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Partners In Progress Conference: Come to Orlando for the latest market expansion best practices

There’s not just one best practice where market recovery and expansion are concerned. To find the right answer takes someone who has worked in the local marketplace and is skilled at creating solutions tailored to specific needs.
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New apprenticeship order: Will it affect building trades?

President Trump’s executive order, "Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow," signed June 15, will make it easier for businesses—union and non-union—to run apprenticeship programs. But, without a construction industry exception, it could undermine the integrity of union construction apprenticeship programs.
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Meets with...

Members of the SMACNA-Cleveland chapter, including John Sindyla, CEO, SMACNA-Cleveland, and Tom Martin, president, T.H. Martin Inc., hit the links recently for a fundraising golf outing for Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-11th-Ohio).
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President's Column: Construction surge brings new partnership opportunities

We are currently enjoying a strong market for our services. However, with a robust construction market comes new challenges, new competitors from outside the industry, and new opportunities to change and grow.
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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.
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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. 25, 2017: President Jack Knox, president of R.F. Knox Company Inc., Smyrna, Ga.; President-Elect Nathan Dills, president of ACP Sheet Metal Co. Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla.; Secretary/Treasurer Angela Simon, president of Western Allied Mechanical, Menlo Park, Calif.; Vice President Al LaBella, owner of Blue Diamond Sheet Metal, Medford, N.Y.; and Immediate Past President Joseph R. Lansdell, president of Poynter Sheet Metal Inc., Greenwood, Ind.
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New technology sessions deliver powerful solutions

SMACNA’s exhibitors and associate members will bring you the latest technological solutions during the Product Show at SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui.
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2017 Safety statistics show improvements

Trends from SMACNA's 2017 safety survey: Reported injury and illness incidence rates are continuing their downward trend and the average reported experience modification rate remains consistently low.
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Contractor in the News: Celebrating Dee Cramer Inc.—80 years and going strong

​A champion of SMACNA and an industry leader and innovator for many years, SMACNA contractor Dee Cramer Inc., of Holly, Mich., is celebrating 80 years in business.
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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?
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