Community Involvement

SME Steel has a core belief in giving back to the community.

SME Steel Field of Dreams

Game at SME Steel Field of Dreams

SME Steel Field of Dreams

After viewing the plight of the West Jordan Rotary Club and their inability to fully fund a baseball park for disabled children, SME Steel quietly stepped in and wrote a check for the difference. In gratitude for this gift, the park was named “SME Steel Field of Dreams.”

At the inaugural game, each child took a turn at bat, each one scored and there were no outs; however, amongst the cheers there were tears of appreciation in knowing just how much this truly had become a field of dreams.

Salt Lake City Cemetery - Before

Craig Moyes

SLC Cemetery - After

SLC Veteran’s Cemetery

One evening as Craig Moyes, Co-Founder of SME Steel, was watching the evening news, he saw the disturbing deterioration of the Veterans Cemetery which is located inside the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Headstones were sinking, tilting, and some were broken. Mr. Moyes immediately offered to donate the materials and labor needed to restore the headstones to their proper form. Today, they are a fitting tribute to Utah’s veterans.

Boys of Steel XIV

Boys of Steel Golf Tournament

Boys of Steel flyer 2016

Boys of Steel Charity Golf Tournament

Annually, SME Steel is the key sponsor for the Boys of Steel Charity Golf Tournament wherein 100% of funds raised go directly to support West Ridge Academy (formerly Utah Boys Ranch).

Another notable occasion is the donation of $1 Million for the construction of the West Ridge Academy Athletic Center. Understanding the critical element of recovery and progress through physical exercise, SME Steel donated 100% of the necessary funding to create an athletic center.

Ride for Recovery

Ride for Recovery

Ride for Recovery

Each summer, SME Steel sponsors the Ride for Recovery event—a two hour motorcycle ride culminating with a BBQ, live band, rock wall, inflatables, face painting, prizes, and more. SME Steel partners with Friends of Drug Court to create this event which is a celebration for those who are working to recover from addiction and for their families. Friends of Drug Court, nonprofit assisting in recovery from substance abuse, has a program assisting those who want a second chance at life, who are working hard to change their lives from addiction to proaction. Without this program, addicts have no other alternative from serving jail time. This program gives them a chance at life.

MLAZ field

MLAZ player

MLAZ plaque

Miracle League of Arizona

SME Steel donated to The Miracle League of Arizona to help them build a baseball park for special needs children—their own spring training facility.

Their dream to have a safe, fun place to meet their friends and play baseball was complete in April 2011.

The blazing Arizona sun made it almost impossible for the children to enjoy this facility during the day. There simply wasn’t enough funding to cover the cost of the “sails” that would create the much needed shade.

Learning of this challenge, SME Steel contacted the Arizona Ironworkers who rallied to help. Their generous donation was the culminating gift.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Occasionally, SME Steel gathers employees to complete projects for Habitat for Humanity—an organization that builds houses and gives hope in an effort to help eliminate poverty housing and homelessness.

Steel Day photo

Steel Day

Steel Day photo

SteelDay

SteelDay is an annual event sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and hosted by its members and partners. SteelDay is the industry’s largest educational and networking function, with events all over the country. It’s an opportunity for individuals from various professions to see how the structural steel industry contributes to building America. SME Steel is pleased to be one of these hosts by providing project tours coupled with tours of our facilities. We are honored to live, work, and play among the skylines we help to build.

interact. learn. build.

Rotary

Rotary

Rotary

Rotary

Occasionally, SME Steel partners with Rotary to assist in projects benefiting the community. Rotary is an international service organization bringing together businesses and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services and community service in an effort to help build goodwill and peace in the world.

The South Jordan Rotary is working to fund a playground that disabled and non-disabled children alike can use. The goal is to have it installed by summer 2016. The new PlayGarden will be located at East Riverfront Park. Patty Johnson, marketing director for SME Steel and a volunteer for South Jordan Rotary has seen how beneficial all-inclusive playgrounds are having witnessed the phenomenal success of the San Jose Rotary PlayGarden. Read more about the South Jordan PlayGarden in the September 2015 South Jordan City Journal.

 

BSA Welding Merit Badge Fair

Welding Merit Badge

BSA Welding Merit Badge Fair

SME Steel Supports Launch of First‐Ever BSA Welding Merit Badge

SME Steel Contractors, Inc. supported and participated in the District 13, Boys Scouts of America Merit Badge Fair featuring the First-Ever Welding Merit Badge. SME Steel’s Quality Assurance/Quality Control Manager, Woody Cook, assisted in the development of this exciting new merit badge through his involvement on the American Welding Society committee. This Merit Badge Fair was held Saturday, October 13, 2012, in West Valley City. SME Steel, Ironworkers Local 27, Miller Electric and Lincoln Electric are sponsored the welding portion of this event. SME Steel is provided the plate material while Ironworkers 27, Miller Electric, and Lincoln Electric provided the welding equipment in addition to the consumables—everything the boys needed. This first-ever welding merit badge was of great interest to Boy Scouts: every session was filled. Approximately 50 boys were among the first in the United States to earn this exciting new merit badge. “Helping young boys learn a skill which may lead to a future career path is a rewarding and engaging way of interacting within our community. We look forward to enjoying this day with them.” —Wayne Searle, former CEO.