SMACNews July/Aug 2020

Volume 54 Number 4

Contractors Help Hospitals ‘Flip the Switch’ on COVID-19 Rooms

Contractors Help Hospitals ‘Flip the Switch’ on COVID-19 Rooms

Across the country, sheet metal and air conditioning contractors are assisting health officials and hospitals as they flip the switch on their facilities to deal with surges of local coronavirus cases.

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Capitol Hill Update: Pensions Relief, COVID Deal Stalls, GA Outdoors Act, School Retrofits

The Senate and the House left Washington without agreement on a new COVID relief bill. The stalemate is not good news for SMACNA pension efforts.

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Code Inspections Amid COVID-19

For building inspectors, the novel coronavirus has made many of them rethink the way they approach building certifications, and even the way they interact with people on the jobsite.

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Employee Stock Ownership Plans Come with Both Risks and Rewards

Maybe you’re thinking that your business is not valuable to a third-party buyer. Maybe you don’t want to deal with the sales process, or perhaps you don’t have the next generation to pass it to. So, what are your options?

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Finding Balance Between “Me” and “We”

Whether you are talking about your company’s engagement on a prestigious megaproject or a lone service tech making a routine call, all of us have to manage the tension between individual recognition and collective success.

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President's Column: Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem

No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, I would hope that you can agree that everyone — no matter their gender, race, sexual orientation, or other distinguishing characteristic — deserves equal opportunity.

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Scott Barr Joins SMACNA Technical Group as Senior Project Manager

Scott Barr, the new senior project manager with the Technical Resources Department, joined SMACNA in July 2020.

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The Tech Has Arrived. Your Move, Contractors.

Disruptions in supply chains, new safety protocols, remote work, and major project shifts have forced SMACNA contractors to improvise, adapt, and overcome in remarkable ways.