Wayne Tyson, WFD Manager for Turner Industries, dropped off 100 pounds of welding rods for the welding program at Bryant High School while visiting the Mobile area. The rods will be used in the welding classes at Bryant High School in Irvington Alabama. Ken Crenshaw, the instructor, has developed a top welding program at Bryant…Details
Last week CGIA members gathered at our member company, Performance Contractors in Irvington, Alabama to discuss safety best practices related to fall protection and line break procedures. The hands on demonstrations combined with open discussions made for a productive meeting. We learned how other member companies have implemented best practices in this area. Thank you, Performance Contractors, for hosting such a productive forum for industry leaders!
We would also like to thank Jason Clark with Southern Company for leading the discussion on OSHAs new stance regarding rewards/recognition.Details
Jones County Junior College (JCJC’s) Greene County welding program earned CGIA Endorsement. To check out the article, click here.
Business and Industry Connection Magazine (BIC) released an article about CGIA in their most recent publication. In the article they give a short history of CGIA, talk about our endorsement process, our most popular programs and interview our Executive Director Frank Jelercic. To check out the article, click here.
BASF Corporation’s McIntosh facility was named the Mobile Area Chamber’s 2016 Manufacturer of the Year at a recent Partner’s for Growth (PFG) investor meeting. PFG, a program of the Mobile Area Chamber, is funded by private sector business and industry, the City of Mobile and Mobile County. Since BASF acquired Ciba, including McIntosh in 2009,…Details
We want to give a HUGE shout-out to our member company, Certified Constructors Services Inc., who donated training materials to Northwest Florida State College. Scottie Smith, the welding instructor at NWFSC, was able to network with CCSI at one of our CGIA Best Practices Forums where he was able to express his needs. Within a…Details
CGIA was a proud sponsor of the 2016 Girls Can Camp held at Bryant Career Technical Center this past June. Fifteen young ladies participated in four different fields of industrial work including welding, pipefitting, electrical and carpentry. They created lamps, sprinklers and corn hold boards. Most importantly, they made Wood Duck boxes which will be…Details
Welding students were treated to a day of crane lifting and rigging training on April 29, conducted by guest speakers Rusty Lewis and Jonathan Letort from Ingalls Shipbuilding, which sponsored the training. Among the topics covered were safety when doing crane lifts, proper rigging of large loads, and calculation of strap angles in lifting. The…Details
Last week our members gathered at our member company, Evonik, in Theodore, Alabama to discuss what it means to ensure that we all promote and maintain safe-working environments. It was a productive meeting as we learned how other member companies practiced safety-first procedures which lead to a round-table discussion. Afterwards, we were able to tour…Details