May 28, 2014
By Stephanie West
Quebec, Canada – The Iron Workers and Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) have always been staunch supporters of Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) since its launch in 2003. The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (IABSO&RIW) strive to make a positive difference in the construction industry and in the lives of over 120,000 members and 3,000 signatory contractors.
This year, the Iron Workers of Canada presented a $15,000 check at the recent Canadian Building Trades Conference in Gatineau, Quebec. The donation was presented by Iron Workers Business Managers Tom Woodford (St. John's, Newfoundland), James Hannah (Hamilton, Ontario) and Bob Kozubski (Winnipeg, Manitoba).
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 Canada, allow me the opportunity to express our thanks for the generous, collective financial commitment that you and your colleagues have made to our program."
*** 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 Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) is an independent labor-management partnership designed to create work opportunities in the North American ironworking industry.