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Labor Agreements

Analysis of Locally Negotiated Residential Addenda in the Sheet Metal Industry

Released in August 2014 by the SMACNA National Labor Relations Department, this report analyzes and compares 55 Local Residential Addenda. 

Labor Agreeements

SMART Duct/Mechanical Insulation Agreement Template and Analysis

SMART Sample Agreement Template for a Local Duct/Mechanical Insulation Agreement and memorandum outlining key aspects of the agreement.

SMART Union

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2019 Memorandum of Agreement by SMART and Insulators

On June 1, 2019, SMART (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation Workers) and Insulators (International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers) executed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing the terms and work scope of the jurisdictional settlement between the two organizations.

JATC

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If an apprentice is injured at a JATC training center: Who pays?

An employer’s workers’ compensation liability for apprentices typically consider three factors:  the zone of “employment,” whether the injury is work-related, and the “coming and going” rule.

SMART Union

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SMART Code of Excellence

SMART’s Code of Excellence Program codifies the SMART policies and procedures regarding member conduct while on the jobsite.  Implemented at the local level by the business manager, the program establishes best practices to promote professional behavior of members.

JATC

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International Reciprocity Agreement and Addendum D

In a June 2015 Memorandum, the SMART General President announced a new addendum to the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Master Reciprocal Agreement. When executed by the Local JATC Trustees, this allows for reciprocity between local training funds which then permits contributions to go back to the worker’s home training fund.

SMART Union

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SMART Constitution

Revised in Las Vegas, NV at the 2nd SMART General Convention in August 2019, the SMART Constitution and Ritual governs the political structure, function, and operation of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers. 

SMACNA Press Release Dec 07 2020

SMACNA Names Ginger Slaick as 2020 Chapter Executive of the Year

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), the leading voice in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, today announced Ginger Slaick, executive vice president of Georgia-SMACNA, as the recipient of this year’s Chapter Executive of the Year Award during the SMACNA Annual Business Meeting. 

SASMI

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RHCRA & HSA Presentation

While a Health Savings Account may be used in conjunction with an existing health plan and used while still actively working, a RHCRA is a stand-alone plan that may not be used while actively working.  This presentation discusses expenses covered under an HCRA, important IRS rules to consider and coverage periods.

SMART Union

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How the Labels Work

SMART’s “Label It, Scan It, Report It” phone app uses barcoded labels scanned via a phone app on building trades and production products to convey information on the average crew cost for the fabrication local and the jobsite local.

SASMI

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HCRA Announcement to all Participants

SASMI is a national benefits fund for the sheet metal workers that provides Supplemental Unemployment Benefits (SUB Benefits) and Underemployment Benefits.  This announcement explains how the Retiree Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA), which became effective in 2014, works. 

Collective Bargaining

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Crew Cost Method of Wage Equalization

In January 2018, SMACNA and SMART signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the "crew-cost method" of wage equalization. The crew-cost method both relieves the administrative burden and challenges often associated with calculating wage e

Affordable Care Act

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Reporting Required under Affordable Care Act for 2015

This document provides instructions pertaining to reporting an employer must complete for employees on whose behalf the employer contributes to a multiemployer health and welfare plan.

Affordable Care Act

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ACA Compliance White Paper

The whitepaper, “Contractor Compliance with the Affordable Care Act in 2016,” details the requirements of the Affordable Care Act for contractors considered Applicable Large Employers (ALEs).

Oct 27-30, 2024

2024 SMACNA Annual Convention

Palm Desert, CA


  • LocationPalm Desert, CA
  • Calendar DateOct/27 - Oct/30 2024

Oct 15-18, 2023

2023 SMACNA Annual Convention

Phoenix, AZ


  • LocationPhoenix, AZ
  • Calendar DateOct/15 - Oct/18 2023

March 5-9, 2023

Business Management University 2023

Provides an in-depth study of the business practices necessary to run a successful sheet metal company.  Program sessions include financial management, strategic planning, contractor survival skills, negotiation, surety and bonding, leadership and productivity.


  • LocationTempe, AZ
  • Calendar DateMar/05 - Mar/09 2023

Sept 11-14, 2022

2022 SMACNA Annual Convention

Colorado Springs, CO


  • LocationColorado Springs, CO
  • Calendar DateSep/11 - Sep/14 2022

June 4-6, 2022

June 2022 Council of Chapter Representatives

Meeting of SMACNA chapter representatives and leadership. 


