HARTFORD, Conn. - The general session of the Testing, Adjusting and Balancing Bureau (TABB) conference offered multiple presentations and discussions to help contractors and technicians in the TAB market.
“TABB has kept a rigorous pace which it has maintained since
its inception,” said John Hamilton, chief operating officer of TABB in his
opening remarks. “We are finding that more and more building owners are asking
for TABB-certified technicians to balance their buildings. And that is
“We must be able to
adapt to the new markets and new technologies that evolve,” he said. “We need
to be ready to meet that challenge - and I think we are.”
The National Energy Management Institute (NEMI) held an IAQ
workshop before the start of the TABB meeting. A two-hour exam offered those
who qualified the opportunity to become certified in IAQ. The instructor was
Gary Andis, NEMI’s director of research and education.
“IAQ is one of the most important areas of the sheet metal
industry,” said Andis. “This technician certification course will help our
members demonstrate a combination of knowledge and skills that are needed to
assist customers in improving and maintaining IAQ in their buildings. These
skills are valuable and make these technicians an important part of an IAQ
Congressman Joe Courtney, representing Connecticut’s 2nd
District, lauded the skilled workforce of the Sheet Metal Workers’
International Association (SMWIA) and the contractors of the Sheet Metal and
Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA). He praised David
Roche, business manager of SMWIA Local 40, and Mitch Sorenson from the
Connecticut TABB Affiliate, for their state-of-the-art certified lab.
Erik Emblem, recently retired TABB administrator, was the
2007 inductee to the TABB Hall of Fame. The induction is a lasting tribute to
individuals whose dedication and achievements have significantly impacted the
sheet metal profession.
TABB Conference Proves Successful
June 11, 2007