For both awards, World Class was issued to the highest achieving companies. Premier is the second level of recognition, followed by Gold.
Erectors Showcase Ingenuity, Planning, and Quality Workmanship on Six Award-Winning Steel Construction Projects
April 29, 2020 (Winston-Salem, N.C.) Six steel erection companies have been named as recipients in the annual Project of the Year awards by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the companies received notice of their awards in March 2020 for projects that were topped out in either 2018 or 2019.
The new SEAA Safety Excellence Award acknowledges SEAA members who go above and
beyond in the effort to provide ironworkers a safe place to work, while the Craft Training
Recognition Award is for companies that are playing a critical role in the development of skilled
Download applications or submit online. Submissions due by February 14, 2020.
The Steel Erectors Association of America is conducting its 16th Annual Project of the Year national competition. Besides free publicity and peer and industry recognition, one previous recipient of the award says it gives employees and ironworkers a sense of pride in the company.
“At the worker level, there can be sameness to the work—same welds, same connections, same steel, project after project. This is proof that we are better than the other guys. Having done the job well, safely and on schedule to a level that garnered national recognition—gives our workers a sense of pride and makes them partners in our efforts to maintain quality,” said Kurt Hettinger of S.L. Shaw Company Inc., Bakersfield, Calif.
Monterey Structural Steel Inc., a family owned and operated steel fabricator and erector located in Watsonville, Calif., was the 2019 recipient of the SEAA Training Grant. The grant provides funding to cover startup costs associated with establishing a new SEAA/NCCER training unit and assessment site. Monterey Structural Steel is SEAA’s second Training and Assessment site in the state of California.
Jack Vernon Nix, Jr., Vice President of Operations for Shelby Erectors, Inc., was named the 2018 Person of the Year by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). A veteran of the steel erection industry for nearly 25 years, Nix is also currently serving his fifth term on the SEAA Board of Directors.
Left to right: Dave Schulz - SEAA Board President, Jack Nix - SEAA Board Member & Person of the Year, Alan Sears - SEAA Board Member & Emcee, and Tom Underhill - SEAA Executive Director
March 15 is the deadline for SEAA members to submit Project of the Year entries and to apply for the annual Training Grant. Submissions can be made online or applications can be downloaded. Visit http://www.seaa.net/awards.html for more information.
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