Insulators & Asbestos Local 23 (www.insulatorslocal23.com)
Contact: Stanton Bair (717) 930-0922
The work of the insulator journeyman today covers industrial, commercial and
cryogenics. Insulators work with a wide variety of materials, such as fiberglass, cork,
calcium silicate, foamglass, expanded silicate, Styrofoam, extruded foam plastics and
spray insulations. In addition to the various forms of insulation, the insulator will work
with protective jacketing consisting of PVC, fiberglass cloth, canvas, aluminum and
rubber waterproofing membranes.
Boilermakers Local 13 (www.grunt.org or www.boilermakers.org)
Contact: Jack Borzell (570) 602-1506
Boilermakers and boilermaker mechanics make, install, and repair boilers, vats, and
other large vessels that hold liquids and gases. However, the union also represents
workers in many other trades, including blacksmiths, forgers, ship builders, cement
workers, stove workers, metal polishers, and even some emergency medical
technicians and paramedics. Local 13 services 42 counties in Eastern Pennsylvania and
one county in Delaware.
Bricklayers, Tilesetters & Cement Masons Local 5 (www.bacweb.org)
Contact: Les Kauffman (717)654-5555
When you think of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, you instantly think of brick and
stone. Members of Local 5 actually cover all aspects of the trowel trades, including tile,
terrazzo, pointing, cleaning, caulking, plastering, and concrete work. Local 5’s jurisdiction
consists of 33 counties in Pennsylvania and is divided into seven separate chapters. In
the Lehigh Valley, the Nazareth chapter encompasses Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe and
Cement Masons & Plasterers Local 592 (www.opcmia592.org)
Contact: Brian Smith (610) 562-7760
Local 592 has jurisdiction in eastern Pennsylvania and represents cement masons,
plasterers and shophands. Exterior plastering includes cement, stucco and imitation
stone products affixed to buildings and interior plastering includes drywall taping and
pointing. Cement masons work with all types of concrete construction. Local 592 has
1,200 members, many of whom are forepersons and supervisors for contractors.
Electricians IBEW Local 102 (www.ibewlocal102.org)
Contact: Robert Renaldi (610) 253-6139
IBEW Local 102 Has 3600 members trained in all classifications of electrical work:
Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Power Distribution, Photovoltaic and
Telecommunications. The geographical jurisdiction covers portions of 4 counties in PA
(Bucks, Northampton, Monroe and Pike) and 7 counties in NJ (Morris, Passaic,Sussex,
Union and Warren in their entirety, portions of Hunderton and Somerset).
Electricians IBEW Local 375 (www.ibew375allentown.org)
Contact: Brett Helfrich (610) 432-9762
IBEW Local 375 members are experts in lighting, power, residential, security,
automation, instrumentation, and telecommunications. Apprentices are trained in all
facets of electrical work – from traditional skills in a residential setting to the most
advanced and complex skills needed in the ever-changing technology industry. Local 375
was chartered by IBEW International in 1914 and has been in the Lehigh Valley ever
since. The Local has 900 members and has jurisdiction over all of Lehigh and Carbon
Counties, as well as portions of Berks, Bucks, Montgomery and Northampton Counties.
Elevator Constructors Local 84 (www.iuec.org)
Contact: Augie Whymeyer (570) 842-5430
Members of Local 84 construct, maintain and repair elevators. The International Union of
Elevator Constructors (IUEC), like many of the building trades unions, came at the dawn
of the modern technological revolution, which had as a first symbol the "skyscraper."
Technology created the need, and members of the IUEC filled that need, becoming the
most qualified and trained constructors of elevators in the world. Local 84 has
jurisdiction over all counties in the Lehigh Valley and more than two dozen other counties
in eastern Pennsylvania.
Glaziers, Architectural Metal Workers Local 252 DC 21 (www.dc21.org)
Contact: Michael Varnes (717) 671-1910
Glaziers are an integral part of every construction project. The glaziers trade emerged
from the Painters Union, where workers were needed to install glass panes into wood or
steel sash windows prior to painting. Today, glaziers perform many other functions
having to do with glass or architectural metal. The Glaziers Union is still affiliated with the
Painters, Wallcoverers, and Drywall Finishers Unions as part of District Council 21.
Ironworkers Local 36 (www.ironworkers.org)
Contact: Joe Colucci (610) 774-0433
There are five main categories of Ironworkers: Structural, Reinforcing, Ornamental,
Rigging, and Welding. Structural Ironworkers work on the construction of industrial,
commercial, and large residential buildings, as well as on towers, bridges, stadiums
and prefabricated metal buildings. They also erect and install pre-cast beams, columns
and panels. Ironworkers also work on architectural and structural precast, amusement
equipment and rides, bank vaults and doors, canopies, conveyors, doors - metal and roll-
up, offshore drilling platforms, geodesic domes, detention facilities (jail cells), metal
buildings, overhead cranes, plant maintenance and towers.
