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News | April 4, 2019

Podcast “Let’s Talk Shop” Launches

SMACNA Announces Launch of Podcast Series, “Let’s Talk Shop”

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) announced today the launch of a new podcast series, “Let’s Talk Shop.” The series highlights conversations with sheet metal contractors and executives on topics and trends related to their business, and is hosted by Angie Simon, President of Western Allied Mechanical in Menlo Park, Calif. and President-elect of SMACNA National.

“As the show’s host, I’ve been given this unique and exciting opportunity to share meaningful conversations with, not only my peers in SMACNA, but with the industry at large,” said Simon. “Showcasing the professionalism, skills and knowledge of SMACNA members is an important cornerstone of SMACNA’s strategic plan and I’m happy to do my part in making that happen.”

My favorite thing about podcasts is that the format allows for conversations to flow and cover a wide range of topics based on real world experiences. I think that resonates with listeners

“We know our members value the information they receive from SMACNA through a variety of different channels, from our website and social media platforms to our monthly magazine SMACNews, e-mail newsletters and numerous technical resources,” said Jeff Henriksen, SMACNA’s Executive Director of Communications and Marketing. “The podcast is yet another engaging way for SMACNA to provide value to, communicate with and educate our members on important industry topics and trends. In today’s fast-paced world, it is also particularly convenient for members to listen from their laptops or mobile devices on the go, whether on a break at a job site or during their commute.”

The first episode of “Let’s Talk Shop,” available for streaming now, features a fascinating discussion on prefabrication with Joseph Lansdell, President of Poynter Sheet Metal in Greenwood, Ind. Upcoming episodes include conversations about peer groups, integrated project delivery and BIM, multi-trade contractors, design-build and lean practices, among many others.

To listen, please visit SMACNA.org or SoundCloud to stream and download episodes.

About Western Allied Mechanical

Western Allied Mechanical stands on the cutting edge of HVAC system design and operation. We combine innovative thinking and technologies with intricate engineering to create, build and maintain comfortable, energy-efficient environments.

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