Sheet Metal Workers International Association

The Sheet Metal Workers International Association represents over 150,000 union members from over 100 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Local 36 represents over 2,300 members in St. Louis, Eastern Missouri and Arkansas.

Local 36 Apprenticeship Training Facility

St. Louis 20,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art training facility offering curriculum on every aspect of the sheet metal industry. The Joint Apprenticeship Training School is a collaborative effort between the St. Louis contractors and Local 36.

Sheet Metal Contractors National Association

An international trade association dedicated to providing products, services and representation to enhance members, business, markets and profitability.

International Training Institute

Opportunity through education and technology. ITI provides a number of opportunities to union members in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry. They develop curriculum for journeyman and apprentice training programs, instructor training programs and certification testing programs.

Sheet Metal Occupational Health Trust

SMOHIT is a Joint Labor Management Trust whose mission is to provide industry leading health and safety solutions that will minimize illness and injuries in the sheet metal industry.

SMOHIT serves over 123,000 sheet metal workers and 4,500 contractors.

HVAC Expertise

A 75-year-old partnership based on the mutual goal of delivering quality heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and sheet metal applications using skilled, trained, craft workers.

National Energy Management Institute

NEMI is a not-for-profit organization created in 1981 by the Sheet Metal Workers (SMWIA) and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA).

Testing Adjusting and Balancing Bureau (TABB)

TABB runs the TAB (testing, adjusting and balancing) education and certification program, which ensures that HVAC systems operate at the highest standards and with the greatest efficiency and effectiveness at every stage of an indoor environment retrofit or new building specification.

Architectural Sheet Metal Initiative

Architectural Metal Expertise contractors provide the greatest range of architectural metal products and services available to the design community. These experts, who employ the construction industry’s most experienced and well trained craftsmen, work with architects, designers, builders, and owners to design and create award winning architectural metal projects that are developed and produced by combining old-world craftsmanship with cutting edge technology.

Sheet Metal Workers Youth To Youth Program

The local 36 Youth to Youth initiative is a community service program that reaches out to young men, women and minorities by promoting the sheet metal industry as a career choice during High School career days, job fairs and industry events.

Union Label Trades

Production and manufacturing companies that use Union Sheet Metal Workers proudly adhere the union label to their products. Enter the SMWIA site to find out more.

National Center For Energy Management and Building Technologies

The National Center for Energy Management and Building Technologies is an independent, research institution that participates in standard setting, advances technical training and professional education, and serves as a repository of information on economic, technical, and public policy issues. The National Center acts as a resource to Federal agencies, state and local governments, building owners, the HVAC industry and consumers.

Industrial Expertise

Industrial Expertise contractors follow other accepted standards in the industrial market sector. These include standards set by (SMACNA), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and American Welding Society (AWS).