Partners in Progress

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Our Partners in Progress are:

SMACNA contractors — committed to quality construction using creditable, well accepted industry standards employing a trained, professional workforce and

SMART members — who receive wages commensurate with the skills they bring to the workplace.

The SMART/SMACNA Partnership is more than 80 years old and is based on the mutual goal of delivering quality sheet metal applications and heating ventilating and air conditioning systems using skilled, trained, craft workers.

On May 14, 2002, SMACNA President Ron Rodgers and SMWIA (now called SMART) General President Michael Sullivan executed an agreement and declaration of trust establishing the Sheet Metal Industry Labor-Management Cooperation Committee. This Committee’s goal is to advance the interests and prosperity of the union, its members, signatory employers and associations, and customers and users of union services in the sheet metal industry. Read about the Initial Vision from 2003.

In other words, the purpose of this labor-management partnership is to maintain an effective cooperative effort to insure an increasing market share and dominant role in the future of the Industry.

The Committee was established for purposes set forth in the Labor Management Cooperation Act of 1978. The Labor-Management Cooperation Committee (LMCC) is provide resources for a marketing plan developed by the Joint Best Practices Marketing Task Force.

Initial labor trustees were Michael Sullivan and Thomas Kelly. Initial management trustees were Charles Corbett and Bruce Stockwell.

The current labor trustees are Joe Sellers and Rich McClees. The current SMACNA Trustees are Tom Szymczak, Guy Gast, Deb Wyandt, and Vince Sandusky. After Oct. 19, 2016, Angela Simon will replace Tom Szymczak as a trustee.

To learn more about Labor-Management Best Practices and how to implement them, contact us.