SMACNA of Michiana
From the earliest years of the 1900's, there has been an association of our area's finest sheet metal contractors working to advance and promote the sheet metal industry. Early local associations like The Master Sheet Metal Contractors' Association of South Bend and the St. Joseph Valley Sheet Metal Employers Association ultimately led to the founding approximately 50 years ago, of the Michiana chapter of the national SMACNA association. By combining the efforts of our local association with the broader national network, SMACNA of Michiana and our member contractors best serve such diverse sheet metal markets as roofing, heating ventilation and air conditioning, architectural sheet metal, kitchen equipment, along with many others - contractors working together to positively impact their business, their employees, and their industry.
What SMACNA Does
SMACNA promotes the quality, skill, and accountability of our contractor-members and their skilled and ready union workforce, through public relations, marketing and advertising as well as through direct relationships with both private and public owners, developers, architects, engineers and government officials responsible for construction and development in our area. Additionally we advocate to the public and private entities responsible for the policies that impact the future of the sheet metal industry in our area, region, and state.
SMACNA provides education and training for many aspects of the sheet metal industry for employers and employees alike, from safety and skills to leadership and management. Perhaps best recognized is SMACNA's industry leading technical standards and practices, that continue to guide and inform the sheet metal industry from engineers and architects, to contractors and their field personnel.
SMACNA connects area sheet metal contractors to each other, and to the broader network that makes up SMACNA's national membership, assuring the combined talents and resources of many are concentrated on solutions to the challenges faced by each. Connecting to exchange ideas, whether at a national event, or through local interaction, is a primary benefit of membership.
Support for members in our area takes many forms, including labor relations and collective bargaining negotiations (on behalf of both SMACNA member contractors and non-member contractors who have assigned their bargaining rights to the association); access to any number of technical, legal, financial, or safety guides and consultation from our local and national partners; members' representation to the many labor funds and committees; and other key services.
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