Local Floor Coverer Donates His Skills to Guatemala

Tony Bachtell is a floor coverer and member of Local 344 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Tony led a team of 13 individuals on a mission trip to Hogar de Vida in San Andres Sachjabaja, Guatemala, in November 2017. Hogar de Vida is a children’s home located deep in the mountains of… Read More
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Why I am proud to be a union member

“Why I am proud to be a union member” – Chris Meis, Local 106, Des Moines, IA I will never be a millionaire, but I have never gone hungry, either. I have repeated this statement many times throughout my career as a union carpenter. At times I have become emotional… Read More

NCSRCC Celebrates Labor Day

Carpenters Local 106 Des Moines IA 2017 Labor Day Parade and Picnic: Arrive between 9AM-10AM. Parade starts at 11AM: Meet at NE corner of the State Capitol (E 13th & Des Moines St.) Free shuttles available for rides back to vehicles. Picnic: Immediately following the parade at Labor Park (Multiple… Read More

Locals 427 and 1306 Host Pinewood Derby Workshops

Carpenters Locals 427 and 1306 members and volunteers spent two days in January assisting Boy Scouts and their siblings crafting Pinewood Derby cars from conception through testing. Six stations were set up for each Scout to work through: planning, cutting, shaping, weights, paint, and wheels. The process took two hours… Read More
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Hand crafted rocking horses raise funds for cancer charities

Walter Hofner, retired carpenter from Local 1382 in Rochester, Minn., has spent approximately 3,000 hours crafting custom rocking horses. The horses, made from a variety of Rock Elm, Red Elm and Walnut, take 300 hours each to make and are pieced together from one board and then chiseled to perfection.… Read More

Folwell Elementary Builds

Folwell Elementary Builds On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 390 students in grades K-5 at Folwell Elementary School in Rochester, MN, participated in the largest Kids Build carpentry workshop event to date! With support from local contractors the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters was able to provide all of… Read More