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SMACNA Announces Winners of 2021 Safety Excellence Awards

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), the leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, today announced the winners of its Annual Safety Excellence Awards. The recognition program stems from SMACNA’s yearly safety survey and celebrates members who report the lowest injury and illness rates and who continue to adopt a safety culture along with safe practices on the jobsite. Vince Sandusky “Nothing is more… Read More

Weather Any Challenges Through Smart Employee Training

The drawbacks of not training your employees are well-documented. Some disadvantages include expenses resulting from employees not understanding your business, processes and customers; high employee turnover, and unhappy, inefficient employees. Blaine Bagley The cost of replacing an employee is staggering—it’s at least 30% of their salary, sometimes much, much more. If you’re a trained learning specialist, setting up an effective training system is relatively easy. Most contractors don’t have that luxury. However, someone in the… Read More

PHCC Educational Foundation Supports Plumbing Contest at SkillsUSA Competition

Four top students have received honors in the plumbing competition of the annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Championships, held virtually for the first time on June 14-24, 2021. This was the 57th annual event for the world’s largest showcase of the skilled trades. In a typical year, SkillsUSA brings together more than 6,400 secondary and post-secondary career and technical education students to compete in 102 trades competitions. This year’s Plumbing honors went to:… Read More

Cleaning and Maintenance of HVAC Systems Help Tackle IAQ Concerns in a Post Pandemic World

Goodway Technologies, a leader in industrial HVAC maintenance products, is reminding facility managers how critical the cleaning and maintenance of an HVAC system is to indoor air quality (IAQ). While many facility managers have long understood the importance of IAQ, the pandemic has brought an increased emphasis on the need to keep employees and occupants safe and healthy, and with “back to work” activity increasing, now is the time to act. “One of the top… Read More

Haier Sponsors GB Olympic Hockey Ace

Haier has agreed a sponsorship deal with Great Britain Olympic hockey player Zach Wallace. Zach (21) has more than 50 international caps and is viewed as one of our most promising young hockey players. He is all set to represent Great Britain in the Olympic Games taking place in Japan next month. Haier sponsored GB hockey player Zach Wallace Haier HVAC Solutions are a global leader in comfort cooling offering residential, commercial and applied air… Read More

Utah Home Built Entirely by Women Was Unveiled June 3, 2021

The Utah chapter of the National Home Builders Association (NAHB) Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council is designing and constructing a home led by a female skilled labor team in Saratoga Springs, Utah. The 3,200-square foot home, “The House That SHE Built,” was unveiled at the 2021 Utah Valley Parade of Homes June 3-19. “The House That SHE Built” nearing completion Skilled trades-women from the home building industry, including women-owned construction companies, engineers, designers, architects… Read More
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