Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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SMACNA Announces Launch of Podcast Series, “Let’s Talk Shop”

Apr 04, 2019

Chantilly, Va. – April 4, 2019 – The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) announced today the launch of a new podcast series, “Let’s Talk Shop.” The series highlights conversations with sheet metal contractors and executives on topics and trends related to their business, and is hosted by Angie Simon, President of Western Allied Mechanical in Menlo Park, Calif. and President-elect of SMACNA National.

“As the show’s host, I’ve been given this unique and exciting opportunity to share meaningful conversations with, not only my peers in SMACNA, but with the industry at large,” said Simon.  “Showcasing the professionalism, skills and knowledge of SMACNA members is an important cornerstone of SMACNA’s strategic plan and I’m happy to do my part in making that happen.”

“My favorite thing about podcasts is that the format allows for conversations to flow and cover a wide range of topics based on real world experiences. I think that resonates with listeners,” added Simon.

“We know our members value the information they receive from SMACNA through a variety of different channels, from our website and social media platforms to our monthly magazine SMACNews, e-mail newsletters and numerous technical resources,” said Jeff Henriksen, SMACNA’s Executive Director of Communications and Marketing. “The podcast is yet another engaging way for SMACNA to provide value to, communicate with and educate our members on important industry topics and trends. In today’s fast-paced world, it is also particularly convenient for members to listen from their laptops or mobile devices on the go, whether on a break at a job site or during their commute.”

The first episode of “Let’s Talk Shop,” available for streaming now, features a fascinating discussion on prefabrication with Joseph Lansdell, President of Poynter Sheet Metal in Greenwood, Ind. Upcoming episodes include conversations about peer groups, integrated project delivery and BIM, multi-trade contractors, design-build and lean practices, among many others.

To listen, please visit or SoundCloud to stream and download episodes.


SMACNA is an international trade association representing 3,500 contributing contractor firms and is a leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry. SMACNA members are responsible for effectively delivering the clean air Americans breathe in offices, homes, and hospitals; for many of the attractive facades you see on today’s stadiums and office buildings; and for the comfortable, healthy, and safe living environments in which our citizens live out their daily lives. SMACNA has national offices in Chantilly, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., and on Capitol Hill. For more information, visit

Media Contacts:

Moira Sim
Office: 610-455-2783
Mobile: 610-506-2785

Jeff Henriksen, Executive Director of Communications & Marketing
Phone: 703-995-4022