Keynote Speaker Announced for 2024 Convention & Trade Show
SEAA is pleased to announce Garrison Wynn as the Keynote Speaker for its 2024 Convention and Trade Show in Glendale, Arizona, April 2-5. Wynn is an established Fortune 500 leader, professional stand-up comedian, and an Amazon #1 bestselling author.
In his teens, Wynn helped debut the world’s first video console gaming system, Odyssey, and went on to become the youngest department head in a Fortune 500 company’s history. There he researched and designed processes for 38 company locations nationwide, and developed and marketed products still being sold in 30 countries.
Wynn’s presentation, “Winning the Talent War,” shows leaders at all levels how to consistently create a sustainable culture of employee loyalty. The session is designed to provide leaders with actionable ideas and solutions that will assist in driving a sustainable culture that will help your organization to achieve its goals by keeping and attracting the people you need to succeed.
2024 Convention & Trade Show Registration opens this November.
Calling All SEAA Members: Submit Your Entries for 2024 Awards
SEAA has opened the submission forms for 2024 Project of the Year, Safety Excellence, and Craft Training Excellence Awards! The awards programs are for members only and there is no cost to submit. Winning companies are recognized during the Awards Ceremony at SEAA’s 2024 National Convention & Trade Show in Glendale, Arizona, and will be invited to participate in panel discussions. Winners are also featured in in-depth profile articles in Connector magazine, the official publication of SEAA. Read more.
The application deadline for Project of the Year isDecember 31, 2023, and the deadline for Safety Excellence and Craft Training Excellence awards isJanuary 31, 2024.
SEAA Has Record Growth in 2023. Welcomes Over 20 New Members
In the last few months, SEAA has welcomed more than 20 new members to its SteelStrong Community! "We have already seen a huge amount of growth in the last few years, but with the introduction of our Trailblazer Award in May, we have hit a record number of member companies for the association. Our purpose is to connect industry leaders to create a strong network of support, community, and resources for companies of all sizes, and we are proud to say that we are doing just that," said Jack Nix, Chairman of Membership.
Know a company that would be a great addition to the SteelStrong Community of Ironworkers, Fabricators, General Contractors, Rebar Contractors, and Metal Decking Contractors? Refer them using the Trailblazer Referral Page! Anyone that recruits three or more new members in a calendar year will receive the Trailblazer Award at the 2024 Convention & Trade Show.
The construction industry has a suicide rate four times the national average for working-age adults. Within the construction industry, Ironworkers and Rebar Contractors rank in the top three construction occupations impacted by suicide.
Consider for a minute the number of fatalities due to falls in steel erection (11 in 2021, according to BLS data), and think about how much emphasis the industry puts on fall prevention. Suicides on the job equaled the same number of people who died from falls (11 in 2019.)Read Moreand check back for a November webinar on the topic with a guest speaker from the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
SteelDays 2023 is Right Around the Corner
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) is hosting its annual SteelDays from October 17-20, 2023. SteelDays is the celebration of the structural steel industry, sponsored by the AISC and hosted by its members and partners. SteelDays is an opportunity for steel fabricators to connect with AEC professionals.
SteelDays offers events throughout the country for AEC professionals, faculty and students, and the public to see firsthand how the vibrant U.S. structural steel industry works to build our country's buildings and bridges.
Need Extra Hands? Team Up with D.S. Duggins Welding
D.S. Duggins Welding, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has a tight-knit crew of about 45 skilled workers available to work on steel erection and miscellaneous metals projects in North Carolina. If your company has projects lined up in the next few weeks and could use some extra hands, reach out to D.S. Duggins Welding at(336) 837-8894.
Equipment Share Invests in New Ohio Facility
EquipmentShare, one of the nation’s fastest-growing equipment rental and technology solutions companies, has purchased an 11.6-acre site in Trotwood, Ohio, where it will be developing its Dayton region facility. This will be the companies third location in the state of Ohio.
“After seeing the market respond positively to the EquipmentShare difference at our two other Ohio locations, we were driven to serve even more customers throughout the state. We plan to show Trotwood what we’re all about: reliable customer service and next-generation fleet equipped with construction technology that accelerates productivity,” EquipmentShare CEO and co-founder Jabbok Schlacks said. Read more.
Kito Crosby launches Lifting for the Troops campaign for 2023
Kito Crosby, a leading manufacturer of lifting and securement solutions, is pleased to announce its Lifting for the Troops campaign for 2023, supporting the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.
From September 1 through October 31, 2023, Kito Crosby will donate $500 for every Crosby, Harrington, Acco, and Peerless training event the company hosts in the US. In addition, all proceeds from the Crosby User’s Guide for Lifting online training course during this time will be donated to this honorable cause. Read more.