HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2019 SIGNING DAYS
Twenty-eight high school seniors signed with union contractors during this year’s Signing Days and will begin their apprenticeships after graduation.
Seven students in the Duluth area signed with union contractors. Participating schools were South Shore High, Northwestern High, Cromwell/Wright High, Wrenshall High and… Read More
Have bowling ball, will travel…to France, Germany and Australia
When Carpenters Local 322 member D Rojas first picked up a bowling ball at the age of 14, she never suspected the sport would take her around the world. But, that’s exactly what happened.
In August, D and her twin sister,… Read More
Locals 308 and 678 members compete in the River Runner Regatta Cardboard Race
Several apprentices and journeypersons from Carpenters Local 308 (Cedar Rapids, IA) and Carpenters Local 678 (Dubuque, IA) competed in the River Runner Regatta Cardboard Boat Race September 15 at Manchester Whitewater Park in Manchester, IA. The crew… Read More
Interior Systems Local 68 member Jim Nordin has worked for Olympic Companies for more than 31 years. After 41 years as a Union carpenter, retirement drew closer for Jim, and he began to think of new and meaningful ways to spend his time. One idea that appealed to him in… Read More
Apprentices volunteer at the African American Museum of Iowa
Instructors with the Five Rivers Carpenters JACTC were approached by the African American Museum of Iowa, located in Cedar Rapids, IA, to help prepare an area of the museum for a new exhibit. The museum needed a number of display boxes… Read More
Building the next generation of union carpenters
Walter Hofner, retired Local 1382 carpenter from Rochester, Minn., lives by a simple philosophy: Help everyone you can.
“That’s part of your job when you’re running jobs — to help. Not just to tell people I want this done or that done,” Walter… Read More
Before he was a carpenter apprentice with Local 308 in Cedar Rapids, IA, Dedric Ward spent nearly a decade playing professional football. Each year Dedric uses his leadership and football skills he learned in the NFL to hold a free football camp for kids in and around the Cedar Rapids… Read More
Making a difference at Maker Faire
Members of NCSRCC came together the first weekend of June not only to build coffee tables for families in need, but also to give kids real-life experience creating something with their hands.
The Carpenters Union participated in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire at… Read More
Byron Bobb: Union & Railroad Ties Fuel Lifelong Hobby
Nestled in Eau Claire, Wisconsin’s, Carson Park between Halfmoon Lake and the Eau Claire Express baseball stadium, the Chippewa Valley Railroad Association (CVRA) turns back the clock to a time when America thrived on steam and steel ties. The railroad is… Read More
About Baker Interiors Systems
Will Baker, owner and founder of Baker Interior Systems in Des Moines knows what being Union is all about. He started his career in construction the day he graduated high school as a drywall carpenter with a Union Interior Systems contractor. At 21, he moved to… Read More