Eye On Sheet Metal

Eye on Sheet Metal

The Eye on Sheet Metal is an online newsroom established in February 2011 to serve as a resource for the unionized sheet metal industry, its strategic partners and the media.

Articles are provided by the International Training Institute (ITI), the National Energy Management Institute (NEMI) and the Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT).

Partnerships help grow female interest in apprenticeships

Photo Credit: Dawn Jones Redstone of Hearts + Sparks Productions, based in Portland, Oregon. Percentage of female sheet metal apprentices at 4.2, double from 2015 FAIRFAX, Va. – To those outside the industry, sheet metal work may seem like a... Continued


2/17/2017 0 Comments

Cincinnati sheet metal workers open doors Nov. 17 for Apprenticeship Week

Greater Cincinnati Apprenticeship Council offers weeklong look at apprenticeship CINCINNATI, OHIO — Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 24, 1579 Summit Road, will host a presentation and information session from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in celebration of National Apprenticeship... Continued


11/17/2016 0 Comments

Sheet Metal Workers Local 67 to host multi-trade event Nov. 17 for National Apprenticeship Week

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 14-18, Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 67 Area Joint Apprenticeship, along with ApprenticeshipUSA, will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, featuring a facility tour... Continued


11/17/2016 0 Comments

Dayton sheet metal workers open doors for Apprenticeship Week

High school welding students to visit training center, complete project Nov. 17 DAYTON, OHIO – Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 24, 6550 Poe Ave. in Dayton, will host eleventh-grade welding students from Upper Valley Career Center for a morning of exploration and... Continued


11/16/2016 0 Comments

Columbus sheet metal workers open doors for Apprenticeship Week

Students from Fort Hayes, Eastland to visit, create tool tray as intro to school Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 24 will host an open house at the Columbus Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship Training Center, 3031 Lamb Ave., from 10 a.m.... Continued


11/10/2016 0 Comments

Experience moves fire life safety manager to educate building owners

Kennedy Sanders, P1 Group, Local No. 88 lab all working to keep Las Vegas safe LAS VEGAS – Fifteen years ago, Las Vegas resident Kennedy Sanders pushed his wife and three children out the door of their vacation hotel at... Continued


11/4/2016 0 Comments

Lean construction method: efficient work, happy customers

Processes reduce waste, encourage ideas, help projects finish early and on budget FAIRFAX, Va. – “Lean construction” may be an industry buzz term, but in reality, it’s a practice many sheet metal workers already do as part of their day-to-day... Continued


10/26/2016 0 Comments

Demand high across country for Certified Welding Inspectors

Courses added to help sheet metal workers pass challenging exam, earn distinction FAIRFAX, Va.  – The uptick in industrial welding in the nation’s Southeast corner has created a ripple effect across the country. While most of the action is taking... Continued


10/21/2016 0 Comments

Region 2 apprentices compete for first time in seven years

Students from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey vied for top prizes Sheet metal apprentices from training centers across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey competed this spring in the region’s first apprenticeship contest in seven years. The competition, hosted by... Continued


10/19/2016 0 Comments

Safety Champions Conference unites workers for second year

Conference, awards welcomed 30 members from across the United States FAIRFAX, Va. – More than 30 contractors, training coordinators, business agents, business managers, safety directors, instructors, SMART and SMOHIT executives and strategic partners from across the country gathered for the... Continued


10/11/2016 0 Comments