Walters Group wins IMPACT Award

Walters Group is the recent winner of the Project of the Year Award from Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT). IMPACT recognizes contractors and ironworkers who complete complex projects throughout the United States and Canada each year.

The awards event on November 9, 2022, at the Ironworkers international head office in Washington, DC, allows the industry to connect and celebrate the dedication to outstanding safety performance. The Morton Salt Weeks Island Headframe project won for the Industrial/Rigging/Machinery Moving Category above 5,000 person-hours.

IMPACT is a joint, labour-management, non-profit trust which includes contributing Local Unions of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers and their signatory contractors. Eligibility for this award involves intense health and safety protocols and training enforced on-site.

“This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all our project partners who ensure a safe and successful project launch. Congratulations to all involved,” shared Bryce Mesley, Construction Manager Walters Field Services. “This project was unique and extra challenging in that the ironworkers needed to add additional bracing to ensure the safety of the modules. At the same time, two separate hurricanes passed through the job site. On the project, Walters employed Iron Workers #623, Baton Rouge, LA.”


Image left to right: Kevin Hilton (IMPACT CEO), Peter Kranendonk (Walters CEO), Bill Dean (Ironworkers General Treasurer), Luke Waggenspack (Local 623 Baton Rouge, LA. Business Manager), Ron Piksa (Ironworkers General Secretary), Josh Sonnier (Local 623 Baton Rouge, LA. Business Agent), Kevin Byrnes (Ironworkers Chief of Staff), Ben Smith (Walters Field Estimator), Eric Dean (Ironworkers General President), Bryce Mesley (WFS Construction Manager). Missing Bill Riley, WFS superintendent.

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