Rising steel prices? How to protect yourself
With the recent imposition of tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, steel prices are already increasing. To minimize the risk of rising material costs and contractors’ potential liability, SMACNA members should fully understand their contracts and ways to limit their exposure to price changes.
Providing solutions to increase productivity
SMACNA’s Premier Partner Mestek Machinery has been creating innovative solutions in sheet metal and duct fabrication for more than 70 years. Mestek Machinery provides a full line of HVAC fabricating equipment, including the Pittsburgh lock rollformer, Iowa Precision Industries formerly known as Welty Way coil lines, Lockformer Vulcan Plasma cutting systems, Cornermatic-Whisper-Loc machines, and numerous other auxiliary equipment and solutions for the HVAC mechanical and sheet metal contractors and duct fabricators.
May 2018 - Safety Surveys Due – May 4; Financial Boot Camp – May 6-9, Tempe, Ariz.; Leadership Development Program – May 21-24, Chapel Hill, N.C.; CEA National Issues Conference – May 8-10, Washington, D.C.
Welcome new SMACNA members
Arabian International Company for Steel Structure, Jeddah, KSA; Century Mechanical Systems Factory LLC, Dubai, UAE; Prime Mechanical, Livermore, Calif.
Welcome new Associate Members
SMACNA welcomes returning Gold Associate Members Daikin Applied of Plymouth, Minn. (also a SMACNA Premier Partner), and QuoteSoft of Eugene, Ore.
Crew-Cost Wage Equalization: What Members Need to Know
The obligation to equalize wages exists in every sheet metal building trades agreement in the country and has been around for more than 60 years. However, calculation and enforcement of wage equalization varied from local area to local area. This overview will help explain a new method of calculating wage equalization that is available for adoption by local unions and chapters.