David Deem, president of Deem Structural Services, Longview, Texas, and Bob Beckner, retired Senior VP of Peterson Beckner Industries Inc. , Dallas, Texas, recently were honored by the Steel Erectors Association of America. Deem was named SEAA's 2019 Person of the Year, and Beckner, who recently stepped down from the SEAA board of directors in anticipation of retirement, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award.

The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) announced the recipients of the 2020 Safety Excellence Award and Craft Training Recognition Award. "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.

Last year, ASME revised its Slings standard to not only include an outline of rigger responsibilities, but guidelines on inspecting slings in special service. Though essential to the crane job site, rigging gear can get overlooked every day by the very crew members responsible for inspecting it and making sure it is in good working order.

Four companies have joined SEAA's network of Craft Training providers, offering SEAA/NCCER training and assessments. Participation in the program provides SEAA member companies with access to nationally recognized credentials for ironworkers. Because of SEAA's affiliation with NCCER, members also have access to the dozens of other construction craft training materials, assessments, and certifications.

The Steel Erectors Association of America announced that Kayleen McCabe, the winner of DIY Network's Stud Finder competition and longtime host of TV's Rescue Renovation, will headline the association's 2019 convention program. The 47th Annual Convention and Trade Show will be held April 24 to 26, 2019, in Charlotte/Concord, N.C.

The Steel Erectors Association of America announced that three additional companies have joined the nationwide network of SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Training Units and Assessment Sites, bringing the total to 18 providers. Building Envelope Systems, Plainville, Mass., providing structural steel, miscellaneous metal, and metal panel construction services, completed its audit in May 2018.

The Steel Erectors Association of America has joined other industry stakeholders in publicly supporting seven policy recommendations to make the United States the world leader in workforce development. RT 335, issued in August, tackles the topic: “Restoring the Dignity of Work: Transforming the U.S.

The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) is a partner of OSHA's national Safe + Sound Campaign. The Safe + Sound Campaign encourages every workplace in the United States to have a safety and health program, a proactive approach to identifying and managing workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness.

The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) have worked together to draft a reciprocal indemnity agreement and revise the additional insured language as part of AISC's Certified Steel Erector program requirements.

During its April Board of Directors Meeting held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) elected David Schulz of Schulz Iron Works Inc., Raleigh, N.C., as president elect. Currently a member of the Executive Committee, Schulz will take office as president in 2018.

The Steel Erectors Association of America announced that two individuals have received the 2017 Person of the Year award. They are Duke Perry, general manager of Bluearc Stud Welding, Braselton, Ga., and Dave Brown Sr., regional sales manager of the southeast region of United Rentals.