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SMACNA: Early Prompt Pay Victory

Jan 17, 2019

SMACNA enjoyed an early session victory in the U.S. House on legislation that would help to solve prompt payment issues of contractors and subcontractors working on federal projects.

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Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Expanding

Jan 17, 2019

At present, five states – California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, and New York – have laws that mandate sexual harassment training for private sector employers. Other states may begin requiring additional training.

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SMACNA Video: Mark Watson

Jan 10, 2019

Watch as Mark Watson, treasurer of Climate Engineers, in Hiawatha, Iowa, explains why he loves coming to SMACNA conventions and catching up with his friends.

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New Residential Contractors Guide

Jan 10, 2019

SMACNA’s new Equipment Warranty Options for Residential Contractors Guide offers critical advice ensuring a contractor's ability to cover repair costs during the life time of the warranty.

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Partners in Progress 12/2018 Issue

Jan 10, 2019

The latest issue of the Partners in Progress magazine encompasses how we can turn “hope” into a “strategy” if we make a concentrated effort to address our problems and increase our positive opportunities.

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Getting Employees Used to Change

Dec 20, 2018

When planning for significant change, it is important to solicit feedback and engage people in the process. This helps build ownership in the transition and make employees more likely to support the change and even champion it.

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Federal Apprenticeship Rule Starts in January

Dec 20, 2018

In 2016 the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued updated regulations placing certain obligations on apprenticeship program sponsors to take affirmative action concerning registered apprenticeship programs.

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SMACNA Helps Protect Cold Weather Workers

Dec 20, 2018

The first day of winter is Friday, December 21 and SMACNA members are urged to supply their employees with information and training on the real health hazards of working in cold environments.

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SMACNA Video: Craig Benson

Dec 20, 2018

Craig Benson, president of Paramount Sheet Metal, on how he got his start in sheet metal and what it’s like to be doing new builds and retrofits in a booming marketplace.

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Visit with SMACNA at the AHR Expo: Free Passes

Dec 12, 2018

If you are planning on attending the 2019 AHR Expo, at the Georgia Convention World Congress Center in Atlanta, it’s best to get your tickets in advance. Stopy by to see SMACNA’s technical expertise on display in booth B1215.

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SMACNA Video: Chad Bunting

Dec 5, 2018

Chad Bunting, president of Schoppe Co. Inc., comments on SMACNA’s incredible achievement of 75 years, noting that his firm has been around for 140 years.

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SMACNA Video: Paul Heimann

Dec 5, 2018

Paul Heimann, vice president of Welsch Heating and Cooling, explains what it takes to be the best in a very cutthroat marketplace.

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