Hammer with a Heart

Members of Local 314 in Madison, Wis., partnered with contractors and other community partners on April 30, 2016 for Hammer with a Heart. 17 carpenters led improvement projects on two homes, repairing roofing and building a new deck. This year’s projects were lead by Delegate Laurel Randell, Delegate Josh Klimeck… Read More
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Carpenters for a Cure

Since 2008, Carpenters Local 161 in Kenosha, Wis., has sponsored a “Carpenters For A Cure” team in the annual Kenosha-Racine MS Walk. This year’s walk was held May 7 and, in addition to fielding a team, the Local sponsored a rest stop where they handed out snacks, water bottles and… Read More
Bowlathon group

Bowl-a-thon Benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Members of Locals 308 and 1260 raised funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by bowling at an annual event held March 6. Local 1260 fielded two teams and Local 308 sponsored one. The event was held at the Westdale Bowling Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Hawkeye Labor Council is… Read More

Local 308 volunteers at Maple Syrup Festival

March 19, 2016 – Members of Local 308 cooked pancakes and sausages for the 33rd Annual Maple Syrup Festival, at Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The festival featured syrup making demonstrations, live music and a pancake and sausage breakfast with syrup that was handcrafted right at the… Read More


Jared Allen visited Minnesota this week and spent some quality time with the Carpenters Union. He spoke to contractors at the 2016 Interior Systems Conference about his foundation, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, which builds homes for wounded veterans across the country. Union carpenters volunteered their time and skills… Read More
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Local 106 Hosts Community Easter Egg Hunt

Approximately 100 people participated in Local 106’s Easter Egg hunt held Saturday, March 26, at Union Labor Park in Des Moines, Iowa. The event was sponsored by the Local’s Apprentice Committee and was open to the surrounding community. The Local plans to hold this event again next year, with even… Read More

Making a House a Home – Carpenter Apprentices in the Community

In September 2015, Carpenter Apprentices from the Twin Cities Training Center donated their time and skills toward a great community project. The Bluebird House is a Community Alternative Care home in Maple Grove, MN, that is managed by Homeward Bound which provides services to four severely disabled young men. The… Read More

Upcoming Events: Blood Drives

Carpenters know that giving blood supports their communities and saves lives. Two areas of our Council will be hosting Blood Drives: Blood drive supporting BloodCenter Wisconsin in Pewaukee, WI, on Tuesday, April 5 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Sign up. American Red Cross blood drive in Saint Paul, MN, on Thursday, April… Read More