Three steel erection companies were presented with Project of the Year awards by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the companies received their honors at SEAA’s 2019 Annual Convention, held in April in Concord, NC. Submission were accepted for projects that were topped out in 2017 or 2018.
The 2019 Project of the Year winners are:
Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event to celebrate the successes of businesses that have implemented safety and health programs in the workplace. The week-long recognition is August 12-18.
Vicki O’Leary, General Organizer for Safety and Diversity for the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers, has received an Award of Excellence from Engineering News-Record magazine.
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According to the American Society of Safety Professionals based on research by the CDC, suicide rates are highest among males in the construction and extraction occupational groups.
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
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Attracting and retaining the next generation of workers was a common theme of the 2019 Steel Erectors Association of America Conference, held April 24-26, 2019 in Concord, N.C. Keynote speaker Kayleen McCabe and closing speaker Peggy Smedley both offered keen insights and valuable action plans to address skilled labor shortages.