Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Partners in Progress November 2018 Issue

Nov 28, 2018


PINP November 2018  516x617The latest issue of the Partners in Progress magazine includes success stories about addressing workforce issues and the programs to recruit, train, and retain talented individuals. Find out what lies ahead for the 2020 Partners in Progress Conference and how one partnership is reaping the benefits of a project labor agreement.

Pushing out and reaching up—Did you know that we’re holding another Partners in Progress Conference in 2020? We will be back in Las Vegas because we are “All In” when it comes to signatory sheet metal. We can succeed together—whether the task is recruiting and retention, leadership development, maintaining and increasing market share, embracing collaboration and new technologies, or entering emerging markets. Learn about some of the issues we are dealing with as a partnership. Read more.

Communities rise to the top—Unions and contractors are increasingly forging alliances to develop strategies that will hike recruitment levels. Find out about the unfamiliar territory where the joint apprenticeship training centers for Local 73 in Chicago, Local 105 in Los Angeles, and Local 100 in Washington, D.C., are identifying signatory sheet metal craftpersons of the future. Read more.

In the bag—SMACNA contractors in Western Washington and their Local 66 partners are benefitting from the project labor agreement that they helped secure. As a result of their efforts, the construction forecast for the next few years in the Pacific Northwest is looking hot. Read more.

On the pathway to successDid schools in your area cancel shop classes years ago? Construction trades in Stockton, California, and beyond aren’t willing to lose a prime source for apprentices. Find out what they are doing to keep the tap turned on for an entrance into signatory construction apprenticeships. Explore how putting construction and engineering courses in front of students is opening eyes and career opportunities. Read more.

High-performance teams—John Foley, former Blue Angels pilot, tells us that if anything requires trust, focus, and high-performance teamwork it is hurtling through the air at 500 miles per hour, encased in 12 tons of steel roughly 18 inches from your teammates, who are all doing the same thing....and labor-management cooperation. Find out what he had to say at the 2018 Partners in Progress Conference. Read more.