Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust

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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.



Two Topping Out Ceremonies in Two Days as Rapid Progress Continues


Two major milestones took place this week in The District Detroit as ironworkers at both the Mike Ilitch School of Business and the Little Caesars World Headquarters campus expansion affixed final steel beams to the high point of each structure one day apart.

On May 23 and 24 crews commemorated these milestones with traditional topping out ceremonies during which ironworkers signed their names, attached banners, flags and an evergreen tree before the structural steel was hoisted into place.

These events mark incredible progress underway in The District Detroit, as well as the ongoing comeback story in Detroit and across Michigan.

A topping out ceremony is a proud moment for ironworkers and crews, whose hard work and dedication is bringing these important projects to life.

Construction crews broke ground on the $150 million Little Caesars World Headquarters campus expansion in September 2016. The 234,000 square-foot office building is the first newly-built global headquarters building in the city of Detroit in a decade. It’s scheduled to be completed in 2018.

The Mike Ilitch School of Business building is also scheduled to open in 2018 and will serve more than 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Its location at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Temple extends Wayne State University’s campus south and closer to the heart of Detroit’s business community.

The university building was made possible by a $40 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch, the largest gift in the history of Wayne State University.

Both projects are Michigan Made, Detroit Built—with contributions from Detroit-based construction managers, subcontractors and architects. The District Detroit will ultimately account for a total economic impact of more than $2 billion and create more than 12,500 construction and construction-related jobs in addition to 1,100 permanent jobs.

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