Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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Meets with: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

In a huge win for SMACNA contractors, SMACNA-Western Washington joined Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (D) as he signed a new bill into law protecting subcontractors. The bill, HB 1538, requires prime contractors to bond the subcontractor's portion of retainage upon request. 
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New! SMACNA’s Downspout and Gutter Sizing Calculator

One of the most frequently asked architectural questions SMACNA receives is on sizing gutters and downspouts. In response, SMACNA’s Technical Resources Department has created a free Downspout and Gutter Sizing Calculator.  
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Updated “Thermoset FRP Duct Construction Manual” available

The second edition of SMACNA's “Thermoset FRP Duct Construction Manual” is now available. The 228-page book is an authoritative resource that design engineers, industrial engineering departments, pollution control authorities, FRP manufacturers, and installation contractors can use for the proper selection, manufacture, and installation of FRP duct systems.
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SMACNA recognizes 2017 winners for safety excellence

Each year, SMACNA congratulates its members for their outstanding performance in occupational safety and health through SMACNA’s Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP). With increased participation from last year, the 2017 safety survey results show that safety and health continues to be a high priority for SMACNA contractors.
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2017 Mid-Year Report: SMACNA Working for You

This special Mid-Year Report features what SMACNA has achieved as well as the valuable array of products and services developed especially for our members. 
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Labor supply study: Shortage of apprentices is increasing

The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) recently issued its “2017 Union Craft Labor Supply Study,” which looked at union-specific labor supply for the construction industry, including sheet metal workers. 
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Contractor in the News: Rieck Services credits their employees for 125 years of service 

SMACNA contractor Rieck Services of Dayton, Ohio, is celebrating their 125th year in business this year. Founded in the late 19th century, the business has grown with time and technology from installing sheet metal roofing and furnaces to offering a range of sheet metal and HVAC services and 200-plus employees. 
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Reserve your seat for SMACNA’s 2018 educational programs 

Be your employee's champion so they can grow and excel. SMACNA’s educational programs will take you, your employees, and your business to the next level.
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Capitol Hill Update: Performance-based contracting equals energy savings

In 2011, federal agencies were directed to issue more than $2 billion worth of performance-based contracting for energy savings over a two-year period. SMACNA supported that directive and now urges the administration to extend this program for another five years. Many of SMACNA contractors specialize in performance contracting at the local, state and federal levels. 
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New market? NHF analyzes risk

The New Horizons Foundation’s (NHF) new, easy-to-use, market-entry decision framework is designed to help contractors make a rational analysis of business opportunities when they arise.
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June 2017 Council meeting highlights

Members of SMACNA’s Council of Chapter Representatives discussed recruiting, the SMART Heroes program, a chapter labor-management training program, and exchanged valuable ideas they could take back to their home chapters at the June Council meeting. 
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Reminder: Federal contractors required to provide paid sick leave 

Federal contractors need to be prepared to comply with the U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule “Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors.” The rule, established by the Department’s Wage and Hour Division, went into effect for most federal contracts entered into on or after Jan. 1, 2017. 
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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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