Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


SMACNA endorses change order reform - Join the campaign to get paid on federal change orders

Has the federal government refused payment, delayed payment, or erected administrative barriers to you when seeking resolution of necessary federal change orders? We need you to tell us about your experiences getting paid for changes so SMACNA can better advocate for “The Small Business Payment for Performance Act of 2017.”

The industry needs you! Plan to attend 2018 National Issues Conference, May 8-10

Now, more than ever, the industry needs you to speak out on the tough legislative issues.

President's Column: Introducing SMACNA Student Chapters

Finding and recruiting workers was the top challenge on everyone’s list at the SMACNA chapters I visited this year. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that as the market is moving upward many contractors struggle hiring enough of the right people for the job.

Safety first! Attend Safety Champions Conference, Feb. 25-27

Learn the industry’s latest best safety and health practices at the Safety Champions Conference Feb. 25-27, 2018, at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

SMACNA reminders

September 2017: NJAB– Sept. 11-12, St. Louis; Project Managers Institute – Sept. 24-27, Seattle

Bay Area contractors build solutions at SMACNA’s Tech University

Approximately 50 Bay Area SMACNA contractors learned about key SMACNA standards and the latest technical apps during SMACNA’s recent Technical University at the Bay Area Training Center in Oakland, Calif.

The industry needs your voice: Meet your legislators

Advocate for critical issues by meeting with your members of Congress when they are back in your home district this autumn. The sheet metal and HVAC industry needs you to fight for the issues vital to the success of our businesses.

Help prevent suicide in the construction industry—be aware, be prepared

September is Suicide Prevention Month. The construction industry is at high-risk for this serious mental health issue and is making its prevention a priority.

Reminder: New OSHA electronic reporting begins 2017

This coming year, submitting OSHA records has a new sense of urgency. Each year, members must post OSHA injury and illness records from the prior year for employee review between Jan. 1 through March. However, new reporting requirements for electronically reporting illness and injury data changes the process significantly.

July 2017 Board of Directors Meeting Report

SMACNA's Board of Directors met July 17-18, 2017. This report is not official until it is approved at the Board of Directors Meeting scheduled for January 15, 2018.

Contract Expiring in 2018? Join Industry Bargainers in Dallas on March 13th!

Labor relations does not always come naturally to all negotiators, especially new ones. It can take time and experience to fine-tune labor relations skills—to develop relationships with union counterparts, understand the nuances of collective bargaining, and bring fresh perspectives to the table.

Off and Running: SMART Heroes Program

The first class of transitioning military veterans enrolled in the SMART Heroes Program is underway. As you know the SMART Heroes Program is jointly supported by SMART, SMACNA and the ITI.

Announcing SMACNA's New Board of Directors Candidates

The slate of candidates has been selected to fill four, 4-year term positions on SMACNA's Board of Directors at the Annual Business Meeting, Wed., Oct. 25, 2017.

New LJAB Training – Plan to Attend

Conducting a Local Joint Adjustment Board (LJAB) hearing can be procedurally and strategically challenging. SMACNA wants to ensure that chapters and LJAB contractor panelists have the information and resources necessary to meet that challenge.

Got a $6-million-dollar foreman?

Just think, what would be possible if we could identify, train, and promote our top talent into $6-million-dollar supervisors?

Holiday observed

The SMACNA National offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of Labor Day.

2017 College of Fellows scholarship winners announced

SMACNA’s College of Fellows has awarded its 2017 scholarships—five from the College of Fellows and nine endowed scholarships from SMACNA members and chapters.

Board approves new strategic plan

SMACNA’s Board of Directors met and discussed numerous issues and approved an updated Strategic Plan to ensure the SMACNA contractor’s competitive advantage in the marketplace.

SMACNA welcomes new Associate Members

SMACNA welcomes new Gold Associate Member DeWalt of Baltimore and new Silver Associate Member PlanGrid of San Francisco.