VA Adds TABB As Accepted Certification Body

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) added the Testing, Adjusting and Balancing Bureau (TABB) as a third certification body for certifying personnel and contractors who perform testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) on heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); water balancing; and sound and vibration equipment testing. The addition was effective Nov. 1. With endorsements and […]

Career of a lifetime: Renato Favero’s 80 years of service

On October 5, 2021, SMART Local 218 celebrated the career and life of longtime member Renato Favero. Brother Favero, also known as “Notto” or “Not,” was presented with his 80-year membership plaque for good standing by General President Joseph Sellers, Jr., International Representative Paul Hayes and Business Manager Edmund Robison at a pin ceremony, alongside […]

SM Local 280 SMART Army Helps Local Charity Aid Community

In September 2021, Langley Meals on Wheels contacted SMART Army Canada Local 280 to assist them with obtaining a donation of 3 stainless-steel prep tables for their new facility. Langley Meals on Wheels is a charitable, non-profit society providing affordable menu plans and social meal programs throughout the community. It is anticipated that the new […]

New SMOHIT Safety Guide Available

SMOHIT has released the latest version of its safety handbook. Focused on workplace safety, the handbook covers a variety of workplace hazards, scaffold and ladder safety, shop safety, ventilation and fire safety, among a multitude of other possible dangers faced by sheet metal workers.   The handbook is packed with illustrations and easy-to-read guides. There […]

SM LU 71 Opens New Buffalo Training Center

A former manufacturing facility that was once a neighborhood eyesore was renovated and reconstructed into a new two-story, 7,200-square-foot building that today houses an expanded, updated training facility for future generations of SMART Local 71 sheet metal workers. With an expected demand for new training classes, a third adjacent property was also acquired from the […]

SMART members in Indiana pay tribute to trailblazing suffragist

Two SMART members were present to pay tribute to a trailblazing Indiana woman honored for her role in fighting for women’s right to vote in the early 20th century. A statue honoring suffragist Mary Stuart Edwards was unveiled Aug. 26 in Peru, Ind., in a ceremony attended by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. Edwards was a […]

PLA Victory Comes After Years of Hard Work

In 1999, when the Navy abandoned the Concord Naval Weapons Station in California, it became a great opportunity zone for the Concord community to grow and flourish. As early as 2005, SM Local 104 had been involved in the city of Concord’s process to imagine and develop the future of the land. From attending community […]