Safety a key factor for IMPACT project winners

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Washington, D.C. —The Iron Workers union and the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) held their annual meeting recently and awarded the IMPACT Project of the Year to the top five projects completed in 2015.

“Across the board, we saw a serious focus on safety,” Iron Workers general president Eric Dean said in a statement. “These projects and project leaders made safety the first and last point of concentration each and every day.”

The awards cover five different areas of the ironworking industry: Bridge/Structural; Architectural/Ornamental; Fabrication; Industrial/Rigging/Machinery Moving; and Reinforcing. Dean and Bill Brown, chairman of Ben Hur Construction, handed out the awards. The winners who took the top prizes were:
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Koch Skanska, Inc. and Iron Workers Local 40 (New York) for their work on the World Trade Center Oculus Project in the Bridge/Structural category;

Enclos Corporation and Iron Workers Local 5 (Washington) for their work on the National Museum of African American History in the Architectural/Ornamental category;

West Wind Reinforcing and Iron Workers Locals 846 and 847 for their work on the Dupont Ileminte Silos in the Reinforcing category;

National Steel City, LLC. and Iron Workers Local 92 (Birmingham, Ala.) for their work on the Gorgas Civil Prime Contract/Pants Leg Project in the Industrial/Rigging/Machinery Moving category; and

Waiward Steel LP and Ironworkers locals 720, 725 and 805 from Edmonton and Calgary on the NWR Sturgeon Refinery, owner North West Redwater Partnership in the Fabrication category.