WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (January 2, 2017) Steel Erectors Association of America returns to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for the 45 th Annual National Convention & Trade Show, April 27-29, 2017. As an association with a rich history of connecting erectors and fabricators and general contractors, this meeting is like no other.

“I owe a lot to SEAA for getting us where we are today,” said Bruce Basden, CEO of Basden Steel Corp., Burleson, Texas. “Companies at any level are crazy not to take advantage of this resource.”

Tackling the issues essential to steel erection, presentations are relevant to erectors, first and foremost. SEAA announces that registration is now open with early bird discounts flying away by March 26.

“I have not found this kind of comradery and vision in another group. Attending the convention is what brings all of this together in a productive way,” said Jeremy Macliver, president of All Things Metal, Phoenix, Arizona.

Program highlights include golf and ocean fishing excursions ; dinner and music at the Gala and Awards Banquet; plus award-winning Projects of the Year presentations. The trade show features essential products and services. Look for demonstrations and hands-on displays of cranes, software, welding equipment and more.

Keynote speaker Brent Gleeson, a U.S. Navy SEAL combat veteran will open the 45 th National Convention. An acclaimed speaker and author, Gleeson will address how trust and accountability are key to achieving high-performance teams. The result: measurable economic impact. He will provide tools for how erectors can improve trust within their organizations.

In addition, SEAA is honored to welcome Dean McKenzie, OSHA’s new director of the Construction Directorate, who will lead the opening session. He will provide up-to-date insight into the regulatory agenda affecting steel erectors.

Six breakout sessions for either managers or field level personnel, provide plenty of options for attendees. Field Topics include how changes to aerial work platform standards affect users, how erectors can protect Ironworkers from silica exposure, and applying fall protection drop testing results to the development of pre-planned fall protection systems. Management Topics will focus on understanding social media legal trends and tips for managing corporate and employee activity, plus workforce development trends and success stories.

For more information, visit SEAA.