Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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SMACNA endorses change order reform - Join the campaign to get paid on federal change orders

Has the federal government refused payment, delayed payment, or erected administrative barriers to you when seeking resolution of necessary federal change orders? We need you to tell us about your experiences getting paid for changes so SMACNA can better advocate for “The Small Business Payment for Performance Act of 2017.”
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Ontario SMACNA leading the charge for prompt-pay legislation

Canadian contractors are successfully pushing prompt-payment legislation on both the federal and provincial levels, as reputable construction companies endure delinquent payments on public projects.
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Chapter in the News: Ohio lawmakers learn how energy efficiency creates jobs

A bipartisan group of Ohio legislators recently learned firsthand how energy efficiency programs support good jobs at the SMART Local 33 Training Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
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President's Column: Introducing SMACNA Student Chapters

Finding and recruiting workers was the top challenge on everyone’s list at the SMACNA chapters I visited this year. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that as the market is moving upward many contractors struggle hiring enough of the right people for the job.
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SMACNA reminders

September 2017: NJAB– Sept. 11-12, St. Louis; Project Managers Institute – Sept. 24-27, Seattle
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The industry needs you! Plan to attend 2018 National Issues Conference, May 8-10

Now, more than ever, the industry needs you to speak out on the tough legislative issues.
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The industry needs your voice: Meet your legislators

Advocate for critical issues by meeting with your members of Congress when they are back in your home district this autumn. The sheet metal and HVAC industry needs you to fight for the issues vital to the success of our businesses.
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Thank you product show breakfast sponsors

SMACNA would like to thank the following chapters for their support of the 2017 Product Show during SMACNA's Annual Convention at the Grand Wailea and Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott, Maui.
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New technology sessions provide fresh solutions

SMACNA’s exhibitors and associate members will bring you the latest technological solutions during the popular Product Show at SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui.
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Capitol Hill Update: Shaheen “HEAT Act” reduces manufacturers’ costs, supports energy reliance

SMACNA supports the “Heat Efficiency through Applied Technology (HEAT) Act of 2017” (S. 1711), which will enhance both manufacturing and national industrial competitiveness. The legislation will help make our manufacturing sector more energy efficient by boosting energy grid reliability and reducing carbon emissions through increased industrial energy efficiency.
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Reserve your spot now: SMACNA’s 2018 Collective Bargaining Orientation, March 13

Get ready to learn the latest news, labor trends, and essential information, during SMACNA’s 2018 Collective Bargaining Orientation in Dallas, March 13, 2018.
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Help prevent suicide in the construction industry—be aware, be prepared

September is Suicide Prevention Month. The construction industry is at high-risk for this serious mental health issue and is making its prevention a priority.
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Bay Area contractors build solutions at SMACNA’s Tech University

Approximately 50 Bay Area SMACNA contractors learned about key SMACNA standards and the latest technical apps during SMACNA’s recent Technical University at the Bay Area Training Center in Oakland, Calif.
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Safety first! Attend Safety Champions Conference, Feb. 25-27

Learn the industry’s latest best safety and health practices at the Safety Champions Conference Feb. 25-27, 2018, at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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Partners in Progress Conference: Blue Angel pilot keynote speaker

“High performance teams are made up of individuals who don’t accept ownership, they take ownership,” says John Foley
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Learn new ideas at Business Management University, Feb. 25

Want to be the best in the business? One of SMACNA’s flagship and most popular programs, Business Management University will give you a solid foundation to running a successful sheet metal and HVAC company.
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