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Work We Do
Locals, Training and Council Buildings
The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters represents nearly 27,000 union members and their families from 46 locals in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
The Carpenters Training Institute offers 16 Training Centers and Campuses throughout the North Central States region to apprentices and journeypeople.
International Standards & Training Alliance for Floor Coverers
INSTALL is the floor covering industry’s alliance of mills, manufacturers, industry consultants, contractors and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) who develop the best standards and training in North America. This ensures INSTALL mechanics receive the newest installation methods and technology from more than 100 mills and manufacturers.
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