SEAA has opened the submission forms for 2022 Project of the Year, Safety Excellence, and Craft Training Excellence awards. Industry-wide publicity and peer recognition are just two of the benefits of participation.
Project of the Year Award application deadline isJanuary 28, 2022.
Application deadline for both Safety and Craft Training Excellence Awards isMarch 1, 2022. More.
Training Grant Awarded to Erection & Welding Contractors
Erection & Welding Contractors (EWC), Berlin, Conn., will receive the 2021 SEAA Craft Training Grant. The grant is for member companies who are newly implementing SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Training and Assessment programs.
It covers initial setup, training for administrators, instructors, and coordinators, and custom training materials for Ironworker Levels 1-3, or similar curriculum. Beginning in 2022, three $1500 Craft Training Grants will be awarded—one to each World Class winner of SEAA’s Craft Training Excellence awards program.More.
Seeking Member Jobsites to Film Craft Training Videos
SEAA’s Safety & Education Committee is looking for jobsites to film Craft Training videos. The project is part of an initiative to build an archive of videos that can be used by SEAA members to complement existing in-house training and that will coordinate with the SEAA/NCCER curriculum.
Among the topics we are looking to shoot are bar joist/girder projects, welding, deck installation, and multiple lift rigging. View the full list of subjects here.
Companies will receive exposure for volunteering, and are encouraged to prominently display their company logo on all equipment and PPE worn by workers in the videos. For more information, contactBryan McClure.
SEAA members have been working with NCCER as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to revise the current curriculum for Ironworker, Reinforcing Ironworker, and Welding. As NCCER reaches the next phase of the process, they are looking for additional SMEs to help review the curriculum.
The review will take place on October 4-8, 2021 in Denver Colo., at the Professional Testing Office.
15 SMEs for Ironworker
10 SMEs for Reinforcing Ironworker
10 SMEs for Welding
If you or someone in your organization qualifies as an SME in any of these areas and is available to attend these dates please contact Dan Belcher, at NCCER, and Tim Eldridge, SEAA’s Craft Training and Assessment Administrator.
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Simpson Strong-Tie Donates to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for Natural Disasters
Simpson Strong-Tie has donated $40,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund supporting individuals impacted by the earthquake in Haiti earthquake and wildfires in California.
The Red Cross network has provided more than 27 tons of materials such as shelter toolkits, tarps, buckets, blankets and mosquito nets and contributed over $300,000 to support Haiti Red Cross relief efforts. In California and elsewhere, the Red Cross has opened dozens of emergency shelters for those affected by more than 90 wildfires that have been burning in the western United States since June. More.
Buckner HeavyLift Receives Investment from Markel
Financial holding company Markel has announced its investment in Buckner HeavyLift, a SEAA member company and a fourth-generation crane company based in Graham, North Carolina, USA.
“Today Buckner is in a position of strength, and our partnership with Markel adds to that. We gain additional support for our growth ambitions yet change nothing about our approach, remaining the humble, hardworking family we have always been. We are excited to continue as managers and owners of this great business knowing this is the right ‘forever’ decision for Buckner,” said Doug Williams, Buckner CEO. More.
Pioneer Construction Breaks Ground on Local Airport
Pioneer Construction, Grand Rapids, Mich., recently broke ground on The Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The project includes a $7.7 million operations center that will streamline and improve efficiencies for day-to-day management. The new facility will consolidate operations and communications, including dispatch, as well as the new emergency operations center. Pioneer is serving as the General Contractor for the project. More.