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Southern Company releases COVID-19 quarantine guidelines

Members working at Southern Company facilities or considering employment at Southern Company sites should be aware of these COVID-19 quarantine/isolation guidelines released Dec. 30.

Get to know Guy Carter, a millwright training coordinator and president of Local 1000

Guy Carter, training coordinator and Local 1000 president, began his career as a millwright at age 38 and discovered a love of teaching six years later. He also continued working through a cancer diagnosis and treatment in 2018.

Nonprofit organizations need holiday donations

James Rowland, Western Region director, represented the SSMRC at the BIC Alliance Christmas Open House in League City, Texas. As part of the event, our council donated a toy to Galveston Urban Ministries.

Member discusses quality in Vogtle newsletter

Robert Boynton, a Millwright Local 1263 member and a general foreman for RCC, was quoted in Vogtle's Quality Newsletter.

CDC guidance for protecting yourself and others during the holiday season

As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to increase across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering guidance for celebrating the winter holidays.

Arlington, Texas, training center upgrade, including exterior remodel and new equipment, almost complete

The Arlington training center's exterior remodel is nearing completion! The new façade is part of an $800,000 upgrade that also includes new training equipment.

Check out what our apprentices had to say during National Apprenticeship Week

Thank you to all the apprentices who helped us celebrate National Apprenticeship Week by telling us why they chose to become union millwrights.

Get to know Robert Jeffers, a new business agent for Local 2411 in North Florida

Q: How long have you been a millwright and a union member? A: I have been a union millwright for nine years. I was non-union for three and a half years before I joined Local 2411.

Mazda Toyota project in Huntsville, Alabama, set to provide work opportunities throughout 2021 and beyond

Local 1192’s work at the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant under construction in Huntsville, Alabama, is going well after kicking off this spring. Check out these updates.

Member Spotlight: At age 75, Joey Hildreth is working 10-hour days and promoting the millwright trade to other women

After Joey Hildreth began working as a millwright in 1974, she didn’t see another female millwright on a jobsite for at least four years. But that didn’t shake her confidence in her career choice.

Charlotte, North Carolina, training center nears completion

After a year of construction, the new millwrights and carpenters training center in Charlotte, North Carolina, is nearing completion. The most recent work includes electrical wiring, plumbing-fixture caulking, painting, and installing of drop ceilings.

With coronavirus cases surging, please take precautions to protect yourself, your family, and your co-workers

COVID-19 cases are increasing dramatically in most parts of the United States, including the South. The 7-day moving average of new cases nationwide is more than 110,000, which is more than double what it was a month ago.

Please help us raise funds for a Miracle League field in Nashville

Please help the SSMRC support the Miracle League of Music City, which has launched a year-end campaign to raise the final $250,000 needed to break ground on on the $2 million Miracle League Complex.

Council makes historic investments in training centers across Southeast

The SSMRC has invested $3.5 million in our affiliated training programs in recent years. Learn about projects underway or upcoming across the Southeast.

Heads up: Some CBD oils contain THC, which can cause failed drug tests

Members should be aware some CBD oils contain THC, and this can show up in a drug screening. Do your research before using any CBD product.

Know the rules and deadlines for early in-person and mail-in voting

States have different rules and deadlines regarding early in-person and mail-in voting. Know your what to do to make sure your ballot is counted.

Proposed rule could make misclassifying workers easier

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposed regulation last month that could make it easier for employers to misclassify workers.

Member Sterling Marlin earns Community Service Challenge Award

The SSMRC is honoring Local 1192 member Sterling Martin with the Community Service Challenge Award for his work at Alabama’s Smith Lake.

UBC Sisters in the Brotherhood Caucus to be held Oct. 16

The SSMRC's parent organization, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, is holding a UBC Sisters in the Brotherhood Caucus Friday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Member Spotlight: Calder Manley, a Local 1192 journeyman

Calder Manley, a military veteran and member of Local 1192, currently works at the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama.

City Council approves new Nashville-area training center

The LaVergne, Tennessee, City Council approved construction of a new Nashville-area training center on June 30.

Please complete the online COVID-19 Preparedness course

The COVID-19 Preparedness course can help you protect yourself and others on jobsites. Instructions for accessing the course have been updated.

UBC Constitution changes based on convention voting

At the 42nd General Convention of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (our parent organization), delegates approved a number of amendments and changes to the UBC Constitution.

SSMRC volunteers help build fishing weigh-in pavilion

Union volunteers, including members of Millwright Local 1192, will soon complete site work and construction of a public fishing weigh-in pavilion at Alabama’s Smith Lake.