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SMACNews March/April 2024

Volume 58, Number 2

The Technology Evolution

The Technology Evolution

MEP Innovation Conference drives collaboration to help solve the industry’s challenges.  

SMACNEWS May 10 2024

Infrastructure Bill Update: Seizing Opportunities in 2024

It has been more than two years since Congress passed the bipartisan infrastructure deal (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act). As predicted, the $1.2 trillion dollar investment into U.S. infrastructure has been slow to reach actual job sites and construction companies’ wallets.

SMACNEWS May 10 2024

Contractors Beware: Bonuses and Incentive Payments May Create Overtime Headaches

While SMACNA contractors are familiar with the concept of “overtime” — that is, paying employees time and one-half for certain hours worked — few contractors understand how overtime paid pursuant to their collective bargaining agreement (or “CBA”) intersects with statutory overtime required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (or “FLSA”).


ARCHITECTURAL: Infinitely Memorable

Denver contractor Scherer Metals created a sculpture celebrating aluminum’s unlimited recycling ability for Ball Corp., an aluminum packaging supplier. It sits outside Denver’s Ball Arena.