SMCA of Philadelphia Meets With Rep. Norcross
The Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity met with Rep. Don Norcross (D-1st-New Jersey) in April for dinner and to discuss several industry issues in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
SMACNA members Matthew Sano of Fisher Balancing Company and Gary Luthe of Luthe Sheet Metal Inc., who also serves on SMACNA National’s Board of Directors, spoke with Rep. Norcross about upcoming legislation, pension reform, regional development and federal infrastructure efforts in Congress.
Rep. Norcross has been a labor leader and president of the Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO and supports many interests that intersect with sheet metal and HVAC industry concerns including job training, pension reform, strengthening the nation’s infrastructure and combatting the opioid epidemic. He is the only electrician in Congress and is familiar with the concerns of union workers and contractors.
In Congress he serves in leadership roles in the Democratic Caucus and is co-chair of the Rebuilding America Task Force, vice-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic and serves on the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans.