Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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SMACNews May 2018

The Best of 2017: SMACNA Highlights and Accomplishments

SMACNA National works for you, our members, by providing highly valued products and services that give you a competitive advantage.
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SMACNA contributes to ASHRAE research projects

Each year, SMACNA National makes a contribution of $10,000 as an ASHRAE Golden Circle Investor for ASHRAE research projects in the HVAC industry.
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SMACNA Board approves dynamic new initiatives for 2018

Several new and exciting initiatives were approved at SMACNA’s Board of Directors meeting on Jan. 15, 2018. They cover a wide range of topics that will benefit SMACNA members and the industry at large:
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A focus on communication, relationships

New SMACNA Board member James E. Hall, president and owner of Systems Management and Balancing Inc., Waukee, Iowa, got his start as a project manager and then purchased his business thanks to a fortuitous meeting arranged by the SMACNA Central Iowa chapter.
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Welcome aboard! SMACNA convention to open on celebrated aircraft carrier

At SMACNA’s opening reception during the upcoming 75th Annual Convention in San Diego, families will be surrounded by fighter jets and helicopters on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Midway Museum, one of the longest-serving and most famous aircraft carriers in U.S. Navy history.
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President’s Column – SMACNA’s new Leadership Development Program: A wise investment for your future

​As a fourth-generation contractor, I understand firsthand the unique challenges SMACNA members face in preparing future leaders of their companies. Finding the right talent and molding them into leaders to ensure that a company thrives can be a daunting challenge.
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Capitol Hill Update – SMACNA credited in bipartisan effort to give retirement options to workers

On Feb.14, Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-1st-N.J.) and Phil Roe, M.D. (R-1st-Tenn.) introduced H.R. 4997, the Give Retirement Options to Workers (GROW) Act, a bipartisan effort that is designed to modernize and strengthen the multiemployer pension system for the future.
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Mark your calendar – Coming soon: SMACNA’s 2018 Financial Survey

SMACNA members wanting to compare their financial numbers to industry benchmarks can help by filling out SMACNA’s 2018 Financial Survey.
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SMACNA discusses duct leakage and duct construction standards at AHR Expo

SMACNA technical staff presented sessions about two technical manuals at the 2018 AHR Expo, in Chicago in January.
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Someone in your family headed for college?

If members have a student in college, consider applying for a SMACNA College of Fellows scholarship to help pay tuition.
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Improve financial performance at SMACNA’s Financial Bootcamp, May 6-9

SMACNA’s Financial Bootcamp, May 6-9, in Tempe, Ariz., will help SMACNA members fully grasp their company’s financials to make the best possible decisions.
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President Trump outlines ambitious infrastructure plans

Highlighting the need to rebuild America’s “crumbling” infrastructure, President Donald Trump asked Congress to approve a sweeping infrastructure renewal partnership on Jan. 30 in his State of the Union address.
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Registration is now open – Attend the CEA National Issues Conference, May 8-10

SMACNA members’ participation is critical to amplify the industry’s voice on Capitol Hill. Members can start planning now to visit their members of Congress and staff to discuss important issues that affect their business and the industry.
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SMACNA Safety Committee members recognized for safety achievements ​

Two SMACNA Safety Committee members are among this year’s regional winners of the SMOHIT 2018 Safety Matters Awards.
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2018 Safety Survey now open to U.S. and Canadian members

SMACNA’s annual Safety Survey Report is a valuable resource that many SMACNA contractors use to gage the impact of their safety culture. The Safety Survey is now live on the SMACNA website and SMACNA encourages members to input their company’s safety data.
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New SmartMarket Report highlights emerging trends in safety

The new SmartMarket Report, titled Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2017, explores the safety-related practices and emerging trends that are making a positive impact on the construction industry today.
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New white paper – Discover the impact of prefabrication on productivity

The New Horizons Foundation’s white paper, The Impact of Prefabrication on Productivity, provides the answer to the relationship between productivity and prefabrication.
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SMACNA Contractor of the Year supports Women’s Leadership Council

A longtime and selfless supporter of the association, SMACNA member Milt Goodman, executive vice president of ACCO Engineered Systems, Glendale, Calif., continues to champion the industry.
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Being responsive to members’ needs - An interview with Trenton Yarbrough of Titus

An innovator in the science of air distribution, SMACNA Premier Partner Titus develops smart technology products that use natural resources.
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SMACNA welcomes new members

These contractor firms recently became SMACNA members.
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Welcome new SMACNA 2018 Associate Members

SMACNA welcomes new and returning Silver Associate Members Firesafe Fire Rated Ductwork of Haslingden, Lancashire, UK, and Ideal Tape Co. of Lowell, Mass.
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SMACNA reminders

March 2018: Collective Bargaining Orientation – March 13, Dallas; Association Leadership Meeting – March 15-16, Irving, Texas
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