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Standards matter—which is why builders love union-trained bricklayers like the Matts

Standards matter—which is why builders love union-trained bricklayers like the Matts

  “It takes a lot of great people and dedication to pull something like this off. We really need to start off by thanking our Minnesota Building Trades Council and our local unions.” That’s what Dave Mansell, the man from Mortenson Construction who oversaw construction of U.S. Bank Stadium had to say during a ribbon-cutting…
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Kat Ertter – Operating Engineers 49

Kat Ertter – Operating Engineers 49

I never thought I would land in a career that has me operating large equipment like excavators and dozers, especially since I started my professional life in California as a social worker. Fast forward to my current life: I live in Farmington, Minn., I am a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local…
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Pete Dubay – Cement Masons Local 633

Pete Dubay – Cement Masons Local 633

As the son of a 50-year member of Cement Masons Local 633 (formerly 557), I became hooked on large-scale construction at a young age. I still remember the first time my father took me to one of his job sites where workers were busy meticulously pouring concrete. Growing up, I jumped at the chance to…
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Raymond Zeran – IBEW Local 292

Raymond Zeran – IBEW Local 292

The first Wednesday of every month, we have had a small group of electricians who volunteer as bike mechanics for bikes4kidsmn.org. They take donated bikes and repair them to working condition, then give them out to kids and people in need. Our local has also supported the organization financially – with our donation, each person gets a…
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