NAWIC Announces Annual Meeting and Education Conference Sponsor

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will hold its 62nd Annual Meeting and Education Conference (AMEC), Aug. 16-19, in Anaheim, Calif. at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. The NAWIC conference is made possible in part to the support of the association’s sponsors. The major AMEC sponsor this year is UPS.

“Having sponsors participate in our Annual Meeting is an honor for our members and benefit to their employers. This is an affirmation of the relevance of NAWIC and its core purpose,” says NAWIC President Connie M. Leipard, CIT. “Sponsoring companies believe in and promote diversity within the industry. NAWIC, along with our partners, continues to promote opportunities for women in the construction industry.”

UPS offers a range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.

Other NAWIC conference sponsors include Procore, United Rentals, Health Design and Construction, IRMI, PCL Construction, Cornerstone Companies, the Export-Import Bank of the United States and Husch Blackwell.

NAWIC’s mission is to enhance the success of women in the construction industry. The NAWIC conference is a tool in accomplishing that goal. It features 22 seminars and workshops targeted to women in the construction industry. Aimee Cohen will address AMEC attendees as the event’s keynote speaker. She is a speaker, career coach, and the author of “Woman UP! Overcome the 7 Deadly Sins that Sabotage Your Success.”

For more information on the NAWIC conference please visit the website.

MCA Elects Officers and Directors

The Chicago-based Metal Construction Association elected its 2016 officers and board of directors at its annual meeting, Feb. 2, in St. Pete Beach, Fla.

Dale Nelson, president of Roof Hugger Inc., was elected chair of the association. Ed Karper, account manager for Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc., was elected vice-chair, and Jim Bush, vice president of sales and marketing for ATAS International Inc., will serve as treasurer. Norbert Schneider, general manager Asia Pacific & Americas of Umicore Building Products USA Inc., was elected secretary. Also serving on the executive committee is Bill Croucher, director of engineering for Fabral, as technical committee chair; Brian Partyka, president of Drexel Metals Inc., as market development chair; Dick Bus, president of ATAS International, as president of the Metal Roofing Alliance; and Karl Hielscher, president of Metl-Span, as past chair.

In addition to the officers, those serving on the 2016 board of directors are Randy Allen, Triangle Fastener Corp.; Bill Hartford, Valspar Corp.; John Paul Lawrence, Modern Trade Communications; Keith Lipps, S-5!; Laurel McLallen, Flexospan Inc.; Scott Moffatt, PPG Industries Inc.; Jonathan Rider, D.I. Roof Seamers; Tom Seitz, 3AComposites USA Inc.; David Stermer, Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.; Jim Tuschall, Tuschall Engineering Co. Inc.; Jeff Vellines, Precoat Metals; and Bob Zabcik, MBCI