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Bricklayers volunteer to repair Newsboys monument

Members of the Northwest Ohio Building Trades volunteered their time and talent to restore a large local Newsboys monument. Built in 1917, two years after the death of John Gunckel, a large memorial monument was constructed at his grave in the Historic Woodlawn Cemetery to pay tribute to the founder of the Toledo Newsboys Association, […]

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Construction Set to Begin on Cleveland Cliffs Toledo HBI Plant

A major industrial project broke ground on April 5, as Cleveland-based Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. kicked off construction at the Ironville Terminal in the Port of Toledo on their $700 million hot-briquetted iron (HBI) production plant. Site preparation work on the site is already complete and construction on the HBI plant is expected to create […]

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Matt Cherry was elected Toledo City Council President.

Cherry elected to lead Toledo City Council

Matt Cherry, area Business Representative for Sheet Metal Workers Local 33, was voted the new president of Toledo City Council. Cherry, 37, a Democrat who represents Council District 2, received 11 of 12 votes by council members to become their new leader. As the Toledo City Council President, Cherry runs the bi-weekly meetings, sets the […]

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Law Banning Residency Requirements Struck Down by Appeals Court

Ohio’s 8th District Court of Appeals struck down House Bill 180 as unconstitutional, which means chartered municipalities throughout Ohio can impose residency requirements on certain public construction projects. The victory means cities such as Toledo can legally impose residency requirements on certain public construction projects, helping create jobs for affiliated members of the Northwest Ohio […]

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Featured Construction Project ProMedica

Featured Project – ProMedica headquarters part of downtown landscape

The landscape and feeling of downtown Toledo has changed thanks to hard work of members of the Northwest Ohio Building Trades, who constructed the ProMedica downtown headquarters along the city’s riverfront. The $60 million project to consolidate ProMedica’ office buildings began in January 2016. ProMedica held a grand opening celebration on Aug. 31. About 500 […]

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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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Featured Local Sheet Metal Worker 33

Featured Local Union – Sheet Metal Workers Local 33

When people think of Sheet Metal Workers, they often think about the HVAC industry. The highly-skilled and highly-trained sheet metal workers affiliated with the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART), are known throughout North America for their ability to design, assemble, and install air handling systems. However, there is much […]

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Report: Northwest Ohio a great place for construction workers to live and work

A recently released report shows Northwest Ohio is one of the top four locations in the country for construction workers to live and work. ABODO, an apartment search app, has released a series of reports discussing what cities offer the highest job density, best pay and most affordable rental prices for a certain occupation. In […]

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Insulators Local 45 apprentice Brandon Shammo

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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A rendering of the new 5,000-square-foot Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council headquarters.

Northwest Ohio Building Trades Council announce new headquarters

The Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council has broken ground on a new headquarters. After operating out of a former Frisch’s Big Boy restaurant for more than three decades, the NWOBTC announced plans for a new building. The property, located at 1600 Front St., is just a half mile down the road from their […]

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