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Building Utah: Profile of Retiree Del Thompson

2017-06-22T14:30:28+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Building Utah: Profile of Retiree Del Thompson Del Thompson is a 75-year member. This biography was written by his granddaughter, Kristi Mickelson. Delmus (Del) Thompson was born in Midvale, Utah on February 13, 1918.  He was the 13th of 14 children. From a young age, he had a reputation for being a hard worker. His [...]

THE LEGACY OF THE 1992 DRYWALL MOVEMENT

2017-06-16T16:58:30+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

THE LEGACY OF THE 1992 DRYWALL MOVEMENT In June of 1992, the Southern California residential drywall market was in a downward spiral – the price of drywall labor was 3.5 to 5 cents a foot. Drywallers worked grueling 12 hour days, 7 days a week and were lucky if they took home $500. Miguel Reynoso [...]

Carpenters Discuss Opportunities in the Trade with Job Corps Students

2017-06-09T16:39:00+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Categories: Council Events|

Southwest Carpenters representatives Jacob Kleespies, Sean Hartranft and Jimmy Elrod recently visited instructor Zane Miracle and his class at the Job Corps in San Bernardino.  The students are being introduced to the basics of carpentry. Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young [...]

BOOTS Program Featured on Despierta America

2017-06-08T21:01:12+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Categories: Council Events|

BOOTS stands for “Bridging Opportunities with Tradeswoman Skills.” The 4-week daytime, pre-apprenticeship program was specifically developed for women to provide hands-on training needed to succeed in the carpentry trade. Topics covered during the program include: Safety Math Tool Identification Wood/Metal Framing Concrete Form Building Job Solicitation Skills The program was featured on Despierta America. You [...]