Trades Descriptions

BOILERMAKER-A boilermaker is a skilled tradesperson who specializes in the fabrication, assembly, installation, maintenance, and repair of boilers, tanks, pressure vessels, and other large metal structures. This may involve cutting, shaping, and welding metal pieces to construct boilers, pressure vessels, and other structures. Boilermakers are responsible for installing boilers, tanks, and other vessels at industrial sites, power plants, refineries, and construction projects. This includes lifting and positioning heavy components using cranes and other equipment, and ensuring proper alignment and fit.

BRICKLAYER-A bricklayer, also known as a mason, is a skilled tradesperson who specializes in building structures using bricks, blocks, and other types of masonry materials.Bricklayers construct walls, partitions, arches, and other structures using bricks, blocks, stone, or concrete masonry units. They lay these materials in rows or courses, ensuring proper alignment, spacing, and levelness to create stable and aesthetically pleasing structures.

CARPENTER-A carpenter is a skilled tradesperson who specializes in working with wood to construct, install, and repair various structures and fixtures. Carpenters are responsible for framing structures, which involves constructing the skeleton or framework of a building. This includes building walls, floors, ceilings, and roofs using dimensional lumber, engineered wood products, and structural steel components. Carpenters install doors, windows, moldings, trim, cabinets, countertops, staircases, and other fixtures and finishes in buildings.

CEMENT MASON-A cement mason/plasterer, often simply referred to as a cement mason or a plasterer, is a skilled tradesperson who specializes in working with cement, concrete, plaster, and other similar materials to construct, finish, and repair various surfaces and structures. Cement masons are responsible for pouring, leveling, and finishing concrete surfaces such as floors, sidewalks, driveways, and foundations. Plasterers apply plaster or stucco to interior and exterior walls and ceilings to create smooth, durable, and decorative finishes.

ELECTRICIAN-An electrician is a skilled tradesperson who specializes in installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical systems and components. Electricians install electrical systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. This includes wiring circuits, outlets, switches, lighting fixtures, and electrical appliances according to building codes and blueprints. Electricians diagnose electrical problems, such as power outages, faulty wiring, or malfunctioning equipment, and perform repairs or replacements as needed.

INSULATOR-An insulator, also known as an insulation installer or insulation technician, is a skilled tradesperson responsible for installing and maintaining insulation materials in buildings and other structures to improve energy efficiency, control temperature, and reduce noise transmission. Insulators install various types of insulation materials, such as fiberglass, foam, cellulose, and reflective barriers, in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Insulators weatherize buildings by installing insulation materials to prevent heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Insulators may also install soundproofing materials to reduce noise transmission between rooms or floors in buildings. In some cases, insulators may install fire-resistant insulation materials to enhance fire safety in buildings.

IRONWORKER-Ironworkers are skilled tradespeople who specialize in the fabrication, erection, and maintenance of structural iron and steel components used in buildings, bridges, and other large structures. Ironworkers assemble and erect structural steel frameworks for buildings, bridges, stadiums, and other structures. Ironworkers install reinforcing steel bars, also known as rebar, in concrete structures such as foundations, columns, and slabs. Ironworkers fabricate metal components such as beams, columns, stairways, and handrails in fabrication shops or on-site. Ironworkers are skilled in rigging and hoisting techniques to safely lift and move heavy steel components and equipment.

LABORER-A laborer, often referred to as a construction laborer or general laborer, is a key member of a construction crew responsible for assisting with various tasks related to building, renovation, and maintenance projects. Laborers assist with general site preparation tasks such as clearing debris, removing obstacles, and preparing the work area for construction activities. Laborers transport, handle, and distribute construction materials and equipment as needed throughout the job site. Laborers assist with demolition and dismantling activities by tearing down existing structures, removing unwanted materials, and salvaging reusable materials.

MILLWRIGHT-A millwright is a skilled tradesperson who specializes in the installation, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of industrial machinery and equipment in various settings such as factories, power plants, refineries, and manufacturing facilities. Millwrights are responsible for installing new machinery, equipment, and production lines according to blueprints, technical specifications, and safety standards. Millwrights perform precision alignment of machinery components such as motors, gears, shafts, pulleys, and bearings to minimize vibration, reduce wear and tear, and optimize performance. Millwrights assemble, disassemble, and reassemble machinery and equipment during installation, maintenance, repair, or relocation processes.

OPERATOR-An operator, is a skilled professional responsible for operating and maintaining heavy machinery and equipment used in construction, excavation, mining, landscaping, and other industries. Equipment operators are proficient in the operation of various types of heavy equipment, including bulldozers, excavators, loaders, graders, backhoes, dump trucks, and compactors. Equipment operators perform a variety of construction, excavation, grading, and earthmoving tasks using heavy machinery.

