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Controlling Risk and Contamination

Safety is essential when working on any site, particularly occupied facilities. Taking the right precautions and controlling contamination protects not only the workers, but guests, customers, tenants, employees, and others against illness.  Ideally, construction work occurs during off-hours, but in many cases, construction must be done while a facility is fully… Read More
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Apprentices build K-9 agility equipment

Apprentices from Carpenters Local 106 of Altoona, IA recently built new K-9 agility equipment for the Altoona Police Department. Last September, after Ryan Companies began the $35 million expansion of the Altoona City Hall and Police Department putting both under the same roof, the Altoona Police Department contacted the Carpenters… Read More
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Become a Mentor

Join us on Thursday, September 26, 2019 for a training on how to become a mentor. Date: September 26, 2019Time: 4:30 p.m. (90 minutes)Location: Carpenters Training Room, 740 Olive StreetLight food will be provided To reserve a seat, please call training at 651-646-7337.… Read More
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Carpenters out and about on Labor Day

In Omaha, NE, the Labor Day parade brought out an estimated 30,000 onlookers and participants. Labor union members from all over Nebraska showed up for the annual Labor Day parade that included dozens of floats making their way through downtown Omaha. This is Omaha’s official appreciation event to honor labor… Read More
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Carpenters & Joiners 8th Annual Car and Bike Show

Join the Carpenters & Joiners on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 8th Annual Car and Bike Show. Hosted at 710 Olive Street, St. Paul, proceeds will benefit the Carpenters Union Food Shelf. More information on the Car and Bike Show, including drawings and… Read More
Career connections graduate returns to help build new tech building

Career connections graduate returns to help build new tech building

Cole Abt of Local 310 graduated from DC Everest High School in Schofield, WI after spending two years on his youth apprenticeship. DC Everest High School is a Career Connections school that provides curriculum from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and gives graduating students a head start on their career… Read More
Organizing turns failure into success

Organizing turns failure into success

On the one-year anniversary of the unsuccessful vote to unionize Ellis Construction Company (Ellis), Business Representatives Luke Kramer and Kyle Alters, out of Wausau, WI, invited all non-union Ellis carpenters and those who have left Ellis for a union contractor to a gathering. The gathering was to demonstrate the benefits… Read More
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Hospital asks for professionally trained carpenters

One hospital in Rapid City, SD is taking steps to ensure patients safety during construction while also helping to bring more work for skilled carpenters. Black Hills Surgical Hospital is about to start a three-phase, multi-year expansion of their Rapid City facility. Hospital administrators have included language in their bid… Read More
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Apprentices give back in St. Paul

Last month, the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenter’s (NCSRCC) apprentice training program spent time giving back to communities in need around St. Paul, Minnesota. The Exterior Finish, Interior Finish and Wood Framing apprenticeship classes, comprised of approximately 45 men and women, built two picnic tables, three play houses and 15… Read More