  • LocationCharleston, SC
  • Calendar DateJun/04 - Jun/06 2022

May 15-18, 2022

Financial Boot Camp

Covers in-depth financial management issues for those individuals within a firm who are considered “non-financial personnel."


  • LocationTempe, Arizona
  • Calendar DateMay/15 - May/18 2022

May 1-3, 2022

Planning Your Exit and Business Valuation

Focuses on planned exit options and helps business owners develop a personalized exit plan. Develop realistic expectations and consequences of transferring ownership of your business.


  • LocationSan Diego, CA
  • Calendar DateMay/01 - May/03 2022

April 3-6, 2022

Project Managers Institute

Covers the essential skills of effective project management for project managers, including management/leadership, project planning, time management, change order management, and more.


  • LocationRaleigh, NC
  • Calendar DateApr/03 - Apr/06 2022

March 13-17, 2022

Business Management University 2022

Provides an in-depth study of the business practices necessary to run a successful sheet metal company.  Program sessions include financial management, strategic planning, contractor survival skills, negotiation, surety and bonding, leadership and productivity.


  • LocationTempe, AZ
  • Calendar DateMar/13 - Mar/17 2022

March 1-2, 2022

Partners in Progress Conference

An opportunity for labor and management to build on their relationship, and work together for a stronger industry. 


  • LocationLas Vegas, NV
  • Calendar DateMar/01 - Mar/02 2022

Dec 5-7, 2021

December 2021 Council of Chapter Representatives

Meeting of SMACNA chapter representatives and leadership. 


  • LocationDana Point, CA
  • Calendar DateDec/05 - Dec/07 2021

October 24-27, 2021

2021 SMACNA Annual Convention

Registration is open! We look forward to seeing you in Maui this October!


  • LocationMaui, Hawaii
  • Calendar DateOct/24 - Oct/27 2021

September 23-24, 2021

National Joint Adjustment Board (NJAB)

September 2021 hearing of the NJAB for the Sheet Metal Industry.


  • LocationPittsburgh, PA
  • Calendar DateSep/23 - Sep/24 2021

Jul 21, 2021

CEA National Issues Conference

Virtual meeting focused on key SMACNA and CEA legislative issues. 


  • LocationVirtual
  • Calendar DateJul/21 2021

June 24, 2021

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Leveraging Technology & Innovation to Gain a Competitive Edge

This members-only webinar will include a discussion centered on key ways to plan for major technology investments and how to get employee buy-in to help drive change and success.


  • LocationVirtual
  • Calendar DateJun/24 2021

PREMIER PARTNER Jun 21 2021

Is Your Facility Protected From Potential Theft?

Take a close look at your business. Does it seem like a place that may attract thieves? Predicting when a theft will occur is difficult – if not impossible. The thief could be someone with high intent who does a lot of planning, or potentially an amateur acting on impulse. Either way, consider the habits and situations that might make you an easier target, and what steps you may need to take to enhance the security of your business.

PREMIER PARTNER

Webinar - Five Things to Help Prevent Ransomware Impacting Your Business

Being held hostage by ransomware is a scary event to deal with in your organization. It's essential to understand the emerging trends in ransomware, and the recent highly targeted attack vectors, what actions you can take to help prepare before an attack.

Jun 21 2021

Accurately Calculate and Fix Profit Bleed

Profit bleed or profit fade often is hard to detect. It can go unnoticed both during growth periods and also during times where businesses are dealing with a declining market.

PLATINUM ASSOCIATE MEMBER Jun 21 2021

Milwaukee Tool Cuts the Cord with the Industry’s First 18V Abrasive Chop Saw

Milwaukee Tool has unveiled the next generation of chop saws with the industry’s first full size chop saw – the M18 FUEL™ 14” Abrasive Chop Saw. Designed for the toughest metalworking applications, the new chop saw delivers 15A corded power within a cordless, portable solution.

GOLD ASSOCIATE MEMBER Jun 21 2021

Global Construction Report: The Next Five Years

A recent Procore survey of 2,000 customers and prospects from all aspects of the construction industry was undertaken to get a full understanding of the challenges and opportunities the next half decade might bring.

