SMACNA Arizona Awards Student With J.B. Rodgers Endowed Scholarship

SMACNA Arizona, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association's Arizona chapter, has announced that a local student has received the J.B. Rodgers Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship winner is Tyler McKinney of Queen Creek.

The scholarship is for $3,000 per academic year toward the college of McKinney's choice. McKinney plans to attend the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University where he will be studying aerospace engineering.

To qualify for the scholarship, participants must have a family relative who is a SMACNA member. McKinney's father is Steve McKinney, co-owner of Arizona System Analysis Professionals, LLC, a SMACNA Arizona contractor.

SMACNA Arizona contractors are leaders in the HVAC industry. The organization's technical manuals are the accepted standards for sheet metal and air conditioning and they are constantly striving to update them or publish new editions to move the industry forward in the areas of new applications, new materials, safety and training.

The union contractors who comprise the SMACNA Arizona chapter are dedicated to progressive actions that improve both the trade and the construction industry.

SMACNA Arizona is committed to quality work and ensuring quality workers for the future. 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 focused on upholding the highest standards of quality and excellence in all facets of the sheet metal and air conditioning industry. To demonstrate that commitment, SMACNA Arizona has contributed more than $2.5 million statewide toward skills training and apprenticeships programs. For more information on SMACNA Arizona, visit or call (602) 734-0214.