Sheet Metal Workers Local 18 was formed on October 1, 1982, after the amalgamation of seven locals across the state to cut costs while creating efficiencies. Currently, Local 18 serves 4,700 members statewide who work in the commercial, manufacturing, industrial and residential industries.
Archive: Sep 2010
Milwaukee Building Trades Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary
In July 1910, local construction leaders formed the Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council (MBCTC), an organization that would work tirelessly to better the local unions it represented through collaboration and solidarity. Since its inception, the purpose of the MBCTC has remained unchanged, and the difference it has made in Milwaukee is clear.
The recent announcement that the Moderne (a project that will last 22 months and break ground in fall) received HUD approval proves to me that when the industry comes together, great things can happen. I’m proud of the work our Building Advantage members did to get it approved, and I know the project will go above and beyond everyone’s expectations.
A Legacy Worth Building On
While sitting down with Kevin O’Toole, Executive Vice President of Hunzinger Construction Company (Hunzinger), it becomes very clear why they have become one of the largest and best general contractors in the Midwest. Consistently winning awards for safety, green building practices and best places to work, the company clearly goes above and beyond for their employees, customers and community. Awards aside, Hunzinger’s commitment to being a leader in the industry is unquestionable, and to put it simply, it has made the industry better.
There have been many articles, meetings and announcements recently about green building initiatives and how they will impact our local economy. Thanks to the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership/Building Industry Group Skilled Trades Employment Program (WRTP/BIG STEP) and its proactive efforts, the organization has partnered with the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) to secure a $440,000 workforce training grant.
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