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.



Construction workers, Warriors celebrate arena project milestone


Doug Ballinger, left, and Mick Jones with SME Steel attach a cable to lift the ceremonial steel beam at a “topping out” ceremony for the Golden State Warriors new Chase Center arena in Mission Bay on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

By Michael Toren -
Just one month before the Golden State Warriors begin their 2018-19 season – the last the team expects to play at Oracle Arena in Oakland – construction workers cheered as the very last steel beam of the Warriors’ new home in San Francisco was hoisted in place.

The beam, topped with an American flag and an evergreen tree and signed by more than a thousand constructor workers, was raised at private “topping out” ceremony on Friday.

There’s still plenty of work to do before the 18,064-seat arena opens a year from now in September 2019, but the milestone marks the completion of the steel support structure.

“It’s a very cherished tradition of the iron workers in this country,” said Jim McLamb, a senior vice president with Clark Construction Group. “It symbolizes that a job has been built safely and without loss of life.”

Construction workers said they were thrilled to work on the arena.

“I get to drive by this site every day with my daughter, and every time I tell her ‘your father was part of that project,’” said Scott Santos, who has worked on the project for more than a year. “That’s bragging rights that we all have, that we were a part of this. Not too many people can say that.”

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