Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association



PBGC Set to Run Out of Money by 2025 Without Changes

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) recently reported that the Multiemployer Insurance Program will run out of money by the end of fiscal year 2025.
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Recent GAO Report on Federal Contracting and Change Orders

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on delayed payment of change orders to federal contractors.
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SMART Heroes Program Added in Ft. Carson

The Fort Carson Career Skills Program in Colorado recently added a SMART Heroes career track. The SMART Heroes program offers training to enlisted men and women in the U.S. military prior to discharge.
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CLRC Releases Current 2019 Settlements Report

The Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) has released its Settlements Report for the months of January through June of 2019.
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Deadline to Sponsor College of Fellows Golf Outing is August 20

One of the most popular events on the SMACNA calendar is the annual College of Fellows Golf Outing, to be held on Sunday, October 20 at the Golf Club at Star Ranch.
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Contractors’ Role in Preconstruction Planning Now Available

The Contractors’ Role in Preconstruction Planning offers a concise definition of preconstruction and the processes entailed that apply to all stakeholders and project selection methods.
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SMACNA Video: Carol Duncan

On the eve of SMACNA's 75th anniversary, Carol Duncan, CEO of General Sheet Metal, talks about what SMACNA has meant to her and her company throughout the years.
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MG McGrath Videos: Born to Build

SMACNA member MG McGrath has published a series of video called “Born to Build.” The videos highlight many of their employees, from Brad Kath, welding shop foreman, to Mike Zwirgzdas, business systems manager.

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.