Pictured from Left to Right: Bill Anderson – field foreman, Sean Parrett – shop foreman, Chris Mills – shop foreman, Craig Everett – field foreman, Jo Ann Zahner, Lucas Fowler – shop foreman, Brad Snelling – shop foreman, Rob Thornton – shop foreman, Tim Wilson – field superintendent, James Finch – general shop foreman, and Pat Glunt – shop foreman. Everyone pictured is a member of SMART Local 2, with the exception of Jo Ann Zahner.

  Zahner, a family-owned unionized architectural metals company based in Kansas City, MO, recently was awarded with a 1st Place National Safety Excellence award for companies who had over 500,000 hours in 2021 by SMACNA, the “The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association. SMACNA is an international trade association representing 3,500 signatory contracting firms with more than 100 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil.

  According to a statement from the company:  “Zahner is an architectural metals company best known for its contribution as a fabricator and engineer to assist in realization of iconic structures across the globe.  From discovery to delivery, Zahner provides unrivaled expertise in crafted metal solutions.  For over 125 years, Zahner has worked together with owners, architects, and contractors to transform vision into reality through mindfulness of materials, extraordinary approaches, and a commitment to enhancing and inspiring the world around us. We employ Local 2 Sheet Metal Workers in Kansas City and Local 68 Sheet Metal Workers in Grand Prairie, Texas.”

  Zahner has done notable work all over the world, including the recently built SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, CA, the Kauffman Center in Kansas City, MO, IBM Headquarters in Armonk, New York, NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Kansas City Star Building.

  “We are so excited to celebrate this safety award – couldn’t have done it without the efforts made companywide and most importantly our sheet metal workers!” said Jo Ann Zahner, Chairperson and EH&S Director. “We had zero injuries nationwide in 2021 and employed sheet metal workers across the country to install our work built in Kansas City. To celebrate this award and our safety culture we had a companywide lunch.”