SIA members approve name change
Association to be called Scaffold & Access Industry Association
By Laurie Weber
The Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) members approved a name change for their association. Effective Oct. 1, 2011, the association will be called the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA).
“It may take some time for the new name to become second nature, and the acronym SAIA may not roll off the tongue quite as easily as SIA, but give it time. It took many years for the original name to be recognized countrywide and around the globe,” said Steve Smith, SIA president.
Discussion about the name change took place during the SIA Executive Board meetings in June and the final decision was made at the SIA’s general membership meeting yesterday (July 18). The move passed by an overwhelming majority of SIA Convention and Exposition attendees.
The name change exemplifies the association’s brand as the voice of the scaffold and access industry.
For more information you may contact SIA headquarters at 816-595.4860 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Author
Laurie Weber is the Executive Director of the Scaffold & Access Industry Association.