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Capitol Hill Update: SMACNA supports energy efficiency bills, Davis-Bacon

SMACNA is working on Capitol Hill to support two bills amending the IRS tax code—to make the energy efficient building deduction permanent and to expense energy efficient HVAC equipment. SMACNA’s legislative efforts are also focused upon increasing funding for overdue airport infrastructure improvements—to meet future capacity demands and create job opportunities.
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Get ready for 2018 Safety Champions Conference

SMACNA’s Safety Department and SMOHIT (Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust) are planning and promoting a stimulating 2018 Safety Champions Conference, Feb. 25-27 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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New technology sessions deliver powerful solutions

SMACNA’s exhibitors and associate members will bring you the latest technological solutions during the Product Show at SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui.
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SPECIAL NOTICE: Crew Cost Method of Wage Equalization – UPDATE

SMACNA and SMART have come to an agreement in principle regarding the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding for Local Areas that Adopt the Crew Cost Method of Wage Equalization. The MOU defines the crew cost methodology for wage equalization and provides implementation and administrative direction.
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New technologies streamline Southland Industries' work

Using collaboration tools and other new technologies on data center work has made possible extensive productivity gains at SMACNA contractor Southland Industries and helps make them more competitive. Southland has offices in California, Nevada, and Virginia.
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Smith Sheet Metal Works steps out of comfort zone with transit project

A recent project at the Hamilton Transit Centre (HTC) in Richmond, B.C., Canada, was twice the size that Smith Sheet Metal Works LTD, Port Coquitlam, B.C., had ever taken on. Further, it required all the buildings to be completed simultaneously.
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New Technical updates: Round industrial standards, Thermoset FRP manual

The revised “Round Industrial Duct Construction Standards,” 3rd edition, 2013, an American National Standard, ANSI/SMACNA 005-2013, is now available.
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Consider adding food processing to your capabilities list

Rich Marker, president of SMACNA contractor All Metals Fabrication, advises specialty contractors looking to diversify to consider the food processing market.
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2017 another solid year for industrial construction

Developers are completing an historic amount of new space this year, says JLL’s “Industrial Outlook 2017,” and tenants are moving in as soon as the buildings are going up.
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Tell your story! Share your experiences with industrial energy efficiency programs

Do you have experience working with federal energy efficiency programs? Here’s your chance to share it with the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency’s online blog.
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Nuclear industry awaits critical tax credits

Utility companies in South Carolina and Georgia are trying to decide whether to continue building or abandon construction on two expensive nuclear reactors as they wait for the U.S. Senate to extend a nuclear tax credit they are counting on.
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Industrial competitiveness, nuclear innovation top legislative list

SMACNA’s Capitol Hill office is lobbying hard to pass current legislation supporting the industrial market sector including industrial efficiency, comprehensive energy policy, incentives to advance industrial competitiveness, and nuclear energy financing reform.
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iTi offers industrial sheet metal coursework

The International Training Institute (iTi), co-sponsored by SMACNA and SMART, offers a variety of classes that are directly applicable to industrial sheet metal work. Find a summary below. For additional information, visit sheetmetal-iti.org or contact the iTi’s Program Director Michael Harris (mharris@sheetmetal-iti.org / (703) 739-7200).
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Industrial market intelligence at your fingertips

Industrial Info Resources© is a leading provider of global market intelligence in the industrial process.
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Report: Discover how large industrial companies save energy

Looking to cut your company’s energy costs? Energy is one of the largest costs that companies can actively reduce.
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July 2017 SMACNews

Inside this issue: See how SMACNA is working on your behalf. Check out our 2017 Mid-Year Report. Are you your employees’ champion? Now available: SMACNA’s updated “Thermoset FRP Duct Construction Manual.” New market? NHF analyzes risk. 2017 safety winners announced.
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SMACNA reminders

October 2016 - SMACNA 73rd Annual Convention – Oct. 16-19, JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix; December 2016 - Council of Chapter Representatives – Dec. 4-6, Amelia Island, Fla.
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2017 Sheet metal contract settlements

Chapters and contractors find information on contract settlements valuable to stay up-to-date on market trends and settlements.
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June 2017 Council meeting highlights

Members of SMACNA’s Council of Chapter Representatives discussed recruiting, the SMART Heroes program, a chapter labor-management training program, and exchanged valuable ideas they could take back to their home chapters at the June Council meeting. 
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Reminder: Federal contractors required to provide paid sick leave 

Federal contractors need to be prepared to comply with the U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule “Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors.” The rule, established by the Department’s Wage and Hour Division, went into effect for most federal contracts entered into on or after Jan. 1, 2017. 
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