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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

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. For more than 35 years, the annual award has been bestowed upon chapter executives who have made positive… Read More

SMACNA Names Iowa Contractor Guy Gast as 2020 Contractor 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 Guy Gast, president of The Waldinger Corporation, Iowa Division, as the recipient of this year’s Contractor of the Year Award which was presented during SMACNA’s Annual Business Meeting. For 40 years, the esteemed annual award has been given to professionals who exceed all expectations of serving and… Read More

HVAC Industry Labor-Management Partners Take Action Against School Ventilation Dangers in the Fight Against COVID-19

An estimated one-third of schools across the United States are operating antiquated ventilation systems, putting students and staff at risk, not only of infection but of other major health issues, according to a recent study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The study, “School Districts Frequently Identified Multiple Building Systems Needing Updates or Replacement,” is the first study of school infrastructure since 1996. It has been welcomed with open arms by the Sheet Metal Air,… Read More

Expert Partnerships in the HVAC Industry Working to Minimize COVID-19 Transmission in Hospitals

There are still so many questions when it comes to COVID-19 with regards to its transmission and the best way to mitigate its spread. However, one certainty is that taking measures to keep hospitals, healthcare workers and patients safe is key to fighting this pandemic. Since the first case of 2019-nCoV infection was reported in the United States on January 20, 2020, the Sheet Metal Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) and Sheet Metal and… Read More

SMACNA and the New Horizons Foundation Issue Landmark Report on the Productivity Impact of COVID-19

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, announced its member foundation and premier research entity, the New Horizons Foundation, has issued a new project study addressing the productivity impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the sheet metal and HVAC industry. Before New Horizons Foundation issued its findings, no specific resource and data existed to aid contractors in… Read More