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  • The SMACNA Edge Conference: A Virtual Education Forum — SMACNA’s first all-virtual conference — is in the books! The virtual conference took place over three days and featured more than 2,200 attendees and 35 exhibitors.
  • SMACNA has officially launched the First Edition, System Air Leakage Testing Standard. This must-own publication will be an immediately welcome addition to SMACNA members’ resource libraries.
  • Scheduling and planning are fundamental skills in contracting and construction, and contractors must improve existing approaches or adopt new ones.
  • SMACNA recently spoke with Scott Vidimos, president and third-generation leader at Vidimos, Inc., and his team about how the industrial sheet metal contractor has evolved its business and technology to meet customer demand and needs over its last 75 years in business.
  • The September issue of Partners in Progress examines what it takes to break into a new market and the key factors needed to achieve success.
  • For many contractors, website traffic has become increasingly critical as more people use it to research products and services and make purchasing decisions before even contacting a company.
  • The SMACNA Edge Conference gets underway in less than one week, and the finalized schedule of presentations is now available to preview.
  • Registered attendees should be on the lookout for an email next Monday, Oct. 12, with information on how to log in to The SMACNA Edge Conference platform.
  • SMACNA contractors doing Federal work should take note of a new Executive Order signed by President Trump that may impact their required harassment and discrimination trainings (affirmative action).
  • OSHA and the CDC recommend that companies develop a plan to protect their employees and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Members are encouraged to tune in to the Industrial Safety and Hygiene News (ISHN) webinar on October 7 with host Dr. John E. Snawder, Ph.D. who will discuss current NIOSH research and developments on the use of direct reading instruments for occupational health and safety.
  • With less than two weeks until The SMACNA Edge Conference, your company still has time to join with hundreds of other SMACNA member firms that have made the commitment to participate in this unique educational forum.
  • Fire never stops searching for a source of ignition, and according to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2018, fire found its way inside businesses 56,000 times — resulting in billions of dollars in property damage and numerous injuries and deaths.
  • Have some fun with the SMAC PACtacular Auction! Simply text SMACNA to 71760 to register to win one of many fantastic prizes, view a list of our generous donors, and bid on a great array of items.
  • It’s not too late to submit your application for the 2020 SNIPS magazine Contractor of the Year Award!