May 20, 2019 (Winston-Salem, N.C) Jack Vernon Nix, Jr., Vice President of Operations for Shelby Erectors, Inc., was named the 2018 Person of the Year by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). A veteran of the steel erection industry for nearly 25 years, Nix is also currently serving his fifth term on the SEAA Board of Directors.
“Jack is a valued member of the Steel Erectors Association of America. He is both an inspiration and business mentor to so many people in our organization, and is currently breathing new life into SEAA membership recruitment efforts,” said Alan Sears, Master of Ceremonies for SEAA’s 47th Annual Convention in Concord, NC.
Shelby Erectors specializes in the installation of reinforced steel and Stay-in-Place metal decking for bridge construction. In addition, Nix is president of JVN Construction Management, which provides project management resources and estimating services to steel erectors.
“This was a very unexpected surprise! I am humbled to be recognized by my peers – whom I hold in high regard. SEAA has helped me as a business owner by keeping me aware of the industry trends. And it is personally rewarding to be surrounded by people in the same industry to share experiences that we can relate to. We discuss safety, labor quality and shortages and try to offer solutions that can be used by every business member. I will value this honor as a highlight in my career as an ironworker,” said Nix.
According to Nix, the SEAA Ironworker Craft Training Program is essential to battling the qualified labor shortages the industry faces. “Jack’s passion for the steel erection industry is recognizable almost immediately. He has great respect for providing training and skills development for ironworkers,” said Sears.
About Steel Erectors Association of America
Founded in 1972, SEAA is the only national trade association representing the interests of steel erectors, fabricators, contractors, and related service providers. The association promotes safety, education and training programs for steel erector trades, including its Ironworker Craft Training curriculum. The association works in partnership with other steel construction, design, and steel product organizations to protect the interests of those who construct steel structures. Learn more at www.seaa.net.