Training Centers Reopen April 5th

IKORCC training centers will reopen on Monday, April 5th, 2021. We will continue to honor ALL State and CDC (National) guidelines to promote a safe environment for staff and apprentices as we reopen our training centers. If you are sick, not feeling right, have a fever, or someone in your household is ill, please stay home.

Here are the things you can expect at the training centers:

  • We will practice social distancing at all times, maintaining CDC 6’ requirements
  • Signage will be on doors with instructions
  • PPE will be provided and practiced to all State requirements
  • Each individual entering the building will have their temperature checked by a staff member wearing gloves and a mask. If a fever is 100.4° and above according to CDC (you will be sent home)
  • UBC COVID-19 Preparedness training will be required for those who have not had the opportunity to complete it yet
  • Each individual will be required to answer questions from COVID-19: Screening Checklist
  • Each individual is required to use hand sanitizer
  • All interior doors to be propped open when possible
  • Hand washing breaks will be provided every two hours or less
  • Hand sanitizing stations will also be available
  • Apprentices can feel free to take their break and lunch in their vehicle
  • Training centers will be sanitized daily or at a minimum of three times weekly
  • Please continue to call in advance and make an appointment to speak to someone on the admin staff

Please contact your training center for individual questions.


Indiana Training Centers:

Newburgh: 812.853.9312
Merrillville: 219.947.3348
Lafayette: 765.447.5959
Muncie: 765.288.9015
Indianapolis: 317.807.1116
Warsaw: 574.267.5264
Terre Haute: 812.466.7899

Kentucky Training Centers:

Ashland: 606.929.1362
Louisville:502.366.8668
Paducah:812.853.9312

Ohio Training Centers:

Columbus: 614.236.4205
Monroe: 513.539.7849
Richfield: 330.659.9495
Rossford: 419.872.4651

Carpenters Refurbish Historic Church

Carpenters have been constructing historic buildings for as long as the United Brotherhood of Carpenters has existed. In every state, province, and city across the United States and Canada union carpenters have made an impact on the legacy. Whether it’s bringing buildings down to put a new one back up or rehabilitating an existing structure, union carpenters prove their skills with each new project.

In Canton Ohio, carpenters have been working on an important renovation at a significant site. At 530 Tuscarawas St W, in a city almost as old as the state itself, Christ Presbyterian Church sits on the same land dedicated for the city’s first house of worship back in 1805 by the city’s founder. Read more

IKORCC Millwrights Build Wind Turbines

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

Check out the great work Millwright Local Union 1076 members are doing at a wind farm in Losantville, Indiana.

IKORCC Leadership Visits Anderson Wood

Today IKORCC EST Todd Pancake, IN/KY Assistant Director Charles Davis and Chief-of-Staff Matt McGriff visited and toured the Anderson Wood plant in Louisville, KY. Anderson Wood owners Dave and Ben Anderson gave the tour. They met to show support and partnership with our Industrial market. Local 2501 Anderson Wood

The IKORCC is proud to work with Anderson Wood. Anderson Wood has been a leader in hardwood dimension for over a century, providing a wide array of products manufactured from sustainable American hardwoods.

They supply architectural millwork for some of America’s most prestigious buildings, and also produce institutional furniture and residential millwork that includes strong commitments to dormitory furniture and stair components.

Members working at Anderson Wood are part of Industrial Local 2501.

Read more about Anderson Wood on their website.

Cleveland-area Locals Raise $84,000 for Up Side of Downs

$84,000. That’s how much Cleveland-area locals and the IKORCC have helped raise for The Up Side of Downs in seven years. The Up Side of Downs’ mission is to provide support, education and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and communities.

They share a common goal with the IKORCC, a community where all people have limitless opportunities and the ability to pursue their dreams. Check out this video to learn more about our partnership with this wonderful organization.

Stadium Super Bowl

It’s Super Bowl week and we are celebrating by looking at the amazing NFL football stadiums union carpenters, millwrights and floorlayers have built in Indiana and Ohio. 🏈

Check out First Energy Stadium (home of the Cleveland Browns), Paul Brown Stadium (Home of the Cincinnati Bengals) and Lucas Oil Stadium (Home of the Indianapolis Colts).

Fast Facts:

First Energy Stadium home of the Cleveland Browns
Cleveland, Ohio
Completed in 1999, renovated in 2013
Turner Construction, General Contractor
Cost: $283 million
Capacity: 67,895
Suites: 143
Square Feet: 1.64 million

Paul Brown Stadium home of the Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati, Ohio
Completed in 2000
Turner Construction, General Contractor
Cost: $385 million
Capacity: 65,535
Suites: 144
Square Feet: 1.85 million

Lucas Oil Stadium home of the Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis, Indiana
Completed in 2008
Hunt Construction, General Contractor
Cost: 720 million
Capacity: 67,000
Suites: 139
Square Feet: 1.8 million

 

COVID-19 Testing Info

COVID-19 testing is covered under Ohio and IN/KY/OH health plans. Please remember to show your insurance card when getting a COVID-19 test.

If you are eligible for insurance in the Ohio or IKORCC health plan and get a COVID-19 test without showing your insurance card and pay out of pocket, here are the steps to take to get reimbursed.

1. Fill out this form: ANTHEM CLAIM FORM

2. Send in the form along with a copy of the receipt. The receipt should include the date, amount paid, type of test, provider name and provider address. It cannot be just a cash receipt.

3. Mail claim form to:
Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
PO Box 105187
Atlanta, GA 30348-5187

 

Read more about our benefits here.

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Message from EST Todd Pancake

Brothers and Sisters,

I hope this finds you all in good health. As we reflect over our past year, we can’t help but wonder what our next challenge will be. COVID-19 has had a major impact on almost every aspect of our day to day routines this past year. Our council has risen to the challenge, from shutting down our training centers in March, and reopening with enhanced safety measures in May. We continued to provide a skilled work force through some tough times.

We were carved out as an essential workforce by governors in all three states, allowing our members to keep working through some very uncertain times. The trustees of our annuity funds saw fit to provide a COVID hardship for annuity access for members in need. We made the necessary adjustments to our Welfare Funds to see that members were able to maintain their coverage should they become infected by the virus.

Read more

IKORCC Health & Welfare Update

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