SMACNA in the News

SMACNA in the News Aug 24 2022

Revisions to Federal Acquisition Regulations Include PLA Requirements

The Biden administration has announced a proposal that would require project labor agreements for projects of $35 million or more under the US Federal Acquisition Regulation. Stanley Kolbe, Executive Director of Government and Political Affairs for SMACNA, outlines the value of PLAs during government megaprojects. 

SMACNA in the News Jun 15 2021

ENR Specialty Contracting Today: Preparing for the Future

In the article, "Navigating Current Challenges and New Opportunities, " construction and association leaders report new areas of growth, lessons, learned and some concerns as we emerge from the pandemic. SMACNA CEO Vince Sandusky is featured in the article. 

SMACNA in the News Apr 29 2021

ACHR News: SMACNA educates young people on sheet metal careers

SMACNA is working to raise awareness among young people of the opportunities available in the sheet metal industry, particularly as 35% of the workforce is set to retire over the next five years. SMACNA's Ignite Your Career initiative includes a website, key partnerships and multi-platform advertising campaign, while the association is also promoting diversity through roundtables, collaboration with other groups and the Women in Construction Leadership Council.

SMACNA in the News Aug 30 2019

Sheet Metal Journal: The Changing Face of Labor

Changing labor force demographics and supply are catalysts for change in labor force patterns in the sheet metal industry. No longer the exclusive territory of a single gender or ethnicity, initiatives focused on recruiting women and minority groups are growing among local SMACNA chapters and at the National level, and the momentum is building.

SMACNA in the News May 27 2019

ENR’s Specialty Contracting Roundtable: SMACNA CEO Vince Sandusky Featured

The most recent edition of ENR’S Specialty Contracting Roundtable included commentary from SMACNA CEO Vince Sandusky on a variety of topics, including the current shortage of qualified construction workers, how to keep up with constantly evolving technology, and the continuing issue of slow payments to specialty contractors.

SMACNA in the News May 26 2019

HVAC Refer Guy Podcast: Angie Simon

Mike Mayberry, host of the podcast HVAC Refer Guy, talks with Angie Simon, SMACNA’s President-Elect, on what it will be like to be the first female president of SMACNA.

SMACNA in the News Apr 01 2019

HVACR Today: Angie Simon Feature

Angie Simon, SMACNA President-Elect, is the feature in the April 2019 cover story of HVACR Today, “Simon will be first woman SMACNA national president.

SMACNA in the News Mar 14 2019

SNIPS Mag: Celebrating workforce diversity beyond Women in Construction Week

"I encourage you to help celebrate Women in Construction year-round by reaching out to women and all minorities in the industry, supporting those considering a career in the field, and continually revisiting recruitment efforts to ensure diversity and inclusion are at the forefront." SMACNA President-Elect Angie Simon of Western Allied Mechanical speaks to SNIPS on the need to continue building paths toward a diversified workforce.

SMACNA in the News Jan 28 2019

The Construction Leaders Podcast: Angie Simon Interview

Angela Simon, president of Western Allied Mechanical Inc. and SMACNA president-elect talks about her 30-year journey of working for and going up the ranks in the male-dominated industry of construction in the first Construction Leader Podcast.

SMACNA in the News Oct 10 2018

Building Enclosure: SMACNA Appoints New Board President

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), the leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, announced today that Nathan Dills of ACP Sheet Metal Co., Inc. has been elected by the Board of Directors to serve as president. Dills’ year-long term in office began at the close of SMACNA’s 75th Annual Convention on October 17.

SMACNA in the News Jan 08 2018

ACHR News: SMART Heroes Program a Success

“The SMART Heroes program provides training and employment opportunities in the sheet metal industry to well-qualified military veterans,” said Jack Knox, president, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA). “SMACNA and SMART are proud to be able to give back to those who have given so much to us by their military service.

SMACNA in the News

SNIPS Mag: New View

In its November issue, SNIPS featured a conversation with Carol Duncan, CEO of General Sheet Metal; Tom Zahner, Chair of the SMACNA Architectural Contractors Council and COO at A. Zahner Company; Tom Soles, executive director of member services and market sectors at SMACNA; and Kimberly Tuttle, director of partnership and events at AIAS.