Monica Lagno of Scottsdale has won a weekend getaway at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North for correctly guessing Phoenix’s first 100 degree day of 2012 as part of SMACNA Arizona’s (the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association) Seventh Annual 100 Degree Contest.
Lagno correctly predicted Saturday, April 21 as the first 100 degree day to be recorded by the National Weather Service this year. She was only off by two minutes, predicting 1:11 p.m. as the time for the mercury to reach the century mark. The temperature first reached triple digits at 1:13 p.m.
The contest was designed to be a fun way for people to get ready for the hot months ahead and to help them learn more about SMACNA Arizona’s member contractors and the quality, training and craftsmanship they provide. Entrants were required to enter the contest via SMACNA Arizona’s website, www.smacna-az.org.
Previous winners of the contest are David Williams of Phoenix last year, Jessica McLeod of Ahwatukee in 2010, Carrie Aranda of Mesa in 2009, Carrie White of New River in 2008, McLeod in 2007 and David Cooper of Goodyear in 2006.
SMACNA is an international association of union contractors in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry representing 4,500 contributing contractor firms. The organization is committed to upholding the highest standards of quality and excellence in all facets of the sheet metal and air conditioning industry.
SMACNA conducts many programs in Arizona and nationwide that benefit the construction industry. Their inspectors training programs, leadership seminars and resource library are just a few of the assets they offer the industry.
To reach this goal, SMACNA Arizona has contributed more than $2.5 million statewide toward skills training and apprenticeships programs over the past three years.
For more information on SMACNA Arizona, visit www.smacna-az.org or call (602) 734-0214.