Laborers Local 1174 (www.laborerseastpa.org)
Contact: James Hartman (610) 433-4706
The union laborer has the role of support to other trades and responsibility to perform
work in utility, heavy/highway, general building and environmental areas of construction.
Laborers do various construction jobs, including pouring concrete, tending masons,
demolition work, and a host of vital support tasks on construction sites throughout the
Millwrights Local 1906 (www.philamillwrights.com)
Contact: Rich Kelly (215) 569-2558
Members of this union install and maintain machinery and offer expertise in all areas of
machinery installation, repair, and maintenance. In construction, millwright work can
involve installation, maintenance, retrofit, and removal of conveyor systems and most
machines found in factories. Millwrights also work in power generating plants
assembling or disassembling electrical turbines and generators. Most of the precision
work in nuclear plants is also done by millwrights.
Painters Local 1269 DC 21 (www.dc21.org)
Contact: Kenneth Kraft (610) 691-7682
Members of Local 1269 work in the finishing trades as painters, drywall finishers,
wallcoverers, glaziers, glass workers, floor covering installers, sign makers, display
workers, and convention and show decorators. The Local has members in Berks,
Carbon, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe and Northampton Counties and is also affiliated with
District Council 21.
Plumbers Local 690 (www.ua.org)
Contact: Mark Snyder (610) 736-0709
Local 690 has over 2,200 workers providing ten counties in Pennsylvania with safe gas,
water and drainage systems. This Local is affiliated with the United Association of
Journeymen & Apprentices of the Plumbing & Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States
and Canada (also called the “United Association”).
Road Sprinkler Fitters Local 669 (www.sprinklerfitters669.org)
Contact: John Kantner (610) 589-2341
Sprinkler Fitters travel state to state in order to install and maintain sprinkler and fire
protection equipment, which is why the union is called the “Road Sprinkler Fitters”. While
in the early 1900s sprinkler and fire protection systems were only installed in large
industrial projects, today it is common to see systems being installed in residences.
This Local is affiliated with the United Association.
Roofers & Waterproofers Local 30 (www.rooferslocal30.org)
Contact: Frank Olenick (610) 683-3666
Local 30 members do shingle and commercial roofing and all types of waterproofing.
Over the years, their territorial jurisdiction has expanded from the Philadelphia area to
include over half the counties in Pennsylvania, including the Lehigh Valley, as well as the
southern half of New Jersey, the state of Delaware, and parts of Maryland and northern
Virginia. The union has approximately 1,500 members.
Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 (www.smwlu19.org)
Contact: Patrick Doyle (610) 633-5584
Local 19 members are trained to meet a broad range of demands in pre-construction
planning, value engineering, metal roofing, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air
conditioning) fabrication and installation, and more. Their members handle everything
from air delivery systems in a typical office environment, to laminar flow required in
hospital operating rooms, to a class 10 clean room for the production of microchips.
They also ensure proper indoor air quality for buildings.
Steamfitters Local 420 (www.LU420.org)
Contact: Jim Gallagher (610) 366-0408
Local 420 represents 4,400 members in eight counties in Pennsylvania, including
Lehigh and Northampton Counties. These members work on heating, ventilation, air
conditioning, and refrigeration systems (HVAC&R). Local Union 420 has jurisdiction over
all or parts of ten counties in southeastern Pennsylvania for the installation and service of
mechanical systems, and they service the entire state for gas pipeline distribution.
Space Heater Pro (www.spaceheaterpro.com)
Contact: Aaron Goldberg (619) 444-4791
Professional product reviews are the bread and butter of Space Heater Pro. A great deal of effort has been put into creating a site that provides the best quality of advice in the selection of space heaters for the home environment. A high quality example of recent advice is the article on the best way to heat a garage in winter which is a comprehensive resource for the selection of a suitable space heater for a garage workshop.
Teamsters Local 773 (www.teamster773.org)
Contact: Joe Wieder (610) 434-4451
While the Teamsters Union was originally organized by freight drivers and warehouse
workers, the Union now has workers in virtually every occupation imaginable, both
professional and non-professional, public sector and private sector. Local 773
represents about 4,300 workers in and around the Lehigh Valley at about 110 different
Heavy & Highway Laborers Local 158
Contact: Jamie Andrews (610) 867-1801
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