SMACNews Sept/Oct 2020

Volume 54 Number 5

Sheet Metal Contractor SSM Goes Nuclear

Sheet Metal Contractor SSM Goes Nuclear

Three decades have passed since the last new nuclear power plant became operational in the United States.

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Capitol Hill Update: Pensions in Legislative Limbo

Pension relief and Composite Plans were in previous House-passed bills and Composites were included in the Grassley-Alexander pension proposal, so there had been high expectations pensions and Composite Plans would be included in a negotiated stimulus package.

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President's Column: Smart Planning for the Future

I recently finished a year as SMACNA President and took some time to reflect on the past 12 months and evaluate some options for the future.

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From Windstorms to Hurricanes and Wildfires, Contractors Battle Mother Nature to Keep Business Going

Welcome to 2020, a year where swirling hurricanes have competed with searing wildfires and powerful windstorms for the public’s attention in the midst of the worst global pandemic in a century.

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The Hard Work

When we discuss leadership with our clients, we are most often talking about leading the enterprise — deliberately taking your company toward a preferable future.

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Exit Engineering 101: Owner Readiness, The COVID Reflection

Exit engineering is about finding a “winning scenario” that allows you to balance work and life in ways you likely haven’t done for years, if not decades.

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Leveraging Tech to Combat COVID-19 Productivity Losses

It’s been a tough year for construction margins. To bolster their chances of profitability, savvy contractors are leveraging software to meticulously document COVID-related delays, track productivity from the field, and automate COVID-related protocols wherever possible.

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Disaster Preparedness Tips from Federated Insurance

While businesses face different dangers depending on their region of the country, one thing is constant: Preparation is key.