Kayleen McCabe, SEAA 2019 Convention Keynote Speaker, McCabe shared her personal journey into the world of construction. From college drop out to DIY Network fame, she is now on a mission to advocate trade careers and education.More.
Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Training Grant & Safety Programs
In a golf tournament held in Raleigh, N.C, about 100 golfers came out to show their support for SEAA & NCCER in their efforts to raise money for the implementation of training and assessment programs for workforce development. Funds raised at the golf tournament support this and other initiatives. More.
Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Takes Effect Dec. 9
OSHA has published the final rule clarifying certification requirements for crane operators, which becomes effective on December 9, 2018. Operators can be certified either by type of crane and capacity of crane, or by type of crane only. This revision of a 2010 requirement, which was effective Nov. 10, 2018, ensures more accredited testing organizations are eligible to meet OSHA’s certification program requirements. More
Increased Training Requirements for Users of Scissor and Boom Lifts
According to the Center for Construction Research and Training, also known as CPWR, about 26 workers die every year using aerial lifts, reportsSafety+Health. The main causes of these accidents are electrocution, falls and tip-overs or getting stuck between the bucket, or guardrail and an object. Meanwhile, ANSI A92.20 from theAmerican National Standards Institute (ANSI) and CSA B354.6 from theCSA Group, formerly Canadian Standards Association, are working to raise the standard of training for using aerial lifts. According to a report byRental Management, the new standards will make rental stores train and prepare their customer service staff on how to help customers select the appropriate machine needed for a job. This includes being able to fully train customers on how to properly use the equipment if it is requested.More
AISC Certification Reminders and New Design Guides Available
JP Cullen project manager Jeff Schwasinger was named Project Manager of the Year at the Daily Reporter’s Newsmakers of the Year Awards ceremony, which took place at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wis., in October. Schwasinger’s project portfolio, mentoring skills, and personalized client relationships earned him the award. More.
Hilti North America Hosts Innovation Day
Hilti North America held its annual Innovation Day on Sept. 18 at the Cavanaugh Air Museum in Dallas, Texas. Guests and representatives of the trade press were invited to view some of the company’s new products as well as sneak a peek at products that have not yet been released on the market, and the event also featured product demonstrations and hands-on opportunities to test the new products and tools. More.
ASPE-South Makes Staff Changes
ASPE-South, a division of American Steel & Precast Erectors, announces key personnel changes. Jeffrey Robert Batchelor has been named senior project manager, and Debra Flanary is now director of human resources and safety administration.More.
JPW Companies to Add Paint Bay
JPW Companies, Syracuse, N.Y., broke ground in September on a 13,125-sq.-ft. paint bay that will house two paint booths. The building will be 75 ft. by 175 ft., and 33 ft. high. In announcing the construction project, JPW says these will be the largest structural-steel paint booths in New York State. More.
Garrison Steel Featured on ABC33/40
John Garrison, CEO of Garrison Steel, Pell City, Ala., was recently interviewed by local ABC news about the company’s efforts to work with Pell City High School to train young people as ironworkers. There are 28 students from Pell City High School who are part of the school district's work place development program designed to teach them how to be ironworkers. More.
Simpson Strong-Tie recently acquired the Ready Products (Ready-Hat®, Ready-Track®, Ready-Arch® and Ready-Angle®) and Radius Tools (Radius Track Bender® and Radius Trim Bender™) from Radius Track Corporation headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. The acquisition is expected to help Simpson Strong-Tie expand its offering of solutions for cold-formed steel construction. More.
Bass! Expands Staff
Bass Mechanical Inc. (Bass!), Elizabethtown, Pa., announces that Kyle Jones has joined the fabrication services team as a sales/estimator, and Jason McMellen has been hired as a mechanical supervisor. Jared Kleinhaus was promoted to the role of fabrication superintendent; George Reed, to mechanical superintendent; and Rob Wenger to electrical superintendent. More.