Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


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Video Spotlight: Streimer a One-Stop Shop

Leading the industry in construction, manufacturing, and service for more than 70 years Streimer, of Portland, Oregon, tells its story in this hard-hitting, fast paced video.
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Getting Employees Used to Change

When planning for significant change, it is important to solicit feedback and engage people in the process. This helps build ownership in the transition and make employees more likely to support the change and even champion it.
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SMACNA Video: James Hall, Systems Management & Balancing, Inc.

James E. Hall, president/owner of Systems Management Balancing Inc., talks about his varied customer base of sheet metal contractors, general contractors, construction managers, and design professionals.
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National Honors for Local Veterans’ Apprenticeship

A local sheet metal apprenticeship, highly-popular with Pikes Peak Colorado region veterans, partnered with Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, has earned top honors from the U.S. Secretary of Labor.
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Federal Apprenticeship Rule Starts in January

In 2016 the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued updated regulations placing certain obligations on apprenticeship program sponsors to take affirmative action concerning registered apprenticeship programs.
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SMACNA Helps Protect Cold Weather Workers

The first day of winter is Friday, December 21 and SMACNA members are urged to supply their employees with information and training on the real health hazards of working in cold environments.
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SMACNA Video: Craig Benson

Craig Benson, president of Paramount Sheet Metal, on how he got his start in sheet metal and what it’s like to be doing new builds and retrofits in a booming marketplace.
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New Revenue Recognition Rules Take Effect 12/15/18

New Revenue Recognition Standard ASU 2014-09 begins for reporting periods after Dec. 15, 2018 (calendar year 2019 for private companies).
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Energy Storage Tax Incentive Means Potential Jobs

SMACNA joined nearly 200 companies and associations that together employ hundreds of thousands of people to urge the U.S. Senate and U.S. House leaders to support the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act.
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Safety Matters Award Nominations Due

Contractors with a passion for keeping workers safe and healthy are ideal candidates for SMOHIT’s annual Safety Matters Awards.
SMACNA Video: Chad Bunting, Schoppe & Co

SMACNA Video: Chad Bunting

Chad Bunting, president of Schoppe Co. Inc., comments on SMACNA’s incredible achievement of 75 years, noting that his firm has been around for 140 years.
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SMACNA Video: Paul Heimann

Paul Heimann, vice president of Welsch Heating and Cooling, explains what it takes to be the best in a very cutthroat marketplace.
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College Funds Tight?

The College of Fellows Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year.
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SMACNA Connect Helps Build Peer Networks

Wish you had a sounding board of industry experts and peers to guide you and offer trustworthy advice?
SMACNA Subscriptions

SMACNA’s technical eLibrary subscription service

Annual subscriptions to SMACNA’s 37-title technical library are now available in the cloud. Sign up for individual titles, bundles of your most frequently referenced standards, or the entire eLibrary. Check it out on the SMACNA website today.

Championing the Virtual Design and Construction Approach

This free white paper describes the opportunities and challenges of VDC including three case studies completed by SMACNA member A. Zahner and Company of Kansas City, Mo
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Accepting Nominations to the College

SMACNA’s College of Fellows formally welcomed eight new members during SMACNA’s Annual Convention last month in San Diego, California.
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Architecture Billings Growth Slows

Architecture firm billings growth slowed in October but remained positive for the 13th consecutive month, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA).
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Autodesk to Acquire Start-Up for $875M

Autodesk plans to acquire PlanGrid, a startup that moves blueprints from paper to the cloud, for $875 million.

Contractor Video: Born to Build

SMACNA is showcasing interesting and effective contractor videos that catch our eye. M.G. McGrath pushes the limits on their technology, people, pride and passion for who they are and what they do.