SMACNA News Feed
Sellers Headlines Newly Elected SMART International Leadership Team
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:48:27 Z
SMACNA would like to congratulate Joseph Sellers, Jr. for being re-elected as SMART’s General President, and Joseph Powell for being elected as General Secretary-Treasurer.
New Updates to SMACNA Fall Protection Model Program
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 18:23:30 Z
Recently, SMACNA updated the Fall Protection Model Program. Available for free to SMACNA members, the Program is editable to address specific contract or project requirements.
Updated – Substance Testing Guidelines
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:06:34 Z
Testing current employees and job applicants for the presence of drugs and/or alcohol is a complex issue, involving myriad, and often conflicting, state and federal laws.
Partners in Progress Magazine July Issue Now Available
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:06:30 Z
The July edition of Partners in Progress magazine is now available. Read how SMACNA and SMART are collaborating in order to capture a greater market share of education work projects.
iTi Announces Courses on Soldering Techniques and Soldering Performance Qualification Testing
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:06:27 Z
The International Training Institute has partnered with the Copper Development Association (CDA) and SMART Local #36 (St. Louis, Missouri) to present two educational programs this fall.
NLRB Proposes Rule Changes to Union Elections
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:06:18 Z
On August 12, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) which provides three changes to union election procedures.
Meet 2020 Partners in Progress Keynote Speaker Herm Edwards
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:31:52 Z
Partners in Progress is delighted to announce that Herm Edwards will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Partners in Progress Conference.
Let’s Talk Shop Podcast, Episode 5: Smoke/Fire Damper Testing
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 19:54:22 Z
Tony Kocurek, owner of Energy Balance and Integration LLC in Albuquerque, New Mexico, talks with host Angie Simon, president, Western Allied Mechanical, and SMACNA president-elect on smoke/fire damper testing and certification.
Submit Your DOL Letter Today - IRAP Comment Period Ends on August 23
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 19:54:17 Z
The DOL released a proposed rule that threatens the project bidding status and the reputation of skilled apprenticeship programs by establishing an alternative: the industry-recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAP).
New Horizons Foundation White Paper on Executive Exit
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 19:54:10 Z
The New Horizons Foundation has just published a new white paper titled, An Executive Exit: A Closer Look at the Factors That Drive Successful Executive Transitions.
PBGC Set to Run Out of Money by 2025 Without Changes
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 19:53:58 Z
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) recently reported that the Multiemployer Insurance Program will run out of money by the end of fiscal year 2025.
Recent GAO Report on Federal Contracting and Change Orders
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 19:53:50 Z
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on delayed payment of change orders to federal contractors.
SMART Heroes Program Added in Ft. Carson
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 19:51:22 Z
The Fort Carson Career Skills Program in Colorado recently added a SMART Heroes career track. The SMART Heroes program offers training to enlisted men and women in the U.S. military prior to discharge.
CLRC Releases Current 2019 Settlements Report
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 13:46:34 Z
The Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) has released its Settlements Report for the months of January through June of 2019.
Deadline to Sponsor College of Fellows Golf Outing is August 20
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 13:02:54 Z
One of the most popular events on the SMACNA calendar is the annual College of Fellows Golf Outing, to be held on Sunday, October 20 at the Golf Club at Star Ranch.
Contractors’ Role in Preconstruction Planning Now Available
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 13:02:38 Z
The Contractors’ Role in Preconstruction Planning offers a concise definition of preconstruction and the processes entailed that apply to all stakeholders and project selection methods.
SMACNA Video: Carol Duncan
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 13:02:28 Z
On the eve of SMACNA's 75th anniversary, Carol Duncan, CEO of General Sheet Metal, talks about what SMACNA has meant to her and her company throughout the years.
MG McGrath Videos: Born to Build
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 13:02:24 Z
SMACNA member MG McGrath has published a series of video called “Born to Build.” The videos highlight many of their employees, from Brad Kath, welding shop foreman, to Mike Zwirgzdas, business systems manager.
SMACNA Board Approves Major Initiatives; Future Funding Requirements
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 13:02:21 Z
At its July meeting the SMACNA Board of Directors agreed to commit resources to major new initiatives. The first and largest relates to workforce development.
House Passes Pension Rescue Bill
Thu, 25 Jul 2019 19:14:26 Z
On July 24, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 397, which would establish a government funded Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund for failing multiemployer pension plans.

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