Member Update


Published each Thursday, the Member Update provides all SMACNA members with a combination of SMACNA National news and legislative updates, as well as industry information of note.

MEMBER UPDATE Nov 18 2021

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Aaron Hilger Named CEO of SMACNA

Aaron Hilger, the current President and CEO of Builders Exchange of Rochester, has been named as SMACNA’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2022.

MEMBER UPDATE Nov 18 2021

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OSHA Delays Enforcement of ETS Rule

On November 17, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published on its website that, in accordance with the order from the Fifth Circuit, it has “suspended” all enforcement activities with respect to the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) relating to COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing.

MEMBER UPDATE Nov 18 2021

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Support the Official PinP Charity

Project 150 was created out of a desire to offer support and services to homeless high school students, so they have what they need to continue school and be successful in life.

MEMBER UPDATE Nov 04 2021

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Parker Confirmed to Lead OSHA

Douglas Parker is set to be the new leader of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration at a time when several heavily contested initiatives are set to roll out.

MEMBER UPDATE Oct 21 2021

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SMACNA Returns to AHR Expo

After the 2021 event was cancelled due to COVID, SMACNA is again an official endorser of the AHR Expo, which will be held Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2022 in Las Vegas

MEMBER UPDATE Oct 14 2021

2022 Financial Boot Camp

What you don’t know can hurt you — especially where your firm’s financial statements are concerned. By “enlisting” in SMACNA’s Financial Boot Camp, you will march through the paces and participate in drills based on real-world exercises and case studies.

MEMBER UPDATE Sep 30 2021

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New Belonging and Excellence for All Committee

SMACNA strives to create a culture that is committed to welcoming, belonging and excellence for all contractors and workers. The Belonging and Excellence for All Committee is being formed as a diverse group willing to work collaboratively over the course of the next year. See the Call to Volunteer below…

MEMBER UPDATE Sep 30 2021

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Federal Vaccine Guidance

Employees of federal contractors (and subcontractors) have until December 8 to be fully vaccinated or request and receive a medical or religious accommodation.

MEMBER UPDATE Sep 30 2021

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2022 MEP Innovation Conference

This three-day event, built by the leaders of SMACNA, MCAA and NECA, is set for January 26-28 in Tampa, and it’s the best technology conference for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, service and sheet metal contractors and their staffs.

MEMBER UPDATE Sep 23 2021

Chapter Roundup

SMACNA members are always busy, whether it’s a local meeting or a meet and greet with legislative representatives.

MEMBER UPDATE Sep 16 2021

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SMACNA Member Honors 9/11

Building on the memorial he created in 2020, Papadimitriou was able to create a second replica of the twin towers and place the new display in Times Square to honor the lives lost 20 years ago.