Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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DOL: More eligible for overtime pay

President Obama and Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez recently announced the Department’s final rule updating overtime regulations.
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2016 Mid-Year Report: How SMACNA is Working for You

Take a look SMACNA’s top accomplishments on your behalf in this special 2016 Mid-Year Report.
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New Cleveland ordinance requires certified fire life safety technicians

The city of Cleveland recently passed an ordinance that requires the building owner to repair or replace faulty dampers within 60 days of inspection. This development, and others across Ohio, was initiated by SMACNA members and signals new opportunities for contractors.
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SMACNA research shows BIM brings profitability, bidding opportunities

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become a requirement on most mid-sized to large commercial construction projects. But sheet metal and HVAC contractors want to know—do the benefits of BIM justify the cost?
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June 2016 Council meeting highlights

Members of SMACNA’s Council of Chapter Representatives discussed relevant issues that generated an exchange of valuable information at the June Council meeting.
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SMACNA welcomes new Southern California chapter

The memberships of Orange Empire SMACNA and SMACNA-Los Angeles have voted to form a single association covering their areas to become SMACNA Southern California Inc. Kevin O’Dorisio will be executive director of the new chapter.
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Meets with…Rep. Rob Woodall of Georgia

Members of the Georgia-SMACNA chapter met with Rep. Rob Woodall (R-7th-Georgia) during the QCA National Issues Conference. They have met with Congressman Woodall many times over the years to support SMACNA contractors.
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Meets with…Sens. Cantwell and Murray of Washington

Members from the SMACNA Western Washington chapter met withSen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Capitol Hill to discuss issues facing the industry during the recent QCA National Issues Conference in Washington, D.C.
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2016 sheet metal contract settlements

Chapters and contractors find information on contract settlements valuable to stay up-to-date on market trends and settlements.
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Prevent heat illness this summer!

Do you know the warning signs of heat illness? Employers need to protect workers from excessive heat. Use SMACNA’s free Heat Stress Tip Cards to educate your workforce to prevent heat-related illness this summer.
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SMACNA advocates landmark energy legislation

SMACNA has spent many years pushing Congress to pass a variety of energy efficiency initiatives to benefit the residential, commercial, public, and industrial/manufacturing sectors. Therefore, SMACNA was elated when the House and Senate each passed complex energy packages late last year and earlier this spring.
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New SMACNA safety programs: Decommissioning old buildings, blood-borne pathogens

Take advantage of two new model safety and health programs that SMACNA has just released: “Decommissioning of Laboratories, Industrial Facilities and Old Buildings” and “First Aid/Blood-borne Pathogens.”
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SMACNA salutes 2016 winners for safety excellence

Each year, SMACNA recognizes our members for their outstanding performance in occupational safety and health through SMACNA’s Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP). This year’s results for the 2016 safety survey shows that safety and health are a high priority for SMACNA contractors.
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President's Column: Who are your partners?

I’m not a good dancer. My wife, on the other hand, loves to dance, and she’s good at it. So I took the floor with her at my nephew’s wedding. People said we looked good together.
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Meets with…Reps. Sanchez and Peters of California

Members of Orange Empire SMACNA discussed composite plans and issues affecting the industry with Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-46th-Calif.) during the QCA National Issues Conference in Washington, D.C.Pictured (left to right) Sandy Wooldridge, Orange Empire SMACNA; Michael Tardif, Tardif Sheet Metal; Rep. Sanchez; and Mercy Tardif, Tardif Sheet Metal.
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Meet the Board: Art Williams of San Jose, Calif.

Art Williams, president of Air Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif., was elected to SMACNA’s Board of Directors on Sept. 30 at the close of SMACNA’s 72nd Annual Convention.
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