News & Events

Stay up to date with the latest sheet metal news, events, and industry trends. If you want to learn or read more about skilled trades, new programs or opportunities and information that may help inform your sheet metal career pursuits, we’ve got you covered.

Sheet Metal Contractors Join Together to Transform Cleveland Hospital

May 10, 2021 | Blog

MetroHealth has been a bedrock of the Cleveland community for nearly 200 years. SMACNA sheet metal contractors are playing an instrumental role in making the MetroHealth Transformation a success.
Mitigating COVID-19 in School HVAC Systems Comes With Learning Curve

May 3, 2021 | Blog

There are no mitigation codes to follow because the CDC and ASHRAE engineers are still actively developing safety standards as they study the ways the virus spreads.
HVAC: Now Serving Improved Restaurant Air Quality

Apr 30, 2021 | Blog

SMACNA members are finding their ventilation expertise in demand as operators work to ensure patrons’ comfort and safety.
Laser max machine in sheet metal shop
On the Cutting Edge

Apr 22, 2021 | Blog

For contractors ready to make the investment, laser machines offer vast improvements in cutting speed and consistency.
For HVAC Techs, Attitude, Appearance as Important as Aptitude

Apr 14, 2021 | Blog

The sheet metal industry provides a great opportunity for career development and job stability, but not everyone is suited to every job. Service technicians require certain skills to really excel in their roles.
Prescription-Strength Contracting

Apr 8, 2021 | Blog

When the Overland Park, Kan., engineering, procurement and construction firm IPS (Integrated Project Services, LLC) needed help navigating construction protocols in Texas, they reached out to The Brandt Companies.
Sheet Metal Contractor SSM Goes Nuclear

Mar 24, 2021 | Blog

Three decades have passed since the last new nuclear power plant became operational in the United States. Work is well underway to change that officially in 2021.
'And They’re Off!'

Mar 16, 2021 | Blog

SMACNA member Poynter Sheet Metal ‘raced’ to complete its work at Churchill Downs so the legendary track could be ready for the world-renowned Kentucky Derby. Would the company complete the projects before the deadline? There was no contest.
Laboratory Expertise Yields Positive Results for Boston-Area Contractor

Mar 4, 2021 | Blog

Sean O’Keeffe and his colleagues at JEC Service Company, Inc. have done a lot of laboratory HVAC projects over the years. Hospitals, universities, biotechnology companies, and many pharmaceutical clients highlight this Waltham, Mass.-based SMACNA firm’s construction portfolio.
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