Author Archives: Hannah Hammonds

Q1 – Nuclear Update

It has been a busy spring season for the nuclear industry. Nearly all seventeen projects for the spring of 2023 season have started or will be starting soon. These projects are expected to end at the middle or end of May.

The spring season produced a lot of work for our members, requesting manpower of around 800 millwrights.

Q1 – Eastern Region Director Update

I am pleased to report on the first quarter of 2023 for the Eastern Region of the SSMRC. As we have forecasted, the employment opportunities have been endless. Our district is on track to shatter our previous years’ hours worked, which is great news for our brotherhood. We are alive and well and growing exponentially. There has never been such a great time to be a union millwright in the South.

Get to know Jacob Wooten, the newest SSMRC administrative assistant

Jacob Wooten joined the SSMRC team in late February and serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Birmingham office.

Wooten is a native of Birmingham, AL with a diverse educational and work background. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in both Applied Math and Music. After graduation, he worked in the financial industry, where he quickly advanced moving from a teller position to a role as an accounting and finance specialist.

March Member Spotlight – Ethan Neville

From a young age, Local 1000 member Ethan Neville, knew he was destined to work in the construction industry. Growing up, Neville kept himself busy working on cars and finding ways to expand his knowledge of the construction industry. After graduating high school, he used his knowledge to begin working as a heavy machinery rigger, traveling the country before making the courageous decision to become a union millwright. While learning the millwright way of things has posed some challenges for Neville, he has adjusted well and excelling quickly in his career.

Nuclear Work Update – February 2023

This is one of the busiest outage seasons for the nuclear industry in recent history. We have added several “new to nuclear” millwrights and are in need of experience nuclear hands. There are still open positions at Turkey Point and ANO for this season. We are looking for millwrights that have been badged within the […]

Eastern Region Work Update – February 2023

The Eastern Region is picking up work exponentially. Please remember to get on the out of work list as soon as you are available for work. We currently have opportunities at the following projects. Local 1000: Multiple outages with APM and Siemens with many working opportunities available. For more information, contact Cliff Tucker at (813) […]

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