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Local Floor Coverer Donates His Skills to Guatemala

Tony Bachtell is a floor coverer and member of Local 344 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Tony led a team of 13 individuals on a mission trip to Hogar de Vida in San Andres Sachjabaja, Guatemala, in November 2017. Hogar de Vida is a children’s home located deep in the mountains of… 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