Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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New apprenticeship order: Will it affect building trades?

President Trump’s executive order, "Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow," signed June 15, will make it easier for businesses—union and non-union—to run apprenticeship programs. But, without a construction industry exception, it could undermine the integrity of union construction apprenticeship programs.
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Meets with...

Members of the SMACNA-Cleveland chapter, including John Sindyla, CEO, SMACNA-Cleveland, and Tom Martin, president, T.H. Martin Inc., hit the links recently for a fundraising golf outing for Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-11th-Ohio).
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President's Column: Construction surge brings new partnership opportunities

We are currently enjoying a strong market for our services. However, with a robust construction market comes new challenges, new competitors from outside the industry, and new opportunities to change and grow.
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Board approves new strategic plan

SMACNA’s Board of Directors met and discussed numerous issues and approved an updated Strategic Plan to ensure the SMACNA contractor’s competitive advantage in the marketplace.
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Board elects Executive Committee and new Vice President ​

At the SMACNA Board of Directors meeting in July, the following officers were elected to terms beginning Oct. 25, 2017: President Jack Knox, president of R.F. Knox Company Inc., Smyrna, Ga.; President-Elect Nathan Dills, president of ACP Sheet Metal Co. Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla.; Secretary/Treasurer Angela Simon, president of Western Allied Mechanical, Menlo Park, Calif.; Vice President Al LaBella, owner of Blue Diamond Sheet Metal, Medford, N.Y.; and Immediate Past President Joseph R. Lansdell, president of Poynter Sheet Metal Inc., Greenwood, Ind.
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2017 Safety statistics show improvements

Trends from SMACNA's 2017 safety survey: Reported injury and illness incidence rates are continuing their downward trend and the average reported experience modification rate remains consistently low.
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Contractor in the News: Celebrating Dee Cramer Inc.—80 years and going strong

​A champion of SMACNA and an industry leader and innovator for many years, SMACNA contractor Dee Cramer Inc., of Holly, Mich., is celebrating 80 years in business.
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