Sheet Metal News

SMART Sister Tips

Abbe, a SMART Local 28 sheet metal worker, kicks off the series of Sister Tips for the 2022 Women in Construction Week. In this video she gives a short tip to help with communication skills. Watch for more Sister Tips throughout the week, and don’t forget to join your SMART Sisters for the SMART Women’s […]

Important SMART Ventilation Priorities Highlight New COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

Washington, D.C. — Today the White House announced its COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. It commits to providing schools and businesses guidance and tools to improve ventilation and air filtration, including a Clean Air in Buildings Checklist that all buildings can use to improve indoor ventilation and air filtration. It also commits to providing schools, businesses, employers […]

Mentorship Leads to Career Change for PA Balancer

Adriana Farren has always been into numbers. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources with a minor in finance and worked in the front office of the former Sheet Metal Workers Local 41 in Puerto Rico before moving to Pennsylvania in 2011. This was the point where her life took a much different turn, […]

Progress In the Year Ahead

Brothers and sisters: As we enter this new year, it is important to reflect on where we have been, what challenges we have faced and what accomplishments we have made together. I am excited about our future and can say, with certainty, we are more prepared now than ever to face it head-on, with the […]

SMART: I Got Your Back

Michael Wilson is a new SM Local 206 (San Diego, Calif.) member working at the new San Marcos Medical Center in San Marcos, Calif. He recently shared how much he is enjoying his new career and learning every day from his journeyperson, Troy Lewis, who has been a union sheet metal worker and mentor to […]

SMART Women Hold 2021 Caucus

On November 20, SMART women from across Canada and the United States along with supporters and allies held the second annual Virtual SMART Women’s Caucus.  This year’s keynote speaker was Liz Shuler who drew upon her experiences rising up through the ranks of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) to AFL-CIO President.  She shared […]

SMART Army Out In Force In Detroit

The SMART Army was out in full force in Dearborn Heights Michigan the week of November 1st, 2021.  Upon hearing of a need by some very worthy recipients, SMART Local 80 Detroit apprentices answered that call. Jaime Wencel, a young unwed mother, died shortly after giving birth to her fifth child.  Amid those terrible circumstances, […]

SM LU 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 […]

LU 10 Holds Working Minds Suicide Prevention Workshops

SMART SM Local 10 held a series of suicide prevention workshops for members through the Construction Working Minds Program. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) men in construction die by suicide at a rate four times higher than the general adult population along with similar figures in the transportation industry. Rather […]