In late February of 2016, the Iron Workers and their labor-management arm, the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT), will gather to talk with labor representatives, members, contractors and owners about safety, business growth and the unmatched quality of the Iron Workers across three days in sunny Florida, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
The North American Iron Workers/ IMPACT Labor-Management Conference is IMPACT’s grand showcase, where ironworkers and their contractors exhibit their expertise—unparalleled safety, unrivaled quality and stellar productivity—to construction industry leaders. IMPACT is geared toward building bridges between ironworkers, contractors and owners.
“We value safety in apprenticeship and training—our first priority is to ensure every ironworker goes home safe at the end of the day. That’s why we honor the safest projects in the industry and make a point to focus on safety every step of the way,” says Iron Workers General President Eric Dean. “We hold this conference to showcase our commitment to safety and excellence.”
The year’s top Iron Workers projects will be honored at the conference. Contractor-submitted projects in five categories (Bridge/Structural, Architectural/Ornamental, Reinforcing, Industrial/Rigging/Machinery Moving and Fabrication), will be judged on their innovation and commitment to safety on the job.
A buffet of breakout and training sessions aimed at contractors and ironworkers will cover topics ranging from work opportunities in the reinforcing industry to crafting locals’ images through business strategies and tactics associated with getting contractors more work. With the valuable takeaways from these sessions, ironworkers and contractors can be at the forefront of innovation in the industry.
“Our strength as an organization lies in the incredible commitment to innovation by our board of trustees, staff and partners,” said William Brown, CEO of Ben Hur Construction Company and management co-chair for IMPACT. “The level of interest we’ve seen in IMPACT this year is truly a testament to the value of our programs.”
“This conference opens the eyes of ironworkers, contractors and owners to the good work we do, especially in the way of safety and training programs for our members and contractors” says Kevin Hilton, IMPACT’s CEO.
To register for this conference, please visit http://bit.ly/IronWorkersIMPACTmeetingor call 800-545-4921 for more information.