SMACNews Jan/Feb 2020

Volume 54 Number 1

On the Cutting Edge

On the Cutting Edge

Laser cutting equipment is steadily making its way into the sheet metal shops of SMACNA members—especially those whose businesses extend beyond HVAC ductwork into other types of specialty fabrication.

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SMACNA National and SMACNA Brazil Meet

SMACNA National met with representatives of SMACNA Brazil during the 2020 AHR Expo.

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Mobilizing for the Future: Shop Technology

Many contractors are turning to offsite construction to improve productivity and ensure that workers can build in the best possible environments while maximizing safety and project efficacy.

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SMACNA Kicks Off “Ignite Your Career” Workforce Development Campaign with the Launch of a New Career Website

If you were to ask a contractor in most any segment of the construction industry what their greatest business challenge is, you’d be hard pressed to find one who doesn’t mention attracting and retaining good employees near the top of their list.

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The Importance of Identifying Risks and Developing a Strategy

We recently looked at the tendency for senior leaders to stay involved in the details of their organization long after they’ve grown to the point of hiring others. In this issue, we’ll share an analogy and a few takeaways.

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The 2020 Focus on Pensions

While the 2018 Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans could not overcome political divisions to solve the pension crisis, it did launch the 2019 effort for a bipartisan solution and comprehensive reform.

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President's Column: Technology Is Driving Change, We Must Embrace It

Technology is driving change in our industry faster than ever before, and quite frankly, faster than many of us are prepared for.