Eye on Sheet Metal

A resource for the unionized sheet metal industry



Apprentices help put training center back together after fire

Sheet metal workers invest in their careers with renovated school in Troy, Mich.

FAIRFAX, Va. – The sheet metal apprentices in Troy, Michigan learn all forms of the trade while in the four-year program. This year, apprentices also learned how to put their training center back together after a fire last August destroyed the union offices and heavily damaged the center. Continue reading “Apprentices help put training center back together after fire”

Sheet metal workers get educated to keep working

Testing, adjusting and balancing certification fills niche for Michigan workers

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Matt O’Rourke and Mike Stolber of Michigan took their sheet metal careers into their own hands when they made the decision to specialize in testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB). With the jobless rate in Michigan the sixth-highest in the nation, finding work was their job and they hoped TAB would be the niche they needed. Continue reading “Sheet metal workers get educated to keep working”

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