Rackley-edit.png: (Left to Right) Scott Rackley, President, with Mike Boggs, Foreman; Robert Vanucci, Safety Coordinator; Charlie Alderson, Foreman; and Andy Ontiveros, Equipment Manager. This team of senior employees have been approved as SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Training Instructors.
The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) announces that its Ironworker Training Units are now available from Coast to Coast with the addition of Rackley Company, a structural steel erector and metal building erector located in Northern California.
SEAA partnered with NCCER to develop and initiate the SEAA Ironworker Craft Training Program in March 2014. In just three years the program has grown from concept, to a network of Training Units in 11 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, the program meets U.S. Department of Labor requirements for apprenticeships.
Rackley Company, a SEAA member since 2011 with 40 years of experience, serves Southern Oregon to Central California. The company erects commercial buildings, institutional structures, agriculture infrastructure, industrial buildings, and multi-family housing. Like many steel erectors, the company faces the need to maintain a skilled workforce as they prepare to lose seasoned ironworkers to retirement.
“Rackley Company currently employs more than 60 field personnel. With continued steady growth from year to year, and many 20+ year employees heading to retirement, we face the dilemma of maintaining a knowledgeable workforce,” said Scott Rackley, president. It was for this reason the company decided to establish SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Craft Training, with a future goal of offering Ironworker Apprenticeship. Currently, two other SEAA members have successfully established Ironworker Apprenticeships in Texas and Florida.
“The SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Craft Training Program will attract a desirable pool of qualified applicants, and help new hires reach their full potential. This will help us grow the next generation of great ironworkers and steel erectors,” said Rackley.
According to Rackley, among the benefits of SEAA membership to his company are access to resources which improve the company's training programs and policies, and networking opportunities. “We are excited to build more business relationships with other leaders in the industry,” said Rackley.
In addition to its Ironworker program, SEAA is also endorsed by NCCER for Rigger, Signal Person, and Mobile Crane Operator certifications and credentials. For more information on becoming a SEAA sponsored training unit or assessment site, contact Tim Eldridge at 980-722-9373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.