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The Iron Messenger: An IMPACT Publication, March 2019 Issue

Industrial Info

IMPACT provides Industrial Information Resources’ (IIR) PEC reports to partner Local Unions and District Councils. PEC reports identify specific project related data. Learn More

Two examples:

Morrison Truck Tire Manufacturing Plant Expansion
Bellefontaine Grassroot 93.15MW Buckeye Wind Projet

Dodge Pipeline

IMPACT provides complementary Dodge Pipeline access to all partner contractors and local unions. Learn more

Two examples:

Wamego Power Plant Storage Building
CRP Cedar Creek Bridge

Project Highlights

Boston Children’s Hospital

Daniel Marr & Son (DM&S) and Iron Workers Local 7 in Boston assembled and installed  the new pedestrian bridge between the patient and family parking garage and Boston Children’s Hospital. The bridge provides direct access to the hospital to improve patient experience. DM&S installed three sections of the bridge over a couple of weekends. The company spent two weeks preassembling the first section onsite before setting it into position using Marr Crane & Rigging’s 300-ton Liebherr crane and a 600-ton Terex crane. Due to severe site and time constraints, significant planning was required to execute the lift. Remaining sections were set in place by MC&R’s 300-ton Liebherr crane and assembled at their final elevations while being supported by 14 100-kip, Hi-Lite shoring towers. LundRebar, New Hampshire Steel Erectors and Sunrise Erectors were also on the job. The bridge is expected to open this fall.

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Safety, Leadership and Training

Safety Spotlight

OSHA Crane Operator Certification Final Rule

OSHA on Thursday released its final electronic recordkeeping rule and, as the agency proposed in July, large employers will not have to electronically submit details about their employees’ workplace injuries and illnesses.

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Training Spotlight

IMPACT Training in April

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Leadership Spotlight

How to Effectively Manage an Underperforming Sub

When a subcontractor doesn’t perform according to the terms of its contract, it can often turn a general contractor’s or owner’s experience of a great project from dream to nightmare.
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Amazon Signals It Could Sign Agreement with Local Unions to Govern Arlington Construction

Amazon is showing an increasing willingness to sign a collective bargaining agreement with local unions before it sets to work building new office space in Arlington, perhaps meeting a frequent demand of activists concerned about the tech giant’s labor practices.

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Will Economic Uncertainty Leave Construction Tech in Limbo?

Uncertainty is the theme for construction companies in 2019 as inflation, trade disputes and a host of other risks threaten to thwart the industry’s growth streak in 2020 or soon thereafter.

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Dodge: E-commerce driving US warehouse construction

E-commerce has changed how Americans shop. According to a recent report from Dodge Data & Analytics, it’s also changing the way the construction industry builds.

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How Trump’s Proposed 2020 Budget Affects Construction

President Donald Trump’s $4.7 trillion fiscal year 2020 budget proposal requests cutbacks to several pools of construction funding across the federal government. Depending on what Congress leaves intact, the plan could mean reduced activity across a number of construction sectors.

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Foxconn to Break Ground on $10B Wisconsin Factory This Summer

Contrary to rumors that it has been rethinking its $10 billion plan to build an LCD screen factory complex in Racine County, Wisconsin, Foxconn announced that it will begin construction on the plant this year.

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Contractor News & Resources

IMPACT International Quarterly Safety Call

Every 3 months at 11am (EST), we’ll bring you live discussions on important Safety topics. Join the qurterly IMPACT International Safety Call on March 27th to hear from our first guest General President Eric Dean.


2019 North American Iron Workers/IMPACT Conference

End users, contractors and industry influencers converged at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas for the 2019 North American Iron Workers / IMPACT Conference themed “IMPACT of Change” to address the most pressing issues and timely topics that will shape the landscape of the North American construction industry for decades to come. The conference broke last year’s record with over 1,200 attendees.

WATCH the 2019 IMPACT of Change Recap Video

Zero Injury Safety Awards


National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee (NMAPC) is pleased to announce that online applications for the 19th Annual Zero Injury Safety Awards ® are now being accepted.

The Zero Injury Safety Awards® recognize the efforts of industrial owners, union contractors and building trade crafts for outstanding safety performance on their projects.

