Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust

Expanding Job Opportunities for Ironworkers and their Contractors

Just wanted to say that Mark, Michael and Stuart from FMI and Trevor from PWC did an excellent job engaging the classroom in discussion each day, and had a great program format for teaching. The information they brought forward was extremely useful now as I'm sure it will be throughout my career. This was only my 2nd IMPACT course that I have attended, I would like to commend IMPACT on organizing these events for Ironworkers and contractors alike, IMPACT always put on an amazing program, and does a very good job at making these events comfortable and welcoming to attend. I plan to attend more IMPACT events as the information is always very useful and IMPACT does a great job of finding the right instructors for the occasion. I would like to thank everyone at IMPACT for the work they do to set these events up and providing the opportunity to attend these courses.


Jacob Wicks
Chief Estimator
JCT Metals Inc.



Ironworkers Local 798 Training Center Recognized for Excellence in Training by CGIA


MOBILE, Ala. – Iron Workers Local 798 in Mobile, Alabama, has a lot to celebrate. Their training facility was endorsed by the Central Gulf Industrial Alliance (CGIA) for excellence in training, staffing, safety, employer engagement and facilities.

CGIA, a consortium of industrial businesses and contractors covering Gulf Coast counties in Mississippi, Alabama and Northwest Florida, worked to identify and promote construction industry development programs as part of their initiative to improve industry performance in the areas of workforce development, safety and productivity.

“Safety is our number one priority,” says William Graves, Business Manager for Iron Workers Local 798. “We emphasize safety every step of the way in our training programs. A safety-conscious ironworker is the best ironworker on the jobsite.”

CGIA staff and subject matter experts from CGIA member companies conducted rigorous, onsite reviews of multiple training facilities in Mississippi, Alabama and Northwest Florida and found the Iron Workers Local 798 training facility to be among the best. Iron Workers Local 798 received a silver endorsement, scoring between 54 and 57 points across various evaluation criteria. Criteria included appropriate staffing levels; proper learning environments; up-to-date training course materials and content; a safe, clean and organized training facility; employer engagement with training facility graduates; and an overall evaluation of the program. The highest score possible was 60 points.

Other CGIA endorsements went to community colleges and an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local in Mississippi.

“We are very proud to have this training program recognized,” says Walter Wise, Iron Workers General President. “It’s because of excellent training programs like this one that we are able to recruit, train and deliver the best ironworkers in the world.”



    Project of the Year Award recognizes contractors who achieve outstanding SAFETY performance. Contractors and their Ironworkers complete countless, complex projects throughout the United States and Canada each year and truly deserve to be recognized nationally for their amazing efforts and dedication.

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