Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


SMACNews May 2018

SMACNA’s new Silica Exposure Model Safety Program available

Breathing silica dust can cause a variety of serious respiratory ailments. Protect your workers and learn how to comply with OSHA’s new standard on worksite silica exposure with SMACNA’s new Silica Exposure Prevention Model Program—free to members only.
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Impressions from my year as SMACNA President

It’s been a great year for me as your SMACNA President. I initially worried about meeting expectations—of SMACNA members, my company, and my family. As this is my last month to serve, I’ve formed some clear impressions about my service to SMACNA, and I thought I’d share them with you.

Learn the practical tools to making RFIs more effective

Has your project work schedule ever been impacted by an incomplete, inaccurate, or slow response to your questions posed to the general contractor or owner?

SMACNA members win ENR Mountain States 2016 Best Projects

Among the Engineering News-Record magazine’s Mountain States edition, 2016 Best Projects winners were several SMACNA contractors. Judges from all areas of the industry analyzed projects across a nine-state region.

ASM Mechanical wins ENR New York’s 2016 Best Projects award

SMACNA contractor ASM Mechanical Systems of Ridgewood, N.Y., recently was recognized as one of Engineering News-Record magazine’s New York edition Best Projects 2016.

Meets with….Candidate Kim Myers of New York

SMACNA contractor Peter Griffiths, president, Weathermaster Roofing Co. Inc., Binghamton, N.Y., recently met with Democratic candidate Kim Myers, who is running for Congress to represent New York’s 22nd District.

New composite plan design to protect workers, employers, retirees, taxpayers

In early September, Rep. John Kline (R-2nd-Minn.), chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, unveiled a discussion draft of a proposal to modernize the nation’s multiemployer pension system. The proposal would authorize “composite plans”—an innovative retirement plan option that would strengthen retirement security and improve the multiemployer pension plan system.

SMACNA’s fall Project Managers Institute a success

Working in teams throughout the program, 20 participants in SMACNA’s recent September Project Managers Institute in Raleigh, N.C., participated in interactive industry specific exercises led by FMI senior consultant Richard Reese. They strengthened their skills in skills in communication, planning, leadership, and business.

Safe workplaces create opportunities for more work

The 2016 SMOHIT Safety Champions Conference, held Sept. 11-13 in Scottsdale, Ariz., focused on “Building the Human Foundation of Safety Cultures.”

Meets with…Maryland State Sen. Thomas Middleton

Maryland Sen. Thomas Middleton (D-28th District) and Maryland State Delegate Edith Patterson (D-28th District) visited SMACNA contractor ADJ Sheet Metal Inc. recently at their shop in White Plains, Md.

SMACNA contractors named 2016 Safety Champions

The Safety Matters Award winners at the recent 2016 SMOHIT Safety Champions Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., included SMACNA contractors Superior Air Handling, Clearfield, Utah; California Sheet Metal Works Inc., El Cajon, Calif.; and CMC Sheet Metal, Capitol Heights, Md.