As 2015 begins, I would like to thank our brother and sister ironworkers, local union leaders, contractors, International officers and staff for a very rewarding year.

Our commitment to excellence across the U.S. and Canada reflects on our resilient work ethic to complete projects safely, on time, and within budget, while employing the best qualified ironworkers, performing at the highest levels.

The projects you have built are impressive. Your attention to quality in the construction of bridges, buildings, stadiums, arenas, hospitals, towers and wind turbines reflect on the highly skilled training and work ethic our customers have come to expect from the Iron Workers Union. Alone, our accomplishments are great. Together, they are a record of achievement few can match.

Thanks to your hard work, I am confident we are prepared for new challenges ahead in the coming year.

My sincere best wishes to you and your family for the holiday season and thank you for keeping each other safe.

January 2015