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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

Indiana Sheet Metal Firm Provides Intubation Protection for COVID Doctors

Inserting tubes into the trachea of COVID-19 patients to prepare them for ventilation care is one of the riskiest procedures for doctors on the front lines of the coronavirus battle, as the slightest discharge puts them at risk for infection. But thanks to the combined expertise of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) and Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART), doctors throughout Indiana’s Community Health Network and beyond are now… Read More

Sheet Metal Worker Helps Build Emergency Room Triage Tents

When John Weickert III received a call on March 27, 2020 that he was needed to assist in the build of an emergency department triage tent at NYU Winthrop Hospital in New York City to help treat potential COVID-19 cases, he jumped into action. “Receiving a call like that in the middle of pandemic, well, you don’t even think twice about it,” he said. “I got the call at about 2 p.m. on the Friday,… Read More

Georgia Power Expands Smart Home Offerings for Customers

Georgia Power recently announced it is adding to its smart home offerings by working with Vivint, a Georgia Power preferred provider, to bring customers the latest in-home security and automation solution. As one of Georgia Power’s preferred providers, Vivint is exclusively offering Georgia Power’s customers who sign up for Vivint’s home security and automation system a $0 activation fee, free installation and a Vivint Element Thermostat. Georgia Power customers will also have access to exclusive… Read More
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