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Quotable quotes: Insights from the convention

Participants brought back these nuggets of wisdom from the 74th Annual Convention in Maui. Think about putting them to work in your company to boost your business.

SMACNA recognizes safety achievers

Congratulations to SMACNA’s first-place 2017 Safety Excellence Award winners, who were recognized for their outstanding safety and health performance and chapter participation at the 74th Annual Convention in Maui. SMACNA is also proud to salute the overall winner of the Canadian safety excellence program.

Castaways on SMAC PAC Isle

The first mate, skipper, Ginger, and Mary Ann joined the castaways on SMAC PAC isle to have fun and raise funds at a lively dinner and show featuring exciting drummers, treasure chests, and a silent auction.

“Take the time to listen to yourself”

“We have everything inside ourselves that we need,” noted motivational speaker Emily Boll during the convention's spouse breakfast.

Forums feature sticky marketing, the next shock wave

SMACNA contractors packed the Market Sector Forums and learned bright new marketing tips, what general contractors need, what drives virtual design, and about profitable industrial markets at the Maui convention.

Holidays observed

The SMACNA National offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, and on Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 24.

Master essential skills: Sign up for 2018 Collective Bargaining Orientation—March 13

Acquire the must-have bargaining skills you need at SMACNA’s 2018 Collective Bargaining Orientation, March 13, 2018, in Dallas.

Plan now for 2018 National Issues Conference, May 8-10

Congress needs to hear from you. At the National Issues Conference, May 8-10, 2018, you can help SMACNA speak up for the industry so the voice of union construction will be heard.

SMACNA reminders

December 2017: Council of Chapter Representatives – Dec. 3-5, Tucson, Ariz.; LJAB Training – Dec. 5, Tucson, Ariz.

2017 President Lansdell: Delivering the resources to meet the future

As my year as SMACNA President comes to a close, I’d like to share with you some thoughts on the year, the industry as a whole, and the future of this organization.

CEO: Embracing new strategic initiatives

Thank you for the privilege of sharing some of my observations about SMACNA and how we can continue to be of value to you and your businesses.

College of Fellows Call for Candidates

The SMACNA College of Fellows is now receiving nominations of candidates for Fellowship. Application forms can be found on the SMACNA website. The deadline for receiving nominations is February 9, 2018.

Need help with college tuition?

The SMACNA College of Fellows is now accepting applications for the 2018 scholarship program. Applications will be for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Convention Photos Available Free on Flickr

Relive SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui and download your favorite photos on the social media website Flickr at All photos are free.

SMART Heroes Program: Proud to honor its first graduates in Washington state

The first graduating class of SMART's new Heroes Program received their diplomas before a distinguished audience of military representatives, politicians, and SMACNA and SMART leaders

SMACNA Boston and SMART Local 17 show what partnership can do

SMACNA contractors in Boston are reaping the benefits of finding common ground and working with their labor partners on a variety of industry issues.