Safety Excellence Award & Craft Training Recognition Award

Owner and CEO Victor Garcia receiving the Safety Excellence Award and Craft Training Recognition Award.

May 13, 2020 (Winston-Salem, N.C.) The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) announces 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. “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 both awards, World Class was issued to the highest achieving companies. Premier is the second level of recognition, followed by Gold.

Safety Excellence
The Safety Excellence Award acknowledges 11 SEAA members in three categories that have gone above and beyond in the effort to provide Ironworkers a safe place to work. The award recipients were selected based on evaluations of their EMR ratings, OSHA 300A statistics, and safety program processes over the last 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.

Safety Excellence

Craft Training Recognition
The Craft Training Recognition Award was issued to six companies that are playing critical roles in the development of skilled ironworkers at a time 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 evaluated in comparison 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 employees; Category 4= 61-90 employees; Category 3 = 91-120 employees; Category 2=121-149 employees; Category 1=150+ employees.] Note that there were not submissions by employers in all size categories for 2020.

Craft Training Recognition

About Steel Erectors Association of America
Founded in 1972, SEAA is the only national trade association representing the interests of steel erectors, fabricators, contractors, and related service providers. The association promotes safety, education and training programs for steel erector trades, including its Ironworker Craft Training curriculum. The association works in partnership with other steel construction, design, and steel product organizations to protect the interests of those who construct steel structures. Learn more at




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