SMACNA in the News

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 Jun 10 2021

Construction Leading Edge Podcast: Angie Simon, SMACNA President

In this episode, host Todd Dewalt speaks with Angie Simon about the future of the industry, why leaders need to help change people’s perception of it, and what she and her team are doing to find and groom the next generation of sheet metal workers and leaders.

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 11 2020

Construction Dive: Study finds COVID-19 protocols led to a 7% loss on construction projects

The report from New Horizons Foundation, the research arm of the Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), found that its members have taken a 17.9% hit to productivity since the outbreak began, resulting in a 7% financial loss, instead of profits, for the average project.

SMACNA in the News Jan 17 2020

SNIPS Mag: New SMACNA president Angie Simon talks future and breaking barriers

Angie Simon, president and CEO of Western Allied Mechanical and the new president of SMACNA, plans to focus on issues such as workforce development, worker retention and technology during her tenure.

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 Aug 26 2019

ACHR News: Solutions for the HVAC Workforce Problem

SMACNA's Jeff Henriksen interviewed on recruiting for the HVAC workforce. Manufacturers, distributors, and contractors are all struggling to find quality people to fill positions.

SMACNA in the News Aug 01 2019

SNIPS Mag: SMACNA’s new partnership with the American Institute of Architecture Students

SMACNA's new architectural internship program pairs leading architectural sheet metal contractors with promising architecture students.

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

HVAC/P: Byline article by SMACNA’s Mark Terzigni

A byline article by Mark Terzigni, SMACNA’s director of Engineering and Technical Resources, was placed in the Spring issue of HVAC/P by the SMACNA communications team.

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 Jan 26 2019

SNIPS Magazine: Why Tom Martin of T.H. Martin Inc. fills his days advocating for the HVAC industry

Last year ended on a high note for Tom Martin, president of T.H. Martin Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio, after he was awarded Contractor of the Year at the annual Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA) Convention. Martin has been president of SMACNA’s Cleveland branch since 2014.

SMACNA in the News Dec 06 2018

HVAC Insider: Ohio Contractor Tom Martin Named SMACNA 2018 Contractor of the Year

Tom Martin, President of T.H. Martin Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio, received the annual SMACNA Contractor of the Year award at the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s 75th Annual Convention in October.

SMACNA in the News Oct 18 2018

SNIPS Magazine: New SMACNA president Nathan Dills: Leveraging our legacy

Nathan Dills, president of the Oklahoma-based ACP Sheet Metal Company and managing partner of Midwest Fabricators LLC, still remembers working in the shop at seven years old for the family business.

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 Oct 01 2018

AMCA Inmotion: High-Performance Air Systems for Improved Comfort, Energy Efficiency, IAQ

In almost all cases a high-performance air system (HPAS) will have the lowest installed first cost of systems commonly considered. In addition, they achieve and maintain comfort by providing engineers with data indicating where to place grilles, registers, and diffusers to ensure proper air distribution and eliminate drafts.

SMACNA in the News Sep 24 2018

Construction Superintendent: SMACNA Chapter Executive of the Year Encourages Innovation

From the northwest corner of the United States, Julie Muller-Neff, executive director of the Western Washington chapter of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s and 2017 SMACNA Chapter Executive of the Year, is doing her part to change her industry.

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 Jan 07 2018

SNIPS Mag: Tips to keep your sheet metal shop OSHA compliant

When Seeber and Natale gave a talk on strengthening shop safety program this year at the annual SMACNA convention, they had some unexpected advice.

SMACNA in the News

Engineering News-Record: Educational Imperative

ENR included SMACNA's Architectural Intern Program as part of a larger story on education and training.