March 5, 2014 

Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) is proud to announce a new training partnership with Architectural Metals, Inc., Portland, MI.

Architectural Metals, (AMI) furnishes and installs a wide variety of architectural sheet metal building products to meet the design specifications for any construction project.  Products include standing seam roofing, insulated metal wall panels, corrugated metal wall panels, column covers, louvers, sun shades and more. The company also manufactures custom trim pieces.  With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, AMI stands proudly on its reputation for quality craftsmanship and professionalism in every area of service.

With 7500 sq foot of shop space, AMI can design, develop, and install on both new and existing structures and fabricate custom trim.  Because they believe in such high quality craftsmanship, and with the growing demands of the industry, AMI felt the need to have a continued education and training program for existing and future employees. “It was important to us to have a quality apprenticeship training program to meet and exceed the Department of Labor/Office of Apprenticeship training requirements”, said Brian Potter, President of AMI.  Turning to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), was the first step. 

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association that advances and defends the principles of the merit shop in the construction industry and provides its members with an opportunity to succeed.  With that principle ABC-Greater Michigan Chapter, along with the Greater Michigan Construction Academy, a training affiliate of ABC, began to develop a training guideline and plan to assist AMI with their training needs.

The Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA), located in Midland and Lansing, facilitates opportunities for career growth in the construction industry through continuing education programs. Providing such programs is important to the construction industry to achieve knowledgeable employees and a safe work environment. 

GMCA is an accredited member of NCCER. This means GMCA has met and exceeded all required standards of the nationally standardized program and is a licensed MI Proprietary School. 

“Utilizing the NCCER industry- credentialing program, we were able to provide customized training specifically for AMI”, Michelle Revette, Vice President of the Greater Michigan Construction Academy said. “This curriculum is a specialized sheet metal design program that will be taught by their newly certified instructors at their location in Portland MI”.

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