A chapter kickoff meeting was held on April 14, 2017, in Mesa with about 10 participants representing 7 companies receiving certifications for Bolting and Aligning training. The attendees agreed that a chapter would be beneficial in the area to offer low cost training and networking opportunities.

To that end, Jesse Evert with Star Building Systems, Rick Bachman with Therm-All, and Ryan Klosterman with Mustang Steel Erectors will be working on planning events in the Phoenix area. All interested persons wanting to assist with the chapter or participate in training events should contact Jesse at