The New Horizons Foundation recently accepted a $100,000 grant from SMACNA's St. Louis chapter.

"The New Horizons Foundation - A Sheet Metal Industry Initiative," accepted a $100,000 grant from the St. Louis Chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air-Conditioning Contractors National Association to help fund innovative management education.

Organized in 2001, the New Horizons Foundation has received industry commitments of $3.5 million.

Three projects are being developed: Quantifying the Cumulative Impact of Change Orders on Sheet Metal Contractors; The Future of Union Sheet Metal Construction; and Attracting the Millennium Generation to the Sheet Metal and HVAC Industries.

The coalition can be contacted at and at (703) 222-9001.