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 Make Progress in Ontario


Pictured from L to R, Hugh Balkowski owner Pengelly Ironworks, Eric Böhne, Jesse Rosenberg, office of the Minister of Labour, Nicolas Daube, senior policy advisor, office of the Minister of Finance, Kaj Thiru, senior policy advisor, office of the Minister of Finance and Phil White, Shop Local Union 834. The Ironworkers along with Ironworkers Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) held meetings with representatives of the three main political parties in the Province of Ontario. These meetings were held Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday May 27 in Toronto and had representatives from the governing Liberals, Progressive Conservative and NDP Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs).

Our objective was to discuss concerns related to unfair trade in fabricated steel coming from certain countries.  The proposed solutions discussed included new regulations on government procurement.

After a series of meetings that included a Minister, several senior Policy Directors from different departments and a number of MPPs, the IMPACT delegation was encouraged by the openness and the interest in having further discussions to achieve results on this issue.

Our delegation, composed of representatives from the Ironworkers, unionized employers and non-unionized employers was successful in achieving a consensus: something needs to be done to create a process where fair competition is encouraged and unfair competition is stopped.

IMPACT will continue to be involved in promoting the interest of ironworkers and employers on this specific trade issue.This initiative is going to be repeated throughout the country.



    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.

    Read more

Member Sign-In

Iniciar sesión - Miembros