(Winston-Salem, N.C.) Three companies have joined the Steel Erectors Association of America’s (SEAA) network of SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Training Units and Assessment Sites. Participation in the program grants SEAA member companies access nationally recognized credentials for ironworkers, crane operators and rigger/signal persons. Erection Welding Contractors, LLC, Pro Steel Erectors Inc., and Evolution Safety Resources bring the number of participating companies to 27 across the nationwide network.

Erection and Welding Contractors, LLC (EWC) is an AISC certified fabricator and erector based out of Berlin, Connecticut. EWC is also a Minority Business Enterprise certified in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey.

Pro Steel Erectors is a full-service structural steel erector based in Glendale, Arizona. They will offer SEAA/NCCER Ironworker training and assessments to their employees.

“We set a goal in 2019 to jumpstart an onsite training program for our employees and the SEAA/NCCER training program allows us to do just that,” said Roger Holmen, Director of Safety and Training, Pro Steel Erectors. “We want to further educate our employees and expand their skills. It also provides added benefits for new hires as our company continues to grow,” he said.

Evolution Safety Resources, based out of Raleigh, N.C., provides custom workplace training programs for employers. The addition of SEAA/NCCER ironworker training credentials complements the other training programs Evolution Safety Resources offers, including welding, pipefitting, highway/heavy construction, and heavy highway helper. “We are also actively working toward earning the ability to offer NCCER crane operator and rigger/signal person qualifications,” said Julia Kunlo, Vice President.

“Being an Accredited Training Sponsor of NCCER provides our members access to not only the ironworker curriculum, but more than 70 training programs at a reduced price,” said Tim Eldridge, President of Education Services Unlimited and SEAA’s Craft Training and Assessment Administrator.

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 www.seaa.net.