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How to Be a Successful Change Leader

Successful change is one of biggest problems that modern organizations face. So why do initiatives to create change fail more often than they succeed?
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SMACNA Message to DOL: No Change for Current Training Programs

“No need for any changes” was the message SMACNA CEO Vincent R. Sandusky sent on behalf of the SMACNA membership to the Department of Labor (DOL) and its Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion.
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Mid-Atlantic Contractors Adopt New Strategy in Recruiting

Teachers, school administrators, counselors, and students will be the focus of a new Mid-Atlantic Chapter program that is using a different approach in attracting qualified craft and non-craft workers into the HVAC and sheet metal industry.
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Trump Announces Steel Tariffs on Imports

President Donald Trump announced steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports today.
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U.S. Engineering Company Celebrates 125 Years

U.S. Engineering Company, founded in 1893, evolved from a metalworking shop in Cologne, Germany, to one of the most advanced and successful mechanical contracting firms in the U.S. The firm is celebrating its 125th anniversary.
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Outlook 2018: Working Toward a Brighter Future

Outlook 2018: Working Toward a Brighter Future

SMACNA is excited about the coming year. We’re reaching out to serve and influence in new ways, raising awareness of the value SMACNA offers, and building on our strategic plan.
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The Best of 2017: SMACNA Highlights and Accomplishments

SMACNA National works for you, our members, by providing highly valued products and services that give you a competitive advantage.
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March Webcast Series Explains Fiduciary Responsibilities for Chapter Executives

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is doing a series of webcast on fiduciary responsibilities for retirement and health fund trustees.
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To Deliver Exceptional Experiences, Just Think Like These Two Tech Giants

Associations looking to better meet member needs and deliver an exceptional member experience might want to consider channeling the marketing and product development tactics of two tech giants—Amazon and Apple.
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President Trump outlines ambitious infrastructure plans

Highlighting the need to rebuild America’s “crumbling” infrastructure, President Donald Trump asked Congress to approve a sweeping infrastructure renewal partnership on Jan. 30 in his State of the Union address.
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Hospitals realize resiliency benefits of combined heat and power

Hospitals realize resiliency benefits of combined heat and power

With its record number of storms last year, 2017 turned out to be the most expensive year in U.S. history for natural disasters, according to Bloomberg News. With such disruptions to the power grid, hospitals, which rely on a constant supply of power to keep their patients safe and alive, can be especially vulnerable.
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Improve financial performance at SMACNA’s Financial Bootcamp, May 6-9

SMACNA’s Financial Bootcamp, May 6-9, in Tempe, Ariz., will help SMACNA members fully grasp their company’s financials to make the best possible decisions.
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Welcome new SMACNA 2018 Associate Members

SMACNA welcomes new and returning Silver Associate Members Firesafe Fire Rated Ductwork of Haslingden, Lancashire, UK, and Ideal Tape Co. of Lowell, Mass.
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SMACNA Board approves dynamic new initiatives for 2018

SMACNA Board approves dynamic new initiatives for 2018

Several new and exciting initiatives were approved at SMACNA’s Board of Directors meeting on Jan. 15, 2018. They cover a wide range of topics that will benefit SMACNA members and the industry at large:
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SMACNA welcomes new members

These contractor firms recently became SMACNA members.
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Being responsive to members’ needs - An interview with Trenton Yarbrough of Titus

An innovator in the science of air distribution, SMACNA Premier Partner Titus develops smart technology products that use natural resources.
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2018 Safety Survey now open to U.S. and Canadian members

SMACNA’s annual Safety Survey Report is a valuable resource that many SMACNA contractors use to gage the impact of their safety culture. The Safety Survey is now live on the SMACNA website and SMACNA encourages members to input their company’s safety data.
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New SmartMarket Report highlights emerging trends in safety

The new SmartMarket Report, titled Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2017, explores the safety-related practices and emerging trends that are making a positive impact on the construction industry today.
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SMACNA reminders

March 2018: Collective Bargaining Orientation – March 13, Dallas; Association Leadership Meeting – March 15-16, Irving, Texas
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New white paper – Discover the impact of prefabrication on productivity

The New Horizons Foundation’s white paper, The Impact of Prefabrication on Productivity, provides the answer to the relationship between productivity and prefabrication.
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