SMACNA Arizona Seeks Nominations For HVAC Industry Leadership Award; Winner to Receive $250

October 30, 2014
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October 30, 2014

SMACNA Arizona, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association’s Arizona chapter, is seeking nominations for its first “SMACNA Arizona HVAC Industry Leadership Award.”

Nominations are being accepted at   The deadline is Feb. 15, 2014.

Carol Goguen, SMACNA Arizona’s executive director, said the nominees should have some sort of association or affiliation with the HVAC industry in Arizona – but other than that – it’s wide open.

“The SMACNA Arizona trustees and members of the marketing committee have stressed that ‘industry leadership’ can be many things and takes on various forms within the HVAC industry,” Goguen explained.   “We do not want to put limits on who can be nominated, other than they should have a connection with the industry in Arizona.”

A $250 prize will be awarded to the winner. 

SMACNA Arizona contractors are leaders in the HVAC industry. 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.

“It’s only fitting that SMACNA Arizona sponsor an award that recognizes an individual who has demonstrated similar leadership for the betterment of the entire HVAC industry,” Goguen said. 

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, like the organization on Facebook or call (602) 734-0214.

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