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.

Native pride meets union pride in Cement Masons’ training program

  NEW BRIGHTON – As the first trickle of mud oozed out of the concrete truck’s chute, 13 trainees dressed in hardhats, safety vests and tall rubber boots sprung into action, using shovels and trowels to distribute the concrete evenly across 13 rectangular slabs. The July heat was pushing 90 degrees, and the trainees, participants […]

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 […]

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 […]

Union volunteers make improvements to Central Lutheran School in St. Paul

Central Lutheran School in St. Paul is now handicapped accessible, thanks to the goodwill donations of three union trades. Volunteers from Laborers Local 132, Plasterers Local 265 and Cement Masons Local 633 helped build a concrete walkway to the school, located in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood, from Lexington Parkway. Local 132 paid for the materials, […]