President-elect Donald Trump recently announced that an Indianapolis Carrier factory slated to close by 2019 will be staying open, thanks in part to negotiations spearheaded by the New York billionaire. An estimated 800 jobs will be saved. Some people have criticized the agreement for being a stunt or anti-free market principles. What’s your opinion?
The Labor Department just overhauled the requirements for overtime eligibility, more than doubling the salary minimum to be exempt from extra pay for working more than 40 hours a week. What do you think of the new rules?
The Sheet Metal Workers union has endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her bid to be U.S. president. Who do you think should win the Democratic nomination at this summer’s convention in Philadelphia?
The St. Louis Arch is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The famous sheet metal landmark is a top Midwest tourist attraction. Do you ever take time to appreciate sheet metal work when you are on vacation or traveling for a project?
Effective Jan. 1, new HVAC efficiency standards for air conditioners were implemented for residential and commercial equipment. How has the transition to the new standards been for your HVAC contracting business?