Update from Committee Week - April 2020

The APEX Council is taking steps to improve membership retention and to recruit young people into the industry. A mentor’s checklist will encourage year-long communication between mentors and new members and so help to retain members. “Reach and Access” events will be hosted by major players in the industry and showcase the rewarding career opportunities that the industry has to offer. These events will target students at high schools, trade schools, and technical colleges, veterans, and people looking for a second career. APEX will work with SAIA Board and members to identify the target audience in the host’s area and to build a calendar of events throughout the year. Next steps include building a list of host companies and the itinerary. Companies and organizations interested in serving as hosts should contact the council chair or co-chair.

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APEX (Access.Professionals.Excellence.)
is aimed at engaging young and new members and providing a forum for emerging leaders of the SAIA.


To enhance the core membership of the Scaffolding & Access Industry Association (SAIA) by promoting, involving and encouraging young members, new members and emerging leaders of the SAIA and access industry through networking, education, training and mentoring.


  • To recruit young associates of existing SAIA member companies to engage in the work and success of the SAIA.

  • Develop the SAIA mentoring program in an effort to familiarize young and new members with the SAIA’s mission, council work, membership and volunteer leadership opportunities.

  • To diversify and expand the member demographic of the SAIA.

  • To provide a forum for young and new members to collaborate with existing members to gain knowledge of the intricacies of the access industry.

  • To prepare the next generation of SAIA volunteer leaders.

Join APEX today if you…
  • Are new to SAIA or the scaffold and access industry.

  • Consider yourself to be young (includes the young at heart).

  • Are interested in shaping the future of SAIA.

  • Are a seasoned SAIA member and want to be a mentor.


Brian Hillier 
Layher, Inc.

Corinne Dutil
Fraco Products Ltd.