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.



Easton Peace Candle: An Ironworker's Eye View



The holiday season can't start in Easton without lighting the Peace Candle. 

And the candle can't go up without the help of volunteers. 

Members of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental Rigging and Reinforcing Iron Workers donated their labor Wednesday to assure that the tradition carried on since the 1950s can continue.  

Ironworkers Bob Keenan, Brian Kasznicki, Brian Wilson, Jason Rutkowitz and Chris Young joined crane operator Brett Gunther to help get the largest non-wax candle in the United States up in Easton's Centre Square, where it stands more than 100-feet tall.

Ironworker Ray Woodall made the arrangements.

The candle covers the Soldiers & Sailors monument each holiday season. Beatty Contractors of Nazareth donated the trucks used to haul the pieces of the candle from the public works complex. The city's public works department also helps with the candle.

The city broke a longstanding tradition last year, moving the lighting ceremony from the Friday after Thanksgiving to Saturday.

That new practice will remain in place this year. Check out the details on the Easton Main Street Initiative website.

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