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Toledo Construction Networking Event Draws Large Crowd

The Northwest Ohio Building Trades’ Annual year-end networking event drew a large crowd on Dec. 15 at their current Toledo headquarters. Many of the region’s building trades leaders and representatives joined NWBT Council Executive Board members, elected officials, community leaders and vendors as they discussed the upcoming construction season and talked about the successes of […]

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Toledo Engineering Students Participate in Masonry Workshop

The International Masonry Institute (IMI) has partnered with the University of Toledo to promote the masonry trade and the use of skilled Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers for projects by offering two educational hands-on workshops. In November, students from a UT engineering class attended a masonry workshop held at the Northwest Ohio Construction Education Center. With […]

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Labor Fest donated $10,000 to Mercy Health building a new in-patient facility for drug rehabilitation.

Trades celebrate Labor Day with Parade and Labor Fest: $10,000 donated to Mercy Health

Hundreds of building trades members marched in the Toledo Labor Day parade on Sept. 4, and later in the day, celebrated the holiday by attending the annual Labor Fest event. Thousands of Northwest Ohioans lined the streets of downtown Toledo, as union members marched through the streets, honoring their Brothers and Sisters who sacrificed so […]

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Toledo Insulator Apprentice Competes In International Competition

A fifth-year Insulator apprentice from Local 45 Toledo has the skills and knowledge to be ranked among the best in North America. Brandon Shammo recently competed in the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Master Apprentice Competition in Toronto from June 25 through June 30. The MAC featured 10 of the […]

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Labor Fest raised $15,000 for the Lucas County Sherriff's D.A.R.T. Program.

Successful Labor Fest Raises $15,000 To Fight Drug Addiction

Thousands of union members and their families attended Northwest Ohio’s premier Labor Day festival, where they not only celebrated the working class, but also raised much-needed funds for a local drug addiction response program. Following the annual Toledo Labor Day Parade, many union members and their families spent their afternoon at the Lucas County Fairgrounds […]

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Ted Strickland visits Sheet Metal Facility in Rossford

A former Ohio Governor visited a building trades training center in northwest Ohio in his bid to secure his party’s nomination for U.S. Senate. On February 10, former Gov. Ted Strickland made a campaign stop at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 training center in Rossford, Ohio. Strickland, Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld and Kelli Prather […]

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Northwest Ohio Building Trades Sign Safety Agreement

The Northwest Ohio Building Trades took a major step to show the public their commitment to safety. On Friday morning, the trades, along with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) and in partnership with general contractor Black & Veatch and project owner North American Project Development LLC, signed a historic safety agreement. The signing, […]

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Labor Day in Toledo

Members of the Northwestern Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council will be taking part in the annual Labor Day Parade and 2nd Annual Labor Fest. Members of our affiliated trades are invited to join Toledo Construction on September 7 for the annual Toledo Labor Day parade, which kicks off at 9 a.m. As in years past, […]

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Toledo Area UA Apprentices Earn State Titles

Five individuals earned the right to be called the next generation of great plumbers, sprinklerfitters, pipefitters, welders and HVAC-R service mechanics by taking home the title of State Champion in the 2015 UA State Apprenticeship Competition, held from April 21-23 at  UA Local 50’s Piping Industry Training Center. Defending Local 50’s home turf, Don Andrysek […]

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UA Local 50/Piping Industry Event Showcases Commitment to Quality Training

The Toledo area’s Piping Industry Training Center was filled with hundreds of guests yesterday as the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry/UA Local 50 hosted an Industry Day open house to coincide with the 2015 UA State Apprenticeship Competition. Highlighting the Piping Industry/Local 50’s renowned apprenticeship program and state-of-the-art, 45,000-square-foot training facility in Northwood, Industry Day was […]

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