GOLD ASSOCIATE MEMBER Jun 21 2021

Case Study: Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center

Pathfinder® air-cooled and Magnitude® water-cooled chillers formed the core of a hybrid HVAC system for this medical center — to meet loads and optimize efficiency according to the time of year. The result: $70,000 in annual savings and a $160,000 utility rebate.

GOLD ASSOCIATE MEMBER Jun 21 2021

Video: HEPA Room Air Cleaner in Action

By providing continuous filtration, the Titus HEPA Room Air Cleaner (THRC) is the ideal solution to improve indoor air quality within schools and other educational facilities. 

GOLD ASSOCIATE MEMBER Jun 21 2021

Improve Your HVAC Duct Fabrication

See noticeable improvements to the overall production, quality, and efficiency in your duct shop with the addition of an automated duct manufacturing process with the Iowa Precision Pro-Fabriduct® Full Coil Line with In-Line Plasma.

GOLD ASSOCIATE MEMBER Jun 21 2021

In-Cab Technology: The Future of Fleet Safety

With vehicle crashes on the rise and cost of crash-related litigation skyrocketing, many businesses are leveraging in-cab technology to help protect their drivers, operations, and bottom line. Many early adopters have achieved impressive results, such as fewer accidents, fewer claims, and fewer false accusations levied at their company drivers.

GOLD ASSOCIATE MEMBER Jun 21 2021

6 Reasons Why You Need the Micro-Lok eBook

As a pipe insulation system designer or installer, you need to ensure you have all the resources required to design and install effective pipe insulation systems. This means understanding the products, specifying and installing the appropriate thickness of insulation, and ensuring that you select the right jacketing for your application.

SILVER ASSOCIATE MEMBER Jun 21 2021

Unlock Maximum Project Value with Value Engineering in BIM

Value Engineering (VE) in Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a review process to obtain the most optimized design at the lowest possible cost.

SILVER ASSOCIATE MEMBER Jun 21 2021

Technology Should Make Life Easier, Not Harder

Now is the perfect time to invest in upgrading your technology to something faster and more accurate, yet quick and easy-to-learn.

SILVER ASSOCIATE MEMBER Jun 21 2021

Top 5 Hottest Ways to Suspend Ductwork (That Every Contractor Should Know)

You’re probably familiar with all the traditional ways you can suspend ductwork—with bands, straps, threaded rod, strut, and beam clamps.  And let’s not forget all those little nuts and washers.  All of these traditional methods work fine.  After all, that’s how it’s always been done, right?

SILVER ASSOCIATE MEMBER Jun 21 2021

Ruskin® DFD-LP Dynamic Fire Damper

The DFD-LP is the only low-profile, integral frame-sleeve high-performance dynamic fire damper in the industry.

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 17 2021

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SMACNA CEO Search Underway

SMACNA is accepting candidate referrals to be considered for a CEO opening. The individual will succeed current SMACNA CEO Vince Sandusky, who is retiring at the end of 2021.

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 17 2021

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SMAC PAC Island Escape

The SMAC PAC annual event will be held onsite at the Grand Wailea Maui during this year’s Annual Convention. The annual FUN-draising auction will be held as a separate virtual event ahead of PAC Night. Interested participants should register for SMAC PAC online, or by submitting a completed registration form, no later than Firday, September 10, 2021.

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 17 2021

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Strive to Succeed Challenge Grant Recipients Announced

The 2020 recipients of the SMACNA–SMART Strive to Succeed Challenge represent SMACNA chapters and Local areas from all across the U.S. and demonstrates a commitment to cooperation between labor and management in our industry.

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 17 2021

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CEA National Issues Conference Goes Virtual

This online event will focus on key regulatory and legislative issues affecting the union construction industry and will feature presentations from select members of Congress.

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 17 2021

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Volunteer Applications Due

SMACNA is looking for members willing to volunteer their time to serve on one of our committees or the Board of Directors. Volunteers play an essential part in fulfilling SMACNA’s mission and strategic goals.

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 17 2021

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Take the Construction Technology Survey

For the tenth consecutive year, JBKnowledge is conducting a survey that studies the usage of various technologies throughout the construction industry.

CHAPTER LEADERSHIP Jun 17 2021

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SMACNA Board Liaison Program for Chapter Leaders

SMACNA’s Board Liaison Program helps to facilitate communication between SMACNA leaders. Chapters interested in inviting a board liaison to an event should complete the invitation form and submit it directly to SMACNA National.