PIPEFITTER-A pipefitter is a skilled tradesperson responsible for the installation, assembly, maintenance, and repair of piping systems used in various industries such as construction, manufacturing, oil and gas, and utilities. Pipefitters install and assemble piping systems by cutting, threading, bending, and joining pipes and fittings using hand tools, power tools, and welding equipment. A sprinkler fitter, also known as a fire sprinkler installer or pipefitter, is a skilled tradesperson responsible for installing, inspecting, maintaining, and repairing fire sprinkler systems in buildings and structures

PAINTER-A painter is a skilled tradesperson who specializes in applying paint, coatings, and finishes to surfaces such as walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, and other structures. An industrial painter is a specialized type of painter who focuses on applying protective coatings to various surfaces in industrial settings such as factories, manufacturing plants, refineries, pipelines, bridges, and equipment. A painter can also be a drywall finisher, responsible for installing and finishing drywall or gypsum board in construction and renovation projects.

ROOFER-A roofer is a skilled tradesperson responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining roofing systems on various structures such as residential homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities. Roofers install various types of roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles, metal panels, tiles, or membranes, to create weatherproof and durable roofing systems.

SHEET METAL WORKER-A sheet metal worker is a skilled tradesperson who specializes in fabricating, installing, and maintaining sheet metal products and components used in various industries such as construction, manufacturing, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), and aerospace. Sheet metal workers install and assemble fabricated metal components, products, or systems in buildings, equipment, or machinery.

TEAMSTER-Construction Teamsters typically work in the construction industry, primarily focusing on transportation-related tasks within construction sites. Construction Teamsters are responsible for transporting construction materials, equipment, and supplies to and from construction sites.




Boilermakers Local 105

4561 US Hwy 23
P.O. Box 858
Piketon, OH 45661-0858
(740) 289-4255
Scott Hammond, BM
Steve Maupin, Asst.BM
OH: Athens-Meigs-Monroe-Morgan-Noble-Muskingum-Perry

Boilermakers Local 667

7023 Winfield Rd.
PO Box 876
Winfield, WV 25213
(304) 755-5611/5613
Bruce Forshee, BM
Matt Kennedy, BA
WV: Calhoun-Gilmer-Ritchie-Wirt-Tyler-Pleasants-Jackson-Wood
OH: Washington-Monroe

Bricklayers Local 23

8497 Leavitt Road
Amherst, OH 44001
United States
(540) 435-7360
Sierra Kriston,BA
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WV: Calhoun-Jackson-Pleasants- Tyler-Ritchie-Gilmer-Wood-Wirt
OH: Athens-Noble-Muskingum-Meigs-Morgan-Perry-Washington, Monroe

Carpenters Local 436

609 Broadway Ave.
Bridgeport, WV 26330
(304) 842-5431
Joe Elliott, Team Lead
Mike Jenkins, BR
Nathan Beha, BR
Carpenters Local 436-Facebook
WV: Calhoun-Wood-Tyler-Gilmer-
Wirt Ritchie-Pleasants

Carpenters Local 439

1560 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 342-3006
Jeremy Jeffers, BR
Gary McCallister, BR
Carpenters Local 439-Facebook
WV: Jackson

Cement Masons Local 132

2951 Bluefield Ave.
Dayton, OH 45414
Rory Haines, BM
Grant Dunham, Organizer
OH: Athens-Meigs-Perry-Washington-Noble–Muskingum-Monroe-Morgan

Cement Masons Local 926

3130 7th Ave.
Charleston, WV 25387
(304) 744-8389
Lee Landers, BA
WV: Calhoun-Ritchie-Wood-Pleasants-Gilmer-Wirt-Jackson-Tyler

Glaziers Local 1195

Glaziers 1195
4004 East 7th Street
Parkersburg, WV 26104
(304) 485-5181
Brian Stanley, BM
Harold Keller, BR
WV: Jackson-Gilmer-Calhoun
OH: Meigs

IBEW Local 968

1845 Seventh St.
Parkersburg, WV 26101
(304) 485-7412
Loren Mills, BM
Mike Sigler
WV: Pleasants-Tyler-Jackson-Ritchie

IBEW Local 972

50 Sandhill Rd.
Reno, OH 45773
(740) 373-5054
Mike Haught, BM
Kyle Blinn, Organizer
OH: Athens-Meigs-Monroe-Morgan-

IBEW Local 1105

5805 Frazeysburg Rd.
Nashport, OH 43830
(740) 454-2304
William Hamilton, BA
Mark Mullett, Asst. BA
OH: Muskingum-Perry

Insulators Local 50

4998 St. Rt. 34
PO Box 806
Winfield, WV 25213
(304) 586-4780
Ron Piersol, BM
Scott Bradley, BA
WV: Calhoun-Gilmer-Ritchie-Pleasants-Jackson–Wirt-Wood
OH: Washington-Meigs

