Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


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President’s Column: Strategic Leadership: Where are we heading?

Many of us get caught multitasking throughout our day-to-day jobs and have no time to figure out where the market is heading, what new technologies are best, and which road will lead to corporate success. But being a SMACNA member has always had its advantages when it comes to predicting the future.

SmartMarket report: Collaboration reduces risk

Three quarters of building owners and contractors have experienced a dispute or claim in the last three years, and nine in ten say increased collaboration can be used to mitigate future risk, according to a new SmartMarket report “Managing Risk in the Construction Industry” from Dodge Data and Analytics. SMACNA served as a research partner on the report.

SMACNA January Board actions and highlights

During the coming year, watch for the following products that were reviewed and approved by the Board at their January meeting.

Capitol Hill Update: Major tax reform starting in Congress

Leaders in the House and Senate have outlined an ambitious tax reform agenda for the first nine months of the 115th Congress and it appears to require two separate reform packages.

CAL SMACNA’s Cyndi Marshall recognized for legislative service

Cyndi A. Marshall, executive vice president of the California SMACNA State Association chapter (CAL SMACNA) in Sacramento, was recently recognized with SMACNA’s Special Legislative Service Award for her dedicated legislative and political leadership since entering the industry as a chapter executive more than two decades ago.

SMACNA’s new “Materials and Inventory Management Guide”

The new SMACNA “Materials and Inventory Management Guide” provides member contractors with a resource on purchasing and inventory management systems. Whether simple or complex, these systems are a set of rules for deciding when to purchase materials and services and how much to purchase.

Interested in creating a safety legacy?

A good reputation goes a long way in building a corporate legacy of excellence. Participating in the SMACNA Safety Excellence Awards Program (SSEAP) year after year can establish a reputation of safety for your company—now and in the future.

Meet the Board: Scott Vidimos of East Chicago, Ind.

New SMACNA Board member Scott Vidimos, president of Vidimos Inc., East Chicago, Ind., has been actively involved in the industry and in helping children in his community for years.