SMACNA Arizona Trustee Katie Watson-Cruz Appointed to National Task Force

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Katie Watson-Cruz of Kinetic Systems, Inc., and a trustee for SMACNA Arizona, the Arizona Chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association, has been appointed to the International Training Institute (ITI) Facilities Maintenance Task Force.

The SMACNA national task force is charged with developing a comprehensive curriculum to correspond with the facilities maintenance industry.

“SMACNA is known for developing standards for the entire industry and this certainly fits into that framework of leadership,” Watson-Cruz said.   “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.” 

In making the appointment, Vincent R. Sandusky, SMACNA’s chief executive officer, stated: “SMACNA appreciates your dedication and willingness to serve both SMACNA and the sheet metal industry.”

SMACNA Arizona contractors are leaders in the HVAC industry by setting the highest standards of performance, service and safety.

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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