Quality work at a competitive cost—what project owners need and what SSMRC contractors deliver.

You can ensure a high level of production by staffing your jobsite with professional millwrights who have the skills and experience to SAFELY, QUICKLY, and PROPERLY complete the work.

Productivity is guaranteed with millwrights from the Southern States Millwright Regional Council (SSMRC). Contractors who employ Southern States Millwrights have access to unlimited, ongoing training for any project, and a veteran workforce that gets the big picture: When the project is successful, everyone benefits.

Southern States Millwrights solve problems. We understand new technology and possess specialized talents to address challenges that surface during a project.

Southern States Millwrights are trained to standards that produce the same highly skilled labor regardless of location. Whether we work in the booming oil and gas industry along America’s Gulf Coast or the surging automotive and material handling industries throught the 11 southern states of the USA, our standardized training ensures every millwright possesses the same superior skills.

Hiring a contractor who employs SSMRC Millwrights means:

Our skills and experience keep your project on time and on budget. Tailor-made contracts and work schedules meet your project’s specifications. Disciplined crews arrive where, when, and for as long as they’re needed. Certified specialists are trained in the latest products and techniques. Intense safety training helps create the safest possible work site. Foreman and superintendent training is available for solid jobsite leadership. Southern States Millwrights are dedicated to making the project a success.

  • Productivity.
  • Competitiveness.
  • Reliability.
  • Accuracy.
  • Safety.
  • Leadership.
  • Professionalism.

We are experts in:

  • Coal, nuclear, and alternative-energy power plant projects
  • Mining
  • Steel and alloys such as wind and solar facilities
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Automotive
  • Mechanical construction industries
  • Aerospace
  • Food processing
  • Agricultural processing
  • Lumber, pulp and paper
  • Plastic processing
  • Petro-Chemical
  • Ethanol facilities


Starting with pre-project conferences to outline the scope of work, manpower needs, and scheduling issues, our contractors keep lines of communication open throughout the life of the project. We also work to complete projects without production missing a beat by adjusting work schedules around peak production hours and scheduling shifts during non-typical work hours.


We actively develop industry partnerships to provide customers with exactly what is needed on the job site. A sampling of our partnerships includes Siemens Generation Service, General Electric (APM), Exelon, and FlowServe. For instance...

When a demand for turbine and compressor experts surfaced, we worked with Atlantic Plant Maintenance and Siemens to develop gas and steam turbine qualification programs to train our millwrights in the newest power plant technology. We also partnered with Ingersoll Rand to acquire reciprocating compressor equipment to train for installation and maintenance skills.

Quality Work

via Quality Training

Quality Work via Quality Training

At the UBC’s International Training Center, Southern States Millwrights hone additional skills in confined space and pumps. They also gain skills by working with two 25-ton overhead bridge cranes and four 20-ton overhead bridge cranes.

At the core of every training course and on the minds of every jobsite crew is safety. A safe work site is achieved only by comprehensive training for every millwright on every project. A full line of safety courses and qualifications are offered to our millwrights every year.

We spend millions of dollars each year to train our thousands of millwrights—from first-year apprentices to Superintendents. Manpower shortages plaguing our region are alleviated by Southern States Millwrights, thanks to our standardized training and mobility, so that every millwright arrives at every job site with the same set of superior skills.

As a result, Southern States Millwrights are regarded as being the best trained and most well-prepared for any project in any location.
For instance:

In response to the rise in manufacturing plant automation, our Mechatronics Technician training program now develops skills needed to assemble, program, operate, and maintain the mechanical, electronic, and computing components of robotics.

Our training is continuously being upgraded and expanded per industry trends, but here’s a sampling of training courses already being offered:


Hundreds of welding certifications are offered, categorized as:

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

Safety Training

  • Confined Space
  • Construction Fall Protection
  • Ergonomics
  • First Aid, CPR, AED
  • Hazard Communication and Chemical Safety
  • OSHA 10 Construction
  • OSHA 30 Construction
  • Millwright 16-hour safety class
  • OSHA 10 General Industry

Skills Training

  • Aerial Lift Qualification (Scissor Lift and Boom Lift)
  • Compressors and Pumps
  • Flowserve Qualified Pump Repair Technician
  • Gas Turbine Qualification
  • Human Performance
  • Machinery Alignment Qualification
  • Millwright Precision Optical Alignment
  • NMAP/Millwright Qualification
  • Powered Industrial Truck Operator Qualification (Standard Forklift and Rough Terrain Forklift)
  • Mechanical Print Reading
  • Certified Rigger and Signaler
  • Scaffold Erector Qualification
  • Steam Turbine Qualification

Visit www.SouthernStatesMillwrights.org to learn more about the Southern States Millwright program and how fast we can service your needs.