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Tips for Reading the Room Before a Presentation

The best way to read a room is to pay close attention to people — and not just what they’re saying.
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High School and Local Union Partnership Delivers Clear Path to Apprenticeship

There is a big demand for skilled workers in Louisiana. About five years ago, Local Union 214, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, sought out a partnership with nearby Doyle High School and together they created a sheet metal apprenticeship program that offers students a chance to join a dwindling sheet metal workforce and receive an attractive wage package.
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ENR New England Names Cannistraro as Specialty Contractor of Year

Noted for their “fearless innovation,” SMACNA contractor J.C. Cannistraro LLC, one of the largest mechanical contractors in New England, has been named the first-ever ENR New England Specialty Contractor of the Year. The growing company will be featured in the May edition of ENR England.
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Federal OSHA Now Requires All States to Comply with Records Reporting

Following a review of OSHA injury and illness records requirements (the "Improve Tracking of Workplace” regulation), OSHA has taken action to correct an error that was made regarding implementation of the final rule.
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Chapter in the News: Georgia-SMACNA Represented at Senatorial Luncheon

SMACNA member John McKenney, CEO of McKenney’s Inc., and Ginger Slaick, executive vice president of Georgia-SMACNA represented the chapter at a small luncheon attended by Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), and Shelley Capito (R-W.Va.) and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
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Data Privacy and Cyber Liability: What You Don’t Know Puts Your Chapter at Risk

Although data breaches seem increasingly common, most association leaders still know very little about the potential risks that arise collecting and storing personal information from employees, members, and vendors.
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April Construction Employment Rebounds from March Decline

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the country’s April employment report on May 4, revealing unemployment at 3.9%, the lowest level since 2000.
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The 5 Must-Have Leadership Traits

It’s time to abandon that tired business school mantra about the leaders always seeming to be the smartest one in the room.
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Indispensable Financial Information to Measure Your Company's Performance Available Soon

SMACNA’s Financial Survey is now available for members to fill out and submit. SMACNA members have come to rely on SMACNA’s Financial Survey Report to benchmark key performance data like working capital, compensation, profitability, assets and other key metrics used to run a company.
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Cleveland Chapter in the News: An All-Around Winning Combination

Rep. Dave Joyce (R-14-Ohio) joined members of the SMACNA-Cleveland chapter and SMART Local Union 33, for dinner and a TRIBE baseball game at the Cleveland Indians Park, on April 30.
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Are You Ready? National Safety Stand-Down Week Is Next Week

SMACNA member American Mechanical Systems has big plans for National Safety Stand-Down Week, (#StandDown4Safety), May 7 to 11. Do you?
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Trimble to Buy Privately-Held Viewpoint

Software company Trimble recently announced it would acquire privately-held Viewpoint from investment firm Bain Capital in an all-cash deal valued at $1.2 billion as it looks to expand its services in the construction sector.
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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.
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Chapter in the News: Excelling at Apprentice Recruiting and Mentoring

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Association of Milwaukee Chapter is serious about recruiting apprentices and they have the awards to prove it.
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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.
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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?”
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Architectural Record: Creating a Vision of the Bible in Bronze

Even a company that specializes in artistic projects can tackle a demanding project that challenges the company to take it to a higher level of skill, artistry, and complexity.
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Welcome New Associate Members

SMACNA welcomes returning Silver Associate Members Gripnail Corp., East Providence, R.I., and Lloyd Industries Inc., Montgomeryville, Pa.
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Calling All Industry Volunteers - Make a Lasting Contribution to the Industry

When members sign up for a SMACNA committee or task force, they are joining a select group of leaders who are helping shape the future of the sheet metal and HVAC industry.
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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.
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