Business Management Draft

SMACNA develops publications, white papers, educational programs and conducts industry research to help SMACNA contractors maintain a competitive advantage over the competition. SMACNA Business Management presents members with the best business practices being utilized in the industry and that can help run a sheet metal and air conditioning contracting business at optimal levels. Topics covered include financial management, project management, managing a sheet metal contracting business, and issues impacting the changing marketplace.

Business Management University, March 13-17

Business Management University, March 13-17

This intensive 3 ½ day program features offers attendees the opportunity to participate in a total involvement learning experience and receive an in-depth study of the issues and problems facing management in the sheet metal industry.

Recent Updates

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Contracts Bulletin #125: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors

On September 9, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14042, “Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors.” The Executive Order requires that federal department and agency contracts include a contractual clause forcing all contractors and subcontractors to comply with COVID-19 safety guidance published by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (the “Task Force”). 

OSHA ETS Rule Says Contractors w/100+ Employees to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing by 1/4/22

Today, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) released its much-anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS Rule”) relating to Vaccination and Testing.  The OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard was announced in conjunction with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccination requirement which covers healthcare workers at its 76,000 participating hospitals and facilities. 

Contracts Bulletin #118 (2.0) : Force Majeure Provisions: COVID-19

Updated June, 2021. Over the last year, many industries have experienced supply delays and workforce shortages resulting from the spread of COVID-19. The construction industry certainly was not immune to these issues. The current situation serves as a good reminder to review and understand contract provisions that cover unforeseen construction delays.

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs by Topic

These FAQs address the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), as recently amended by the American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law by the President on March 11, 2021.  These FAQs are based upon the information and guidance issued by the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration as of April 6, 2021.  We will continue to update these FAQs as we receive additional guidance from the SBA and the Treasury Department.   

Contractor Operations Manual

Contractor Operations Manual

The Contractor Operations Manual covers the operational and strategic areas involved with running a successful contracting business. These resources are geared towards improving business management skills, preparing your business for the future, providing new tools for proven practices, and other important industry specific subjects.