Project Managers Institute (PMI) continues to be one of the most popular educational programs offered by SMACNA. The Fall 2019 edition will be held from September 22-25 in Denver, Colorado.
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Ohio Lt. Governor Visits Cleveland Training Center

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted and Randy Gardner, Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, toured the SMART Local 33 Cleveland Training Center on July 8th.
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SMACNA Mid Atlantic and Local Officials Tour W.E. Bowers

On July 11th, member firm W.E. Bowers, in coordination with SMACNA Mid Atlantic, gave an exclusive tour of the Bowers facility in Beltsville, MD.
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SMACNA Announces the 2019 Winners for Safety Excellence

The 2019 safety survey results show that safety and health continue to be a high priority for SMACNA contractors.
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SNIPS Contractor of the Year Award

SNIPS magazine is conducting its first-ever 2019 Ductwork Installation Contractor of the Year award contest.
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SMACNA’s Technical Roadshow Goes to Hawaii

SMACNA took their technical services roadshow to SMACNA Hawai’i, presenting on duct fitting selection and fan system effect to a group of contractors and engineers.
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Let’s Talk Shop Podcast, Episode 4: Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

Joe Isom, vice president (former president), California Sheet Metal, talks about his company's conversion to an ESOP with host Angie Simon, president, Western Allied Mechanical.
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Planning for a Successful Exit and Transition

A new SMACNA Business Management Program will feature Exit Consulting Group presenting a two-day workshop this September.
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Georgia Sheet Metal JATC Achieves Platinum Level Accreditation

The Georgia Sheet Metal JATC recently earned Platinum level accreditation from the International Training Institute (ITI). Congratulations!
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DOL Opinion Letter Addresses Timekeeping Practice of Rounding

In a recently released Opinion Letter, the U.S. Department of Labor addressed the practice of rounding when tracking employee’s time for purposes of payroll.
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2019 College of Fellows Scholarship Winners Announced

SMACNA’s College of Fellows has officially awarded its 2019 scholarships.