National News

  • SMACNA has helpful, free resources available to provide members with the information they need as the entire construction industry continues to grapple with supply chain issues and the rising price of building materials, including steel.
  • The National Pension Fund (NPF) recently released the 2021 Summary of Material Modifications, outlining material modifications to their Plan Document and Funding Improvement Plan (FIP) between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
  • Partners in Progress is proud to announce that retired Navy Captain, Mike Abrashoff and former MLB pitcher, Jim Abbott will be the keynote speakers at the upcoming Partners in Progress Conference to be held on March 1-2, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • On July 21, the Construction Employers of America (CEA) hosted both Regulators and Representatives from Congress to discuss several issues and pending legislation that will have an immediate impact on SMACNA members and the industry.
  • Recent business and government developments and guidance have necessitated updates to Successfully Managing a Remote Workforce and Strategic Growth Amid Covid-19 in the SMACNA Contractor Operations Manual.
  • This annual nationwide event put on by OSHA has been designed to help raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs in the workplace.
  • SMACNAs College of Fellows (COF) Scholarship Program annually identifies and recognizes academically talented youth and potential future leaders within the SMACNA extended family to provide opportunities to further their education and develop their talents as future leaders and positive contributors to our industry and society as a whole.
  • R.F. Knox Company, Inc. is a fourth-generation straight-line sheet metal business based in Atlanta, Georgia. SMACNA met with Jack Knox, president, and his team about the companys commercial HVAC work, which makes up 85% of its business.
  • In collaboration with SMACNA Premier Partners Milwaukee Tool and Federated Insurance, the Safety Innovation Award recognizes the company that demonstrates an innovative safety idea, concept or best practice that improves its safety programming or culture.
  • SMACNA St. Louis had the honor of hosting Angie Simon and her husband Michael at their recent Annual Chapter Outing.
  • SMACNA Members who missed the live webinar can now view the recorded version. The webinar, held on July 20, 2021, featured Kevin Ginley, Vice President of Commercial Sales with Majestic Steel USA along with Stephen Yoch and Conor Heneghan, Attorneys with Felhaber Larson.
  • The Hall of Fame Award recognizes those in our industry who have made significant contributions by setting exemplary standards of service or by providing innovative ideas that strengthen the value of TABB Certification.
  • The June issue of Partners in Progress focuses on the 75-year long partnership between SMACNA and SMART. Read what led SMACNA and SMART to the realization that the two organizations could achieve much more success working together than either could accomplish on its own.
  • This technical resources bulletin explains the importance of specifying performance parameters for insulation and why not to specify the density of thermal and acoustic duct insulation used in HVAC ductwork.
  • The 2021 SMACNA Safety Profile provides aggregated data collected from members who participated in the Safety Excellence Awards Program Survey earlier this year.