Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

SMACNA Press Releases

Daniel Couple Receive SMACNA’s Distinguished Legislative Service Award

Oct 05, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Val and Bill Daniel, owners of Allstate Sheet Metal Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla., have long been among the most active members of the Sheet Metal Contractors of Oklahoma Chapter and SMACNA at the national level. They were recognized with the Distinguished Legislative Service Award at the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA) 72nd annual convention held at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colo.

“The Distinguished Legislative Service Award is one of the highest legislative honors a one may earn within the organization. It recognizes the Daniel’s decades-long career of dedicated legislative and political activism,” announced 2015 SMACNA President Thomas Szymczak.

“An active legislative force locally, regionally and nationally, Val and Bill have proven to be one of the most effective political and legislative teams in the political and policy arenas on many issues of priority to SMACNA and our industry in general,” Szymczak explained. “While active legislative and political advocates on pension issues, labor-management issues, prevailing wage and project labor agreement issues, energy efficiency issues and more, Val and Bill have stood out for decades as chapter leaders in SMACNA and the industry on many legislative campaigns to improve the position of the state, local and national sheet metal industry,” Szymczak explained.

Val and Bill have been members of SMAC PAC’s Congressional Insiders Club for nearly 20 years and consistently attended the Washington issues conferences and convention political events. Further they have been active leader in their chapter’s political and legislative efforts on a variety of coalitions, as well as providing industry leadership to educate state and federal government officials on key industry issues.

“SMACNA is proud to honor them as one of our finest and most committed legislative and political “teams” who have long been a generous contributor to SMAC PAC and enthusiastic attendees at all SMACNA political functions,” Szymczak said. “They have remained throughout their careers among the most engaged and informed advocates of political involvement and SMACNA’s interests since joining other SMACNA member firms in the Oklahoma SMACNA Chapter decades ago.”

Val and Bill’s career includes numerous awards and membership on industry panels and committees, such as SMACNA’s political action committee (SMAC PAC). Locally, Bill is the incoming 2016 president of the Oklahoma chapter. In addition, he has served on all of its committees.

“Of the many distinguished SMACNA members who have served our industry so well over many decades, few have left more of a legacy to their chapters and to the national association on so many levels of involvement as have Val and Bill Daniel,” Szymczak said.

SMACNA, an international trade association representing 3,500 contributing contractor firms, is a leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry. SMACNA has national offices in Chantilly, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., and on Capitol Hill. Visit


# # #