In northwest Ohio, representatives are preparing for big calls of labor. With large-scale concrete tilt-up projects in manufacturing facilities, Murphy Tractor, Whiteford/Kenworth, and distribution spec buildings members will be kept busy over the next year.
Members with scaffold training certification are needed for a large call-out at the BP Refinery in Spring 2022. The Rossford JATC will be holding additional classes for anyone in need of their refresher or interested in getting certified. Contact the JATC at 419-872-4651 for upcoming classes or to check your status.
In the summer, Toledo area members will be needed to work on the third solar module manufacturing facility for First Solar. Work includes metal studs, drywall, ceilings, flooring, and Millwrights installing conveyors. Between, this project and the new Peloton facility ongoing now, representatives expect 50-60 members on-site each respective facility at peak.
This past year the Rossford hub has maintained focus on its tax fraud campaigns. They held several pickets over the year against a contractor that reported on by the local media. This added attention, including a signed letter from Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, helped get carpenters on the job. The efforts are still developing but the hub is motivated by the progress made thus far.