Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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President's Column: Good to great—it’s a trip!

I just came back from the SMACNA summer Board meeting and want to share some thoughts with you.
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Meets with: State Sen. Jack Martins of New York

Members of SMACNA’s Long Island Chapter recently had a breakfast meeting with New York State Sen. Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District). As the owner of a union construction firm himself, he impressed the chapter members with his understanding of the issues and challenges facing union construction firms.
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SMACNA’s ‘HVAC Bid Specification Reference Manual’—updated

In an effort to help contractors prepare more accurate and competitive bids, SMACNA’s HVAC Contractors Council Steering Committee has just released the newly revised “HVAC Bid Specification Reference Manual.”
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Board meeting: New projects, protecting SMACNA member interests

In July, SMACNA’s Board of Directors met and discussed a wide variety of issues and topics to provide a competitive advantage for SMACNA members. Following are highlights and decisions from that meeting.
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Board elects Executive Committee and new Vice President

At the SMACNA Board of Directors meeting in July, the following officers were elected to terms beginning Oct. 19, 2016: President Joseph R. Lansdell, president of Poynter Sheet Metal Inc., Greenwood, Ind.; President-Elect Jack Knox, president of R.F. Knox Company Inc., Smyrna, Ga.; Secretary/Treasurer Nathan Dills, president of ACP Sheet Metal Co. Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla.; Vice President Angela Simon, president of Western Allied Mechanical, Menlo Park, Calif.; and Immediate Past President Guy Gast, president of The Waldinger Corp­., Des Moines, Iowa.
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New! SMACNA change order tools will improve your productivity

SMACNA has recently developed two new productivity improvement tools—a Change Order Spreadsheet and Change Order App—to help SMACNA members more accurately develop, organize, and present their change-order proposals.
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SMART’s MAP program helps workers with mental health, substance abuse problems

During the past two years the SMART International Union has been strengthening its Members Assistance Program (MAP), that is designed to help their members and members’ families having difficulty with depression, substance-use disorders, and other mental health-related problems.
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Capitol Hill Update: Senate extends airport law, moves landmark energy package

With just hours to spare, the U.S. Senate passed (89-4) and the President signed a short-term, 14-month extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), after senators agreed to a unanimous consent agreement to pass the vital extension on July 14, one day before the FAA, airport operations, and construction authority was set to expire.
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Meets with…Rep. Loretta Sanchez of California

Members of the SMACNA Southern California chapter recently met with Rep. Loretta Sanchez at CMF Inc. (Custom Metal Fabricators), City of Orange, Calif., where she toured the shop and they discussed composite pension plans and energy efficiency issues.
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Contractor in the News: Goergen-Mackwirth Co.: A century strong

SMACNA contractor Goergen-Mackwirth Co. Inc., a custom sheet metal fabrication shop in North Buffalo, N.Y. is celebrating an extraordinary milestone this year—its 100th anniversary.
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2016 College of Fellows scholarship winners named

SMACNA’s College of Fellows has awarded its 2016 scholarships—four from the College of Fellows and 11 endowed scholarships from SMACNA members and chapters.
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Contractor in the News: Warren Roofing earns highest spot in 2016 Top Workplaces

At Warren Roofing and Insulating Co. of Walton Hills, Ohio, the company has a keen reputation for going out of its way to make their employees feel valued, appreciated, and cared for.
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Creating a successful business development roadmap

To be successful in your business development efforts, you need a roadmap that encompasses your company’s strategic initiatives, existing markets, potential new markets, clients, and the responsibilities of key staff.
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