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CAL SMACNA Shop Tours

SACRAMENTO – Sheet metal shop tours provide excellent opportunities for CAL SMACNA members to meet face-to-face with their elected officials to better educate their representatives about the sheet metal/HVAC industry and discuss the various issues important to their local businesses. If you are interested in opening up your shop for a legislator tour please contact […]

- October 31, 2018

California Chapter Executive Named SMACNA Executive of the Year

San Diego, CA — Two deserving chapter executives received SMACNA’s Chapter Executive of the Year award at SMACNA’s Annual Convention for their efforts in tackling one of SMACNA’s most critical initiatives: recruiting a skilled workforce. Lauri Rollings, executive director of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association of Milwaukee, and Linda Jennings, executive vice […]

- October 29, 2018

Contractors State License Board: Licensed Contractors Needed for Seismic Retrofits

SACRAMENTO– The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) sent out the following notice on October 5, 2018: Licensed contractors eager to grow their business and receive free specialized FEMA training can participate in Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) a California program offering homeowners up to $3,000 toward a code-complaint seismic retrofit. In 2019, EBB will receive […]

- October 5, 2018

Governor Brown Signs Two CAL SMACNA Supported Bills: PAGA Lawsuits (AB 1654); and AB 1701 Clean-UP (AB 1565)

PAGA Exemption for CBAs — Governor Brown signed AB 1654 (Rubio, D), supported by CAL SMACNA, to strengthen and uphold the sanctity of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) when it comes to settling grievances. This bill exempts construction industry employees in a CBA from also using the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) to resolve disputes with […]

- September 21, 2018

California Energy Commission: New Nonresidential HVAC Videos are Now Available

The California Energy Commission (CEC) sent out a notice announcing that new educational videos are now available on their Online Resource Center (ORC). These videos review the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for HVAC requirements in nonresidential, high-rise residential, hotel and motel buildings. To view the videos listed below, visit the ORC at http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/orc/hvac/2016_hvac.html. Mandatory […]

- September 11, 2018
 

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