Mission Statement and History

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association, Inc. (SMACNA) is a trade association whose membership is comprised of a union sheet metal and HVAC contracting firms internationally. SMACNA’s organizational structure consists primarily of local chapters, of which SMACNA of Southern Nevada is one representing the union sheet metal and HVAC industry in Southern Nevada. SMACNA contractors perform work in industrial, commercial, institutional and residential markets. They specialize in heating, ventilating and air conditioning; architectural sheet metal; industrial sheet metal; kitchen equipment; specialty stainless steel work; manufacturing; siding and decking; testing and balancing; service; and energy management and maintenance; and are recognized as the most skilled, highly trained contractors in the industry.

While membership in SMACNA is by the firm, it is the people designated by the member firm as their association representatives that join together to concentrate their collective experience, knowledge, and effort to address and seek a positive resolution to the needs and problems confronting the industry. This unity results in the creation of a power base to influence the environment in which they conduct business.

The National Association also functions as a standards-setting organization and literally write the books that comprise a library of technical standards and manuals which have found worldwide acceptance by the construction community, as well as foreign government agencies. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI)) has accredited SMACNA as a standards-setting organization. SMACNA standards and manuals address all facets of the sheet metal industry, from duct construction and air pollution control to energy recovery and roofing.

SMACNA’s mission is to provide products, services, and representation to enhance members’ businesses, markets, and profitability. In doing so, SMACNA offers contractors professional representation in labor relations, legislative assistance, research and technical standards development, safety, marketing, business management and industry issues.

SMACNA of Southern Nevada was established in 1965 and works closely with SMART Local Union Number 88 with the goal and objective of providing stability and progress to the sheet metal segment of the Southern Nevada construction industry.