“Being a Union Sheet Metal Worker isn’t just a job, it’s a career”
Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 19, 12th Annual Golf Outing
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Northampton Valley Country Club in Richboro, PA
I am pleased to announce the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 19, 12th Annual Golf Outing.  This tournament will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Northampton Valley Country Club in Richboro, PA.  The proceeds from this outing will be used to supplement health care costs for the families of our members who have died prematurely or unexpectedly.  

I urge you to consider participating in this very special event.  CLICK HERE for the entry and sponsorship form.  As foursomes are limited, please return the enclosed form indicating your participation by Friday, October 3, 2014.  Please make your check payable to Brotherhood, Unity and Dignity Fund and mail to:

Golf Committee
Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 19
1301 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19147

If you have any questions, or if I can provide you with any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Gary J. Masino
President/Business Manager

25 & 50 year members who celebrated their time with the union 
at the annual dinner dance that was held on March 29, 2014.

CLICK HERE to read our blog: Shear Facts

Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 19 
34th Annual Dinner Dance
& Karl Weinberg Scholarship Awards
To view the photographs of the banquet online please visit: http://casella.zenfolio.com
Click on 2014Banquet & use the password: 1488
You can view prints or watch a slideshow.
Order online or call Casella Studios at 215-467-5915

Congratulations to the 2013 Sheet Metal Workers Christmas Party Raffle Winners!
1st Place Ed Passamonti
2nd Place Leo Wood
3rd Place Ron King
4th Place Donna Ledger 
1st Place is Ed Passamonti
Philadelphia Retired member – $5000.00 raffle winner who donated his sellers winnings of $500.00 to the Holiday Fund

2nd Place is Leo Wood
Philadelphia Retired Member - $1000 + $100 for being seller

3rd Place is Ron King
Temporarily Unemployed Philadelphia Member - $750 + $75 for being seller

4th Place is Donna Ledger
who is the Niece of member Jack Kolifrath and PLC Catering Admin Donna Kolifrath.  Donna Ledger won $500 and was unable to come get her photo taken.  Jack & Donna Kolifrath donated their $50 seller win back to the Holiday fund as well.

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Apprentice CPR
Among the things third year apprentice Jeffrey Lyons learned at the SMWIA Local 19 Training Center was how to administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, more commonly referred to as CPR. As it turns out, it is a good thing he did. On the morning of Tuesday, August 2nd, while at work for Environmental Air Services, Inc., in Clifton Heights, co-worker Tim Kollhoff became ill and eventually was unconscious on the floor of the shop. While waiting for the Emergency Medical Technicians to arrive, Jeffrey was able to remain calm, think clearly, and put the CPR training he had received into practice.  The twenty-seven year old Jeffrey, with the help of Jake Kollhoff, Tim’s brother, worked on Tim until the Emergency Medical Technicians arrived. Coworkers, who were present, at the time, remarked how calm and collected Mr. Lyons remained as he took control of the situation and showed no sign of panic. Had it not been for Jeffrey’s training and quick thinking, things could have turned out differently. 

Article originally appeared in SMCA Philadelphia September 2011 newsletter. Reprinted with permission.


Thanks to those who supported the Harrisburg Rally for a Responsible Budget.

As a direct result of our green initiatives and spring presentations, an article was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer regarding fume hoods.  The job that local 19 members worked at Villanova University will be a case study for other customers to use as part of their safety and energy efficiency improvements. 

SMCA and Local 19 are pleased to announce the 2011 Presentation Series.

RSVP at www.greenhvacsolutions.org for a chance to win an iPod. 
Winners will be announced after each event. 

Find more on our industries green programs at www.greenhvacsolutions.org.