SMACNA News Feed
SMACNA’s Technical Roadshow Goes to Hawaii
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:44:52 Z
SMACNA took their technical services roadshow to SMACNA Hawai’i, presenting on duct fitting selection and fan system effect to a group of contractors and engineers.
Let’s Talk Shop Podcast, Episode 4: Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:44:48 Z
Joe Isom, vice president (former president), California Sheet Metal, talks about his company's conversion to an ESOP with host Angie Simon, president, Western Allied Mechanical.
Planning for a Successful Exit and Transition
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 20:47:38 Z
“A plan isn’t just giving your company to someone,” says John Ovrom, president of Exit Consulting Group. A new SMACNA Business Management Program will feature Exit Consulting Group presenting a two-day workshop this September.
Georgia Sheet Metal JATC Achieves Platinum Level Accreditation
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 20:47:34 Z
The Georgia Sheet Metal JATC recently earned Platinum level accreditation from the International Training Institute (ITI). Congratulations!
DOL Opinion Letter Addresses Timekeeping Practice of Rounding
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 20:47:31 Z
In a recently released Opinion Letter, the U.S. Department of Labor addressed the practice of rounding when tracking employee’s time for purposes of payroll.
2019 College of Fellows Scholarship Winners Announced
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 20:47:27 Z
SMACNA’s College of Fellows has officially awarded its 2019 scholarships.
Notice of SMACNA’s Annual Business Meeting
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 20:47:23 Z
The Annual Business Meeting of the members of SMACNA will take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. This meeting will be held at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, Texas.
ALERT: DOL Issues Proposed Rule Establishing Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 17:23:06 Z
SMACNA issued a call to action on July 2, 2019 for members to share their comments with the Department of Labor during the 60-day comment period.
SMACNA Contractor Spotlight: California Sheet Metal
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 20:21:52 Z
SMACNA visited the west coast for a series of Contractor Spotlight video productions. Our first stop was California Sheet Metal, an employee owned, architectural sheet metal shop based in the San Diego area.
SMACNA Video: Guy Gast, Waldinger Corporation
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 13:21:34 Z
SMACNA interviewed Guy Gast, president, Iowa Division, The Waldinger Corporation, on the evolution of SMACNA over the past 75 years.
SMACNA Launches Redesigned Advocacy Website
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 13:12:11 Z
The Advocacy pages are now updated to make it easier for members and visitors to learn more about the issues important to them.
SMACNews Receives Prestigious Publishers Award
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 13:12:08 Z
SMACNews has been recognized as the best Newsletter Redesign in the publishing industry by the Association of Media and Publishing.
Strategies and Tools for Effective Procurement Added to Contractors Operations Manual
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:47:39 Z
An effective procurement plan for any contractor should be focused on delivering the right material, at the right time, to the right location for the right price.
June 26 is World Refrigeration Day
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:47:34 Z
The first annual World Refrigeration Day will be held on June 26, 2019. The theme for the inaugural event will be diversity in terms of applications, systems, technology, locations, people, and careers
New Horizons White Paper on Hiring, Promotion, and Talent Development
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:47:28 Z
Research has shown that more than half of the variability in hiring and promotion decisions can be reduced by using personality and aptitude tests.
Partners in Progress: May Issue Now Available
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:47:24 Z
The May edition of Partners in Progress magazine is now available. Read how SMACNA and SMART have been working together recently to utilize and implement training on the latest construction technologies.
Multiemployer Bill for Failing Pension Plans Passes House Education and Labor Committee
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:50:05 Z
The House Education and Labor Committee passed an amended version of H.R. 397, a bill to establish a government funded Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund for failing multiemployer pension plans.
SMACNA Contractor DMI Companies Receives Zero Waste to Landfill Certification
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:46:58 Z
DMI Companies recently announced that their main manufacturing facility, located in Monongahela PA, is now classified as a zero waste to landfill facility.
SMACNA Video: Tom Martin of T.H. Martin, Inc.
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:22:05 Z
SMACNA interviewed Tom Martin, president of T.H. Martin, Inc., on the ways SMACNA has helped him succeed in business.
2019 Annual Convention Early Registration Deadline is Fast Approaching
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:22:02 Z
The deadline to register early for the 2019 SMACNA Annual Convention is July 15! Register today.