Concrete Christmas display brightens Cement Masons’ holiday party

It’s a seasonal tradition Local 633 apprentices carried on this year with help from Twin Cities Plasters Local 265.

Unions, contractors provide plumbing repairs to homeowners in need

St. Paul Plumbers Local 34 turned out more apprentice volunteers in 2018 than ever before – an encouraging sign for the future of “Water’s Off” locally.

#NAW2016: Minnesota’s Building Trades apprentices earn paychecks while mastering their craft

  When Joe Odell’s friends plan to go out on Friday nights, he usually takes a pass. It’s not that the 23-year-old from Monticello is no fun, but Odell has someplace important to be early on Saturday mornings: Heat and Frost Insulators Local 34’s training center in St. Paul. Odell is one of the 11,000-plus […]

Photos: A ‘concrete Christmas’ for Cement Masons Local 633

  Decking the apprenticeship hall with festive concrete has become an annual tradition at Cement Masons Local 633. The local hosted a holiday party at its training center in New Brighton last night, and members strolled through a “Peanuts”-themed winter wonderland fashioned by first- and second-year apprentices. All of the work to create the concrete […]

Trades showcase apprenticeship programs at Construct Tomorrow career fair

Maria Meza watched intently as Robbie Luukkonen, a journeyman member of Bricklayers Local 1, installed ceramic tile onto a makeshift practice wall. When Luukkonen had finished the demonstration, Meza picked up the tools and tried tiling for herself. This is the way Meza, who graduated from St. Paul Johnson High School in the spring, learns […]

Local 633 apprentices deck the training hall with festive seasonal display

It looked a lot like Christmas earlier this month at the Cement Masons Local 633 apprenticeship training center in New Brighton, where the local’s 20 first- and second-year apprentices constructed an enormous seasonal landscape out of concrete. The display, unveiled to members at the local’s holiday party last week, spreads across the floor of the […]