SEAA Confirms President Elect, Board Members for 2017-2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –During its April Board of Directors Meeting, the Steel Erectors Association of America elected David Schulz of Schulz Iron Works Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, as president elect. As an active member of the executive committee, he will take office as president in 2018. All other officers will complete their two-year term in 2018. They are: Sitting president: Josh Cilley, American Steel and Precast Erectors and Buckner Companies Vice president, associate: Carrie Gulajan, Construction Insurance Agency Inc. Treasurer: Geoff Kress, Gardner-Watson Decking Inc. Secretary: Chris Legnon, Cooper Steel Immediate past president: Steve Burkholder, S&R Enterprises LLC Board members confirmed … Read more

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Lift & Move USA to Attend SkillsUSA Annual Conference

The Lift & Move USA program will promote careers in the crane, rigging and specialized transport industry to thousands of students and teachers at SkillsUSA’s annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky on June 19-23. An estimated 7,000 students and 5,000 teachers will attend the organization’s annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, providing an ideal opportunity for Lift & Move USA to promote the industry and its program of events. SkillsUSA is the national body that prepares school and college students for careers in trade and technical jobs. Lift & Move USA will have a booth at the Skills Conference … Read more

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Industry Alliance Formed to Address Construction Productivity Issues

PORTLAND, Ore. — Viewpoint, BKD LLP & FMI Corporation have teamed up to perform deep research into construction productivity issues in order to make practical recommendations for areas of improvement. The lag in global construction productivity has been widely reported by a number of leading research firms and has been estimated at as much as 1.2 trillion dollars annually. Improving productivity by as much as 10-20 percent could make a huge impact on the construction economy, providing more funding and/or resources for critical infrastructure projects which have been traditionally underfunded. Together these organizations will employ cutting-edge tools, including Big Data … Read more

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NCCER Announces 2017 Board of Trustees

ALACHUA, Fla. — NCCER elected Chip Reid, CEO of Current Builders in Pompano Beach, Florida, as its 2017 board of trustees’ chairman. Reid succeeds Ed Cassady, CEO of Energy Services in Nashville, Tennessee, who remains a member of the executive committee. C. Rockwell Turner, president of LPR Construction, will serve as the 2017 vice chairman. Other members of the executive committee for the 2017 board of trustees include Andy Dupuy, president and CEO of Brown & Root, as secretary and Vincent Giardina, trustee for the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, as treasurer. NCCER’s board of trustees consists of representatives from … Read more

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