With demand for skilled labor projected to reach an all-time high the next decade, the future of the male-dominated building trades rests on the industry’s efforts to roll out the welcome mat for another generation and gender. A new research project, seeking to understand how women thrive in the skilled trades, may pave the way for more people to call the sheet metal industry home.
HVAC airflow problems can make or break a duct system design. After all, the cornerstone of the heating and cooling industry is comfort. Without proper HVAC airflow, comfort goes out the window — pun intended. The end result is a building owner left with a duct system absent its purpose.
After a conversation at the 2002 AHR Expo, Ruth King and Gwen Hoskins established Women in HVACR with one simple mission: women supporting women. “This conversation between two women was the catalyst for the organization,” explains Karen Lamy DeSousa, Women in HVACR’s 2020 president.
From industrial hoods, oxidizers and exhaust stacks to fabricating and installing commercial duct systems, louvers and fire dampers, Nashville Sheet Metal completes around $5 million in projects a year.
The City of Nashville, Tennessee, may be the capital of country music, but at Nashville Sheet Metal it is heavy metal all day and all the time. Established in 2003 between longtime sheet metal workers Kevin Elliott and Tracy Cross, the small but mighty shop has quickly made its mark on Music City by diversifying its construction catalog.
At the Sheet Metal Workers Local 88 Joint Apprenticeship & Training Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, an ever-evolving core curriculum ensures sheet metal apprentices have the tools they need to carve out a modern career in the skilled trades industry.
This month, Advance Machinery/Advance Cutting Systems, founded in 1985, celebrates 35 years as a brand in the sheet metal fabrication business. Here, national sales manager Clinton Ray Jr. explains why that type of longevity doesn’t just happen on its own.
Johns Manville's black duct wrap, Microlite Black PSK, was designed specifically for aesthetic applications
February 6, 2020
Insulation is one of the key factors that can help building designers create more efficient buildings, meet increasingly stringent energy code requirements, and find ways to sustainably operate the structures where we live and work.
The new wrap-around product is fully integrated, factory-built and installed.
February 6, 2020
The integrated wrap-around heat exchanger from Johnson Controls offers dehumidification benefits for many HVAC air handling system applications, including schools, hospitals, laboratories and gymnasiums.