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At the contract meeting on Sunday August 12,2018 the membership voted to accept the offer from the Boston chapter of SMACNA.


Sheet Metal Workers Local 17

Local #17 was formed in 1896 so that men and women working in the Sheet Metal Industry could bargain collectively for a good day's pay with benefits for a good day's work. Through the years our union has taken the lead in the Industry, negotiating contracts that have made our members the highest paid with the best benefit package of any Sheet Metal Worker organization in all of New England. Please feel free to look through our web site and you will see that we are committed to keeping our members and our contractors educated and informed about what is happening in the always - changing Industry of the Sheet Metal Workers.

SMW 17 News

Copper-Rotor Motors + Variable Frequency Drives Maximize Savings at a Brass Mill

This summary describes the results of a copper-rotor motor evaluation program undertaken by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) at the Rome, New York, brass mill of Revere Copper Products, Inc.

Bowling Pin Manufacturer Fights Rising Energy Costs With Premium-Efficiency Motors

QubicaAMF strikes just the right score with NEMA Premium© motors. Located in a high energy cost region, this famous bowling pin manufacturer found high efficiency motors were part of their energy solution.

Driving America to Energy Independence

Austin Energy had an unusual idea: convert and store nighttime wind energy to daytime gasoline. This article explores the concept behind Plug-in Partners, and how Austin Energy is approaching the idea of utilizing Texas' abundant wind energy.