14.05.2013 Uncategorized

SMACNA – St. Louis 2013 Golf Tournament

The annual SMACNA-St. Louis golf tournament was held May 13,2013, at the beautiful St. Albans Country Club. Lunch was served to attendees prior to the 12:30 shotgun start. Drinks and a barbecue dinner complete with a pig roast followed the tournament and individual/team prizes were awarded. Results and pictures are posted below. Gary Tidwell was the winner of the hole sponsorship prize, walking away with a big screen tv! Raffle and attendance prizes were also given.

A total of 210 golfers enjoyed a day of food, camaraderie and beautiful weather! Thanks to the lunch and hole sponsors, as well as the volunteers, it was another fun and successful golfing event.

2013 SMACNA Golf Tournament Results

Putting Contest Winner – Mike Molnar

Closest to Pin/Tavern Creek – Richard Pikora     Closest to Pin/Lewis & Clark – Robert Zahner

Longest Drive/Tavern Creek – Josh Klaus           Longest Drive/Lewis & Clark – Men – Jeremy Browning; Women – Sue Krodinger

Lewis & Clark – A Flight: 1st – Larry Krodinger, Sue Krodinger, Mike Hickson, Brian Watson: 2nd – Ernie Montgomery, Tom Stosh, Keith Williams, Terry Harris: 3rd – Vince Sandusky, Dan Wienstroer, Eli Howard, Robert Zahner

Lewis & Clark – Championship Flight: 1st – Patrick Olwig, Chris Stumpf: 2nd – Joe Vogel, Scott Kupcho, Mike Pisoni, Phil Linneman: 3rd – Paul Klaus, Brett Borlesch, Joe Lopez, Jim Jost III

Tavern Creek – A Flight: 1st – Chris Swallow, Jim Ertel, Jim Kappeler, Nick Zehart: 2nd – Ron Buol, Cort Mitchell, Gary Edwards, Bob Gunn: 3rd – Mike Molnar, Bob Willigs, Denn Rhodes, Jerry Hogenmiller

Tavern Creek – Championship Flight: 1st – Bill Meeh, Bob Meeh, Robby Meeh, Dean Rhodes: 2nd – Tom Butzen, Gary Tidwell, Charly Bonte, Rick Hof: 3rd – Aaron Eilers, Ron Wofford, Ron Reimer, Todd Forthaus

134            130          129 130            146          139

147            143          141

142            157          160

162            156          155

154            153          152

151            150          145

144            138          125

124            122          174

170            169          168

167            166          165

164            163     


26.02.2013 Uncategorized

2013 Annual Installation of Officers


SMACNA-St. Louis held the annual installation of officers dinner on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Forest Hills Country Club.

The 2013 officers are as follows:

President: Mark Bengard, Murphy Company

Vice-President: William Meeh, R.F. Meeh Company

Vice-President: Vince Cutelli, C.E. Jarrell Contracting Co.

Vice-President: Kevin Suiter, Rock Hill Mechanical Corp.

Treasurer: Robert Grossman, Murphy Company

Director: Dave Boschert, Wiegmann & Associates

Director: Larry Krodinger, Sheet Metal Contractors, Inc.

Director: Tom Lee, Duct Systems, Inc.

Director: Russ Scott, Scott-Lee Heating Co.

Director: Rich Lackey, Lacey Sheet Metal

Director: Don Sievers, Associated Sheet Metal, Inc.

Associate Director: Jim Morton, American Metals Supply

Associate Director: Pat Olwig, Langendorf Supply Co.

In addition to the installation of officers, 2012 Safety Awards were presented to the following recipients:

30,000 Hours and Under: 1st Place – Wiegmann Associates; 2nd Place – Icon Mechanical

30,001-50,000 Hours: 1st Place – Frank Fischer, Inc.; 2nd Place – Mechanical Solutions, Inc.

50,001-70,000 Hours: 1st Place, Rock Hill Mechanical Corp.; 2nd Place – Sheet Metal Contractors, Inc.

