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Mackinac Bridge Walk
Posted by Alison Trost on September 2, 2010 at 11:58 AM.

This weekend is the 53rd Mackinac Bridge walk. There is noMackinac Bridge Walk registration fee to participate, just arrive early for the 7 a.m. start time on Monday, September 6. The walk starts in the Upper Peninsula city of St. Ignace and ends at the south end of the bridge in Mackinaw City. For more information on the bridge walk click here.  


And after finishing the walk, visit the Ironworkers Walk of Fame in Mackinaw City.

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Hirschfeld President Richard Phillips Joins AISC Board
Posted by Alison Trost on September 1, 2010 at 10:08 AM.

richard-phillips.JPGRichard Phillips, president of San Angelo, Texas-based Hirschfeld Industries, has joined the American Institute of Steel Construction board of directors. Confirmed during the AISC’s recent quarterly meeting in Chicago, Phillips will serve a three-year term on the board of directors, assisting with the organization’s planning and leadership in the steel construction industry.


Phillips initially joined Hirschfeld in 2004 as chief financial officer and was named president in 2008. As such he is responsible for the management of all operating divisions for the company, which is one of the largest fabricators of steel bridges, structural, industrial and nuclear projects in North America. Phillips also serves as CEO of Martifer-Hirschfeld Energy Systems, a partnership with Oliveira de Frades, Portugal-based Martifer Group to manufacture state-of-the-art wind tower systems, where he manages North American operations and supervising wind tower design, production and shipping.


More information is available on the AISC website,

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