HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2019 SIGNING WEEK
Thirteen high school seniors signed with union contractors during this year’s Signing Week and will begin their apprenticeships after graduation.
Seven students in the Duluth area signed with union contractors. Participating schools were South Shore High, Northwestern High, Cromwell/Wright High, Wrenshall High and… Read More
Locals 308 and 678 members compete in the River Runner Regatta Cardboard Race
Several apprentices and journeypersons from Carpenters Local 308 (Cedar Rapids, IA) and Carpenters Local 678 (Dubuque, IA) competed in the River Runner Regatta Cardboard Boat Race September 15 at Manchester Whitewater Park in Manchester, IA. The crew… Read More
Apprentices volunteer at the African American Museum of Iowa
Instructors with the Five Rivers Carpenters JACTC were approached by the African American Museum of Iowa, located in Cedar Rapids, IA, to help prepare an area of the museum for a new exhibit. The museum needed a number of display boxes… Read More
Making a difference at Maker Faire
Members of NCSRCC came together the first weekend of June not only to build coffee tables for families in need, but also to give kids real-life experience creating something with their hands.
The Carpenters Union participated in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire at… Read More
“Why I am proud to be a union member” – Chris Meis, Local 106, Des Moines, IA
I will never be a millionaire, but I have never gone hungry, either.
I have repeated this statement many times throughout my career as a union carpenter. At times I have become emotional… Read More
2017 Labor Day Parade and Picnic: Arrive between 9AM-10AM. Parade starts at 11AM: Meet at NE corner of the State Capitol (E 13th & Des Moines St.)
Free shuttles available for rides back to vehicles.
Picnic: Immediately following the parade at Labor Park (Multiple… Read More
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
Carpenter apprentices recently helped on another East Central Minnesota Habitat For Humanity home, this time in North Branch, Minn. 14 apprentices and three instructors from the Twin Cities Training Center contributed over 1000 hours to help build a 1350 square foot home for a veteran who is married with four… Read More