70,001-90,000 Hours: 1st Place, Lyon Sheet Metal, Inc.; 2nd Place Welsch Heating & Cooling Co.

90,001 Hours and Over: 1st Place, Charles E. Jarrell Contracting Co.; 2nd Place, Murphy Company

Thanks to all those who attended the evening’s events, and congratulations to the safety award recipients and to those serving as the 2013 officers. Here’s to another year of continued success!

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26.10.2012 Uncategorized

Howard Stine Elected SMACNA National President


The following article was posted on the stltoday.com website.  Congratulations, Howard!


  Howard Stine Elected SMACNA President

BY SMACNA | Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:13 AM

 LAS VEGAS — Howard Stine, executive vice president of Charles E. Jarrell Contracting in Earth City, Mo., was elected by the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA) Board of Directors to serve as president. His term in office began Oct. 17th at the close of SMACNA’s 69th annual convention.

Stine has taken an active role in SMACNA leadership for many years. Currently he is vice-chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, chair of the Investment Committee, and a trustee on the Industry Fund of the United States.

Among his past service to SMACNA and the industry is membership on the SMACNA Board of Directors from 2005 to 2009. He has served as co-chair of the NEMI/NEMIC International Certification Board. He was inducted into SMACNA’s prestigious College of Fellows in 2009. Stine and his wife Jeri are members of SMACNA’s Political Action Committee, SMAC PAC, at the Chairman’s Club level.

His support of the New Horizons Foundation includes being a Summit Circle contributor and service on the Board of Directors.

Locally, he has served as past president, vice president, and twice chapter councilor for the SMACNA-St. Louis chapter. In addition, he is the liaison for the St. Louis County and St. Louis City Code Officials and is on the St. Louis chapter’s Metalworking Industry Fund Board, Labor Committee, and co-chair of the Local Joint Adjustment Board.

He graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology) with a bachelor-of-science degree in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Engineering, a master’s degree in Engineering Management, and a Management Engineer Professional Degree.

Stine is a retired United States Army Intelligence Officer. He served on active duty with the Army Security Agency from 1967 to 1969 and received several service metals.

Charles E. Jarrell Contracting is a third-generation family company founded in 1954, presently with Mike Jarrell Sr. as CEO and Michael S. Jarrell as president. Stine has worked at Jarrell for 20 years and been in the industry for more than 40 years. His son Jim Stine works at Jarrell as a project manager and has LEED AP BD&C credentials.

SMACNA, an international trade association representing 4,500 contributing contractor firms, is dedicated to promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry. SMACNA has national offices in Chantilly, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., as well as on Capitol Hill. Visit www.smacna.org for more information.

15.08.2012 Uncategorized

SMACNA-St. Louis 2012 Golf Tournament

The annual SMACNA-St. Louis golf tournament was held June 25, 2012, at the beautiful Norwood Hills Country Club. Lunch was served to attendees prior to the 12:30 shotgun start.  Drinks and dinner followed the tournament and individual/team prizes were awarded. A total of 164 golfers enjoyed a day of food, fun and camaraderie. Thanks to the lunch and hole sponsors, and the beautiful weather, it was another fun and successful golfing event.







31.05.2012 Uncategorized

George “Butch” Welsch Named Man of the Year

Congratulations to St. Louis Metalworking Industry Fund Chairman George “Butch” Welsch of St. Louis. He was selected by the St. Louis Port Council as “Management Man of the Year”!  Congratulations also goes out to David Zimmermann, SMWIA Local #36 President/Business Manager for his selection as “Labor Man of the Year”. 

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30.06.2011 Uncategorized

Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 36 Break Ground on $15 Million LEED Platinum Headquarters

As technology advances to meet the changing sustainable demands of society, so too do the skilled trades. These advancements took another large step forward on June 30, 2010, when Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 36 broke ground on its new $15 million LEED Platinum headquarters facility in St. Louis.

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