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The Battle for Multiemployer Pension Reform Continues: Stakeholders Unite Behind “Common Sense Principles for Reform”

Even though the Joint Select Committee on multiemployer pensions was not successful last year, Congressional members are still trying to find a solution for the multiemployer pension crisis.
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SMACNA Video: Brian and Trenton Fluetsch of Sunset Air Inc.

SMACNA talked with Brian Fluetsch, president, Sunset Air Inc., Lacey, WA, and his son Trenton Fluetsch, on the benefits of being involved with SMACNA.
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SMACNA’s 2019 Annual Convention Spouse Speaker Heather Land

Heather Land will be the spouse breakfast speaker at the 2019 Annual Convention. She has the unmistakable comedic ability to combine wit with just the right amount of sarcasm, and then add a whole lot of truth.
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HVAC Refer Guy Podcast with Angie Simon

Mike Mayberry, host of the podcast HVAC Refer Guy, talks with Angie Simon, SMACNA’s President-Elect, on what it will be like to be the first female president of SMACNA.
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Recap of SMACNA’s Financial Boot Camp

SMACNA members from multiple chapters recently traveled to Tempe, AZ to take part in SMACNA’s Financial Boot Camp. The program was led by industry expert John Murdough, Partner at Henry+Horne.
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SMACNA launches Guide to Federal Contracting and Resources Webpage

SMACNA’s new Guide to Federal Contracting provides members with an easy-to-use resource that demystifies the federal contracting process.
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New Amendments to the Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund Trust Agreement

The Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund (NPF) recently amended and restated its Trust Agreement.
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Tom Schleifer’s Construction Company Self-Analysis Program

The long-anticipated Construction Company Self-Analysis Program is now available. Developed by Dr. Thomas C. Schleifer, this do-it-yourself diagnostic tool offers the equivalent of an independent expert evaluation of every aspect of a construction business.
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Kids Building Wisconsin Showcases Construction Industry to Next Generation

A persistent worker shortage remains a top industry concern across the country. In an effort to attract future generations to the construction industry, contractors in the Madison, Wisconsin area created Kids Building Wisconsin.
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Highlights of the 2019 CEA National Issues Conference

SMACNA contractors joined forces with other specialty construction groups at this year’s Construction Employers of America (CEA) National Issues Conference, held May 7-9 in Washington, D.C.
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Partners in Progress: SMACNA and SMART Join Forces in the Face of Disaster

The most recent edition of Partners in Progress magazine focuses on how SMACNA and SMART collaborate when faced with the inevitable realities of disasters.
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SMACNA’s 2019 Annual Convention Keynote Speaker Kevin Brown

On Wednesday, October 23, attendees will be able to see keynote speaker Kevin Brown.
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Boston Building Trades Recovery Week Increases Awareness of Substance Abuse Disorder

“The construction industry has been battered by the opioid crisis…[In Massachusetts] we lose 150 workers out of every 100,000 to this epidemic, and it’s unacceptable,” said Thomas S. Gunning, III., director of labor relations for SMACNA Boston and the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA).
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Recap of SMACNA’s Advanced Project Managers Institute

SMACNA’s Advanced Project Managers Institute (Advanced PMI) held May 5-8 welcomed participants from across the country to Raleigh, North Carolina.
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EEO-1 Reports Wage Data Collection Update

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has now confirmed that it will collect from some contractors pay data for calendar years 2017 and 2018.
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SMACNA Video: James Morgan, President, Worcester Air

SMACNA interviewed James Morgan, president, Worcester Air, Ashland, Massachusetts, as part of SMACNA’s 75th anniversary kick-off.
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Bay Area SMACNA Women in Construction Sponsor “SHEBuilds” Event

This National Rebuilding Day, the Bay Area SMACNA Women in Construction (WIC) group partnered with SMART Local 104 Tradeswomen on a home repair project with Rebuilding Together Peninsula.
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SMACNA’s Supervisor Training Academy Prepares Participants for Leadership Success

SMACNA’s Supervisor Training Academy was held April 28 – May 1 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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SMACNA Launches New Architectural Internship Program

SMACNA has launched a new architectural internship program with the American Institute of Architecture Students.
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Deadline Approaching for SMACNA Committees and Task Forces Nominations

The deadline to submit your nominations for open positions on SMACNA committees and task forces is May 15.