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Steel Erectors Name Safety and Craft Training Award Winners

May 20, 2020 - The Steel Erectors Association of America has named the winners of its 2020 Safety Excellence Awards and Craft Training Recognition Awards.

“SEAA members represent all sizes of structural steel erectors, many of them with exemplary training and safety practices,” said Bryan McClure, chairman of SEAA’s Safety and Education Committee. “We are pleased to establish this recognition of companies that are doing the hard work of preparing and protecting their employees. These awards demonstrate how SEAA members are shaping our industry for a better future,” he said.

For each award, World Class recognition was issued for the highest achievement, followed by Premier for the second-highest level, and Gold for the third highest.

Safety Excellence

The Safety Excellence Award acknowledges 11 SEAA members in three categories. Each winner has gone above and beyond in the effort to provide ironworkers a safe place to work.

Award recipients were selected based on evaluations of their EMR ratings, OSHA 300A statistics, and safety program processes over the past three years. Scoring was based on points assigned to a multi-criteria analysis, conducted in blind review by members of SEAA’s Safety & Education Committee.

World Class
Derr & Gruenewald Construction, LLC Brighton, Colorado
LPR Construction Co., Loveland, Colorado
Peterson Beckner Industries Inc., Houston

Empire Steel Inc., Humble, Texas
Flawless Steel Welding LLC, Denver
Lexicon Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas
United Steel Inc. Hartford, Connecticut

Black Cat LLC, Cheyenne, Wyoming
High Plains Steel Services LLC, Windsor, Colorado
L.R. Willson & Sons Inc. , Gambrills, Maryland
Ropac Inc. , Deatsville, Alabama

Craft Training

The Craft Training Recognition Award was given to six companies playing critical roles in developing skilled ironworkers when shortages of craft professionals are at an all-time high.

Applicants were evaluated on the portability of credentials, availability of apprenticeship programs, training, and recruitment efforts.

Companies were compared to others of similar size, based on the number of ironworkers the company employed during the 2019 calendar year. Category 6 = 1-30 employees; Category 5 = 31-60; Category 4 = 61-90; Category 3 = 91-120; Category 2 = 121-149; and 1=150+. Some categories did have submissions in 2020.

World Class
Category 1: Empire Steel Inc., Humble, Texas
Category 3: S&R Enterprises LLC, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Category 6: High Plains Steel Services LLC , Windsor, Colorado.

Category 1: Ironworker Skills Institute, Pell City, Alabama
Category 6: Flawless Steel Welding LLC, Denver

Category 1: Deem Structural Services LLC, Longview, Texas

High Plains Steel Services received both Safety Excellence and Craft Training awards. Pictured (left to right) are: Kris McLean, Mike Hurst and Jay McLean of High Plains Steel Services with Bryan McClure, Trivent Safety Consultants and Chairman of SEAA’s Safety and Education Committee. H
igh Plains Steel was one of three companies recognized for both safety and training. The others were Empire Steel Inc. and Flawless Steel Welding, LLC.


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