SMACNA Press Releases

SMACNA Press Release Dec 07 2020

SMACNA Names Ginger Slaick as 2020 Chapter Executive of the Year

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), the leading voice in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, today announced Ginger Slaick, executive vice president of Georgia-SMACNA, as the recipient of this year’s Chapter Executive of the Year Award during the SMACNA Annual Business Meeting. 

SMACNA Press Release Dec 07 2020

SMACNA Names Iowa Contractor Guy Gast as 2020 Contractor of the Year

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), the leading voice in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, today announced Guy Gast, president of The Waldinger Corporation, Iowa Division, as the recipient of this year’s Contractor of the Year Award which was presented during SMACNA’s Annual Business Meeting.

SMACNA Press Release Jul 29 2020

SMACNA and the New Horizons Foundation Issue Landmark Report on the Productivity Impact of COVID-19

The New Horizons Foundation has issued a new project study addressing the productivity impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the sheet metal and HVAC industry.

SMACNA Press Release Jun 18 2020

SMACNA Announces Cancellation of In-Person 77th Annual Convention Due to COVID-19

SMACNA announced the cancellation of its in-person 77th Annual Convention, scheduled to be held September 27-30 in Colorado Springs, Colo., due to public health and safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

SMACNA Press Release Mar 20 2020

SMACNA Applauds U.S. Department of Labor for Excluding Construction in the IRAP Final Rule

SMACNA announced its support of the final rule by the U.S. Department of Labor regarding Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). 

SMACNA Press Release Mar 12 2020

National Association of Workforce Boards and Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association Announce Partnership to Strengthen Workforce Alignment

The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) and the signatory Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) today announced a partnership that will strengthen the relationship between local workforce development boards and the sheet metal and air conditioning industry.

SMACNA Press Release Feb 20 2020

SMACNA Launches National “Ignite Your Career” Workforce Development Campaign

SMACNA announced the launch of its workforce development campaign, designed to raise public awareness for career opportunities across the organized HVAC and sheet metal industries, and support its members in recruitment efforts.

SMACNA Press Release Oct 23 2019

SMACNA Appoints Industry Veteran Angie Simon as New Board President

SMACNA announced that Angie Simon of Western Allied Mechanical has been elected by the Board of Directors to serve as president.

SMACNA Press Release Oct 21 2019

SMACNA Names Indiana Contractor Joseph Lansdell as 2019 Contractor of the Year

SMACNA announced Joseph Lansdell, president of Poynter Sheet Metal, as Contractor of the Year at its 76th Annual Convention in Austin, Texas.

SMACNA Press Release Oct 21 2019

SMACNA Names California Leader Chris Walker as 2019 Chapter Executive of the Year

SMACNA announced Chris Walker, executive vice president of CAL SMACNA, as the Chapter Executive of the Year at its 76th Annual Convention in Austin, Texas.

SMACNA Press Release Oct 21 2019

SMACNA Names New York Contractor Melissa Barbour as 2019 Chapter Executive Legislative Advocate of the Year

SMACNA announced Melissa Barbour, chapter executive of the Sheet Metal Contractors of Long Island, as the Chapter Executive Legislative Advocate of the Year at its 76th Annual Convention in Austin, Texas.

SMACNA Press Release Oct 21 2019

SMACNA Names California Contractor Carmen Koo as 2019 Contractor Legislative Advocate of the Year

SMACNA announced Carmen Koo, president of Applied Air Conditioning, Inc., as the Contractor Legislative Advocate of the Year at its 76th Annual Convention in Austin, Texas.

SMACNA Press Release Sep 26 2019

SMACNA Announces F.E. Moran as Winner of First Annual Safety Innovation Award

SMACNA announced that F.E. Moran, a full-service mechanical contractor and member of the SMACNA Chicago Chapter, has been selected to receive the association’s first-ever Safety Innovation Award.

SMACNA Press Release Jun 27 2019

Welcome news! Bipartisan POWER Act introduced in House and Senate

The POWER Act is welcome news to industry, workers, environmentalists, and first responders. More than 110 businesses, trade associations, nonprofit organizations, and research institutions have endorsed the POWER Act.