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17
Oct

T.H. Martin, Inc. named SMACNA 2018 Contractor of the Year

A Cleveland-area sheet metal contractor signatory with Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 was named contractor of the year by the national contractor’s association. At the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s 75th Annual Convention, Tom Martin, President of T.H. Martin, Inc. in Cleveland received the top honor as SMACNA Contractor of the Year. Martin has served as the

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9
Jan

Sheet Metal Local 33 Partners with W.A.G.S. 4 Kids

Throughout 2018, members of Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 are gathering donations for a northeastern Ohio charity dedicated to providing disabled and autistic children with service animals. Since their founding in 2004, Working Animals Giving Service for Kids (W.A.G.S. 4 Kids) has provided mobility service and autism service animals, meeting the specific needs of children with disabilities in Northeast Ohio.

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8
Sep

Local 33 hosts legislatures to talk training and energy efficiency

In late August, more than a dozen elected officials toured the Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 Training Center in Cleveland and took part in a roundtable discussion about energy efficiency and good-paying jobs. Local 33 and the Cleveland chapter of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) hosted the legislators and business leaders at the Local 33 training

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24
Jul

Ohio Representatives Defend Davis-Bacon

An attempt to change the Davis-Bacon Act was made last week in Congress when Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) presented an amendment to H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. Gosar’s amendment was met with opposition as it proposed to fundamentally change the way prevailing wage is calculated throughout the country. Gosar stated that his amendment would,

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4
Jan

Toledo District apprentices bring heat to Boxing Club

Children who attend a Toledo inner city after-school program will stay warm this winter thanks to a group of Toledo District apprentices. Roughly, a dozen third-year apprentices spent an estimated 250 man-hours to install a furnace, put up ductwork and fix the air conditioner in the building of Soul City Boxing Club, a non-profit serving the area’s youth. The Club

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30
Nov

Bobby Ina and Sheet Metal Workers help brighten holidays for sick children

For the second year in a row, Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 partnered with their political lobbyist to bring holiday cheer to children at Akron Children’s Hospital. Bobby Ina, Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 and some of Ina’s other clients nearly doubled the number of toys and gift cards donated to Children’s Hospital. This year, they raised over $12,000, as

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30
Nov

Moving forward after the election

He is no longer “Donald Trump.” Now people will be referring to him as “President-elect Donald Trump.” Whether you voted for him or not, whether you are happy with the outcome or not, for the good of our members, families and businesses, we have to hope he succeeds and does it in a professional way, because our livelihoods and our

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31
Oct

Change in Retirement Plan

A change has occurred the Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 Annuity Fund. Fund Trustees opted to change the default option to more accurately reflect the current demographics of Local 33. By doing their due diligence and looking at a demographic study, Trustees felt there were better options available to make it easier for members to better plan for retirement. Members

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29
Jun

West Virginia Devastated By Deadly Flooding

Parts of our Local have been devastated by deadly flooding, leaving thousands homeless in West Virginia. According to multiple media reports, West Virginia received one-quarter of its annual rainfall in a single day and multiple rivers surged to dangerous levels, including the Elk River, which broke a record at one stage that had stood since 1888. Now ranked as the

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22
Feb

Forbes.com Article Says Students Should Consider The “Other Four-Year Degree”

A January Forbes.com article discusses the advantages of apprenticeships and other vocational educations over bachelor’s degrees. The article, written by Nicholas Wyman, points out that roughly 13 million Americans with college degrees are unemployed and countless more are either underemployed or have given up trying to find a job. For those who go the vocational route, there are plenty of

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