NMAPC is also accepting applications for work performed under the National Construction Agreement. Find out more about the ZISA criteria here.

Applications must be submitted online by Friday, May 17, 2019. There is a $100 administrative fee per application.

Make plans to attend the ZISA® Dinner Gala on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Last year’s ceremony honored 133 winning teams, which accounted for more than 29 million injury-free hours worked on industrial construction sites.

Questions? Contact Wayne Creasap, NMAPC Senior Director of Environmental Health and Safety, at 703.887.0455 or via e-mail at

Apply now

NASCC: The Steel Conference

Prices will increase on a weekly basis, so the sooner your register for the conference, the more you save. It will feature over 140 sessions, an extensive trade show, and plenty of opportunities for networking!

Complimentary Exhibit Hall Pass ($25 value):
Enter discount code: VIPEXPO

The Steel Conference exhibitors have the opportunity to invite clients to the exhibit hall with a complimentary pass. It’s valid for one individual admission to the exhibit hall on Thursday and Friday:
* Entrance to the Exhibit Hall on Thursday and Friday
* Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks

The pass is not valid for Wednesday, April 3. Attendees may register for these events for an additional cost through the website linked below.

Register here

BuiltWorlds Venture Chicago Conference

Building Ventures recently announced that it closed its $53 million fund. The early-stage investor fund is targeting innovative solutions to help the build industry become sustainable. The fund surpassed its initial target.

BuiltWorlds has been following the work of Building Ventures and its co-founder Jesse Devitte for a while. It’s excited to announce that Jesse will be speaking at the Venture Chicago Conference on April 4, 2019. The event is exclusive to BuiltWorlds members.

Apply here

Support for Implementation Champions

Once a new opportunity is identified and an implementation path is laid out, the implementation process will result in the need for change. The implementation of new or improved practices is the driver for change management. Organizations face many challenges to overcome barriers that come up during the implementation of new practices. Read more

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Ironworker News & Resources

Iron Workers’ Vicki O’Leary Wins ENR Award of Excellence

Engineering News-Record named Iron Workers’ General Organizer Vicki O’Leary 2019 Award of Excellence winner in recognition of her groundbreaking work through the organization’s initiatives to improve job site safety and workforce diversity and her thought leadership in the building trades.

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Watch her story

Can the Power Region Afford to Miss the Shale Revolution Boat?

An insightful opinion editorial about the shale revolution and skilled labor by Iron Workers Great Lakes District Council President Gregory A. Christy.

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Apprentice Instructors Teach Bluebeam

Tom Evers, Jr., a third-year apprentice instructor provided BlueBeam training this month at Iron Workers Local 7 in Boston. With IMPACT’s help, apprentices are making Bluebeam training readily available.

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A Story About Second Chances

Jose graduated from the 4-week, state registered, pre-apprenticeship program of the Iron Workers Local 86 training center in Seattle. His superiors say that he is one of the most hard-working and reliable apprentices they have ever seen.

IMPACT & Iron Workers In the News

Final Beam of PDX’s New Concourse Hoisted Into Place

Crews are one step closer to finishing the first expansion at the Portland International Airport. Ironworkers from Local 29 in Portland hoisted the final steel beam to the highest point on the new building and set it in place.
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Formerly Homeless Woman Graduates From Iron Workers Pre-apprenticeship Program

“Lauren Jones decided to act on her lifelong dream to follow her ironworker father into the trade and become an underwater welder, which requires training. Jones completed the Benicia-based “Gladiator” Iron Workers Pre-Apprenticeship Program with the help of a scholarship.”

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Ramping Up Apprenticeships

“U.S. high schools offer dramatically fewer trade and career education opportunities for students and as a result, fewer students know about career options in those fields.”

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Upcoming Events

Bluebeam Revu Fundamentals and Document Control & Measurement Apr 3-4, 2019
Construction Contracting Business Fundamentals Academy Track 1: Establish Your Business Apr 10-11, 2019
Improving Communication Skills – Apr 10-11, 2019
Pacific Northwest RAB Meeting – Apr 16, 2019
Safety Summit Roundtable Meeting – Apr 18, 2019
Superintendent Training for Ironworkers – Apr 23-25, 2019
Leadership Development Academy – Apr 30 – May 2, 2019

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