Carpenters Help Rebuild Deck for Retired Union Member

John Horner, Paul Bryant, Chet Fincher, Russell Steir and Ray Igelski of Local 615 in Kokomo, Indiana, helped to fix retired member, Al Biehle's, porch that was falling apart. Al has been a member of Carpenters Union Local 615 for 60 years and when the carpenters union heard about his deteriorating porch, they didn't waste any time starting the job!


Photo by Kelly Lafferty Gerber

 Ohio Training Center Helps Build K-9 Agility Stations 

Local Union 136 in Monroe, Ohio, has been hard at work pre-building eleven agility stations for Spike's K-9 Vest Fest on September 30th. This events purpose is to raise awareness for the K-9s role in law enforcement and to raise money to help provide ballistic proof vests for the service dogs. Volunteers from Local 2 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Local 136 in Dayton, Ohio, will help to re-assemble the stations in their permanent places on the day of the event.

Carpenters Participate In Labor Day Parade

Carpenters Local 599 in Lowell, IN, built a float for their Labor Day parade. 

 Carpenters Local Union 357 in Paducah, Kentucky, represented the Union in their cities' Labor Day parades as well. 


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Job Fair Representation Continues Recruitment of New Members 

The IKORCC was in attendance at the Fort Campbell National Job Fair in Kentucky on September 20th. This fair featured veteran-friendly employers from across the United States. 


 Toledo Hospital Generations Tower Construction Continues

Carpenters Local 351 in Toledo, Ohio, continues to work on construction of the Generations tower that will house private patient rooms. The tower will replace many of the hospital's current dual-occupancy rooms, and upgrade the intensive care unit and pediatric facilities. The tower is slated to open in early 2019. 


 City Council Hears Responsible Bidder Ordinance Request from IKORCC 

IKORCC Senior Representative Jerry Yates was in attendance at the Grayson city council's regular meeting two weeks ago. Yates was there to describe the kind of opportunities the Carpenters and Millwrights Council offer to Carter County Vocational students and to request the city consider a responsible bidder ordinance for any future economic development in the city. Some contractors take short cuts they are legally required to meet to avoid paying taxes and worker's compensation costs. Yates stated, "The contractors know what the rules are but if nobody is policing them, some are tempted to skirt the rules." He further spoke about Union monitoring and code enforcement. The council is considering new requirements moving forward.


APIC/ISHE Symposium Held September 14th

On September 14th, 2017, an APIC/ISHE Symposium was held at the IKORCC Greenwood office. This meeting brought different healthcare organizations together to brainstorm new ideas on infection prevention. Representative Roy Loveless gave the members a tour of the Greenwood training center and Instructor Chris Vance gave a presentation on ICRA training. 


APIC Ohio Conference to Be Held in October

On Friday, October 20, the foremost authorities in the Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) industry will be redefining prevention at the annual conference. All who attend will receive a certificate of completion for self reporting. Please RSVP by October 8th here.

Interested in Training?

A list of all upcoming training opportunities in your area can be found on the IKORCC website.

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