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Construction Trades

Learn about joining a local union

Start a rewarding career today with one of our local union affiliates. We hope these resources will equip you with the information needed to get your career started. Links to the trade apprenticeship programs are shown below where you can find out more information about each one.

Trade Affiliations


Pipefitters / Plumbers

Pipefitting, plumbing, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) service for the needs of local contractors throughout the twelve counties in Northwest Ohio. http://ualocal50.com/



The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers is a diverse union representing workers in industrial construction, repair, and maintenance; manufacturing; shipbuilding and marine repair; railroads; mining and quarrying; cement kilns; and related industries. http://www.ibblocal85.org/



An electrician is a tradesperson specializing in electrical wiring of buildings, transmission lines, stationary machines, and related equipment. You may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure. http://www.ibew8.org/



Ironworkers install structural and reinforcing iron and steel to form and support buildings, bridges, and roads. Serving contractors in eighteen counties by continuously improving the industry with training the next generation of apprentices and upgrading the skills of current craftsmen. https://ironworkerslocal55.com/

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Carpenters touch every aspect of a construction project from foundation to finish; they are frequently the first on the job and last to leave. If you are interested in finding a career as a union carpenter and like working with your hands, we want you! https://carpenterslocal351.com/



A laborer works in the construction industry completing manual labor of any sort. They work with blasting tools, hand tools, power tools, and small heavy equipment to assist other trades such as cement masons and operators. 



Millwrights install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment in sites such as factories nd production plants. http://millwrightspiledrivers.com/



Mechanical insulators apply insulation to equipment, pipes, or ductwork in production plants, buildings, factories, and many other types of construction sites. When insulating a steam pipe, for example, they consider the diameter, thickness, and temperature of the pipe in determining the type of insulation to be used. https://www.insulators.org/



Construction operators use machinery to move building suppliers, earth, and other heavy materials at construction sites. They operate equipment that clears and grades land to prepare it for the construction of roads, bridges, buildings, and other structures. https://oe18.org/

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Sheet Metal

Sheet Metal workers fabricate, assemble, install, and repair products made from thin metal sheets. Work may include building and installing products such as air/heat ducts and roof decking. https://sheetmetaltraining.org/training-centers/toledo-training-center/

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Cement Masons

Plaster and concrete are ageless building materials that are unforgiving as they are durable and beautiful. Skilled hands and competent management must work together to achieve the desired result and to promote this vital construction resource. https://www.opcmia886.com/



Craftspeople who lay brick or who use blocks to construct walls and other forms of masonry. http://oh-kyadc.com/local-unions/local-3-toledo/