SMACNews Feb 2019

Volume 53 Number 2

Building Boom Continues in Canada

Building Boom Continues in Canada

The economy’s prolonged strength has left Canadian sheet metal and air conditioning contractors working on major projects across the country in 2019.

From the President - How the World Shapes Our Outlook

The more I travel, the more I notice the outside world impacting contractors in our space.

Capitol Hill Update: SMACNA Weighs in on House Retirement Security Hearing

Many SMACNA issues and priorities continue to percolate, including multiemployer pension reform and procurement reforms.

International HVAC Market has Similarities, Differences from U.S.

SMACNews toured the world of HVAC and sheet metal machinery speaking with representatives who work in Asia, South America, the Middle East, and Europe.

Australian Contractor Involved in Landmark Projects

Australian sheet metal contractor A.G. Coombs has been involved in some of the largest and most high-profile HVAC projects in the land down under.

Characteristics of Great Leaders

This issue of SMACNews has a focus on international trends in 2019 and beyond. In 2018, I worked with leaders from Latin America, Europe, Canada, Australia, and Southeast Asia.

SMACNA Providing Input to Federal Compliance Office

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is asking for input from contractors or their representatives in areas where further guidance on affirmative action and equal employment opportunity (EEO) obligations through anonymous opinion letters would benefit federal contractors.