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Steel Erectors to Build Network of Ironworker Training and Testing Centers


Steel Erectors Association of America announces plans to establish a regional network of training and testing centers for Ironworkers. The centers will be operated by SEAA member companies.


"This initiative builds on the high-quality Ironworker craft training curriculum the association developed several years ago in partnership with NCCER, and expands its availability to a wider marketplace," said Tom Underhill, Executive Director of SEAA.  More

Alan Sears (left) and Ed Valencia (right) receive awards at 2014 Convention.

Sales and Safety Managers Recognized for Service to Steel Construction Industry


In recognition for their service to the steel construction industry, Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) honored two members at the association's annual convention, held March 12-14 in Frisco, Texas, with the William Davis and Person of the Year Awards.


Alan Sears, National Accounts Sales for Nucor-Vulcraft/Verco Group, based in Florence, N.C., received the William Davis Service Award. The award is given in memory of William Davis, who held board and committee positions with SEAA in the 1980s and 1990s. Davis spent most of his career selling wire rope and rigging products.


Ed Valencia, Director of Safety and Training for LPR Construction, Loveland, Colo., received the Person of the Year Award. "The Person of the Year recognizes dedication and hard work demonstrated by a volunteer. Often this person has worked tirelessly on a special project for the betterment of the industry," said Tom Underhill, Executive Director of SEAA.  More


Motel 6 Offers Nationwide Discount to SEAA Members


As a benefit of membership, SEAA has entered into a Preferred Provider Discount Program with Motel 6. Members receive 10% off the hotel chain's already low prices. This discount can be used anytime, for personal or business travel. When SEAA members book online using the SEAA discount reference number, SEAA receives 3% back. More

SEAA Board to meet in Boston

The next Board of Directors Meeting is Monday, June 16, in Boston. It will be held from 8 am to 4:30 pm at the Embassy Suites Boston/Logan Airport, 207 Porter St., Boston, Mass. Board meetings are open to members. 


If you are interested in attending the meeting, email Hotel reservations can be made online.

Welcome New Members


Ahern Rentals, McKinney, Texas (Supplier/Manufacturer)

Big Box Erectors, Tipton, Ind. (Erector)

Caprock Building Systems, Amarillo, Texas (Erector)

Carolina Form and Scaffold Supply, Clayton, N.C. (Erector)

Derr & Isbell Construction, Euless, Texas (Erector)

M.S. Iron Works Inc., Rock Tavern, N.Y. (Erector)

Save the Date for Golf Tournament

Oct. 3 is the 2014 SEAA Education Fundraiser Golf Tournament in Raleigh, N.C. Details will be forthcoming. Watch the website for more information.

Got News?

SEAA wants to help its members brag on themselves. If you have company news that you would like to share, please let us know, so we can include it in the Connector E-Newsletter. News might include awards you've received, interesting jobs, and new programs or employees. Submit your company news to Tracy Bennett,


National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction 

June 2-6, 2014

Falls are the leading cause of death in construction. In 2010, there were 264 fall fatalities out of 774 total fatalities in construction. SEAA asks its members to consider taking time during the week of June 2-6 to talk about fall-prevention as it relates to ironworkers. More information and resources can be found at OSHA Resources.


● SEAA is offering members free posters and banners promoting the Prevent Falls Stand Down. Deadline to request materials is May 5. Anyone interested should contact


High-quality training should be a priority for every company, but especially for those whose employees work at height. This article, "Would Your Training Stand Up in Court?" by James L. White III, appeared in the January-February 2014 issue of Lift and Access magazine. White is a partner in the law firm Bobo, Ciotoli, Bocchino, White.  Read it here.

Working Safely with Silica

● CPWR, The Center for Construction Research and Training, has created an online resource to assist employers and contractors. To see examples of what's working in the field, news articles, regulatory efforts and more, visit


● 3 Steps to Safety: Will you generate dust containing silica on the job? How do you plan to control the dust? Complete your plan. Read more at Construction Superintendent.

ANSI Standards Incorporated by Reference

American National Standards Institute has launched an online portal, providing free, read-only access to private sector documents that have been incorporated into U.S. Government regulations. More
Free Toolbox Talks
CPWR, The Center for Construction Research and Training, has released 52 new toolbox talks. Of interest to steel erectors are several topics on working with aerial lifts, cranes, and forklifts, as well as fall prevention and controlling exposure to silica. More
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