The pandemic has caused accelerated attrition rates for experience and talent across a variety of industries. Whether due to safety restrictions, health risks, or simply workers discovering they can make do with less, we are facing a serious shortage of labor far ahead of the time we expected. The education system in this country has been slow […]
Business Partners, First, I would like to say thank you to the many great SSMRC business partners, whether you are a partnering contractor or a facility owner. My staff and our members thank you as well. Without you, our membership would not have the opportunity to support themselves and their families under the conditions they […]
The Western Region of the SSMRC has been focused on growing market share in the automation, facilities-maintenance, light-conveyor/food-and-beverage, and wind-turbine-maintenance industries.
In the Central Region, our industry partners have kept our members working and prospering during 2021. As of September 2021, we have increased our membership by 1.4%, bringing our total number of members to 1,515.
The Eastern Region of the SSMRC has been focused on recruitment as well as growing opportunities in the automotive and food-and-beverage markets.
Entering the Fall 2021 nuclear-outage season, demand for millwrights across the United States was stretched to the maximum. The Southern States Millwright Regional Council’s Nuclear Office was tasked with providing 500-plus millwrights for 10 scheduled outages, including six outages starting in October.
The Southern States Millwright Regional Council is making significant investments in Gulf Coast training centers, ensuring the area’s power-generation and petrochemical industries have continued access to elite craftspeople with the complex skills these industries demand.
The Southern States Millwright Regional Council is gearing up to supply wind-turbine commissioning and maintenance mechanics to fill a growing labor need as the wind-power industry expands.
Evidence shows a comprehensive safety and health program can not only prevent injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, but also reduce employers’ costs and improve production and work quality.
Wayne Jennings, executive secretary treasurer of the Southern States Millwright Regional Council, has been a millwright for more than 30 years and has been instrumental in the SSMRC’s development. Learn about his career journey and how he plans to keep the organization growing.