Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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Council meeting highlights Helmets to Hardhats, new markets

Members of SMACNA’s Council of Chapter Representatives discussed relevant issues, including new markets, the Helmets to Hardhats program, and market sector updates, which generated an exchange of valuable information at their meeting in Amelia Island, Fla., in December.
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Residential Comfort Systems Installation Standards Manual

This newly revised 8th edition of SMACNA’s “Residential Comfort Systems Installation Standards Manual” (ANSI/SMACNA 007-2016) addresses three new areas: hydronic heating systems, multi-story HVAC systems, and residential commissioning.
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New projects from New Horizons: Forecasting the future

Interested in staying ahead of your competition, but don’t have the time or resources required to do the research and analysis of what the future holds? The New Horizons Foundation has completed three insightful, new projects that are free to the SMACNA membership and will help you face the future with confidence.
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SMACNA members increase share as markets heat up

Engineering News-Record magazine published its annual Top 600 Specialty Contractor “who’s who” industry rankings in October. SMACNA contractors saw their revenues and market share increase.
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Capitol Hill Update – New President, Congress offer challenges for industry

President-elect Donald Trump and very narrow U.S. Senate and House GOP majorities will find a long list of campaign pledges to fulfill when they meet in January 2017. For the construction industry, there are opportunities—and challenges—to work for with the new Congress on Capitol Hill and in the Trump transition team.
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President’s Column: It’s time you were rewarded: Become a mentor

When I was getting into this industry, the best advice I received was: Don’t just do your job and go home, get involved in your local industry, in training, or in SMACNA.
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SMART General President – Looking to future growth

SMART General President Joseph Sellers’ Labor Forum remarks at SMACNA’s 73rd Annual Convention in Phoenix provided an update on the pension fund, the new SMART Heroes program, Helmets to Hardhats, women in the trades, capturing new markets, industrial market opportunities, regional health-care plans, the Code of Excellence, and the Peer-to-Peer Member Assistance Program at SMACNA’s convention in Phoenix.
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In Memoriam: Robert A. Zill Sr.

Former SMACNA PresidentRobert A. Zill Sr., 90, of Darien, Ill., passed away on Oct. 13, 2016. He served as national SMACNA president from 1993 to 1994 and was a member of the Association’s board of directors from 1987 to 1991. He began his career in the sheet metal industry in 1949 as a cost accountant and progressed to president and owner of American Blow Pipe Inc. in Chicago.
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SMACNA’s Director Nominating Committee announced

SMACNA President JosephLansdell recently made five appointments to the SMACNA Director Nominating Committee. These appointees join five other members who were elected during SMACNA’s business meeting held at this year’s annual convention in Phoenix in October.
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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.
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Meets with… Rep. Peter Roskam of Illinois

Members of SMACNA Greater Chicago recently discussed industry issues with Rep. Peter Roskam (R-6th-Ill.)
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Contractor in the News – ENR Midwest names Wiegmann top specialty contractor

SMACNA contractor Wiegmann Associates, St. Charles, Mo., was named a 2016 Midwest Top 50 Specialty Contractor by the Engineering News Record magazine’s Midwest edition.
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Chapter in the News – SMACNA Boston celebrates Women’s Apprenticeship Day

The city of Boston recently celebrated Women’s Apprenticeship Day to recognize women’s contributions and equal participation in the city’s apprenticeship programs.
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Meets with… Rep. Dave Reichert of Washington state

Rep. Dave Reichert (R-8th-Wash.) met with members of the SMACNA - Western Washington chapter and toured SMACNA contractor Hermanson Co.’s shop in Kent, Wash.
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Hit the mark with SMACNA’s 2017 educational programs

Designed by industry experts, taught by an A-plus faculty, and rich with content, you will learn a lifetime of leadership lessons with SMACNA’s lineup of 2017 world-class educational programs.
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The best benefits come to Associate Members who join early

Become a 2017 SMACNA Associate Member now and reap the yearlong benefits that come to those who plan ahead!
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