Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust

Expanding Job Opportunities for Ironworkers and their Contractors

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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.



Stacey Abrams on jobs and wanting to be Georgia's next governor


SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) - Democrat Stacey Abrams says she's prepared to be the next governor of Georgia.

She has an ambitious jobs program which she says is the right idea at the right time for the state's future.

"I know Georgia can do this and I am the right person to do it," she said.

Abrams visited the Ironworkers Local 709 to talk to them about apprenticeships.

Her jobs program would include increasing the number of registered apprenticeships in Georgia from the current 8,000 to 22,000 by the year 2022. 

"Employees need better access to training like the training we see here today," Abrams said.  "We need good wages in every job and in every community. You shouldn't have to leave home to make a good life for you and your family. 

She says her 11 years in the Georgia legislature has prepared her to lead the state and to help workers as well as small businesses. 

"I know how to lift up the economy of Georgia without putting anyone down," said Abrams who is the first woman and first African American to be selected as a gubernatorial candidate by a major party.   

Although several reporters did, she didn't mention her Republican opponent Brian Kemp by name. Though Abrams did make comments that may have been directed at her opponent. 

"We also have to have an open and inclusive state and that is why I will always defend the pro-business reputation that we have in Georgia for openness and inclusion," she said, adding, "I will fight any legislation or any initiative that would take us backward or that would discriminate against Georgians."

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