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Cincinnati sheet metal workers open doors Nov. 17 for Apprenticeship Week

Greater Cincinnati Apprenticeship Council offers weeklong look at apprenticeship

CINCINNATI, OHIO — Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 24, 1579 Summit Road, will host a presentation and information session from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 14-20).

During the week, participants will have the opportunity to explore various building trades in the Cincinnati area. The event is presented by the Greater Cincinnati Apprenticeship Council and the affiliated apprenticeship programs in partnership with the United States Department of Labor and the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council.

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Sheet Metal Workers Local 67 to host multi-trade event Nov. 17 for National Apprenticeship Week

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 14-18, Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 67 Area Joint Apprenticeship, along with ApprenticeshipUSA, will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, featuring a facility tour and presentations and demonstrations from several apprenticeship training programs in the San Antonio area. The open house will take place at the Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 67 Training Facility, 3630 Belgium Lane.

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Dayton sheet metal workers open doors for Apprenticeship Week

High school welding students to visit training center, complete project Nov. 17

DAYTON, OHIO – Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 24, 6550 Poe Ave. in Dayton, will host eleventh-grade welding students from Upper Valley Career Center for a morning of exploration and learning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 14-18.

The high school juniors will learn about sheet metal apprenticeship from Eugene Frazier, training director for Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 24, as well as from journeymen from local contractors currently working in the trade. The welding students will also work with mentors on a pencil box project. Students will receive a T-shirt and backpack for their participation.

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Columbus sheet metal workers open doors for Apprenticeship Week

Students from Fort Hayes, Eastland to visit, create tool tray as intro to school

Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 24 will host an open house at the Columbus Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship Training Center, 3031 Lamb Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 14-18.

Welding students from Fort Hayes and Eastland career centers will tour the training facility, meet instructors and build a tool tray in the school’s fabrication shop.

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Lean construction method: efficient work, happy customers

Processes reduce waste, encourage ideas, help projects finish early and on budget

FAIRFAX, Va. – “Lean construction” may be an industry buzz term, but in reality, it’s a practice many sheet metal workers already do as part of their day-to-day work.

Developed by Toyota in the 1950s and led by Taiichi Ohno, a stalwart on reducing waste, lean manufacturing focused on the system as a whole. Time spent creating quality parts led to fewer defects in manufacturing. Fewer defects meant fewer cars to fix later, fewer recalls and a reduction in waste.

Essentially, “lean construction” is a mindset and a way of working that reduces waste, increases efficiency, helps the environment and allows for working smarter, not harder.

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Demand high across country for Certified Welding Inspectors

Courses added to help sheet metal workers pass challenging exam, earn distinction

FAIRFAX, Va.  – The uptick in industrial welding in the nation’s Southeast corner has created a ripple effect across the country. While most of the action is taking place in Georgia and South Carolina, sheet metal fabrication shops nationwide stocking the projects are feeling the increase in production.

While it’s a happy problem, companies are experiencing a high demand for Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI), who ensure the quality and safety of the welds before they leave the shop, as well as test and certify welders on the local level.

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Region 2 apprentices compete for first time in seven years

Students from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey vied for top prizes

Sheet metal apprentices from training centers across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey competed this spring in the region’s first apprenticeship contest in seven years. The competition, hosted by Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 19 in Philadelphia, welcomed 22 students from eight locals to compete in second-year, third-year and fourth-year apprentice categories. Contestants were chosen through testing at their local level, and the top apprentice in each year from each local attended the regional competition.

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Health screenings test, educate sheet metal workers leading up to Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Health screenings take place Sept. 23; Mesothelioma Awareness Day is Sept. 26

The Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT), the health and safety arm of the unionized sheet metal, air conditioning and welding industry, will host a free health screening tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 23) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 20, 6450 Ameriplex Drive, for members to test for asbestos exposure, blood pressure and cholesterol, among others.

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Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 20 receives Training Excellence Award

Top Notch of Indiana recognized Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 20 with the Training Excellence Award during its seventh annual Standards of Excellence Awards program luncheon on May 19 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event honored select organizations that earned the highest level of distinction over the previous year in Indiana’s union construction industry.

L to R: Darryl Esterline, Local 20 Business Representative/Fort Wayne Area JATC;
L to R: Darryl Esterline, Local 20 Business Representative/Fort Wayne Area JATC; Jim Morris, Morris Sheet Metal/Fort Wayne Area JATC; Tim Myres, Local 20 Apprenticeship Coordinator; Dario Franchitti, 3-time Indianapolis 500 winner; Jason Benson, Local 20 Business Representative/Indianapolis Area JATC; Trent Todd, Local 20 Business Representative/Lafayette Area JATC

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