Safety Best Practices Forum at Performance 3-2-17

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.


BIC Writes About CGIA

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.

CCSI Donates to NWFSC

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…


CGIA Sponsors Girls’ Industrial Camp

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…


Welding Students get rigging training

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…