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NPF Annual Funding Notice

The National Pension Fund for the Sheet Metal Industry has issued its 2017 Annual Funding Notice and 2018 Notice of Endangered Status. Employers, participants and beneficiaries should receive copies of both in the mail very soon.
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Chapter in the News: Excelling at Apprentice Recruiting and Mentoring

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Association of Milwaukee Chapter is serious about recruiting apprentices and they have the awards to prove it.
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One Great Idea: Focusing on Veterans

SMACNA San Diego, along with SMART Local 206 and the San Diego JATC, has partnered with the Wounded Warriors Project (WWP) and the Warriors to Work program, a WWP initiative.
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President’s Column: The Race for Chapter Volunteers Is On

When a diverse group of SMACNA volunteer leaders recently gathered at SMACNA’s Association Leadership Meeting last month in Texas, one topic that attracted a lot of attention was “How do we identify, recruit, nurture, and increase engagement among more of our contractors in the industry, and get them to invest their time and energy in the association?”
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Architectural Record: Creating a Vision of the Bible in Bronze

Even a company that specializes in artistic projects can tackle a demanding project that challenges the company to take it to a higher level of skill, artistry, and complexity.
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Welcome New Associate Members

SMACNA welcomes returning Silver Associate Members Gripnail Corp., East Providence, R.I., and Lloyd Industries Inc., Montgomeryville, Pa.
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Calling All Industry Volunteers - Make a Lasting Contribution to the Industry

When members sign up for a SMACNA committee or task force, they are joining a select group of leaders who are helping shape the future of the sheet metal and HVAC industry.
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SMACNA Hawaii Installs New Board

The Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Hawaii recently installed Kyong Tae Chang, President of Preferred Mechanical, as its Board President and six officers to the Board of Directors at their recent installation event. They will serve a two-year term.
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Supporting Industry Partnerships - Honolulu Sheet Metal Students Fabricate Tropical Lanterns

SMACNA’s newest chapter, SMACNA Hawaii is supporting their local students and sheet metal programs in creative ways.
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Aloha! Welcome New SMACNA Hawaii Chapter

SMACNA is pleased to welcome its 97th chapter, SMACNA Hawaii. Effective April 1, 2018, this new chapter covers the entire state of Hawaii and represents 40 contractor member firms who specialize in the HVAC, architectural, industrial, energy management, kitchen equipment, testing and balancing, and specialty sheet metal sectors.
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College of Fellows Welcomes Eight New Members

SMACNA’s College of Fellows elected eight new members at its recent meeting. Induction into the College is a high honor and reflects years of exemplary service and industry involvement.
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Zeroing In on the Zero Net Energy Market

At the David and Lucile Packard Foundation headquarters in Los Altos, California, more than 900 rooftop solar panels produce electricity. Inside the LEED Platinum-certified building, a chilled beam system supports energy-efficient heating and cooling.
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HVAC Contractors Forum: Tracking Productivity Translates into Increased Profits

Members will learn how productivity tracking can positively influence profitability during the HVAC Contractors Forum Productivity Tracking in the HVAC Industry for Design, Manufacturing, and Installation at SMACNA’s 75th Annual Convention in San Diego, Oct. 14-17.
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It’s a Successful Operation on Brigham and Women’s Hospital

New construction technologies and practices including building information modeling (BIM), virtual reality, and lean construction techniques were several of the many skills need to help two SMACNA contractors in Boston meet a fast-paced timetable for Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
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Supervisor Training Academy Provided Practical Take-Aways for On-The-Job Success

SMACNA member supervisors, superintendents, and managers gathered to take part in content-rich, hands-on leadership, productivity measurement, communication, and industry trends sessions during SMACNA’s sold-out Supervisor Training Academy in March in St. Louis, Mo.
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HVAC Expertise: Triple S Air Serves Up a Winner at Arthur Ashe Stadium

Tradesmen take pride in their work, so who could blame employees at Triple S Air Systems Inc., if they pray for a little rain in late August 2018. That's when the world of professional tennis descends upon the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, N.Y., for the U.S. Open.
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Bargaining Orientation Offers Timely Legal Strategies and Advice

Approximately 30 SMACNA chapters and contractors preparing to negotiate new collective bargaining agreements attended SMACNA’s Collective Bargaining Orientation in Dallas for in-depth strategy sessions on key bargaining data, current issues, and the legal aspects of bargaining.
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Capitol Hill Update: SMACNA Boosts Political Action Committee Reform

SMACNA’s Capitol Hill staff has reached out to every member in the U.S. House of Representatives to urge them to co-sponsor The Prior Approval Reform Act (H.R. 2101). This piece of legislation would repeal the Federal Election Campaign Act’s “prior approval” requirement for corporate members of trade association political action committees (PACs).
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Congress Includes Energy Efficiency Funding in 2018 Omnibus Package

SMACNA and its allies in the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency (AIE) saw positive results in securing funding support for energy efficiency initiatives in the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill that passed Congress in late March.
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