The craftsmen were recognized for their innovative approach in the development of a way to ship and quickly offload ductwork from a 53-foot closed-container truck onto a platform. The pair created reusable assemblies that are shipped back to the fabrication facility for future loads. Their solution also eliminated the need for a forklift and ground crew, thus reducing safety hazards associated with the unloading process while significantly reducing the man-hours needed for the job.
Entries were judged by a panel from SMACNA Arizona based on the significance of a solution formulated from a given challenge related to the heating, ventilating and air conditioning industry.
“SMACNA Arizona contractors have the best training in the industry and are known for their innovative solutions and quality craftsmanship,” said Carol Goguen, executive director of SMACNA Arizona, “The award is a testament to how this team solved a real job-site challenge in a creative and effective manner.”
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 www.smacna-az.org or call (602) 734-0214.