New Directors from the West Join SEAA Board
SEAA announces that Victor Garcia and Lee Shaw have been named to the association’s board of directors for three-years terms that began in July 2023. “As our membership extends west, we value the input these directors have about the interests and needs of fabricators and erectors based in western states,” said R. Pete Gum, Executive Director.
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Two employees of Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc. (ACS), Houston, Texas, have competed NCCER’s new Construction Workforce Development Professional training and certification program under SEAA’s Craft Training Sponsorship. Carlos Pulido, Executive Vice President, and Karen Champion, Apprenticeship Manager, received the certification in order to distribute the training internally to ACS staff who recruit veterans into construction apprenticeships.
“We hope the training will give them greater insight into the construction industry, NCCER certifications, and apprenticeships, as part of their own professional development and to help them provide information, advice, and guidance to prospective apprentices,” said Champion.
“This is the first NCCER certification of this kind to be completed under SEAA’s sponsorship. Our members are dedicated to the training and development of industry professionals and we are proud to be able to assist them in their efforts,” said Tim Eldridge, President of Educational Services Unlimited and SEAA’s Craft Training and Assessment Coordinator.
ACS, which hosted SEAA's first Career Fair last year, is the recipient of an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. ACS is one of 30 organizations to receive funds from the Apprenticeship Building America grants.
Learn more about Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc.
SEAA is shining the spotlight on one of our platinum-level sponsors of our 48th Annual Convention & Trade Show.
Shelby Erectors, a Florida-based bridge and rebar contractor and SEAA member, is proud to promote their certified apprenticeship program. A 2-year, “earn as you learn” program, taught by instructors’ with over 30 years of experience in Ironwork. Only 4000 PAID hours stand between you and an NCCER Reinforcing Ironworker certification that can be used anywhere across the nation! What are you waiting for?! Inquire at ShelbyErectors.com now!
Have you heard of the show Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe? Check out this behind the scenes look at their episode with Shelby Erectors set to air in October!
SEAA member company, Intermountain Erectors, Idaho Falls, ID, is a complete steel service company offering turnkey detailing, fabricating and erection services.
As a premiere provider of Idaho's top quality steel erect, fabrication, and detailing needs, Intermountain Erectors, Inc. has provided remote, residential, and commercial steel services for over 25 years throughout the region. Their capabilities in mountainous environments has garnished the attention of ski resorts, hospitals, universities, retail facilities and more. They will continue to provide the means of production for steel projects in and around the great state of Idaho.
We encourage you to follow Intermountain Erectors on Facebook and at IEIsteel.com to keep up with the latest news. If your company would like to participate in our Member Spotlight series, submit your information here.
SEAA member company, American Steel & Precast Erectors (ASPE), Greenfield, N.H., is a second-generation family business. Serving Canada, New England, and Atlantic Coast, ASPE provides erecting, equipment rental, and project management services.
Last year, ASPE was the steel erector on a cancer research facility expansion project for EMD Serono in Billerica, Mass. The project, recently featured on ENR NewEngland, utilized Prevention through Design (PtD), a safety program centered around identifying and eliminating jobsite hazards before they happen. Through a collaborative effort from project managers, architects, engineers, fabricators, and erectors, approximately 122 design changes were made in the name of safety.
“Design changes were implemented before and after we started the steel erection process,” said Marc Cox, Vice President, and Project Manager for ASPE. “Most of the changes were discussed during initial meetings to figure out if they would work and how they would be implemented.”
The changes ranged from lift support for ironworkers making moment welding connection on the
building steel frame, to rodbusters reducing the space between bars so that boots could span the
opening, which prevented numerous potential trip and fall hazards.
We encourage you to follow ASPE on Facebook and LinkedIn to keep up with the latest news. If your company would like to participate in our Member Spotlight series, submit your information here.
Read the full ENR NewEngland article here.
This month, SEAA spotlights member company Trivent Safety Consulting out of Westminster, Colorado.
Trivent Safety is a nationwide OSHA safety, training and compliance consulting team. Bryan McClure is one of the owners of Trivent and has been a member of SEAA since 1992. Bryan joined the SEAA Board of Directors in 2017. As a full-service OSHA consulting group, Trivent Safety Consulting can help your company develop, implement, and maintain a safety & health program that not only meets, but exceeds OSHA’s requirements to provide a safe & health work environment.
With over 75 years of combined expert safety & health training experience Trivent instructors make every class a training experience that will relate back to their work environment.
Trivent can be found online at https://www.triventsc.com/
We encourage you to follow both Trivent Safety Consulting on Facebook and Linkedin to keep up with the latest. If your company would like to participate in our Member Spotlight series, submit your information here.
This month, SEAA spotlights members Gardner-Watson Decking & Gardner-Watson Studs. The Florida-based sister companies are currently working on a massive, 3.8 million sq. ft. Amazon facility in Wilmington, DE, pictured above.
Previously, GW Deck has completed work at the new Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL and at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios. Click here to see photos and an extensive list of GW Deck's past work.
Gardner-Watson Decking has been in business since 2005, installing approximately 35,000,000 square feet of metal deck annually. To complement this highly successful outfit, Gardner-Watson Studs was founded in 2019, allowing for the provision of turn-key services for customers.
GW Studs can be found online at www.gwstuds.com
GW Decking can be found online at www.gwdeck.com
We encourage you to follow both Gardner-Watson Decking and Gardner-Watson Studs on Facebook to keep up with the latest. If your company would like to participate, submit your information here.