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Architectural: Contractor Scores Big with Completion of New Big 10 Stadium

Jun 29, 2021 | Blog

Before COVID-19 hit, the University of Iowa — a member of the NCAA Big 10, the oldest Division I conference in the United States — did a massive upgrade to the premium and club seating options in their new state-of-the-art college football stadium.
Industrial: Contractor Helps Grow Company’s Pharmaceutical Niche

Jun 29, 2021 | Blog

January 8, 2021, was another proud day for everyone at Ernest D. Menold, Inc. The Lester, Pa., SMACNA contractor celebrated the successful completion of a 310-square-foot stainless steel platform for a Teva Pharmaceuticals manufacturing and research facility in nearby West Chester, Pa.
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.
New Technologies Promise Improved Safety and Efficiency

Apr 30, 2021 | Blog

By now, many of us have seen the videos on the internet of industrial robots traversing warehouse obstacle courses like contestants on American Ninja Warrior.
Industrial: Putting on the Finishing Touch

Apr 30, 2021 | Blog

SMACNA member H.M. White of Wayne, Michigan, fabricated and installed heater boxes to ensure the paint looks great on every Ford vehicle built at a suburban Detroit factory.
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.
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