Iron Workers in Canada Continue Partnership with Helmets to Hardhats to Place Military Veterans in Stable Jobs

The Iron Workers and IMPACT present Helmets to Hardhats Canada with a $15,000 check supporting the placement of veterans in construction industry jobs.

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'I would be grateful if you could extend our thanks to each of the three Regional Advisory Boards of the Canadian IMPACT for their continued support and generosity,' said Executive Director of H2H Canada Gregory Matte.

(PRWEB) May 21, 2014

The Iron Workers and Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) strive every day to make a positive difference in the construction industry and in the lives of over 120,000 members and 3,000 signatory contractors. They believe that all men and women – including those who serve – should have access to stable work and fair wages and have been staunch supporters of Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) since its launch in 2003.

This year’s $15,000 donation was given at the recent Canadian Building Trades Conference in Gatineau, Quebec. The check was presented by Iron Workers Business Managers Tom Woodford (St. John’s, Newfoundland), James Hannah (Hamilton, Ontario) and Bob Kozubski (Winnipeg, Manitoba), who received a standing ovation from the H2H delegation.

In a letter to IMPACT Canadian Regional Director Bert Royer, Brigadier-General (Retired) Gregory C.P. Matte, Executive Director of H2H Canada, thanked IMPACT and the Iron Workers for their continued support and generosity in helping H2H achieve their mission objectives.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) Canada, allow me the opportunity to express our thanks for the generous, collective commitment of $15,000 USD that you and your colleagues recently made to our program. As such, I would be grateful if you could extend our thanks to each of the three Regional Advisory Boards of the Canadian Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) for their continued support and generosity.”

About the Iron Workers Union: The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (IABSO&RIW) was founded in 1896 in Pittsburgh, Pa. They now represent more than 125,000 Ironworkers throughout the United States and Canada. The IABSO&RIW’s mission is to improve the working conditions of its members while promoting constructive relationships with their employers to increase work opportunities.

About IMPACT: The Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) is an independent labor-management partnership designed to create work opportunities in the North American ironworking industry. Our primary mission is to provide a forum for Ironworkers and signatory contractors to discuss effective strategies to expand job opportunities through innovative labor-management cooperative programs. IMPACT provides expertise in training, construction certifications, marketing, construction project tracking and bidding, insurance and Davis-Bacon compliance efforts. IMPACT also administers a world-class substance abuse program to ensure that Ironworkers are safe, drug-free and ready to work.