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The pandemic and the invasion of Ukraine have left all of us in the design and construction industry short of supplies and lack of clarity. Add to that the labour shortages that are evident in construction and we have a difficult time responding to a very hot construction market. Dick Bayer talks with Tom Soles, Jim Morgan and Guy Gast about how the mechanical trades are responding to these challenges. Tom Soles was Executive Director of Member Services for SMACNA until his retirement in 2020. He continues his service to the industry as Executive Director of SMACNA’s New Horizons Foundation. Jim Morgan is the President/Owner of Worcester Air Conditioning, LLC, a straight-line sheet metal contractor just west of Boston. Guy is the recently retired President of the Iowa Division of The Waldinger Corporation, which employs nearly 2000 construction professionals in the Midwest. From 2015-2016, he served as the National President of SMACNA. He continues today as the chair of the New Horizons Foundation.