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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

Current and Projected Wind and Solar Renewable Electric Generating Capacity in the Domestic Market

The Copper Development Association conducted a study and examined renewable energy (RE) production, including land-based and offshore wind; residential, commercial and utility-scale photovoltaic installations; concentrating thermal-solar electric plants; and geothermal plants.

The Business Case For Energy Efficiency

It is well-known that energy efficient design contributes to a number of short and long-term societal benefits, including saving fossil fuels and reducing air emissions that cause poor air quality, acid rain and climate change.

Repair Specifications, and Preventive and Predictive Maintenance

This three-part series focuses on reducing energy cost and downtime by instituting a motor management plan. Part III, the last in the three part series, addresses repair specifications and preventive and predictive maintenance.

Creating a Motor Inventory, Repair/Replace Guidelines

This three-part series focuses on reducing energy cost and downtime by instituting a motor management plan. Part I, addresses the motor management plan, and the beginning steps: creating a motor inventory, and motor repair/replace guidelines.

100 Miles of Copper Cable Connects, Protects 4.6-MW Photovoltaic Solar Farm

Arizona produces two-thirds of the copper we use, and more than half of that finds its way into electrical products.

Copper-Rotor Motors + Variable Frequency Drives Maximize Savings at Water Treatment Plant

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 Albany County Sewage District’s (ASCD) North Plant in Menands, New York.

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.

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