Insulators Local 80

4998 St. Rt. 34
PO Box 806
Winfield, WV 25213
(304) 586-4780
Ron Piersol, BM
Scott Bradley, BA
WV: Calhoun-Gilmer-Ritchie-Pleasants-Jackson-Wirt-Wood
OH: Washington-Meigs

Ironworkers Local 172

2867 South High St.
Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 497-0550
Robert Mallett, BM
Todd Strope, BA
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OH: Muskingum-Perry

Ironworkers Local 549

2350 Main St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
Kevin Coulter, BM
Kelly Dierkes, BA
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WV: Tyler
OH: Monroe

Ironworkers Local 787

303 Erickson Blvd.
Parkersburg, WV 26101
(304) 485-6231
Brad Winans, BM
WV: Calhoun-Jackson-Gilmer-Ritchie-Pleasants-Wood-Wirt
OH: Athens-Morgan-Meigs-Washington-Noble

Laborers Local 530

P.O. Box 1085
Zanesville, OH 43702
(740) 453-1214
Phil Harris, BA
OH: Noble-Perry-Muskingum

Laborers Local 639

227 Gilman Avenue
P.O. Box 639
Marietta, OH 45750
(740) 373-5859 (740) 354-3224/3225
Kenny Allen, BM
Jed Hooper
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OH: Washington-Monroe-Morgan

Laborers Local 1085

3205 Dudley Ave.
Parkersburg, WV 26104
(304) 485-6357
Matt Freeland, BA
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WV: Calhoun-Ritchie-Jackson-Tyler

Millwright Local 443

4600 Camden Ave.
Parkersburg, WV 26101
(304) 422-1593
Jesse Stacy, BA
Kerry Murphy
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WV: Calhoun-Jackson-Pleasants-Gilmer-Ritchie-Tyler-Wood-Wirt

Operators Local 132

606 Tennessee Ave.
Charleston, WV 25302
(304) 343-7731
Chuck Parker, BM
Erin Molz, BA
John Dean, BA
WV: Calhoun-Jackson-Pleasants-

Painters Local 93

4004 East 7th Street
Parkersburg, WV 26104
(304) 485-5181
Brian Stanley, BM
Harold Keller, BR
WV: Jackson-Tyler-Wirt-Wood-Pleasants-Ritchie-Calhoun
OH: Athens-Morgan-Noble-Washington-Monroe-Meigs

Painters Local 1144

4004 East 7th Street
Parkersburg, WV 26104
(304) 485-5181
Brian Stanley, BM
Harold Keller, BR
WV: Jackson-Tyler-Wirt-Wood-Pleasants-Ritchie-Calhoun
OH: Athens-Morgan-Noble-Washington-Monroe-Meigs

Roofers Local 242

278 Tracewell Rd.
Mineral Wells, WV 26150
(304) 489-2111
Tim Maxcy, BA
WV: Calhoun-Ritchie-Jackson-Gilmer-Pleasants-Tyler-Wirt-Wood
OH: Athens- Noble-Meigs-Morgan-Washington

Sheet Metal Local 24

3035 Lamb Ave.
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 471-8571
Jeff Rowe, BR
Jeff Hunley, BR
Rodney French, BM
OH: Athens-Meigs-Morgan-Noble-Muskingum-Perry

Sheet Metal Local 33

4601-A Camden Ave.
Parkersburg, WV 26101
(304) 428-0882
Pat Allen, BM
WV: Calhoun-Jackson-Ritchie-Tyler-Gilmer-Pleasants-Wirt-Wood
OH: Washington

Sprinkler Fitters Local 669

PO Box 115539
North Bend, OH 45052
(513) 941-6331
Ed Suiter, BA
WV: Calhoun-Pleasants-Jackson-Ritchie– Gilmer-Tyler-Wood-Wirt
OH: Athens-Meigs-Noble-Washington–Morgan-Perry-Monroe-Muskingum

UA Local 83

I77 – 29th St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 233-4445
Eddie D’Aquila Jr., BM
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OH: Monroe (Part)

UA Local 168

300 Commerce Drive
Marietta, OH 45750
(740) 373-7965
Jeff White, BM
Tim Brooker, BA
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OH: Meigs-Washington- Monroe(Part)-Morgan (Part)

UA Local 495

11306 East Pike Rd.
P.O. Box 1418
Cambridge, OH 43725
(740) 439-3623
Chad Walker, BM
Jayson Sustik, BA
OH: Noble-Muskingum-Morgan (Part)

UA Local 565

593 Cedar Grove Rd.
Parkersburg, WV 26104
(304) 485-5202/2766
Brad Britton, BA
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WV: Calhoun-Ritchie- Jackson-Pleasants-Tyler-Wirt-Wood

UA Local 577

P.O. Box 577
1236 Gallia St.
Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 353-5869/5810
Robert Cole, Jr, BM
Kelly Lipinski, Organizer
OH: Athens