Member Spotlight: Aaron Tapley
Twenty-nine-year-old Aaron Tapley has risen through the apprenticeship ranks and is now a foreman for industrial construction firm Milton J. Wood, based in Jacksonville, Florida.
Community Service Challenge winner: Dwight Murrah
Community service isn’t something Dwight Murrah does every now and then on a Saturday. It’s woven into his friendships, his marriage, his hobbies, and his relationship to the neighborhood where he lives.
SSMRC sponsors run benefiting Recovery Resource Council
The SSMRC was a major sponsor of the annual Unity Run, held in Whitney, Texas, and benefiting the nonprofit Resource Recovery Council, which provides mental and behavioral health care in 20 North Texas counties.
Millwrights and carpenters honor Arkansas’ fallen soldiers
Members of the Southern States Millwright Regional Council and the Central South Carpenters Regional Council helped create a tribute to fallen soldiers at the Veterans Memorial Park in Russellville, Arkansas.
Member Spotlight: April Crownhart-Swan
When April Crownhart-Swan was 7 years old, she told her mother she was going to be a race-car driver and a union member. She has accomplished both goals.
Local 1263’s James West retires after three decades
March 31, 2021, was the professional stopping point for a stalwart of Millwrights Local 1263 in Kennesaw, Georgia. James B. West officially retired on that date.
Mourning our losses
We are saddened by the loss of the following members, who passed away between Jan. 16 and March 15, 2021.
Member Spotlight: Mark Jones
Working for EthosEnergy, Local 2232 member Mark Jones has advanced from forklift operator to a vice-president position overseeing 300 employees.
Congrats to new journeymen
Click to see the names of members who advanced to journeyman status between Jan. 16 and Feb. 15, 2021.
Member Spotlight: Travis Harkey
Travis Harkey of Atkins, Arkansas, has been doing mechanical work since he was 14, but he didn’t find out what a millwright was until he was 27.
SSMRC appoints Thomas Brown to lead Local 1421 in north Texas
The SSMRC has selected Thomas Brown as business agent for Local 1421, which covers north Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.
Local 216 swears in new members
Millwright Local 216 recently initiated new members. Welcome to Tabatha Voisin, Marcus Dorsey, William Reid, and Blaine Myers.
Member Milestones: Dec. 16-Jan. 15
Congratulations to members who advanced to journeyman status between Dec. 16, 2020, and Jan. 15, 2021.
Member Spotlight: Esther Freeman
Esther Freeman has always had a penchant for the mechanical. She enjoyed working on cars growing up. But her welding career started with art.
The SSMRC mourns the loss of two members who passed away between Dec. 16, 2020, and Jan. 15, 2021.
Local 1192 member featured in Florence Times Daily
An article about Local 1192 member Joey Hildreth ran as the main feature on the front page of the Florence Times Daily. We're so proud of Joey and her career!
Member Milestones: Nov. 16-Dec. 15, 2020
Congratulations to members who recently became journeymen! Click the headline to read the list.
Local 2411 celebrates 70th anniversary and honors retiring Business Agent Paul French
In December, Millwright Local 2411 celebrated its 70th anniversary and honored Paul French, who is retiring as business agent after 12 years in that position and 50 years as a union millwright.
Local 216 presents service pins
In December, five members of Millwright Local 216 earned service pins. Click the headline to see who they were.
Paying our respects
The SSMRC is saddened by the loss of members who passed away between Oct. 15 and Nov. 15, 2020.
Local 1263 member earns 35-year pin
We are proud of Local 1263 member Jeff McCary, who recently received his 35-year pin.
Member Milestones: Oct. 16-Nov. 15, 2020
Congratulations to members who became journeymen or reached 50 years of service between Oct. 16 and Nov. 15, 2020!
The SSMRC grieves the loss of the following members, who passed away between Sept. 12 and Oct. 21, 2020.
Member Milestones: Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2020
Congratulations to members who became journeymen or reached 50 years of service between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15, 2020!
Local 216 presents journeyman certificates to six members
At Local 216's August union meeting, Business Agent Matt Nowlin presented journeyman certificates to six members.
Local 216 member Clay Sims will be deeply missed
We are saddened by the passing of Millwright Local 216 member Clay Marshal Sims, who died in a motorcycle accident Oct. 21.
Millwright Local 1000 swears in new apprentices
Congratulations to Jacob Koach, Tyler Mills, John Ham, and Coleman McDonough!