Apprentices Help Build Habitat for Humanity House

Carpenter apprentices donated more than 200 hours of their time to help build a Habitat for Humanity home in Cambridge, Minn. Apprentices installed roof trusses, soffits, placed plywood on the roof and exterior walls, and applied water proofing on the roof. The recipient of the home is a single mother… Read More

Wisconsin Apprentices Build Playhouses For Community Groups

As part of their final exam, apprentices from Madison and Rothschild, Wis., built playhouses for children in need. The houses were built in addition to the standard 245 question exam, allowing apprentices to showcase the skills they’ve learned during the Apprenticeship program. The playhouse build in Madison was given to… Read More
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Union carpenters help build tiny houses for homeless veterans

Members from Local 161 in Kenosha, Wis., participated in a build for a “veterans village” near Racine, Wis., on Saturday, June 4, partnering with other community members to build tiny houses for homeless veterans. The build, coordinated by Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin, produced four tiny houses that will be part… Read More
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Milwaukee members help build new playground

Members from Milwaukee area Locals 264, 364 and 2337 volunteered their time over the last week to help build a playground in New Berlin, Wis. The playground has equipment for all children, including those with special needs. Millwright contractor Doral donated tools and a tool crib to this project as… Read More

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