SMACNA Revises Strategic Objectives

Board Approves Strategic Planning Task Force Recommendations

CHANTILLY, Va. — The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) board of directors met to discuss a wide variety of issues pertinent to the organization and its members.

The board reviewed the report of its strategic planning task force and approved its recommendation of four revised objectives for the association: to position SMACNA as the portal for HVACR and sheet metal education and information; to extend SMACNA’s scope of influence and its support base in the lifecycle of sustainable building innovation; to increase support of chapters to strengthen their relevance to SMACNA members; and to build financial reserve to one year’s operating expenses.

Additionally, the board also approved a Pension Reform Policy Statement: “SMACNA supports modification and reform of existing pension law to allow plans and bargaining parties more flexibility to deal with funding issues of multiemployer defined benefit pension plans. Changes should focus on long-term viability of construction firms, mitigation of the unintended consequences of the ‘last man standing’ rule, and plan sustainability in order to provide security of retirement benefits for participants.”

The SMACNA board also approved applications for two SMACNA chapter charters: the Waterloo-Wellington Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, and the Residential Heating Ventilation Contractors Association (RHVCA) in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada. Additionally, two new companies received international affiliate status. They are Nakhoul Corporation s.a.r.l. of Keserwan, Lebanon, and Sharqawi Air Distribution Systems Factory of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Publication date: 10/7/2013

Want more HVAC industry news and information? Join The NEWS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn today!

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

More Podcasts


NEWS 05-25-15 cover

2015 May 25

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


The EPA has approved several hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants for HVACR applications. Do you support the use of HCs?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con