An independent panel of judges on behalf of The Steel Erectors Association of America selected three steel construction projects for the association’s annual Projects of the Year. Teams from Gardner-Watson Decking (Class I for erection contracts up to $500,000), Buckner Companies (Class III above $1 million to $2.5 million), and J.P. Cullen & Sons (Class IV over $2.5 million) were honored at SEAA’s 2018 Annual Convention, held in April in Greensboro, N.C. Note, no awards were granted in the Class II category ($500,000 to $1 million) for 2017.
The winning projects demonstrate the range and complexity of steel construction in the United States. One project was a steel decking job on a massive distribution center in Louisville, Ky., for a retail company ruled by capitalism and the Almighty Dollar. The other two jobs were temples of worship—one to Almighty God and the other the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.
Member companies who topped out interesting steel erection projects in 2017 are invited to submit their jobs for the Project of the Year award. Winners are recognized in four contract size categories. Besides a recognition to your team for a job well done, the publicity benefits for your company are numerous.
June 19, 2017 (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
The Steel Erectors Association of America announces that two individuals have received the 2017 Person of the Year award. They are Duke Perry, General Manager of Bluearc Stud Welding, Braselton, Ga., and Dave Brown, Sr., Regional Sales Manager of the Southeast Region for United Rentals.
The awards were given during the 45th Annual Convention and Tradeshow in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Both individuals represent suppliers to the industry—a manufacturer weld studs, stud welding equipment and accessories, and a lifting equipment rental company—an indication of the value steel erectors and fabricators place on their relationships with product and service providers. For the first time, the SEAA Board of Directors vote ended in a tie, the reason for two awards.
The Education Committee of the Steel Erectors Association of America has issued a $4500 grant to All Things Metal LLC, Phoenix, Ariz., to help cover startup costs for establishing Ironworker Craft Training and Apprenticeship at its company.