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St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and Carpenter Training Instructor Dan Simacek help fill the little libraries with books.

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
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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
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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