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.
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.
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?”
Welcome New Associate Members
SMACNA welcomes returning Silver Associate Members Gripnail Corp., East Providence, R.I., and Lloyd Industries Inc., Montgomeryville, Pa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).