Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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SMACNA member testifies at U.S. Capitol on bipartisan multiemployer pension proposal

On Jan. 9, U.S. Reps. Phil Roe (R-1st-Tenn.) and Donald Norcross (D-1st N.J.) hosted a bipartisan roundtable discussion at the U.S. Capitol where they unveiled the Give Retirement Options to Workers (GROW) plan, a bipartisan effort heavily supported by SMACNA designed to modernize and strengthen the multiemployer pension system for the future.
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Contractor in the News: Op-Ed: Utility regulator should not undercut Arizona’s energy efficiency

​"Strong utility policies support energy efficiency jobs," said Darrell Fox, SMACNA Arizona board member and vice president of Dynamic Systems Inc., Chandler, Ariz., in a recent editorial calling for the Arizona Corporation Commission to reject plans to cut utility funding for energy efficiency programs.
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Chapter in the News: Detroit’s “Access for All” is meeting demand for jobs

In Detroit, both management and labor partners are building a program that helps low-income workers launch their careers.
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Still time! Sign up for Safety Champions Conference, Feb. 25-27

Don’t miss the chance to be part of beneficial labor–management safety discussions at the Safety Champions Conference Feb. 25-27, at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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Capitol Hill Update: Congress passes $1.5 trillion tax package

After narrowly approving their respective House and Senate versions of H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” the U.S. House and Senate met in conference to draft and pass a compromise version on Dec. 20, just in time for the pre-Christmas adjournment deadline.
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Meets with…Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York

Representatives of NYC SMACNA recently attended a reception at the home of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-12th-N.Y.). Rep. Maloney has been a longtime supporter of the construction industry and spoke at the CEA National Issues Conference.
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President’s Column: Meet SMACNA President: Jack Knox

A fourth generation SMACNA contractor, Jack is president of R.F. Knox Company Inc. in Smyrna, Ga., near Atlanta. His firm has performed on many high-profile projects in Atlanta, from the Georgia Dome to the new Mercedes Benz Stadium.
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Championing the Virtual Design and Construction Approach

This free white paper describes the opportunities and challenges of VDC including three case studies completed by SMACNA member A. Zahner and Company of Kansas City, Mo
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Council of Chapter Reps discuss safety, recruiting apprentices

Members of SMACNA’s Council of Chapter Representatives met in Tucson, Ariz., in December to discuss and examine current industry issues and emerging trends such as managing safety through technology, recruitment programs, and how contractors can get paid on time.
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SMACNA’s 75th Annual Convention travels to San Diego

This is the start of a special anniversary year for the convention and the association with some very special activities planned. SMACNA journeys to the renowned seaport of San Diego for our 75th Annual Convention at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina, Oct. 14-17, 2018.
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Resolve to influence your lawmakers this year

The industry needs your voice and Congress needs to hear directly from industry leaders like you. This year, SMACNA requests that you consider sharing your experiences and views with your lawmakers to win their support for legislation that affects our industry.
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Time for students to apply for a SMACNA scholarship

Let SMACNA help you reach your potential with a College of Fellows scholarship. SMACNA’s College of Fellows is now accepting applications online for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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Welcome new SMACNA 2018 Associate Members!

SMACNA welcomes these new and returning 2018 Associate Members.
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