The Southeastern Carpenters Training Trust Fund hosted a graduation ceremony for eight new journey-level millwrights last month, and swore a new group of members into Local 1263 before hosting an open house of its Savannah Training Center.
June Member E-News: Savannah Training Center hosts apprentice graduation; Nashville Training Center construction update; lanyard safety recall; tips to stay safe in the heat; and more
With low pressure and generator issues, the spring outage at Waterford should be finishing up mid-June. As is typical with the power demands at a peak for summer, all nuclear plants are online providing the much-needed electricity. In discussion with our partnering contractors, we will have an average fall outage season. I hesitate to state […]
The Eastern Region has been maintaining a few projects that are providing steady hours and working opportunities but may ask for more at any time. There is an open need for millwrights with an MSHA card in the Tampa Bay area. There is an outage at the end of August in Jacksonville at plant Kennedy […]
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 […]
The Western Region continues to have work beginning throughout the 4 state region with gas and steam turbine work in both Texas and Louisiana, Automotive work in the Austin and San Antonio areas, and Hydro work in Oklahoma and Arkansas. We encourage our members to take this slower time of year to keep your training […]
Work has begun to slow down as we get into the summer months, but there will be work picking up at Tesla in Austin and a few power generation projects are actually scheduled out of season. Airport work should be picking up in Houston and Dallas and LNG work is ongoing in Louisiana. Oklahoma should be […]
Good day brothers and sisters of the SSMRC Eastern District. I would like to provide you with a work update for the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. The first item is that work seems to be slowing and we are getting more people on the out-of-work list. There are a few projects that are popping up […]
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 skillsets. Bottoms up organizing is a great way of recruiting within our organization, and if you know of […]
George Schwab, a millwright apprentice in Local 2411, has been a member of the SSMRC since June of 2020 after taking advantage of the Helmets to Hardhats program to ease his transition into a construction career after serving in the military.
May Member E-News: Hundreds of industry leaders attend Southern District Labor-Management Conference, Member Spotlight, Southern District Vice President shares hurricane safety message, and more
Both side and roofing panel installation is going well during construction of the $5 million, 25,000-square-foot training facility in Nashville, Tennessee.
Spring outage work was very busy for our members across the Central Region. We have many automotive and power-generation projects taking place now or coming up at various sites as well as paper-mill and refinery work. Bottom up organizing is a great way of recruiting within our organization and if you know of anyone available that […]
Work in the Western Region of the SSMRC is still wide open and should carry us into June or possibly further into the summer months. There are several power generation projects kicking off in early May which will create a need for turbine mechanics and the petrochemical industry hasn’t slowed down at all. May and […]
Good day members of the Eastern District of the SSMRC. I am pleased to report that the work opportunities for this month are promising. Our district continues to diversify its industry portfolio bringing continued working opportunities for the members. With the spring outage season winding down, I am reporting to you on the upcoming income […]
April Member E-News: Central Region representatives attend Mobile Oilmens Golf Tournament, UBC Military Veterans Program training center opens near Fort Campbell, Member Spotlight, and more
We are now into the last of the report dates for the Spring 2022 season. With 12 outages, manpower requests totaling close to 800, and work opportunities not only in the SSMRC jurisdiction but nationwide, we struggled to keep up. Apprentice ratios, “new to nuclear”, and members from outside of our jurisdiction numbers were above […]
Since he became a union millwright in 1994, Ellis Griffin has worked across all 11 of the council’s states in nearly every industry that the SSMRC serves, and while he mainly sticks to turbine work these days, he takes pride in serving as a mentor to the apprentices working alongside him.
Representatives from the SSMRC’s Central Region attended the Mobile Oilmen’s Annual Golf Tournament in late April, with the council sponsoring a hole at the tournament to bring exposure to more than 450 participants from industries in the Gulf region.
Local 1192 Business Representatives Clint Smith and Les Roberts partnered with Plant Barry and Alabama Central Credit Union at the 2022 Plant Barry APSO Sporting Clay Shoot to help raise money for children in Alabama who are facing life threatening conditions.