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SMACNA Arizona (the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association’s Arizona chapter) has kicked-off the Ninth Annual SMACNA Arizona 100-Degree Contest in which the public is asked to guess the first 100-degree day of 2013. 

The winner will receive a weekend getaway at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, including a two-night stay for two, two 50-minute spa treatments and dinner for two in Proof. 

Last year, Monica Lagno of Scottsdale correctly predicted Saturday, April 21 as the first 100 degree day of the year to be recorded by the National Weather Service.

Other previous winners of the contest are David Williams of Phoenix in 2011, Jessica McLeod of Ahwatukee in 2010 and 2007, Carrie Aranda of Mesa in 2009, Carrie White of New River in 2008, David Cooper of Goodyear in 2006 and Lagno, who also won the first contest in 2005.

To enter the contest, visit the SMACNA Arizona website, Participants will be required to provide their contact information; along with the date and time that they think the first 100-degree reading will occur at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport. Only one entry per day, per person will be accepted. No same-day entries will be accepted. In the event of a tie, a drawing will be held. The contest will end when the temperature reaches 100 degrees at the Phoenix airport as reported by the National Weather Service.

“This is the ninth year for the 100-Degree Contest,” said Carol Goguen, SMACNA Arizona’s executive director.  “It is a fun way to demonstrate to the entire heating, ventilating and air conditioning industry – and even those unrelated to the industry – how SMACNA Arizona contractors set the highest standards of performance, service and safety.”

SMACNA Arizona contractors are leaders in the HVAC industry by setting the highest standards of performance, service and safety. 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 or call (602) 734-0214. You can also find SMACNA Arizona on Facebook  

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