Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Labor Report - February 2009

Chapter responses to the 2008 State of the Industry Survey reported a psoitive year with manhours up in 56 percent of participating chapters. Sixteen percent of chapters reported steady manhours while 28 percent reported declining manhours during the year. the most reports of increasing manhours were in the West, but largest manhour gains were in the East. When compared with five years earlier, current manhours were 53 percent higher, while 9 percent of respondents expected manhour increases in 2009