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Walter assisting a Folwell Elementary School student with a woodworking project

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
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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
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Local 1382 members engage the community with carpentry

At Days of Yesteryear in Rochester, MN, you can step back in time. Activities at the annual gathering included butter churning, blacksmithing demonstrations, threshing of oats, and antique tractor pulls. At this year’s event, members of Carpenters Local 1382 set up stations for kids to pound nails, use a block… Read More
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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
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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