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Two words come up when Glenn Parvin, owner of CASS Sheet Metal, talks about Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena: “passion project.”

With highly visible arenas, stadiums and high- rise commercial buildings under construction or renovation across the country, architectural sheet metal is gracefully stepping into the spotlight.

The International Training Institute (ITI), the education arm of the unionized sheet metal industry, has hired Dan McCallum of Downingtown, Pennsylvania as a member of its field staff and an architectural specialist.

Being discharged from the military can be exciting, but the unknowns and uncertainties of civilian life can also be scary. Luckily for eight U.S. military soon-to-be-veterans, as well as many more to come, the unionized sheet metal industry has made easing that transition a top priority with the establishment of the SMART Heroes Program. On a crisp fall morning Oct.

Rising out of the Nevada desert is Las Vegas’s newest addition to its entertainment lineup. The $375 million arena will be a destination for sports fans and tourists looking to escape the heat in a new 20,000 seat arena encased in an envelope of copper. The project, located west of the Las Vegas Strip between the New York-New York and Monte Carlo hotels, is financed by MGM Resorts and the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG).

"Manning jobs is never a problem. The union works with me, and they have a professional, no-hassle manner. We have improved our profitability and customer satisfaction since we started with the union. Our projects get completed on schedule, and the end product is top quality. It really has made sense from a business perspective."

Kenneth J. Kotchey, Superintendent

K&I Sheet Metal

Pittsburgh, PA