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2017 Mid-Year Report: SMACNA Working for You

This special Mid-Year Report features what SMACNA has achieved as well as the valuable array of products and services developed especially for our members. 
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SMACNA welcomes new members

SMACNA National is pleased to welcome new members.

New market? NHF analyzes risk

The New Horizons Foundation’s (NHF) new, easy-to-use, market-entry decision framework is designed to help contractors make a rational analysis of business opportunities when they arise.

SMACNA recognizes 2017 winners for safety excellence

Each year, SMACNA congratulates its members for their outstanding performance in occupational safety and health through SMACNA’s Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP). With increased participation from last year, the 2017 safety survey results show that safety and health continues to be a high priority for SMACNA contractors.

SMACNA reminders

July 2017: Convention early-bird registration discount ends – July 15; September 2017; NJAB – Sept. 11-12, St. Louis Project Managers Institute – Sept. 24-27, Seattle

Updated “Thermoset FRP Duct Construction Manual” available

The second edition of SMACNA's “Thermoset FRP Duct Construction Manual” is now available. The 228-page book is an authoritative resource that design engineers, industrial engineering departments, pollution control authorities, FRP manufacturers, and installation contractors can use for the proper selection, manufacture, and installation of FRP duct systems.

New! SMACNA’s Downspout and Gutter Sizing Calculator

One of the most frequently asked architectural questions SMACNA receives is on sizing gutters and downspouts. In response, SMACNA’s Technical Resources Department has created a free Downspout and Gutter Sizing Calculator.  

Score a hole-in-one for scholarships

SMACNA's College of Fellows Scholarship Program is known for putting good students on the road to rewarding careers and lives. Sponsor our next generation of leaders by helping raise scholarship funds during the College of Fellows annual golf outing, Sunday, Oct. 22, in Maui.  
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Reserve your seat for SMACNA’s 2018 educational programs 

Be your employee's champion so they can grow and excel. SMACNA’s educational programs will take you, your employees, and your business to the next level.

Labor supply study: Shortage of apprentices is increasing

The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) recently issued its “2017 Union Craft Labor Supply Study,” which looked at union-specific labor supply for the construction industry, including sheet metal workers. 
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Capitol Hill Update: Performance-based contracting equals energy savings

In 2011, federal agencies were directed to issue more than $2 billion worth of performance-based contracting for energy savings over a two-year period. SMACNA supported that directive and now urges the administration to extend this program for another five years. Many of SMACNA contractors specialize in performance contracting at the local, state and federal levels. 

Summer's the time: Influence your lawmakers 

Encourage your members of Congress to support the issues that affect our industry—important health-care legislation, composite plans, and infrastructure—when they are back in your home district this summer. 

President’s Column: I’m a firm believer that every employee needs a champion

A few years ago, our firm, Poynter Sheet Metal, went through an extensive roll-out of technology from our office to our field. We anticipated multiple problems. Fortunately, the exact opposite was true. Our field staff really grabbed ahold of the new technology and began offering new ideas for using the technology to provide better results. 

Contractor in the News: Rieck Services credits their employees for 125 years of service 

SMACNA contractor Rieck Services of Dayton, Ohio, is celebrating their 125th year in business this year. Founded in the late 19th century, the business has grown with time and technology from installing sheet metal roofing and furnaces to offering a range of sheet metal and HVAC services and 200-plus employees. 

Choosing profitable work through careful project selection

Hear what Thomas C. Schleifer, construction management consultant, has to say about "go" or "no-go" decisions on which projects to pursue and why it is critical for your long-term profitability. He will speak on Wednesday, October 25, at SMACNA's Annual Convention.

Meets with: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

In a huge win for SMACNA contractors, SMACNA-Western Washington joined Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (D) as he signed a new bill into law protecting subcontractors. The bill, HB 1538, requires prime contractors to bond the subcontractor's portion of retainage upon request. 

SMACNA welcomes new Associate Members 

SMACNA welcomes returning Silver Associate Members alliantgroup of Houston, Texas, and Foster Products of Aurora, Ill.

June 2017 SMACNews

Inside this issue: Learn how SMACNA members take their message to Capitol Hill. Canadian firms recognized for safety excellence. New edition of “Round Industrial Duct Construction Standards” available. A good partnership is worth its weight in gold.

National Issues Conference: Contractors team up to engage Congress on tough issues

SMACNA contractors made a difference for the industry at the recent CEA National Issues Conference in Washington, D.C. More than 194 specialty contractors joined forces with four construction associations at the Georgetown Marriott and law offices of Hogan Lovells, where they learned about the current political climate on pension reform, health care, and regulatory issues.

SMACNA recognizes Canadian firms for safety excellence

Once again SMACNA is proud to recognize our Canadian member companies for their outstanding safety and health performance.