Central Region Work Update — June 2022

Spring outage work was very busy for our members across the Central Region. Work is starting to slow down a bit for the summer, so now is a great time to take advantage of training and enhancing your skill sets. 

Bottoms up organizing is a great way of recruiting within our organization, and if you know of anyone available that is mechanically inclined and wanting a lifelong career then organize them! Put the individual in touch with your local business representative and let’s get them to working. We are in need of new members as more working opportunities present themselves across our region.

Millwrights are in high demand across our eleven state footprint as we have more work than we do members, so now is a good time to organize!

Please reach out to your business agent and put yourself on the out-of-work list if you are available for work. If you are traveling outside of your home local jurisdiction for work, check in with the local that has jurisdiction where you are procuring work.

Please take advantage of all opportunities to enhance your skill sets (forklift, welding, aerial lift, rigging) through the training department. As always, let’s do things right the first time, on time, every time while being safe, professional, and productive!

We are working with the following contractors at the listed facilities.

July outage work coming up

Local 1192:

National Steel City is gearing up for a capital project installing a new melt shop at Calvert steel Mill and will be looking for 50-60 millwrights.

Please put your name on the out of work list and call Lessie Roberts if you are interested in this project.

Toyota Engine Plant J&J machinery movers July 15-23 needs 10 journeyman and 13 apprentices.

NKC has a small shutdown at Toyota Blue Springs July 15-22

Griffin Industries will need 6-8 for a shutdown at MTMUS July 15-22

Elk River will need 4-6 for Toyota engine plant. July 15-22

Local 1554:

Springhill, Tenn. General Motors, and the new battery plant projects are well underway and are going well.  

ASI continues with their project at General Motors and is expected to last for six more months

Ford’s Blue Oval City project is currently underway with their civil and underground utilities.

Shimmick Construction is currently working at the Chickamauga Lock & Dam. They will need two journeymen and we are looking for welders starting the first week of July and will continue to hire throughout the month.

S&H is looking at 20 plus MWs after the July 4th shut downs for projects around the Chattanooga area.

Barton Malow has work coming up for GM on the battery stacker and then move over to assembly. Work will begin July and last through the end of the year. Call Steve Williams if you are interested in this opportunity.

TVA Gallatin for the fossil side begins early July.

Superior will be adding additional welders for Bridgestone in LaVergne and filling other positions as needed and will continue to hire.

Remember, organizing is an effort by all and if you know someone who is a good fit for our organization have them get in touch with your local agent.