Bay Area Contractors Pledge Support for New Horizons

The Bay Area Chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) has invested $100,000 in the New horizons Foundation, a research and educational program that benefits sheet metal and HVAC contractors. The New Horizons Foundation – A Sheet Metal Industry Initiative, is funded by major grants from contractors, SMACNA National, and a growing number of SMACNA chapters nationwide. Organized in 2001, the foundation has received industry commitments totaling more than $3.5 million towards an initial goal of $8 million. The Foundation’s Summit Council has selected and funded three projects for the Foundation’s inaugural year: Quantifying the Cumulative Impact of Change Orders on Sheet Metal Contractors; The Future of Union Sheet Metal Construction; and Attracting the Millennium Generation to the Sheet Metal and HVAC Industries. For more information about the Oakland, CA-based Bay Area SMACNA Chapter, contact Gary Schwenk, executive vice president, at 510/635-8212. For more information about the New Horizons Foundation, contact Dennis Bradshaw, executive director, at 703/222-9001.

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