Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

September 2018 Volume 52 Number 9
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Cover Story

The Robotics Revolution

The first time Kansas City-based A. Zahner Company used robotics on one of its architectural metal work projects came nearly 10 years ago. The design of a high-end condominium building in New York included 300 stainless steel panels that measured two feet deep by four feet tall by 16 feet long.


Federal Contracting: It’s Not That Different

Federal contracting attorney Edward DeLisle will share his methods for getting government contracts for members who are considering or actively pursuing public work during What You Need to Know When Contracting with the Federal Government at SMACNA’s 75th Annual Convention in San Diego, Tuesday, Oct. 16.


Federal Contractors Must Certify EEO Compliance

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is planning to target federal contractors for audits if they don’t certify their Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) compliance to the government, according to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFFCP).


Soldering On: ITI Offers Certification Through JATCs

A renewed interest in soldering certifications has prompted focus on the soldering curriculum offered to SMART members by the International Training Institute (ITI). The ITI provides soldering certifications to workers through their local joint apprenticeship training centers (JATCs).


CAL SMACNA Addresses Worker-Friendly Climate Change

The California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors (CAL SMACNA) was recently invited to discuss how workers can be key beneficiaries of the green economy during a conference on Labor in the Climate Transition at the University of California, Berkeley in September.


SMACNA’s Technical University Provides Value to Contractors

Contractors will study the newest apps and key technical standards during SMACNA’s upcoming slate of Technical Universities this year. SMACNA’s Technical Universities are scheduled to come to Boston, Massachusetts, on October 24-25; Detroit, Michigan, on October 29-30; and Salt Lake City, Utah, on January 10-11.