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Contractors and Ironworkers will Convene in New Orleans Starting Sunday

Feb. 6, 2023 – From Feb. 12-15, the Iron Workers Union and the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) will bring together owners, contractors and ironworkers from all over the U.S. and Canada to address timely industry topics and build mutual success through collaboration.

The conference will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Themed "IMPACT- Collaboration - Success," the 2023 North American Iron Workers/IMPACT conference seeks to strengthen relationships between ironworkers, contractors, and their customers.

The conference's general and breakout sessions cater to users in meeting their project expectations and provide ironworkers and contractors a platform to showcase their portfolios, expertise and skills.

Attendees have a unique opportunity to hone business acumen, learn best practices from industry experts, garner tips to foster business growth, and network – all under one roof.

This year's conference will cover timely industry topics, including global market outlook, mental health in the construction industry, economic forecast, how to survive the impending recession, renewable energy, user needs, steel erection, reinforcing, fall protection, and achieving success through collaboration.

“The IMPACT conference is beneficial to contractors in so many ways,” said David Hunt, president, Berlin Steel Construction Co. “It’s great to be able to meet the ironworker leadership and network with other contractors and end users. It’s useful to know what others are doing and learn from each other. The contractor only session is a tremendous opportunity to ask contractor-specific questions and get honest answers. The training offered is second to none and we learn about new technology in the industry. It’s a one stop shop for all things ironworking and construction. Berlin Steel has benefitted tremendously in the past years from the IMPACT conference.”

This year’s conference user panel will comprise representatives from Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Copia Power, Cleveland Cliffs, The AES Corporation, and Triad National Security.

Users find the conference helpful in meeting their project needs.

“I have attended the IMPACT conference on many occasions and found the content to be nearly as valuable as the people I get to network with,” said Southern Company’s External Labor Director Jerry Grissom.

In addition to the educational breakout sessions, this year’s conference features a host of prominent speakers.

Details about the agenda and overall conference are available here.

The Iron Workers/IMPACT Conference is the premier construction industry event for ironworkers, contractors, and users.

The high level of attendance in the past few years is a testament to the value of the conference.


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