Released for publication - June 27, 2018

SMCA of Philadelphia Assists in Creating a Resolution to Bring
Awareness to Opioid Usage by Construction Workers

Warminster — Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously supported a resolution declaring the last full week of July as “Construction Opioid Awareness Week.” The Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity (SMCA) worked with its state-wide counterpart SMACNA of PA, construction associations and labor organizations across the Commonwealth to launch this initiative.

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Originally published by SMACNA - December 15, 2010


Even in the best of times, material shortages and changing prices are disruptive. Commodities, such as asphalt, copper, steel and other materials are subject to global pressures and price fluctuations. More than ever, contractors need to protect themselves from changes in material prices.

Prevent Silica Hazard and Protect Your Workers!

Visit to create your own Silica plan and keep for documentation on job sites.

When you first go to the site, click on create-a-plan. Once you do so, you now have the opportunity to select the substrate that will be sanded, drilled, etc. Please be sure to fill in as much information in each section  as this will show an OSHA inspector that your firm is being proactive in the exposure of dust.

If you have any further questions, please contact Greg Wharton, SMCA Director of Safety and Education at:

SMCA of Philadelphia is proud to announce that SMACNA’s Director Nominating Committee has released its slate of candidates to fill four positions on SMACNA’s Board of Directors. Gary Luthe, of SMCA Philadelphia member firm Luthe Sheet Metal, Inc., is one of the nominees, and will likely become a SMACNA Director when the vote is taken at the Annual Convention in Maui, Hawaii, this October.

SMCA of Philadelphia has a rich tradition of supplying leaders on a national level. That tradition continues as the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) has announced it is drafting representatives of SMCA Member Firms to its national committees.